Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. UnitedHealth's profits more than double in Q4, fueled by one-time tax boost

    UnitedHealth Group more than doubled its profits in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017, largely due to a one-time tax benefit and continued growth in its Optum arms.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Second nationwide instance of alleged 'patient dumping' of a homeless man at California hospital stirs debate

    A video depicting a homeless man in a wheelchair who was reportedly discharged from Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Dignity Health-Dominican Hospital late at night Jan. 11 and left at a bus stop wearing nothing but a hospital gown has sparked a debate about the quality of care provided to the area's homeless population, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. Northwestern Memorial HealthCare's net income nearly doubles in Q1

    Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial HealthCare's operating income dipped lower in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, which ended Nov. 30. However, it benefited from higher investment gains and saw net income rise year over year.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. CHIME, HIMSS award Randy McCleese 'CIO of the Year' for 2017

    The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society honored Randy McCleese with the organizations' joint 2017 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year award Jan. 15.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. 5 must-read articles for healthcare leaders this week

    As you get ready for a busy week, here are five articles you must read to catch up on all the latest healthcare news.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. White House physician says Trump is in 'excellent health'

    White House Physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, MD, said Friday President Donald Trump's first physical, which took place the same day, went "exceptionally well," The New York Times reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. CHS aims to shed at least 20 more hospitals to reduce debt load

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has been on a hospital divestiture spree for the past year, and the company will continue selling off hospitals in 2018.  By Ayla Ellison -
  1. Corner Office: UW Health CEO Dr. Alan Kaplan on the beauty of simple problems and complex solutions

    Alan Kaplan, MD, is a physician by trade and farmer by hobby. He received his medical degree from Rush University in Chicago before heading up to Rochester, Minn. to complete his residency at the Mayo Clinic. Since becoming CEO of Madison, Wis.-based UW Health in 2016, he divides his time between leading a renowned academic health system and tilling the fields at his nearby farm.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. RCM tip of the day: Use technology to navigate increased patient financial responsibility

    Deploying revenue cycle management software can help healthcare organizations meet patient demands for an effective and efficient payment experience, according to Matt Hawkins, CEO of the newly combined Navicure and ZirMed company.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Jan. 8-12

    All five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices rise last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Providence St. Joseph CEO offers deeper analysis of 2018 predictions: Talks tech, genomics, policy and more

    Rod Hochman, MD, president and CEO of for Renton, Wash.-based Providence St. Joseph Health, recently shared his top predictions for healthcare in 2018. Dr. Hochman took the time to speak with Becker's Hospital Review and dive deeper into the specifics of some of his forecasts, including the continued market entrance of technology startups, the increased importance of genomics and what roles executives must take in influencing public policy.  By Leo Vartorella -

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  1. Founding Dean Dr. Mark Schuster on what makes the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine stand out

    Mark A. Schuster, MD, PhD, said he had a lot to be thankful for last year, including being named the founding dean of Pasadena, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in October.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Nashville mayor delays closure of safety-net hospital

    Nashville (Tenn.) Mayor Megan Barry is delaying decisions on the fate of Nashville General Hospital, a city-owned safety-net hospital, until the end of 2018, according to The Tennessean.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Former Allina VP charged with 7 counts of theft

    A former vice president of Minneapolis-based Allina Health is accused of embezzling $269,000 from the health system, according to the Star Tribune.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. FDA: Cough and cold products with opioids should no longer be given to kids

    The FDA on Thursday said it will require a safety label change for cough and cold treatments containing codeine or hydrocodone to indicate these medications are no longer safe for use in children.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  5. Former CEO of Lutheran Health Network seeks dismissal of CHS' lawsuit

    Brian Bauer, former CEO of Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lutheran Health Network, has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses him of breach of contract and defamation, according to The Journal Gazette.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. UnitedHealthcare aims to help consumers navigate benefits with new digital offerings

    UnitedHealthcare members enrolled in employer-sponsored health plans have new digital health resources at their disposal this year.   By Kelly Gooch -
  7. Pennsylvania physician arrested in relation to patient's opioid-overdose death

    Law enforcement arrested a Du Bois, Pa.-based family medicine physician on Thursday for charges related to the alleged unlawful prescription of opioids, which contributed to the overdoses of two patients, one of whom died.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  8. 6 recent grants, donations to healthcare organizations

    Numerous healthcare organizations recently received donations to fund research, advance treatments, improve patient care and start renovations.  By Alia Paavola -
  9. ER visits may serve as turning point for elderly patients' health: 5 takeaways

    An elderly patient's emergency room visit often signals a major health challenge and should communicate to care providers the patient may need additional care, according to a report in The Washington Post.  By Megan Knowles -

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