Barbara Benson, Crain's New York Business

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Past articles by Barbara:

Top state adviser predicts no hospital closures in 2016

Deputy secretary for health and human services Paul Francis spoke with Crain's about the fitness of city hospitals and insurance providers → Read More

Interfaith Medical Center names new president and chief executive

LaRay Brown becomes the only African-American woman to lead a private New York City hospital → Read More

City's public hospitals to overhaul its patient-experience strategy

Happier patients, says NYC Health + Hospitals CEO, will help shore up the public health system's poor finances. → Read More

One of the city's top insider jobs comes open

Powerful health care workers union 1199 SEIU is hunting for a political director to replace Kevin Finnegan, who will return to his law practice. → Read More

To fix Brooklyn health care, officials tap Cuomo insider

Plus other top New York business news this past week → Read More

Insurer Health Republic of New York to shut down sooner than anticipated

In a reversal, state insurance regulator move up the insurer's closure by one month to Nov. 30. → Read More

A hospital in Brooklyn gets a new president

Previously led by a physician, Brooklyn Hospital will be run by an accountant. → Read More

Former DC lobbyist follows opportunity to New York

After shocking Washington with her departure from America's Health Insurance Plans, Karen Ignagni will try to rescue EmblemHealth's ailing assets. → Read More

State and federal officials shut down an Obamacare insurer

Health Republic, a nonprofit insurer, lost millions of dollars during its short life. → Read More

Bankruptcy tab for major social-services agency: $2.7 million and counting

The first bills have come in from lawyers, accountants and financial advisers involved in Federation Employment and Guidance Services' Chapter 11 case. → Read More

Some $3 billion worth of construction projects started in the first half of 2015

New York City's public and private institutions launched a high volume of construction projects during the first half of 2015. → Read More

Yeshiva University's president announces plan to leave as it finalizes medical-school sale

Richard Joel announces his departure after 15 years at the helm of the 177-year-old institution. → Read More

President of major New York health system abruptly leaves

Dr. Robert Kelly steps down from New York-Presbyterian Hospital without explanation. → Read More

North Shore-LIJ, Maimonides Medical Center tie the knot

The deal, announced in February, is the first step in a phased-in merger where each hospital will maintain its independence. → Read More

With North Shore-LIJ Health System deal in hand, Maimonides CEO to retire

Pamela Brier, president and chief executive of Maimonides Medical Center, will step down at the beginning of 2016, succeeded by the Brooklyn hospital's board chair Kenneth Gibbs. → Read More

City Council passes cooling-tower law amid Legionnaires' outbreak

The bill means the towers must be registered with the Department of Buildings within 30 days. → Read More

Sale of powdered booze banned in New York

Lawmakers say the potential for abuse of the freeze-dried alcohol is too high. → Read More

Memorial Sloan Kettering pays $37 million for NJ property

The hospital will invest more than $100 million into the vacant building, which will become the hospital's third center in New Jersey. → Read More

Montefiore data breach exposes information for more than 10K patients

The Bronx hospital was told last month that an employee stole data. → Read More

Registered nurses will not walk out of hospitals

The New York State Nurses Association was going to strike after tense talks with five city hospitals, but a tentative deal was reached Thursday. → Read More