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  1. Disparities in clinic wait times associated with race, employment status, study finds

    No one enjoys long wait times to see a clinician, but this inconvenience affects racial minorities and unemployed people more so than others, according to a study from Harvard Medical School in Boston and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  By Shannon Barnet -
  2. Weill Cornell Medical College has a new name

    New York City-based Weill Cornell Medical College has reached the pinnacle of its strategic expansion and is rebranding as Weill Cornell Medicine.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. GW Hospital names George Sprinkel CFO: 4 things to know

    The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., has named George Sprinkel CFO, according to a news release.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Brigham and Women's becomes biggest employer to sign pledge against mental health stigma

    Betsy Nabel, CEO of Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital, has pledged to reduce mental health stigma in the workplace, according to a Boston Business Journal report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. California becomes 5th state to legalize physician-assisted suicide

    Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Monday signed a bill that will legalize physician-assisted suicide in California in 2016, according to Reuters. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Ex-Erlanger executive gets $600k in wrongful termination settlement

    A $25 million lawsuit filed against Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System by its former interim CEO, Charlesetta Woodward-Thompson, has been settled for $600,000, according to a Times Free Press report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Physician assistant pay continues to rise: 5 findings

    Compensation for physician assistants in the U.S. continues to rise, with the median base salary for a PA in 2014 growing to $93,800 a year, up $3,800 from 2012, according to the 2015 American Academy of Physician Assistants Salary Survey.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. Montefiore expands New York hospital network

    Bronx, N.Y.-based Montefiore Health System has expanded its footprint, as St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, N.Y., has agreed to join the system.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Hartford HealthCare calls off merger talks with Day Kimball, blames pending Medicaid cuts

    Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare has called off merger talks with Putnam, Conn.-based Day Kimball Healthcare due to pending state Medicaid cuts, according to a Hartford Courant report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Dan Miller named CEO of Colorado medical center: 6 things to know

    Denver-based HCA-HealthONE appointed Dan Miller president and CEO of The Medical Center of Aurora (Colo.).    By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Home healthcare: The career field of the future?

    Since January 1985, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics began keeping track of employment in home healthcare services, growth of jobs in the field has been relatively consistent. However, as the baby boomer generation ages and the need for more healthcare services increases, home healthcare is projected to become the fastest growing industry in the U.S. over the next several years, according to a Bloomberg View report. By Tamara Rosin -

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  1. Traditional Medicare better than MA for complex patients

    High-cost patients with complex healthcare needs are more likely to use traditional Medicare in lieu of Medicare Advantage, a recent study suggests.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. CDC adds 6 Prevention Epicenters to focus on germ spread in healthcare facilities

    New funding from the CDC has added six new CDC Prevention Epicenters, taking the total number of institutions working to discover new ways to protect patients from dangerous infectious diseases from five to 11. By Heather Punke -
  3. Iowa Wellmark to sell policies on health exchange

    Iowa's largest health insurer, Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield, will sell policies on the Affordable Care Act's online health insurance marketplace in 2017, according to The Des Moines Register. By Erin Marshall -
  4. Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center appoints new CEO: 6 things to know

    James "Jim" F. Davidson will become CEO of Russellville, Ark.-based Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, part of Franklin, Tenn.-based Capella Healthcare, at the beginning of November.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Harvard Pilgrim joins forces with New Hampshire hospitals on population health

    Hartford, Conn.-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has teamed up with three health systems to create a joint venture aimed at improving the quality of healthcare in New Hampshire while reducing costs. By Erin Marshall -
  6. Mark Clement to lead TriHealth while CEO on medical leave

    John Prout, CEO of Cincinnati-based TriHealth, has begun a three-month medical leave after undergoing heart surgery, according to a Journal-News report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. Back from the brink of closure: How a California hospital rebounded after 3 years of losses

    At the close of World War II, the people of Tulare, Calif., began working diligently to raise funds to build their own hospital. Their vision became a reality in 1949 when construction began on a $1.1 million, 86-bed hospital. Less than two years later, the dedication ceremony for the Tulare District Hospital took place.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. MedStar Washington patient dies after struggle with guards

    A patient at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is dead after a "tragic interaction" with the hospital's security guards, and the D.C. hospital is not revealing many details about the incident, The Washington Post reported. By Heather Punke -
  9. Montefiore employee found dead, locked in hospital bathroom

    An employee of Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y., was missing since Thursday and found dead in a facility bathroom on Monday, according to an NBC New York report. By Tamara Rosin -


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