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  1. 9 things to know about CMS' Oncology Care Model

    Friday marks the start of the five-year Oncology Care Model, one of the first CMS physician-led specialty care models aimed at improving quality and reducing the cost of care.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Medical City Dallas Hospital names new CEO: 4 things to know

    Chris Mowan has been named president and CEO of Medical City Dallas Hospital, effective July 25.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. New Hanover Regional Medical Center names new CEO: 4 things to know

    New Hanover Regional Medical Center, an 800-bed facility in Wilmington, N.C., has named John Gizdic president and CEO.  By Kelly Gooch -
  1. NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens names new president: 3 things to know

    Jaclyn A. Mucaria has been named president of NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens in Flushing, N.Y., effective Aug. 1.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Puerto Rico debt measure bill heads to President Obama

    A bill to help Puerto Rico overcome its fiscal crisis has cleared another hurdle.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Here are the conditions that kill most Americans, according to the CDC

    The CDC has reviewed all death certificates filed in the 50 states and Washington, D.C., in 2014 to determine the most common causes of death for Americans.  By Max Green -
  4. A resignation etched in frosting: How one nurse at Western State Hospital called it quits

    A nurse at Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash., offered her official resignation in the form of a cake with the words "I quit" scrawled in frosting atop it, according to ABC News. By Brian Zimmerman -

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  1. Drugmakers target vaccines for a new market: pregnant women

    Drugmakers are heading into unmarked territory with the development of vaccines for pregnant women, according to Bloomberg.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. This hospital is giving free housing to frequent ER patients

    It costs Chicago-based University of Illinois Hospital $3,000 per day to care for patients who frequently visit the emergency room. But through a new pilot program, the hospital has whittled that cost down to approximately $33 per day. By Erin Marshall -
  3. New president named for Sentara Leigh Hospital: 4 things to know

    Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare has named Joanne Inman president of Sentara Leigh Hospital, also in Norfolk, effective July 11.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. FDA seeks to ensure safety, effectiveness of hand sanitizer

    The Food and Drug Administration issued Wednesday a proposed rule requesting further data to support the safety and efficacy of specific active ingredients used in topical consumer antiseptic rubs, including hand sanitizers.  By Mackenzie Bean -

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  1. Mississippi nurse sentenced to prison for Medicaid fraud, drug theft

    On June 20, a nurse from Houston, Miss., was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to committing Medicaid fraud and illegally obtaining patients' medication. By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. Alabama physician indicted for prescribing 'massive amounts' of opioids

    Police in Tuscaloosa, Ala., have arrested forensic psychiatrist James Fullerton Hooper, MD, and charged him with five counts of the unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and five counts of trafficking a control substance for prescribing large quantities of opioids without medical verification, according to AL.com. By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. Surgical technician Rocky Allen to plead guilty to drug theft

    Rocky Allen, the former surgical technician charged with stealing fentanyl from Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo., intends to plead guilty to federal drug theft charges, according to The Denver Post. By Brian Zimmerman -
  4. Man shatters ambulance windshield with oxygen tank outside Mercy Hospital ER

    A man was arrested early Thursday morning after vandalizing an ambulance outside the emergency room at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, according to Fox5 San Diego. By Tamara Rosin -
  5. 4 hospitals planning facility upgrades, expansions

    The following hospitals announced plans to expand, upgrade or renovate their facilities in the last week.  By Tamara Rosin -
  6. Ill. budget impasse causing irreparable damage to state social safety net: 6 things to know

    A recent survey shows Illinois' state budget crisis has caused serious harm to the state's social safety net, with many human service agencies forced to reduce services or shut down completely, according to Chicago Magazine. By Tamara Rosin -
  7. Biden threatens to cut funding to research institutions that don't publish clinical trial data

    At an all-day cancer summit Wednesday at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Vice President Joe Biden threatened to cut funding to research facilities that don't publicly report clinical-trial findings in a timely fashion, according to The Washington Post. By Tamara Rosin -
  8. Federal panel urges Obama administration to withdraw proposal to revise medical research regulations

    An influential federal panel is calling on the White House to kill a proposal that would revise regulations for medical research volunteers, according to NPR. By Tamara Rosin -
  9. Mayo transitions to regional governance model

    By January 2018, Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic will overhaul its governance model for facilities across southeast Minnesota in a move designed to align the health system's governance structure with its integrated operating structure. However, information on the changes has not yet been widely communicated, causing friction at some community hospitals, according to the Post-Bulletin. By Tamara Rosin -

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