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  1. In Manchester, NHS' emergency response 'superb': 4 things to know

    The NHS' response to the bombing in Manchester, U.K., Monday night has received widespread praise, The Guardian reports.  By Brooke Murphy -
  2. Illinois VA hospital knew of cockroaches in kitchen but 'failed to address issue': OIG report

    Cockroaches were reportedly a "persistent presence" in and around the food services areas at the Edward Hines (Ill.) Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital, with multiple reports indicating the bugs were also found on food trays later served to patients, according to a Business Insider report.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. Eden Health District hires Michael Mahoney as CEO: 4 notes

    Castro Valley, Calif.-based Eden Health District named Michael Mahoney CEO, effective in June 15, according to an East Bay Times report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Baptist Medical Center's new CEO is Bobbie Ware: 5 things to know

    Jackson-based Mississippi Baptist Health Systems selected Bobbie K. Ware, BSN, RN, to serve as CEO of Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 45 RCM hires so far in 2017

    The following organizations announced they hired individuals with revenue cycle management expertise, or for an RCM-related role, so far in 2017.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton implements layoffs

    Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton (Pa.) laid off an undisclosed number of employees, according to a Standard-Speaker report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Georgia passes 3 laws to curb opioid epidemic

    Republican Governor Nathan Deal signed three pieces of legislation into laws earlier this month to address the opioid abuse crisis in Georgia.  By Brian Zimmerman -

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  1. NIH-backed HIV vaccine displays high efficacy in human study

    An HIV vaccine candidate — PENNVAX-GP— manufactured by Inovio Pharmaceuticals and backed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has displayed some of the highest levels of immune response rates ever generated in a human study of an HIV vaccine.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. Trump administration backpedals on plans to eliminate 'drug czar' office: 5 things to know

    The White House has shifted gears on plans to cut the budget of the Office of National Drug Control Policy by 95 percent, according to a Politico report.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. Bon Secours hospital in Virginia to close ICU, limit surgery schedule

    Kilmarnock, Va.-based Rappahannock General Hospital, a part of Baltimore-based Bon Secours Health System, will close its intensive care unit and will cease providing surgeries after 3 p.m., according to a Rappahannock Record report.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. The critical few: Injecting a dose of innovation into your culture

      Simply put, culture is what it feels like to receive care from, or be employed by a healthcare organization, and it manifests itself in both the words and behaviors of frontline staff and leaders.  By Igor Belokrinitsky and John Petito -

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  1. 4 insurers set to leave 2018 ACA exchanges

    Here are four insurers planning to exit the ACA marketplace in 2018, as reported by Becker's Hospital Review.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Anthem CEO: AHCA may end up more 'repair' than 'repeal and replace'

    As the Senate reviews the Congressional Budget Office's score of the American Health Care Act, Joseph Swedish, CEO of Indianapolis-based Anthem, said he expects the Senate bill to look like "a repair more than a repeal and replace," according to a Reuters report.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Bill Gates says these 5 books should be on your summer reading list

    Searching for your next book to read on the beach this summer? Take a cue from Bill Gates' summer reading list.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Massachusetts hospital to end labor and delivery services

    The board of directors of Southbridge, Mass.-based Harrington Hospital unanimously voted to obtain approval from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to close the hospital's family birthing center.  By Alyssa Rege -
  5. How Nebraska Medicine aligned its clinical and supply chain teams to achieve greater operational efficiency

    The amount of time clinicians are spending on administrative or supply chain-related tasks is necessary to maintain a hospital's bottom line.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  6. HHS: Individual health plan premiums doubled since 2013

    A new HHS analysis found individual health plan premiums have doubled since 2013, the year before various market reforms were enacted under the ACA.  By Morgan Haefner -
  7. 6 nonprofit hospitals with TV ads valued at more than $1.2M in 2016

    Healthcare is a business, and TV advertising is a tried and true way to get a company's message across to consumers.  By Brooke Murphy -
  8. RCM tip of the day: View provider enrollment as a critical part of your revenue cycle

    Provider enrollment with payers is crucial, as it ensures proper reimbursement for services rendered, according to Patrick Doyle, senior vice president of Newport Credentialing Solutions.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. More than 200 medical schools, associations buy full-page ads in WSJ, Politico asking Congress to increase NIH funding

    The Worcester-based University of Massachusetts Medical School, Harvard Medical School and the Tufts University School of Medicine — both in Boston — are among the more than 200 medical schools, health organizations and others that have joined together to pressure Congress to increase federal funding for medical research, according to the Worcester Business Journal Online.  By Alyssa Rege -

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