D.C., N.Y. Hospitals Consider New Team-Ups, Merger

Health systems and hospitals in Washington and New York City are joining forces: In Washington, health systems are forming a bond they say will improve pediatric care. In New York, a merger of hospitals is proposed.

The Washington Post: Children's, Inova Form New Group Of Pediatric Specialists In Northern Virginia
Children's National Medical Center and Inova Health, two of the Washington area's largest health systems, are forming a new organization to give families in Northern Virginia more direct access to doctors who treat specialized children's illnesses, including cancer, genetic disorders and bone problems, officials said (Sun, 2/28).

Kaiser Health News: Hospital Consolidation Dance Heats Up In NYC
The health care game of musical chairs is picking up speed in New York City, one of the most competitive markets in the country. The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners announced today that their boards of trustees have reached a tentative agreement on a possible merger (Gold, 2/28).

This is part of Kaiser Health News' Daily Report - a summary of health policy coverage from more than 300 news organizations. The full summary of the day's news can be found here and you can sign up for e-mail subscriptions to the Daily Report here. In addition, our staff of reporters and correspondents file original stories each day, which you can find on our home page.