Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. Washington hospital closes: 4 things to know

    Astria Regional Medical Center in Yakima, Wash., has closed and laid off its 463 employees, according to the Yakima Herald.
  2. Epic CEO Judy Faulkner asks hospitals to oppose HHS' interoperability rule

    Epic CEO Judy Faulkner on Jan. 22 emailed some of the EHR giant's largest U.S. hospital clients, asking them to voice disapproval of HHS' proposed interoperability rule, CNBC reports.
  3. How one patient inspired the creation of a new superbug therapy

    A 25-year-old patient who died of a resistant bacterial infection in 2017 is now the namesake of a novel bacteriophage used to fight the superbug, reports STAT.

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  1. Nicklaus Children's to sell Miami Medical Center

    Miami-based Nicklaus Children's Hospital plans to divest Miami Medical Center two years after purchasing it for $88 million, according to The Miami Herald.
  2. Physicians, nurses in crosshairs of hospital lobbying efforts in Colorado

    A hospital-backed nonprofit is seeking physicians and other medical professionals to be "ambassadors" for its political agenda, a move that critics say "weaponizes" medical professionals, The Colorado Sun reports.
  3. PhRMA spent a record $29M on lobbying in 2019

    The drug industry's top lobbying group, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, spent a record $29 million to lobby Congress in 2019, The Hill reported. 
  4. Medicare may be overpaying surgeons for many procedures, study finds

    Medicare could be paying surgeons for postoperative care that isn't provided, according to a new RAND Corp. analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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  1. BCBS, Civica Rx create subsidiary to cut generic drug costs

    Civica Rx joined forces with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and 18 of its health plans to create a new subsidiary to further its mission of lowering the cost of generic drugs. 
  2. CHS nears end of divestiture spree after shedding more than 90 hospitals

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has been busy selling, spinning-off and closing hospitals over the past four years.
  3. Investigation into CarePoint's finances prompts new laws in New Jersey

    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed three bills regarding hospital oversight and accountability that were inspired by an investigation into CarePoint Health's finances and use of management companies to extract profits from its hospitals, according to NJ.com.
  4. Ascension, UAB Health develop 8-hospital alliance

    The University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System and Ascension St. Vincent's are building on their long history of collaboration by entering into a new strategic alliance.

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  1. Nearly 100 nurses could lose jobs if Massachusetts hospital ends inpatient services, nursing group says

    Almost 100 nurses could lose their jobs if MetroWest Medical Center moves forward with plans to end inpatient services at Natick, Mass.-based Leonard Morse Hospital, a Massachusetts Nurses Association spokesperson told MetroWest Daily News.
  2. Former Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove joins CareCentrix as senior adviser

    Toby Cosgrove, MD, former president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, has joined home-based and post-acute care solutions provider CareCentrix as a strategic adviser. 
  3. Kevin Lofton to retire as CEO of CommonSpirit Health

    CommonSpirit Health CEO Kevin Lofton, who jointly leads the Chicago-based organization with CEO Lloyd Dean, is retiring from his administrative role, effective June 30.
  4. 4 predictions for the PBM industry in 2020

    S&P Global Ratings released a report Jan. 21 detailing its predictions for the pharmacy benefit manager industry in 2020. 
  5. 40 healthcare companies named to Fortune's 2020 'World's Most Admired Companies'

    Fortune has finalized its 2020 list of "World's Most Admired Companies."
  6. How Houston Methodist reduced opioid prescriptions by nearly 77%

    A program at Houston Methodist Hospital emphasizing the use of over-the-counter medication to manage patients' pain after surgery has helped the hospital reduce opioid prescriptions from 87 percent to about 10 percent, according to a study published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
  7. Cardinal Health recalls 9 million surgical gowns

    Cardinal Health issued a voluntary recall of 9.1 million surgical gowns, a company spokesperson confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review.
  8. Philadelphia hospital brings voter registration to the ER

    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia installed online voter registration kiosks in its emergency department this month to help boost the number of registered voters in the state, reports Philly Mag.
  9. 7 hospitals hiring data analytics leaders

    Below are seven hospitals and health systems currently looking to fill leadership roles pertaining to data and analytics.

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