Leadership

Alabama-based HealthSouth Corp., the largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in the U.S., has entered an agreement to purchase EHHI Holdings Inc. of Dallas, Texas for about $750 million, reports Arkansas Business.

Catholic Health East and Trinity Health, which merged last year to form a giant U.S. health system that reported $13.6 billion in revenues in June, announced that it will call itself Trinity Health, reports Modern Healthcare.

EHR giant Cerner has begun work on a $4.46 billion project which it anticipates will generate 16,000 new jobs over the next decade, reports Clinical Innovation + Technology.

Following the departure of Gail Boudreaux, who led UnitedHealth Group’s insurance division, the largest health insurer announced that it has restructured its management team, according to Forbes.

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MsC has abruptly stepped down from her position as national coordinator for health IT to take on a new role within the Department of Health and Human Services focusing on the Ebola crisis, reports Clinical Innovation + Technology.

Wal-Mart is venturing deeper into healthcare with its latest initiative: a partnership with DirectHealth.com to help customers compare and enroll in health insurance plans, reports The Washington Post.

General Electric’s head of business development, John Flannery, is expected to immediately take the helm of the company’s $18.2 billion healthcare unit, reports Wall Street Journal.

Susan DeVore, president and CEO of Premier, says if you want to fix healthcare, you have to start from the inside. That means improving the delivery of healthcare by collaborating and sharing information on everything from medical supplies to the latest treatments, she told Forbes.