Struggling Family Health Network is preparing to exit the Illinois Medicaid business and selling a huge piece of it to the Cook County Health & Hospitals System. Effective Nov. 1, Cook County Health will take on more than 160,000 FHN members who live in Cook County and transition them to the health system's CountyCare Medicaid plan. That will more than double CountyCare's enrollment, which now is roughly 140,000, and make the insurer one of the largest Medicaid managed care plans in Illinois.
Centegra Health System is laying off 131 employees and outsourcing 230 jobs as the far northwest suburban hospital network hustles to turn around steep financial losses. The shake-up involves expanding a relationship with a company that specializes in collecting bill payments from patients, addressing a key issue for why Crystal Lake-based Centegra is losing so much money.
Mark Neaman, one of the longest-serving hospital CEOs in the Chicago area, with nearly 26 years at the helm of NorthShore University HealthSystem, is stepping down. On Nov. 9, he'll be succeeded by Gerald Gallagher, currently chief operating officer of the Evanston-based, four-hospital network. Neaman, who also is president of the system, will become executive chairman of the board until he retires, likely around December 2018.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".