Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. Accountant headed to prison for embezzling $547K from Missouri health system foundation

    Kathleen Frederico was sentenced Nov. 12 to more than two years in prison after pleading guilty in June to embezzling nearly $547,000 from Saint Luke's Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports Kansas City, Mo.-based Saint Luke's Health System, according to the Department of Justice.
  2. Welltower strikes $787M deal for medical office portfolio

    Welltower, a real estate investment trust based in Toledo, Ohio, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 29-property medical office building portfolio from Milwaukee-based Hammes Partners.
  3. Mount Carmel Health System names Dr. Nicholas Kreatsoulas chief clinical officer

    Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System has tapped Nicholas Kreatsoulas, DO, to serve as chief clinical officer, effective Jan. 15.

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  1. UCSF, UC Berkeley, U of Washington spearhead $106M hub for neurology disease research, treatments

    University of California Berkeley, University of California San Francisco and Seattle-based University of Washington launched a collaborative research network that will use artificial intelligence, data analytics and other health technologies to advance treatments for brain and nervous system diseases, according to a Nov. 12 news release.
  2. Deadly US fungal infections exceed 830

    Cases of the deadly fungus Candida auris have grown to 836, up from 799 at the end of July, according to the most recent tracking data from the CDC.
  3. UST Global acquires EHR consultant Contineo Health: 3 notes

    UST Global, a digital technology solutions company, announced Nov. 13 it is acquiring healthcare technology consulting and EHR optimization firm Contineo Health.
  4. The strategy behind Cedars-Sinai Accelerator and best opportunities for growth

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai launched an accelerator program with the goal of jump-starting innovation within the health system. The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator graduated its first class in 2016 and since then has had 47 external start-ups participate in five accelerator classes.

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  1. 10 hospitals hiring VPs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking vice presidents during the past month.
  2. MD Anderson president Dr. Peter Pisters on adapting to the changing field of medicine: 'I feel like an Everest climber at Camp 3'

    With both healthcare and medical research evolving at a rapid pace, academic medical centers are faced with the challenge — or opportunity — of leading the charge in deploying new technologies, strategies and research initiatives to keep up.
  3. Connecticut healthcare group alerts patients of phishing attack

    Rocky Hill, Conn.-based Starling Physicians mailed letters to an undisclosed number of patients Nov. 12 about a security incident that may have exposed patient information, according to local news station Fox61.
  4. UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine alerts 3,700 patients of data breach

    The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine began notifying 3,716 patients Nov. 12 that their information may have been exposed in a phishing attack.

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  1. TennCare warns 44,000 members of data breach

    State insurance provider TennCare began notifying 43,847 members Nov. 8 that their information may have been exposed in a security incident at the agency's pharmacy management vendor, according to the Tennessean.
  2. Poll aims to reignite federal surprise-billing debate

    As the debate on surprise billing stalls in Congress, a new survey aims to help renew talks, according to Vox. 
  3. Insurance broker found guilty of defrauding CareFirst BCBS

    An insurance broker in the District of Columbia was found guilty of committing 22 counts of fraud, making false statements and identity theft in a scheme against CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.
  4. Google to offer checking accounts: 7 things to know

    Google will partner with Citigroup and California-based Stanford Federal Credit Union to offer consumer checking accounts, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  5. Mayo Clinic to end surgical services at 2 hospitals

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic will stop providing surgical services at two of its Minnesota hospitals, according to The Mankato Free Press.
  6. Geisinger, St. Luke's joint venture hospital to open this month

    An 80-bed acute care hospital built by Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger and Bethlehem, Pa.-based St. Luke's University Health Network will open to patients this month, according to ABC affiliate WNEP.
  7. New Jersey city seeks backup plan to save hospital

    Bayonne (N.J.) officials are moving to create a hospital authority that could acquire the lease of Bayonne Medical Center in case its current operator abandons it, according to The Jersey Journal.
  8. St. Joseph's Health appoints Janet Ready COO

    St. Joseph's Health in Syracuse, N.Y., has selected Janet Ready to serve as COO, according to a report.
  9. 7 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week.

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