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  1. Suicide investigation at NC psych hospital finds staff failed to properly monitor patients

    North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services investigated Butner-based Central Regional Hospital after a patient committed suicide in March and found employees were not following the psychiatric hospital's patient monitoring protocols, reports The Charlotte Observer.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. 4 latest FDA approvals

    Here are the four latest drugs or medical devices approved by the Food and Drug Administration this week.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. 5 steps to reduce blood costs at your hospital

    Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill., decreased blood transfusions by 35 percent in two years and achieved $2 million in savings by instituting a provider-led initiative to cut blood costs.  By Mackenzie Bean -

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  1. McCready Health taps Kathleen Harrison as CEO: 5 things to know

    Crisfield, Md.-based McCready Health named Kathleen Harrison CEO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. McLaren Macomb appoints Tim Vargas COO: 4 notes

    Mount Clemens, Mich.-based McLaren Macomb hospital selected Tim Vargas to serve as COO, according to a Macomb Daily report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. How does McCain's absence affect planned healthcare vote?

    Sen. John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis inspired widespread support from friends, family and colleagues this week. Now, with the Arizona Republican away from Washington, D.C., there is an increased uncertainty surrounding healthcare reform efforts, reports The Hill.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Chicago gun violence totals $447M in hospital bills since 2009

    An unprecedented analysis of Illinois state data by Chicago Tribune reveals the initial medical costs for treating Chicago gunshot victims totals tens of millions of dollars each year.  By Brooke Murphy -

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  1. ACOs are leaving $886M in net payments on the table, analysis finds

    ACOs in Track 1 of the Medicare Shared Savings Program are losing out on millions of dollars in additional net payments from CMS by not taking on more risk and missing out on the Quality Payment Program's 5 percent lump sum bonus payment for ACOs in Track 2 and 3, according to an analysis from Avalere.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Senate plans healthcare vote early next week — on what remains unclear

    The Senate plans to vote early next week on either an ACA repeal, or a repeal-and-replace bill, although neither option has garnered enough public support to pass a motion to proceed with debate, according to The Hill.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. The 22 hospitals physicians prefer most, ranked by specialty

    Physicians ranked New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston among the top hospitals across various specialties, according to a recent Medscape report.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Consultant Christie Scanlon shares best practices for cost accounting

    Christie Scanlon may have been destined to be a healthcare cost accountant.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Lutheran Health Network physicians: CHS isn't entitled to profit at expense of communities' healthcare

    Six physicians who helped develop Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lutheran Hospital's heart and kidney programs are showing support for Lutheran Health Network in its rift with parent company, Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Cost of June nurses strike exceeds $1M, Baystate Franklin says

    Greenfield, Mass.-based Baystate Franklin Medical Center said the costs incurred during a nurses strike last month reached more than $1 million, according to a Boston Business Journal report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of July 17-21

    A California child's $21 million medical bill most captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Cook County Health and Hospitals CEO: Cutting 700 unfilled hospital positions is not 'realistic solution' to budget crisis

    Cook County is laying off 1,100 people to make up for the loss of $68 million in potential revenue from a sweetened beverage tax that is held up in Illinois court, and officials can't agree on which departments to slash jobs from, according to WTTW.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. 8 latest hospital, health system CFO moves

    The following hospital and health system CFO moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review since July 11.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. NewYork-Presbyterian promotes Michael Breslin to CFO

    NewYork-Presbyterian has promoted Michael Breslin, senior vice president of finance, to CFO, effective Jan. 1, 2018.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. Bon Secours operating income dips 28%, but investment gains offset decline

    Baltimore-based Bon Secours Health System saw revenue increase in the nine months ended May 31, but the system ended the period with lower operating income.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Venice Regional Bayfront Health names new CFO

    Venice (Fla.) Regional Bayfront Health has named Maria Caruso CFO, according to SRQ.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Athenahealth Q2 revenue up 15% — 4 things to know

    Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth released financial results Thursday for the second three months ending June 30, reporting $9.9 million in net income on $301 million in revenue.  By Molly Gamble -

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