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  1. Medical device company CEO, CFO charged in $400M securities fraud scheme

    The CEO and CFO of a medical device company were charged with securities fraud, securities fraud conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy in a three-count indictment unsealed this week, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Mayo Clinic CEO: Medicare, Medicaid patients get same care as business leaders

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy, MD, provided clarification on the health system's admission practices during a speech at an Economic Club of Minnesota event on Wednesday.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 7 healthcare professionals weigh in on Mayo Clinic's private insurance prioritization policy

    A video surfaced last week of Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy, MD, giving a speech in 2016 in which he said the system would prioritize patients with private insurance over those with Medicare or Medicaid in non-emergent cases, but the health system would continue to take all patients regardless of insurance source.   By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Bob Phillips returns to Walker Baptist Medical Center as CEO: 4 things to know

    Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper, Ala., part of Birmingham, Ala.-based Brookwood Baptist Health, tapped Bob Phillips to return to the organization as CEO.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Mike Rickman selected to lead Shelby Baptist Medical Center: 4 things to know

    Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Ala., part of Birmingham, Ala.-based Brookwood Baptist Health, named Mike Rickman CEO.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital sues Marshfield Clinic to halt construction on hospital: 6 things to know

    Eau Claire, Wis.-based HSHS Scared Heart Hospital filed a civil lawsuit against Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic and its affiliates requesting a temporary injunction to halt construction on a hospital and clinic near Sacred Heart, according to the Leader-Telegram.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Word from the C-suite: 'Show employees how they contribute to the bigger picture'

    Employee engagement presents a continued challenge in the healthcare industry and is exacerbated by generational divisions within its workforce.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. Temkin: Consumers rate health plans among poorest performing industries

    Temkin Group, a consumer research firm, released its 2017 customer experience ratings, with health plans comprising more than half of the 10 lowest ranked U.S. companies.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Hospitals spent $6.6 billion over 9 years on initial inpatient costs for gunshot victims: 6 takeaways

    Initial inpatient hospitalization costs for victims of gun violence totaled roughly $6.61 billion nationwide from 2006 to 2014, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. East Jefferson General Hospital names Dr. Raymond DeCorte CEO: 4 notes

    Metairie, La.-based East Jefferson General Hospital tapped Raymond DeCorte, MD, to serve as interim president and CEO. The Jefferson Parish Council approved the appointment on March 22.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 3 principles for ethical EHR use from the American College of Physicians

    The American College of Physicians' Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee published a position paper about ethical EHR use in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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  1. Stem cell transplant offers first-ever cure for rare blood disorder

    A new stem cell transplant technique that does not require the use of high-dose chemotherapy and radiation successfully cured an adult patient with congenital dyserythropoietic anemia, marking the first documented cure of the condition, according to a recent letter to the editor published in the journal Bone Marrow Transplantation. By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. Deadly opioids stolen from Alaska clinic

    Prescription drugs were stolen from a SEARHC clinic in Haines, Alaska last week, according to a report from KTOO Public Media. By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. Gila Regional Medical Center lays off 12 employees to save $1M

    Gila Regional Medical Center, a 68-bed nonprofit hospital in Silver City, N.M., is laying off eight members of its "administrative and support" staff and four employees with the title of executive or director to save about $1 million, according to the Silver City Daily Press.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 12 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. Mayo Clinic CEO Dr. John Noseworthy addresses Minn. economic leaders

    John Noseworthy, MD, president and CEO of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, spoke to the Economic Club of Minnesota at a luncheon in Minneapolis March 22, according to the Post Bulletin. By Tamara Rosin -
  6. Advocate Children's Hospital completes successful operation on baby born with 2 spines, 4 legs

    Surgeons at Advocate Children's Hospital in Chicago successfully operated on a baby from West Africa who was born with two spines and an extra set of legs coming out of her neck, according to the Chicago Tribune. By Tamara Rosin -
  7. 20 fattest cities in America

    The American people are the most overweight in the world, according to data from OECD. By Tamara Rosin -
  8. 9 healthcare organizations adding jobs

    The following healthcare organizations shared plans to hire workers since March 6, starting with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. Becker's Speaker Series: 4 questions with Schneider Regional Medical Center CEO Dr. Bernard Wheatley

    Since April 2013, Bernard Wheatley has served as CEO of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands-based Schneider Regional Medical Center.  By Erin Dietsche -

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