September 9, 2021
  • Sanford Health announced a $350 million donation to launch a new virtual care center that aims to support rural health care in the Midwest. The virtual care center will serve patients in Sanford Health’s network, and will also be the home base of several innovation, education, and research initiatives aimed at advancing digital health care. (Press release here)
  • Premier and 11 health systems have acquired a stake in Exela Holdings, the holding company of specialty pharmaceutical company Exela Pharma Sciences. Premier said the deal ensures its member health systems have an uninterrupted supply of 19 pharmaceutical products, including several generic injectables that frequently appear on the FDA’s drug shortage list. The systems will also have access to Exela’s 503B compounded pharmaceutical products. (Press release here)