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  1. Salmonella outbreak reported at Missouri hospital; 23 cases since Aug. 6

    From Aug. 6-9, Perryville, Mo.-based Perry County Memorial Hospital has reported at least 23 cases of Salmonella.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. 3 telehealth vendors offering free services in wake of California wildfires

    As wildfires continue to destroy parts of California and force thousands to flee their homes, several telehealth vendors have stepped up to provide affected individuals access to free healthcare services.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. EHR vendors stock report: Week of Aug. 6-10

    Three of the major publicly-traded EHR vendors saw their stock prices fall last week.  By Julie Spitzer -

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  1. Hospital staff racks up errors in infection transmission study

    A study of 325 patient rooms found hospital staff frequently failed to take proper precautions to prevent the spread of infections.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. 90% of healthcare organizations offer sign-on bonuses for NPs, PAs

    As the number of nurse practitioners hits a record high in the U.S. and demand for advanced practice providers grows, 90 percent of healthcare organizations are offering sign-on bonuses to APPs as part of their recruitment strategy, a SullivanCotter survey found.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. 10 latest hospital, health system executive retirements

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive retirements in the last four weeks.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Kettering Health Network appoints president for hospital to open in 2019: 4 notes

    Kettering Health Network in Dayton, Ohio, selected Eric Lunde to serve as president of its new hospital in Troy, Ohio, according to a My Dayton Daily News report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Wilson Medical Center names new CEO: 3 things to know

    Wilson (N.C.) Medical Center appointed Mark Holyoak CEO, effective Sept. 10.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. EMS naloxone use jumps 75% in 4 years, CDC says

    Emergency medical services' use of naloxone has demonstrated an alarming increase amid the ongoing opioid epidemic, according to research published Aug. 10 in the CDC's most recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.  By Harrison Cook -
  3. How a new color scale for scientific models could improve healthcare  

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy laboratory developed a two-tone color scale for charts graphs and other types of models mathematically attuned to both colorblind and noncolorblind people, which may allow for more accurate healthcare diagnoses, according to a study published in Plos One.   By Harrison Cook -
  4. Most Americans not fully prepared to pay for long-term care, survey finds

    A new survey from Moll Law Group in Chicago shows that most Americans are not saving to cover the out-of-pocket costs of long-term care.  By Kelly Gooch -

Poor communication contributes to 80 percent of medical errors

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  1. Massive billing scheme spread to 10-hospital group, lawsuit alleges

    A $90 million billing fraud scheme highlighted in a state audit of a 15-bed Missouri hospital spread to as many as 10 other hospitals, according to The Kansas City Star, which cited a federal complaint.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Emory, DeKalb Medical merger to erase Dekalb's debt

    The integration of Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare and Decatur, Ga.-based DeKalb Medical will include Emory paying off DeKalb Medical's debt.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 4 RCM hires, promotions

    The following organizations offering revenue cycle management-related services announced new hires or promotions since July 17:  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Texas Health Presbyterian to double in size with $68M expansion

    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is planning a $68 million expansion that will double its size to meet the increasing demand for services in Collin County.    By Alia Paavola -
  5. Sutter Lakeside Hospital reopens after wildfires force 12-day closure

    Lakeport, Calif.-based Sutter Lakeside Hospital reopened Aug. 10, 12 days after a deadly wildfire pushed its way into the region, forcing the evacuation of the 25-bed hospital, according to the Lake County News.  By Alia Paavola -
  6. Shriners Hospitals for Children cuts 10% of staff at Washington facility

    Shriners Hospitals for Children in Spokane, Wash., is cutting its workforce by about 10 percent as it transitions to an outpatient-focused micro-hospital, according to The Spokesman Review.  By Alia Paavola -
  7. CNN: Parents help daughter 'escape' from Mayo Clinic

    A Minnesota family claims Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic held their then 18-year-old daughter hostage after she was admitted to the hospital for a brain aneurysm in December 2016, according to CNN.  By Alyssa Rege -
  8. AHA files brief in Medicare appeals backlog case: 9 things to know

    The American Hospital Association and three member facilities filed a court brief Aug. 10 seeking a deadline-based remedy to address the Medicare appeals backlog.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Aug. 6-10

    Four of the five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices fall last week.  By Kelly Gooch -

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