Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. House passes stopgap bill: 4 things to know

    The House approved a short-term funding bill Thursday night to finance the government through Feb. 16, and the burden is now on the Senate to approve the bill in order to avoid a government shutdown, according to The Hill.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. Discharged patient arrested for refusing to leave Oklahoma hospital, dies hours later

    A 35-year-old patient was arrested Tuesday evening after police say he refused to leave Norman (Okla.) Regional Hospital, causing a disturbance. Hours later, he was found unresponsive in the Cleveland County Detention Center and pronounced dead, reports KOCO.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Texas psychiatric hospital opts to close 1 week after regulators threatened to revoke its license

    Just one week after Texas officials threatened to shut down Dallas-based Timberlawn Behavioral Health System due to patient safety concerns, the psychiatric hospital announced it is voluntarily closing its doors Feb.1, according to The Dallas Morning News.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Viral photos reveal 'unsanitary conditions' at AllianceHealth Midwest hospital

    Oklahoma health officials are investigating the conditions at Midwest City, Okla.-based AllianceHealth Midwest after photos depicting alleged-moldy substances in rooms, a dirty kitchen and filthy bathrooms were posted online by a former security guard at the hospital, reports KFOR.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Cleveland Clinic, Oscar enroll 11k in joint health plan for 2018: 3 things to know

    Cleveland Clinic and Oscar Health estimate their new health plan holds 15 percent of Cleveland's health insurance market after enrolling 11,000 members for 2018.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Positive customer experience equals loyalty

    As competitors continue to arise, it is important to keep customers and patients at the forefront of many strategic decisions.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Illinois rejects Cerner's protest of EHR contract

    Illinois rejected a protest filed by Cerner over the Chicago-based University of Illinois Health's $62 million contract awarded to Epic, according to The News-Gazette.  By Julie Spitzer -
  1. 30 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Sparks Health System taps Stephanie Parson as chief quality officer

    Fort Smith, Ark.-based Sparks Health System appointed Stephanie Parson, MSN, RN, chief quality officer.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Columbus Regional Healthcare System CEO Carla Hollis to step down: 3 notes

    Whiteville, N.C.-based Columbus Regional Healthcare System CEO Carla Hollis is resigning for a new job at new behavioral health and substance abuse hospital in Raleigh, N.C., according to a WECT 6 report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Meeker Memorial Hospital CEO to resign: 4 things to know

    Kyle Rasmussen, CEO of Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield, Minn., tendered his resignation, according to a Crow River Media report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Philadelphia files opioid lawsuit against drugmakers

    Philadelphia on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against drugmakers for their alleged role in contributing to the nation's ongoing opioid overdose and addiction crisis. The suit puts the city in league with a growing number of local and state governments taking similar actions, according to a report from CBS Philly. By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. Company performance may suffer if CEO salary not justified to employees: 4 takeaways

    When the gap between the salary of a CEO and an average worker is seen as unfair, employee resentment can harm a company's productivity, according to a report from Boston-based Harvard Business School.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Judge: Mayo's transition of services from Albert Lea to Austin not in violation of agreement

    During a facilitated discussion between Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Health System and officials from Freeborn County, Minn., and Albert Lea, Minn., all parties agreed Mayo's transition of services from the Albert Lea campus to nearby Austin was not in violation of a previous agreement, according to the Albert Lea Tribune.  By Leo Vartorella -
  4. Feds extend work authorization for Haitians in US, affecting hospital employees: 6 things to know

    Haitians working under protected status at U.S. hospitals will be able to keep their jobs after the federal government reopened the work authorization process.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. IBM revenue rises after 22 quarters of dwindling earnings

    IBM broke its 22-quarter streak of declining revenues in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017, according to company financial results released Jan. 18.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  6. Judge orders new Olympus scope trial after finding company committed 'willful discovery violations': 7 things to know

    Olympus Corp. failed to properly disclose internal emails highlighting safety concerns with its redesigned duodenoscopes in 2008, several years before the scopes were linked to superbug outbreaks, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. By Brian Zimmerman -
  7. CMS reveals 2018 value modifier

    CMS revealed more than 20,000 clinicians will receive a positive payment adjustment on their Medicare physician fee schedule payments this year under the 2018 Value Modifier, which is based on quality and cost performance from 2016.  By Emily Rappleye -
  8. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of Jan. 15-19

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems' plans to continue selling off hospitals most captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. Baylor Scott & White hospital to close NICU, end delivery services

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Carrollton (Texas) will discontinue obstetrics services and close its neonatal intensive care unit by the end of the month, the Dallas Morning News reports.  By Alyssa Rege -

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