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  1. Former Las Vegas hospital CEO's second theft trial barred by double jeopardy

    The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Friday the former CEO of University Medical Center in Las Vegas cannot be tried a second time on charges of theft and misconduct due to a previous mistrial, which triggered double jeopardy protection, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 5 statistics on the employer health benefits market

    Employers estimate health benefits payments will increase an average 4.3 percent per employee in 2018, after accounting for payer switches and increased deductibles, according to a recent Mercer report.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. UC Irvine to put record-breaking $200M donation toward integrative medicine, new facility

    University of California Irvine received a $200 million donation from Susan and Henry Samueli, PhD, the largest gift in school history, to build a new health sciences building and launch an integrative health initiative.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Franklin Medical Center in North Carolina to reopen as freestanding ED in 2018

    Louisburg, N.C.-based Franklin Medical Center will reopen as a freestanding emergency department in 2018 after the Franklin County Board of Commissioners reached a lease agreement with Brentwood, Tenn.-based Duke LifePoint, according to WRAL.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Envision Healthcare realigns senior leadership structure, announces $250M stock repurchase

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare has authorized a $250 million share repurchase program and realigned its senior leadership structure by appointing a new COO, CFO and president of physician services.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Nurses protest at more than 20 Kaiser locations over staffing

    Registered nurses and nurse practitioners protested at more than 20 Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente medical centers across the state Monday over what they deem as inadequate staffing, reports The Press Democrat.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Britain offers American physician assistants 2 months of vacation and cash to relocate

    In response to the Britain's physician shortage, the country's National Health Service is trying to attract American physician assistants by offering 41 days of paid vacation and $1,350 to cover relocation costs, according to The Daily Mail.  By Leo Vartorella -

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  1. 1 in 3 patients lack easy access to medical records: 6 things to know

    One in three patients can not easily access their medical records, despite 97 percent of consumers being familiar with cloud technology, according to a report published by Ambra Health, a medical data and image management company.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Beacon Health System CEO Phil Newbold to depart in November

    South Bend, Ind.-based Beacon Health System CEO Phil Newbold is stepping down, effective Nov. 1. With this move, he is ending his 30-year tenure as CEO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Carolinas HealthCare System names Anthony DeFurio CFO: 3 things to know

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolinas HealthCare System tapped Anthony DeFurio to serve as executive vice president and CFO, effective in October, according to a Charlotte Business Journal report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Analysis: New York misspends $1.1B in charity care with 'reverse Robin Hood effect'

    Though New York's $1.1 billion Indigent Care Pool was created to reimburse hospitals that provide charity care, recent analysis from the Albany, N.Y.-based Empire Center has found a negative correlation between the poverty level of a hospital's patients and the ICP funding the hospital receives.  By Leo Vartorella -

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  1. Moses Taylor Hospital CEO Dr. Edward Dzielak retires: 3 notes

    Edward Dzielak, DO, retired as CEO of Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Pa., after serving the organization for 38 years.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. NYC police seize 140 pounds of fentanyl — enough to kill 32M people

    New York City authorities seized more than 200 pounds of opioids in two separate drug busts in August and September, reports NJ.com.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. Robert Honeycutt to serve as CEO of 2 LifePoint Health facilities: 4 points

    Robert Honeycutt will serve as CEO of Ennis (Texas) Regional Medical Center and Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, Texas, both part of Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. CHI, Dignity Health reportedly in final stages of due diligence for proposed affiliation

    Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives officials said the health system is conducting the final stages of the due diligence process to align with San Francisco-based Dignity Health.  By Alyssa Rege -
  5. New healthy menu item at Geisinger: The Feinburger, in honor of CEO Dr. David Feinberg

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System introduced a menu item to coincide with National Cheeseburger Day Sept. 18 and named the dish in honor of the health system's top executive, according to The Daily Item.  By Alyssa Rege -
  6. Police arrest bank robbery fugitive posing as UPMC trauma surgeon

    The Allegheny (Pa.) County Police Department arrested a fugitive Sept. 18 who was allegedly wearing a stethoscope and a fake surgeon ID badge, WPXI-11 News reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  7. Lake Regional Health System taps Dane Henry as CEO: 5 takeaways

    Osage Beach, Mo.-based Lake Regional Health System named Dane W. Henry CEO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. Catholic Health CEO to retire next year: 8 things to know

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based Catholic Health Joseph D. McDonald announced his plans to retire in early 2018, according to The Buffalo News.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. HIEs can help save Medicare billions, new research shows

    Health information exchanges can result in healthcare cost-savings up to billions of dollars, according to research published in Information Systems Research.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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