The conviction of former Ohio House speaker Larry Householder and state Republican Party chairman Matt Borges in a $61 million bribery trial ends just one chapter in a long-running saga of corruption in Ohio that Checks & Balances Project has uncovered over the last decade. At the heart of the scandal is FirstEnergy, a fossil… Read more »
The newly elected rector of Eastern Virginia Medical School’s (EVMS) Board of Visitors abruptly resigned last week after less than one month on the job, the school has announced. The election of Dr. Marcus Martin to the post came as the medical school has weathered pressure from the owner of EVMS’s teaching hospital, Sentara Healthcare…. Read more »
In May, Checks and Balances Project showed that Sentara Healthcare makes IRS-required policies difficult to access, understand and use At least one uninsured patient was significantly overcharged Until Jan. 1, it was virtually impossible for the public to determine how much hospitals charged patients and insurance companies for the care they provided. Then an executive… Read more »
“Your input was shared with the attorneys in our office who were in the midst of conducting a thorough review of this proposed affiliation.“ – North Carolina Attorney General’s office Last month, Checks & Balances Project (C&BP) asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to review the proposed, $11.5 billion merger between Sentara Healthcare and… Read more »
An investigation by Checks & Balances Project exposed for regulators the company’s conflicts of interests, strong-arm tactics and potential overcharges of uninsured patients. Sentara Healthcare’s announcement Wednesday that it was no longer trying to merge with Cone Health of North Carolina follows a series of reports by Checks and Balances Project (C&BP) over the last… Read more »
(UPDATE: Sentara announced their merger with Cone Health was cancelled on June 2. The statement said the decision to not go forward was made by the Sentara and Cone boards late the previous week. Sentara announced Layne’s hiring on May 27. What role if any did Layne have in the decision to not go forward… Read more »
Sentara Healthcare has used the state’s Certificate of Public Need process to block competitors, while a separate lawsuit accuses it of unfair business practices.
Though it took 20 emails and calls and a mobile billboard tour, a Sentara spokesperson finally provided answers about lifetime compensation.
Breaking: Sentara Spokesperson responds with definitive answers. Look for update coming soon.
It seems to be an unusual arrangement for a nonprofit health care system – especially one based in Hampton Roads, Virginia, where health disparities with minority and low-income populations are among the greatest in the nation.