Harold covers the business side of health care, higher education, and the broader nonprofit sector, with occasional forays into the food and alcoholic beverage industries.

Latest Stories

A managing editor for The Atlantic joins Philadelphia Inquirer board

Gillian B. White says she read The Inquirer as a teenager.

Jefferson says it will take several years to return to pre-COVID-19 profit levels

The Philadelphia nonprofit showed improvement, but still would have had a big loss without government aid.

Parents protest Montgomery County COVID-19 temporary school closures

Parents said they fear the two-week closure because of a COVID-19 spike could stretch into months.

Steep losses and massive debt are forcing Tower Health to consider selling Philly-area hospitals

The nonprofit went into massive debt to expand and then COVID-19 hit.

After COVID-19, nursing homes are in need of long-term care

Fewer elderly individuals are going to nursing homes because of COVID-19, putting the facilities under financial pressure.

Tower Health’s financial condition called ‘precarious’ in credit downgrade to ‘junk’ status

The credit downgrades followed huge operating losses and balance sheet deterioration at the nonprofit based in West Reading.

Health Advocate in Plymouth Meeting worth $690 million to French firm

The CEO of the buyer said he expects no let-up in the complexity of the U.S. health care system.

Abramson Senior Care sells Horsham nursing home to N.J. for-profit group

The only potential buyers were for-profits, a sign that the nursing-home sector is financially risky.

Jefferson University plans a pricey Philadelphia outpatient tower, but isn’t saying much on financing

The stratospheric cost of Jefferson's outpatient tower has experts privately wondering if the health system can afford it.

Jefferson-Einstein merger: Federal judge seems skeptical of antitrust case blocking the deal

U.S. District Judge Gerald J. Pappert focused on practical realities of competition, but antitrust regulations could force him to block Jefferson’s acquisition of Einstein.