Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Brigham and Women's to pay up to $90M in 1.2k voluntary retirement offers to avoid layoffs

    Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital officials said the institution will pay as much as $90 million in voluntary retirement offers to employees to avoid additional staff reductions, according to the Boston Business Journal.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Sebelius: Trump administration still sabotaging ACA

    Though Congressional attempts to repeal and replace the ACA have stalled for the moment, former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius believes President Donald Trump's administration is still trying to sabotage the ACA, according to KCUR.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. Michigan governor creates state panel to address opioid crisis

    Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed an executive directive Tuesday establishing a special opioid council to bolster Michigan's response to the opioid crisis.  By Brian Zimmerman -

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  1. 30 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. UK Biotech seeks funding for development of superbug antibiotics

    Brighton, U.K.-based Destiny Pharma aims to generate $12.9 million in new equity to develop drugs to fight antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in hospitals, according to Reuters.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. Mercy Health hires new regional chief strategy officer: 4 notes

    Muskegon, Mich.-based Mercy Health named Kelly Smith regional chief strategy officer, according to a Grand Rapids Business Journal report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Mission Health calls BCBS' removal of providers from online directory 'overt and senseless action'

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in Durham removed Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health System providers from its online directory ahead of a looming Oct. 5 contract deadline, the health system reported.  By Morgan Haefner -

Need a consumer-centric strategy for your hospital?

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  1. UMass Memorial's operating income falls $23.5M

    Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Health Care saw operating income fall in the nine months ended June 30 due in part to a math error Boston-based Partners HealthCare submitted to Medicare last year.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Adventist HealthCare sees net income more than double in first half of 2017

    Adventist HealthCare, a nonprofit health system in Gaithersburg, Md., reported net income of $11.2 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2017, compared to a net income of $5.1 million in the same period a year prior.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Data exchange on blockchain can revolutionize healthcare — How to prepare from IBM Health's Shahram Ebadollahi

    Vice President, Innovations and Chief Science Officer of IBM Watson Health Shahram Ebadollahi discusses with Becker's Hospital Review key opportunities for blockchain in healthcare.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 2 Tenet board members resign

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Board of Directors members Randy Simpson and Matt Ripperger resigned effective Aug. 17.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Staff injury in the OR poses serious risk

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  1. South Peninsula Hospital CEO Robert Letson announces retirement: 6 things to know

    Robert Letson, CEO of South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, is retiring in June 2018, according to a Homer Tribune report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Mercy Hospital St. Louis taps new president: 3 notes

    Mercy Hospital St. Louis named Steve Mackin president.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Democratic lawmakers launch investigation into high MS drug prices

    House Democrats are investigating the high price of multiple sclerosis drugs in the U.S., reports Bloomberg.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  4. Medica to acquire Mayo Clinic's health services administration division

    Minneapolis-based Medica, a health insurer, will acquire Mayo Clinic Health Solutions, a division of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic.  By Alia Paavola -
  5. Nebraska Medical Center to close inpatient burn unit

    Omaha-based Nebraska Medical Center will close its inpatient burn unit Sept. 4 and  consolidate those services with St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb., part of Omaha-based CHI Health, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.  By Alia Paavola -
  6. 5 latest FDA approvals

    Here are the five latest drugs or medical devices approved by the Food and Drug Administration since August 4.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  7. 10 keys for grooming new leaders in your organization

    In order to ensure a smooth transition when an organization's leaders retire, it is important to identify and groom potential new leaders, according to Forbes.  By Leo Vartorella -
  8. Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems names CEO: 3 things to know

    Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti, Mo., named Jim Marshall CEO and administrator.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. Judge dismisses Prime Healthcare's suit against former California AG over failed hospital deal

    A lawsuit from Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services claiming former California Attorney General Kamala Harris imposed unprecedented conditions on Prime's proposed purchase of Los Altos, Calif.-based Daughters of Charity Health System has been thrown out, reports SFGATE.  By Kelly Gooch -

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