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  1. Advocate Aurora sells 2 hospitals for $190M

    Urbana, Ill.-based Carle Health has completed its $190 million acquisition of two hospitals from Advocate Aurora Health, which has dual headquarters in Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee. 
  2. 6 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From hospitals filing an appeal in a price disclosure lawsuit against HHS to Novartis paying $678 million to settle kickback allegations, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  3. Young adults in Alabama throwing COVID-19 parties with payout for first person infected

    Some young adults in Tuscaloosa, Ala., are throwing parties where people with COVID-19 attend and the first person to get infected receives a payout, CNN reports.
  1. Michigan hospitals expecting losses despite $850M in federal aid

    Seven large Michigan health systems have received more than $850 million in federal aid for treating a large number of COVID-19 patients, according to NPR affiliate Michigan Radio. But that aid falls short of what is needed to remain unscathed, according to the health systems.
  2. New York City hospital expansion delayed by COVID-19

    A project to add more space to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst has been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  3. Coronavirus mutations won't complicate vaccination strategy, NIH director says

    The novel coronavirus is a "fairly well-behaved virus" that should respond well to an effective vaccine strategy, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, told the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee in a July 2 hearing. 
  4. 5 hospitals seeking CMOs

    Below are five hospitals or health systems that recently posted job listings seeking chief medical officers.

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  1. Epic in the past 30 days: 10 things to know

    Epic has had a busy June that has included virtual implementations, new contracts and a partnership with a large payer.
  2. Payer execs: 5 ways COVID-19 will affect business

    For now, many commercial health insurers are well-positioned to withstand new pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic. But the economic downturn still poses threats and will bring changes to the business, according to a report from the Urban Institute.
  3. Molina Healthcare completes acquisition of New York Medicaid plan assets

    Molina Healthcare completed its acquisition of some assets of YourCare Health Plan, the insurer said July 1. 
  4. Centene to open 2nd headquarters

    Centene Corp. is opening a second headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., that will bring 6,000 jobs to the area, the insurer said July 1.

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  1. 5 health systems seeking CIOs

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CIOs.
  2. 5 states, NYC saw 8,000 more deaths from heart conditions than usual during pandemic, analysis shows

    In five U.S. states hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and New York City, there were 8,300 more deaths from heart conditions than there would have been usually from March through May, a new analysis conducted by The Washington Post shows.
  3. Value of these 3 digital health technologies has surged since pandemic, Forrester says

    The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the business value of remote monitoring and wearable technologies for healthcare providers and insurers, according to a June 29 Forrester Research report. 
  4. Missing hospital data from Texas raises questions as state hits record day for COVID-19 cases

    As Texas reached a single-day record for new COVID-19 cases July 1, data for individual hospitals or counties is still not available to the public, according to the Texas Tribune. 
  5. Palantir is raising nearly $1B while supporting HHS COVID-19 data tracking

    The Big Data and analytics company that supports the HHS data program to track COVID-19 is raising nearly $1 billion, according to an SEC filing.
  6. House passes infrastructure bill with $30B for hospitals

    House Democrats passed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan July 1 that would provide funding to upgrade hospitals, according to The Hill. 
  7. 6 latest hospital credit rating downgrades

    The following six hospital and health system credit rating downgrades occurred since June 1. They are listed below in alphabetical order.
  8. 12 hospitals laying off workers in response to COVID-19

    To address the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals across the nation are looking to cut costs by implementing furloughs, layoffs or pay cuts. 
  9. Where Providence Ventures is investing millions — 17 portfolio companies

    Providence Ventures was founded in 2014 and manages $300 million of venture capital in two funds.

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