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  1. Former Kaiser medical aide charged with sexually assaulting patient

    A former medical assistant at Kaiser Hospital in Union City (Calif.) who sexually assaulted two patients was sentenced to three years in prison April 19, according to The Mercury News.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. Safety violations at PharMEDium worsen hospital painkiller shortage

    An investigation of PharMEDium, a major compounding pharmacy, revealed safety violations are worsening hospital shortages of painkillers, especially in California, where health officials are banning sales from one of the company's plants, according to Kaiser Health News.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Illinois nursing center fined $25k after patient fall

    The DeKalb County (Ill.) Rehab and Nursing Center was fined $25,000 in January after staff improperly moved a patient to his bed, which led the patient to fall and sustain a leg fracture requiring surgery, according to an Illinois Department of Public Health report obtained by the Daily Chronicle.  By Megan Knowles -

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  1. Hendricks Regional Health names Dennis Ressler CFO, taps 3 others to exec roles: 8 things to know

    Danville, Ind.-based Hendricks Regional Health appointed four new executives, according to an Inside Indiana Business report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. US healthcare is world's 7th largest producer of CO2

    U.S. healthcare systems need to become more climate-conscious by acknowledging current environmental risks and becoming more eco-friendly, according to a recent column from The Commonwealth Fund's President David Blumenthal, MD, and Shanoor Seervai, a senior research and communications associate.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Viewpoint: This is how you mentor millennials in medicine

    Millennials are driven by ethics, expectations and ethos that are "perceived as substantially different" than their older counterparts in the workplace, and therefore may require different mentoring strategies, three physicians from Ann Arbor-based Michigan Medicine wrote for JAMA.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. BCBS parent company posts $1.3B profit in 2017: 4 things to know

    Chicago-based Health Care Service Corp., the umbrella company of five Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, reported a $1.26 billion surplus in 2017, turning around three years of losses and modest growth, Crain's Chicago Business reports.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. Cigna to eliminate 50 jobs at New Hampshire credentialing department

    Cigna will phase out 50 positions at an office in Hooksett, N.H., WMUR 9 reports.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Contract termination between New Mexico Heart Institute, Presbyterian Health Plan affects 3k patients

    Albuquerque-based New Mexico Heart Institute, one of the state's largest cardiology practices, terminated its contract with Presbyterian Health Plan — a move that will affect about 3,000 patients, the Albuquerque Journal reports.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. 5 recent donations to healthcare organizations

    Numerous healthcare organizations recently received donations to fund research, advance treatments, improve patient care or start renovations.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. 11 recent hospital, health system outlook and credit rating actions

    The following hospital and health system credit rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place in the last week, beginning with the most recent.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. 26 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. Frank Citara is Bayshore Medical Center's new COO: 5 takeaways

    Hackensack Meridian Health's Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, N.J., tapped Frank Citara to serve as COO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 4 expert tips for improving revenue cycle cash flow

    Revenue cycle cash flow is more important than ever for hospitals as patients take a greater financial role in their care.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Union says Mayo retaliated against striking employees in new NLRB charges: 7 things to know

    The Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota filed new charges against Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Health System, alleging the system retaliated against employees at its Albert Lea (Minn.) Campus following a one-day strike, according to the Albert Lea Tribune.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. 6 insights into employee, employer use of digital health

    Digital health tools offered by employers are many times not aligned with employees' health goals, according to a new report from Castlight Health, a provider of healthcare price transparency tools.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Elderly woman charged $800 for ambulance ride during emergency evacuation from nursing home

    An elderly woman in California received a $792 bill after nursing home staff put her in an ambulance during an emergency evacuation for a dam break, reports Fox40.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  7. 20 hospitals hiring nurses

    Here are 20 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking nurses in the past week.  By Megan Knowles -
  8. Sanders bill proposes 10-year prison sentence for pharma execs marketing opioids

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced a bill April 17 to impose jail time for pharmaceutical executives whose companies use manipulative practices for marketing opioids, according to STAT.  By Megan Knowles -
  9. Study: Only 37% of physician care quality measures are valid

    Although U.S. physicians are evaluated on over 2,500 performance measures, less than 40 percent of these metrics are considered valid, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.  By Megan Knowles -

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