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Dignity Health gets hit with higher costs in first quarter of 2016
Modern Healthcare

Dignity Health, the San Francisco-based system with 39 hospitals, grappled with rising costs in the first quarter of its fiscal 2016, which widened its operating loss year over year.

A number of factors took a toll on its bottom line, including higher staffing levels, increased salary and benefit expenses, rising drug prices and other fees such as training costs for transitioning to the ICD-10 coding system.