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  1. What one Ohio State College of Medicine dean is doing to address unconscious bias

    Quinn Capers, MD, observed such drastic racial disparities in care during his residency that he has vowed to make that problem one of his greatest priorities as associate dean for admissions at the Columbus-based Ohio State University College of Medicine, according to The Columbus Dispatch.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital appoints new CEO

    HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, Wis., tapped Justin Selle to serve as president and CEO, effective Aug. 20.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Nurses 'overlooked and underutilized' in antibiotic stewardship initiatives

    Nurse engagement and empowerment is a key to strengthening antimicrobial stewardship programs, according to a study presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, June 13 to June 15, in Minneapolis.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Zotec Partners introduces new advocacy platform, enables healthcare providers to take legislative action

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Zotec Partners, the country’s largest privately held provider of revenue cycle management services, announces the launch of an advocacy platform which allows users to take action on state and federal legislation that directly impacts their healthcare business.  By Staff -
  2. CMS seeks chief health informatics officer to promote interoperability

    CMS is searching for an informatics expert to serve as chief health informatics officer and lead interoperability efforts among several federal agencies,  according to a recent job posting.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. Man's antenna picks up PHI from pagers at 5+ hospitals

    A Kansas City, Mo., man using an antenna to pick up TV channels on his laptop received unencrypted patient information from several local and distant hospitals, according to The Kansas City Star.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. VA's Epic scheduling system gets early praise from Ohio pilot

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has been piloting a scheduling system designed by Epic at a site in Columbus, Ohio, and officials on the project are praising its early success, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.  By Julie Spitzer -

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  1. Study finds no significant link between care costs and early penetration of value-based payment models

    One way to reduce the nation's total cost of care is with stronger incentives for adopting value-based payment models, according to a research study conducted by the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Leavitt Partners and McManis Consulting.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Phage treatment: The new weapon in antibiotic-resistant infections?

    Approaches using the bacteria-slaying virus called phages have been around for decades; however after researchers at the University of California, San Diego used the phage treatment to fight an infection that almost killed a colleague, UCSD is developing a clinical center to refine phage treatments for patient use, according to Science.  By Harrison Cook -
  3. Chemical spill forces Wisconsin hospital to evacuate

    Neillsville, Wis.-based Memorial Medical Center evacuated patients, staff and visitors for more than 1 hour June 22 due to a strong chemical smell, according to a WSAU report.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. Kentucky court blocks Christ Hospital's construction proposal

    Despite receiving approval for its $23 million outpatient facility in 2017, a court ruling will force Cincinnati-based Christ Hospital to scrap its plan to expand into northern Kentucky — at least for now, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Premier's Good Samaritan Hospital to close July 23

    Good Samaritan Hospital, a 491-bed facility in Dayton, Ohio, will close at 12:01 a.m. July 23, according to a Dayton Daily News report.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Ingalls Memorial Hospital hires interim president: 3 takeaways

    Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Ill., appointed Jonathan Goble interim president.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Meeker Memorial Hospital names new CEO: 4 note

    Litchfield, Minn.-based Meeker Memorial Hospital and Clinics selected Kurt Waldbillig to serve as CEO, effective in September, according to a Litchfield Independent Review report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. HSHS St. Mary's Hospital CEO resigns for new job opportunity: 5 things to know

    Joan Coffman, president and CEO of HSHS St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur, Ill., is resigning, effective July 13, according to a Herald & Review report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. Penn Presbyterian Medical Center devotes lane outside ER for police to drop off gunshot victims

    A zone outside of Philadelphia-based Penn Presbyterian Medical Center is now designated for police transporting gunshot wound victims, according to The Inquirer.  By Morgan Haefner -
  6. Sculptor places 700-pound heroin spoon outside Purdue Pharma headquarters

    On June 22, artist Domenic Esposito and gallery owner Fernando Luis Alvarez placed a 10-foot-long sculpture, depicting the spoon heroin addicts use to cook the drug before injecting it, outside Purdue Pharma's property, according to The New York Times.  By Harrison Cook -
  7. Nurses at Staten Island University Hospital plan July 3 strike

    Nurses at Staten Island (N.Y.) University Hospital's North site, part of New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, notified hospital officials of their intent to strike next month over alleged unfair labor practices, reports the Staten Island Advance.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Houston hospital's Medicare funding in jeopardy

    Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston, part of Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives, learned June 22 it could lose federal funding for its heart transplant program, according to a Houston Chronicle and ProPublica report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. Feds want 12+ years in prison for ex-CEO of senior living network over $20M kickback scheme

    Federal prosecutors are recommending a 12-year prison sentence for James Burkhart, the former CEO of Indianapolis-based American Senior Communities, for his role in a $20 million healthcare fraud scheme, according to the Indianapolis Star.  By Alia Paavola -

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