Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Baptist Health Paducah President William Brown suddenly resigns: 4 notes

    Baptist Health Paducah (Ky.) President William A. Brown stepped down from the role Aug. 18, effective immediately, according to a Paducah Sun report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Twin County Regional Healthcare names Dale Alward CEO: 5 things to know

    Galax, Va.-based Twin County Regional Healthcare selected Dale Alward as its new CEO, effective Aug. 28.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 3 former HHS secretaries call on Trump for market stability

    Three former HHS secretaries have called on President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress to stabilize the ACA markets, according to ABC News.  By Leo Vartorella -

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  1. Tenet board upheaval could lead to activist campaign

    Two board members of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare who work at Glenview Capital Management resigned last week, which could lead to an activist campaign at Tenet.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Hospitals and unions: 11 recent conflicts, agreements

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following events related to hospital-union relationships — including rallies, strikes, elections and contract agreements — so far in August.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 5 questions with new Cleveland Clinic CIO Edward Marx

    Cleveland Clinic named Edward Marx its CIO July 18, a position he will begin Sept. 1.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. Express Scripts to limit opioids for first time users: 4 things to know

    Express Scripts — the nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager — will begin limiting the potency and number of opioid painkillers prescribed to first-time users, according to a report from CBS News and the Associated Press.  By Brian Zimmerman -

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  1. 7 must-read articles for healthcare leaders this week

    Start your week off right by taking a look at some of Becker's Hospital Review's top stories from last week.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. Health insurer stock report: Week of Aug. 14-18

    Three of the five major commercial payers saw their stock prices rise last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Aug. 14-18

    Three of the five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices fall last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. 15 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

    The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and general transactions took place or were announced during the past week.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. Former Northwestern University medical school professor, accomplice allegedly committed murder 'to fulfill violent sexual fantasy'

    A former Chicago-based Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine professor and an accomplice allegedly murdered 26-year-old Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in July to "fulfill an elaborate, violent sexual fantasy," prosecutors said Aug. 20, the Chicago Tribune reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Partners HealthCare posts operating income of $50.4M

    Boston-based Partners HealthCare recorded operating income of $50.4 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2017, compared to an operating loss of $33 million in the same period last year, according to unaudited financial documents.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Can AI improve cancer care in remote areas? 3 questions with Dr. Andrew Norden of IBM Watson Health

    IBM has rolled out its oncology-focused clinical decision support platform in more than 55 countries in Asia, North America, South America, Europe and Australia since striking an agreement to develop the technology with New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2012.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. 7 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported during the past week.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  5. Deloitte: Many states establishing Medicaid APMs, but few evaluated for effects on outcomes

    Many states are pursuing various Medicaid alternative payment models; however, often APMs' affect on cost of care and health outcomes remains unclear, Deloitte reported in a recent policy brief.  By Morgan Haefner -
  6. 17 organizations sign 5-year contract to transition Massachusetts' Medicaid program to ACOs

    Seventeen healthcare organizations agreed to participate in restructuring Massachusetts' Medicaid program into ACOs.  By Morgan Haefner -
  7. Week in review: 9 biggest healthcare stories this week

    Stay in the know with Becker's Hospital Review's weekly roundup of the nation's biggest healthcare news. Here's what you need to know this week.  By Alyssa Rege -
  8. 10 recent hospital, health system outlook and credit rating actions

    The following hospital and health system credit rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place in the last week, beginning with the most recent.  By Alia Paavola -
  9. The 3 most-read transactions and valuations stories this week

    The following were among the most-viewed transactions and valuations stories published by Becker's Hospital Review the week of Aug. 14.   By Alyssa Rege -

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