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  1. An Esquire writer dressed like a physician for a day: Here's what he learned

    In a study of the power of the uniform, Esquire's Tom Chiarella donned four different professional ensembles on the streets of Chicago.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. ACP denounces mass deportation

    The American College of Physicians, the nation's largest physician specialty society, Tuesday called on U.S. physicians to oppose the mass deportation of 12 million undocumented residents due to the potential adverse health impact.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. HIV infections in DC drop following a needle exchange program

    In 2008, the District of Colombia's Department of Health started a needle exchange and HIV testing and treatment referral program. Research from George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health has shown this program prevented more than 100 new HIV cases over a two-year period.  By Shannon Barnet -

Survey results: data and outcome improvement

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  1. Survey finds major inconsistencies in physician leadership training

    There is a growing impetus to develop more robust physician leadership training initiatives, but few hospitals are walking the talk, according to a recent survey. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Health insurers in the news: Week in review August 28-September 2

    The following insurers made headlines this week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Erin Marshall -
  3. Swedish Health Services leadership team visits Asia to partner with hospitals

    Seattle-based Swedish Health Services CEO Tony Armada and several other members of the leadership team have traveled to Asia to discuss possible partnerships with hospitals for educational and training opportunities. By Erin Marshall -
  4. CVS: Our ban on cigarette sales has curbed smoking

    CVS Health Corp. said Thursday its decision in September 2014 to stop selling tobacco products has led to a 1 percent decrease in cigarette sales in some states where the pharmacy chain has a significant presence, according to Reuters. By Tamara Rosin -

10 ways lean strategies improve healthcare workforce

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  1. Kansas hospital to close next month

    Chesterfield, Mo.-based Mercy health system has announced it will close Mercy Hospital Independence (Kan.) next month, according to a KTUL report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. How 7 leading health plans performed in Q1: 8 findings

    Profitability was down for most of the leading health plans in the U.S. in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 compared to the same period a year ago, according to an analysis by Mark Farrah Associates.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Federal budget director calls for reduction of improper Medicare, Medicaid payments

    Following a court order, White House budget director Shaun Donovan submitted a previously undisclosed letter this week to the Center for Public Integrity, that called on HHS to use a "more aggressive strategy" to reduce improper payments by Medicare and Medicaid to physicians, hospitals and insurers.    By Kelly Gooch -
  4. CEO Michael Robinson to retire from overseeing Bon Secours hospitals: 4 things to know

    Michael Robinson, who oversees three Bon Secours Richmond (Va.) Health System hospitals, is stepping down next month, according to a Richmond Times-Dispatch report.  By Kelly Gooch -

Great hospitals in America

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  1. Natividad Medical Center gets new CEO: 3 things to know

    Gary Gray, DO, has been appointed CEO of Salinas, Calif.-based Natividad Medical Center, effective Sept. 15.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Graham Regional in Texas to stop delivering babies

    Graham (Texas) Regional Medical Center will discontinue labor and delivery services in 30 days due to budget constraints, according to a Graham Leader report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Adreima signs lease for office space in North Carolina, Leidos names CIO, Recondo partners with Epic & more – 9 RCM company key notes

    Here are there nine recent news updates on key healthcare revenue cycle management companies. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Judy Faulkner dresses as Lucille Ball for annual Epic meeting; athenahealth grows More Disruption Please program; Cerner inks three contracts — 7 health IT key notes

    Here are seven recent news updates on key health IT companies. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. Why HCA is taking the road less traveled when it comes to expansion

    There is rampant consolidation in the healthcare industry, with for-profit hospital operators experiencing significant growth by acquiring new hospitals to add to their networks. However, Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America is taking a different route to expand.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. Lahey, Beth Israel Deaconess in merger talks for 3rd time

    Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Burlington, Mass.-based Lahey Health are talking about a merger to better compete with Partners HealthCare, Boston's dominant healthcare provider, according to The Boston Globe. By Tamara Rosin -
  7. Hospitals lay out concerns about Aetna-Humana deal

    The American Hospital Association submitted a letter to the Department of Justice and HHS this week citing concerns about the proposed Aetna-Humana deal.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Whistle-blower claims 2 NC hospitals bilked Medicare for millions; government bows out of lawsuit

    A newly unsealed whistle-blower lawsuit alleges two major hospitals in North Carolina artificially inflated their expenses to fraudulently obtain tens of millions of dollars from Medicare and Medicaid, according to a Charlotte Observer report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. 16 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -

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