News and Record Highlights Cone Shortcoming on Price Transparency

It is now the law that hospital systems must provide pricing to patients when they are subject to out-of-pocket expense. We had highlighted here over the last several months that the Cone Health System here in Greensboro has not been following the law. Finally, the Greensboro News and Record– to […]

Cone Health Seeks To Stifle Hospital Competition/Choice in Greensboro

The Triad Business Journal published yesterday the details of an appeal Cone Health filed in state court opposing the Certificate of Need granted by state to Atrium/ Wake Forest Baptist for its proposed new hospital on Horse Pen Creek Rd. Cone Health uses a variety of creative arguments. But the […]

Good News: Hospital on Horse Pen Creek Rd. Gets State Approval

Readers will recall that Atrium Wake Forest Baptist advanced a proposal to build a small hospital on Horse Pen Creek Road in Greensboro. This proposal was approved by the state according to the Triad Business Journal. This is great news because Greensboro has lacked real hospital competition for nearly thirty […]

Cone’s Response to the Wake Forest Baptist Hospital Plan for Greensboro

It was predictable that Cone Health and other forces would not accept the entry of a new competitor (Atrium Wake Forest Baptist) into Greensboro without a fight. The News and Record discusses Cone’s response in an article posted today. Here is a summary of their main points and my response:

NC Hospital Systems Fuss Over Territory, Combine into Massive Behemoths

There have been a few interesting stories in the news over the last couple of weeks regarding North Carolina’s esteemed hospital systems: State Treasurer Dale Folwell has done an excellent job exposing how the state’s hospital systems are acting in a self-interested manner and serving citizens poorly. The fact that […]