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  1. 19 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Dr. Milton Edgerton, one of America’s most daring and influential plastic surgeons, dies at 96

    Milton Thomas Edgerton Jr., MD, a renowned plastic surgeon who pioneered multiple breakthrough procedures in plastic surgery, died at age 96, according to The Washington Post.  By Harrison Cook -
  3. SSM Health names Steve Smoot COO: 5 notes

    St. Louis-based SSM Health hired Steve Smoot to serve as COO, effective July 16.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Granville Health System appoints new CEO: 4 things to know

    Oxford, N.C.-based Granville Health System named John F. Snow CEO, effective Aug. 13.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Joining Pfizer, Novartis freezes price hikes in US

    After its rival Pfizer was slammed on Twitter by President Donald Trump for raising the price of several drugs, Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis announced it will halt drug price increases in the U.S. for the remainder of the year, according to Bloomberg.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Novartis' net income surges to $7.7B in Q2

    Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis saw its second-quarter net income surge to $7.77 billion, up from $1.98 billion in the second quarter of 2017.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. Cancer drugs help boost J&J to $20.8B in Q2 revenue

    Johnson & Johnson beat revenue and earnings estimates for the second quarter of 2018 as sales of pharmaceuticals surged 20 percent year-over-year, CNBC reports.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. 5 new developments on ACA's risk-adjustment payments

    Since the Trump administration suspended the ACA's risk-adjustment payments, there's been pushback and talk of restoring the payments meant to provide equal opportunity among insurers participating in the health law's exchanges.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Ex-Kansas hospital director claims she was fired after questioning birth unit safety

    A former administrator for Shawnee Mission (Kan.) Medical Center filed a lawsuit in federal court July 13, claiming she was fired after alleging the hospital's birth unit was understaffed, according to The Kansas City Star.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Greenwich Hospital is getting a $160M expansion: 6 things to know

    Greenwich (Conn.) Hospital, part of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health, will begin a $160 million upgrade this fall, according to Greenwich Time.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. UPMC’s $2B expansion plan draws protest, calls for community benefits deal

    Over 100 community activists and residents spoke at a Pittsburgh City Council hearing July 17 on the proposed expansion of UPMC Mercy facilities in the city's Uptown neighborhood, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  By Leo Vartorella -

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  1. 5 takeaways from the Senate hearing on healthcare costs

    The CEOs of New York City-based Montefiore Medicine and Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center testified July 17 before a Senate committee in the second of a series of hearings on reducing healthcare costs.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Blood-testing lab LabCorp grapples with data breach: 5 things to know

    LabCorp, a medical diagnostics company in Burlington, N.C., detected "suspicious activities" on its computer network over the July 14 weekend that may have compromised the health records of millions of patients, Fortune reports.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. 5 things to know about Epic's sustainable campus

    Epic's Verona, Wis.-based headquarters might sprawl across 1,100 acres, but the EHR giant is taking serious steps to ensure its 25-building campus leaves as little an impact on its environment as possible, The Country Today reports.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. California hospital considers scaling back services to reduce costs

    Sonoma (Calif.) Valley Hospital, a 75-bed hospital that is part of the Sonoma Valley Hospital District, may cut some services to reduce costs, according to the Sonoma Index-Tribune.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. $10M spent on temp staff for strike next week, Lifespan says

    Lifespan, the parent company of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, has paid $10 million to a temp agency to replace workers during a planned strike next week, according to the Providence Journal.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Tenet to sell remaining 3 Chicago-area hospitals

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare entered into a definitive agreement to sell its three remaining Chicago-area hospitals, the health system announced July 18.  By Alyssa Rege -
  7. Hospitals' challenge to 340B cuts rejected: 3 things to know

    A lawsuit filed by three national hospital organizations to stop payment cuts for drugs purchased through CMS' 340B Drug Pricing Program was premature, federal judges ruled July 17.  By Morgan Haefner -
  8. Mayor to Premier Health: Halt Ohio hospital demolition amid HHS probe into planned closure

    Dayton (Ohio) Mayor Nan Whaley on July 17 called on Dayton-based Premier Health to delay its planned demolition of Good Samaritan Hospital pending the completion of a federal investigation into its closing, according to the Dayton Daily News.  By Alyssa Rege -
  9. Why 'hospital deserts' are forming across California

    As mounting financial pressures leave some hospitals with no option but to close, patients become the real victims, traveling significant distances across "hospital deserts" for care, according to KQED News.  By Alyssa Rege -

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