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  1. 26 hospital transactions and partnerships in September

    The following hospital mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced in September, beginning with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Delaware hospital to pay $4M to settle improper billing case

    St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Del., has agreed to pay the federal government and the state of Delaware more than $4 million to resolve improper billing issues, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Mothers more likely than women without children to want top exec jobs

    Despite women's underrepresentation in the workforce, a new report shows many women — and men — aren't interested in top executive positions. However, mothers were more likely than women without children to desire a top leadership role, according to The Washington Post. By Erin Marshall -

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  1. Gallup study reveals need for a 'care for the healthcare worker' approach

    Although many healthcare workers focus on their patients' wellbeing, they neglect their own and do not lead patients by example, according to a new Gallup study. By Erin Marshall -
  2. Family physicians play key role in urban ERs

    While ER patients in rural areas are likely to receive treatment from family physicians, a new study found family physicians often treat ER patients in urban areas, according to AAFP. By Erin Marshall -
  3. HHS grants $685M to clinicians for patient-centered care: 8 things to know

    Nearly 40 national and regional healthcare networks and supporting organizations will receive $685 million to improve patient care as part of the federal government's initiative to overhaul payment methods for medical providers.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. 9 hospital, health system layoffs in September

    The following hospital and health system layoffs occurred or were announced in September. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. West Jefferson Medical Center becomes part of LCMC Health: 5 things to know

    West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, La., has officially joined New Orleans-based LCMC Health, according to a news release.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 10 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 -
  3. Berwick Hospital names new CEO: 6 things to know

    The Berwick (Pa.) Hospital Center has named Diane Ljungquist CEO, effective Oct. 5.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Estes Park Medical Center names interim CEO: 5 things to know

    Estes Park (Colo.) Medical Center has selected Mark Gregson as interim CEO, according to the Trail-Gazette.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Dr. Scott Gottlieb says Hillary Clinton's plan to lower drug costs is 'misdirected'

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's plan to focus on the "price gouging" by pharmaceutical companies and the need for price regulation will only lead the industry further astray, according to Scott Gottlieb's, MD, recent article in The Wall Street Journal. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Kaiser Family Foundation poll: 60% of public opposes 'Cadillac tax'

    The majority of Americans — 60 percent — are against the hotly contested "Cadillac tax," while just 28 percent of in favor of it, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Median CEO pay soared in 2014

    Median total compensation for CEOs across all industries rose significantly in 2014, largely fueled by pension value adjustments, market performance and peer pressure, according to a report from The Conference Board. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. 10 most-read health IT stories of September

    The following 10 Becker's Hospital Review health IT stories were the most-read in September. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  5. Bayhealth names Richard Mohnk CIO

    Dover, Del.-based Bayhealth has appointed Richard Mohnk as the hospital's vice president and CIO. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. And then there was one: 11 CEOs who moved up or out after mergers

    As hospitals consolidate, so must the C-suite. After mergers and acquisitions, many top executives leave by choice, some retire and others are appointed to different roles within the expanded organization.  By Emily Rappleye -
  7. Rhode Island Hospital cutting 200 jobs: 6 things to know

    Rhode Island Hospital in Providence is eliminating nearly 200 positions and shutting down an early intervention program for developmentally disabled children, according to a report from The Providence Journal.  By Margo Vieceli -
  8. 200 hospital benchmarks

    Hospitals across the nation are competing in a number of areas, including quality and price, and many use benchmarking as a way to determine the areas most in need of improvement. The continuous process of benchmarking allows hospital executives to see how their organizations stack up against competitors as well as national leaders.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Why this surgeon challenges overuse of cancer screenings, but spends hours with patients

    Laura Esserman, MD, a breast cancer surgeon at University of California, San Francisco, is a proponent of cutting down on overutilization in oncology — yet she is known to spend hours with individual patients, according to The New York Times profile featuring her work.  By Emily Rappleye -


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