Fairview’s New Service Brings Behavioral Health Specialists into Your Workplace

Fairview’s new Behavioral Health & Well-Being program, the first of its kind at least in the Twin Cities area, boasts more direct access for employees in need to professionals, all while cutting costs long-term.

Will Minnesota Lawmakers Pass an Opioid Bill in 2019? Some Say It’s Practically a ‘Done Deal’

DFL Rep. Chris Eaton said she expects some kind of dedicated funding measure to pass early in the 2019 legislative session.

Philanthropist Jay Alix Gifts Mayo Clinic $200M, Its Largest Donation Received in History

As thanks, the Mayo Clinic is changing its School of Medicine to feature Alix’s name.

Bloomington-Based Health Care Software Firm MatrixCare Selling to ResMed for $750M

MatrixCare staff and locations are expected to be unaffected by the deal.

North Memorial Health Partners With Trellis Rx To Expand Specialty Pharmacy Program

The Twin Cities-area health system is teaming up with an Atlanta pharmacy service company to better help patients manage medication regimens and financing.

UnitedHealth Group Buys Avella Specialty Pharmacy

The deal, struck quietly last quarter, comes on the heels of another pharmacy purchase by UnitedHealth Group, as the company looks to continue its growth in the pharmacy sector.

UnitedHealth Group Buys Genoa Healthcare for a Reported $2.5B

The long-rumored deal gives Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group a boost in the mental health care space.

Q&A: Andy Slavitt and Mark Addicks

Can Minnesota play a key role in health care's future? The Medicare chief for Obama and the retired General Mills executive sure think so.

Town Hall Ventures Invests in Bright Health

The brand-new health care investment firm closed its first fund with $115 million and used it to invest in three companies, including local insurance startup Bright Health.

Mayo Clinic Investing $190M to Add Hotel, Clinical Space to Gonda Building in Rochester

The Gonda Building was in dire need of space to accommodate growing patient traffic to its hometown campus, Mayo Clinic medical professionals said.

Mayo Clinic in Austin Adding Family Birth Center, Connective Link in $11M Project

The Center and Connective Link will be added to the Austin campus as part of a regional goal of improved offerings and system-wide inpatient services transition.

Mayo Clinic Crowned Atop ‘Best Hospitals’ List for Fourth Time in Five Years

The health care institution also placed first on the state-specific “Best Hospital” lists in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida.

Dr. Gianrico Farrugia Named New President, CEO of Mayo Clinic

Dr. Farrugia will officially take over as the head of Mayo Clinic at the start of next year. Current president and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy, in the meantime, will be preparing him for the role.

U of M’s Gene-Editing Method to Fight Mosquito-Borne Diseases Gets NSF Funding

The National Science Foundation sees commercialization potential in the University of Minnesota’s “synthetic incompatibility” process that can target certain mosquito populations.

Can Bright Health Reinvent Your Health Plan?

The Minneapolis startup has raised $240 million and keeps growing.

Fall Healthcare Summit will Bring Global Leaders to Minneapolis

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and James Carville and Mary Matalin are on the roster for MANOVA.

U of M Seeks to License New Algorithm Predicting Mortality Risks for Seriously Ill Patients

The University of Minnesota’s Office for Technology Commercialization is offering the algorithm for licensing opportunities.

U of M Nursing School App Inventors Team with Digital Health Business Incubator

The deal will seek to commercialize the Preparing Heart and Mind educational app for parents of babies with heart defects.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN Names Former Anthem Exec Its New CEO, President

Craig Samitt will officially join the nonprofit health insurance provider at the end of July.

Spok Inc Continues to Add Jobs in Eden Prairie

The Virginia-based health care communications company is on its way to a 45 percent workforce expansion in the Twin Cities.

Medical Alley Launching Global Summit Focused on Health Care, Retail, Technology

The summit will be titled MANOVA, a combination of Medical Alley’s initials and “nova” from the word innovation.

Rival Employee Health Cos. Virgin Pulse, RedBrick Health Merge to Form Industry Leader

Richard Branson-owned Virgin Pulse and Minneapolis-based RedBrick together serve over 3,300 public companies, universities and many businesses within the Fortune Global 500.

Insurance Shopping Startup Gravie Raises $3.4M

The Minneapolis-based health plan shopping assistant has now raised more than $47 million to date.

Fairview Launching $112M Renovation of U of M Medical Center

The project is set to begin this month and will feature an emergency room expansion and new operating rooms.

Andy Slavitt Launches New VC Firm to Aid Affordable Health Care-Focused Companies

The firm Town Hall Ventures was co-founded by Slavitt, David Whelan and Trevor Price, and follows Slavitt’s recent launch of a separate nonprofit that promotes healthcare policies and initiatives.

Michael Guyette Looks at the Big-Picture Business Landscape of Health Care

The former leader of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota discusses diversification and the future.

Mayo Clinic Offers Buyouts to 400 Medical Transcriptionists

With new technology capable of performing their duties, transcriptionists face uncertain professional futures.

U of M Medical School Researchers to Explore $15 Minimum Wage Hike’s Health Impact

The study will be the first to approach the issue beyond direct economic effects.

Allina-Aetna Joint Health Plan Company Announces Chief Executive

Tom Lindquist, formerly with Molina Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare, has stepped into the role.

Hospital Appetite for Physician Practices is Waning

New report indicates that the physician practice acquisition trend may be plateauing.

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