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  1. New York nurses unionize after state orders investigation of alleged threats at hospital

    Nurses at Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.-based New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital voted for unionization after Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a state investigation into alleged union-busting, according to The Journal News.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Kentucky hospital sees increase in pediatric RSV cases

    Physicians at Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Children's Hospital treated 82 babies with respiratory syncytial virus, according to local Fox affiliate WDRB.  By Harrison Cook -
  3. AMA, PAMED, Manatt Health release Pennsylvania's progress in curbing opioid use

    The American Medical Association, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Medical Society and Manatt Health, released a spotlight analysis of efforts to curb Pennsylvania's opioid epidemic.  By Harrison Cook -

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  1. 23 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Children's Hospital Colorado names 4 leaders for Southern region

    Aurora-based Children's Hospital Colorado appointed four members to its Southern region leadership team.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. St. Thomas More Hospital CEO to depart: 5 takeaways

    Sheri Trahern, president and CEO of Centura Health's St. Thomas More Hospital in Cañon City, Colo., is leaving the role, effective in mid-January 2019, according to a Daily Record report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. J&J knew asbestos contaminated baby powder for decades, investigation finds

    Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was aware small amounts of cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its baby powder from as early as 1971, but hid that information from regulators and the public, according to a Reuters investigation.    By Megan Knowles -

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  1. Can vitamin-steroid cocktail cure sepsis? Trial aims to find out

    After a physician reported a mix of vitamin C, thiamine and steroids could treat sepsis, a clinical trial is underway to see if it can cure the potentially life-threatening condition, according to NPR.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. The problem with patient surveys

    Patient satisfaction is an important part of hospital operations, but hospital leaders should consider the nuances of measuring patient experience before acting on survey results, according to a blog post on the AMA Wire.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. US gun deaths hit record high in 2017

    About 40,000 people in the U.S. died by guns in 2017 — the highest number of gun deaths in nearly 40 years, according to an analysis of data from the CDC by CNN.   By Megan Knowles -
  4. 7 recent hospital, health system outlook and credit rating actions

    The following hospital and health system credit rating and outlook changes or affirmations occurred in the last week, beginning with the most recent:  By Leo Vartorella -

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  1. Americans in this region have longest travel time to a hospital

    Americans living in the census region known as the West North Central have the longest average travel time to the nearest hospital, according to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank based in Washington, D.C.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Human heart left on plane prompts commercial flight's turnaround

    An airplane headed from Seattle to Dallas on Dec. 9 got turned back after a human heart was left on board, The New York Times reported.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Pennsylvania hospital nurse strike looms

    Registered nurses from Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) General Hospital have authorized their union bargaining committee to call a strike if necessary, according to a Times Leader report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Tennova Healthcare-Cleveland CEO resigns: 3 notes

    Coleman Foss, CEO of Tennova Healthcare-Cleveland (Tenn.), resigned for a new job opportunity, effective Jan. 2, 2019, according to a Cleveland Daily Banner report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. HSHS St. Francis Hospital appoints CEO: 4 things to know

    HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, Ill., named Jim Timpe president and CEO, effective Dec. 11.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. UCI Health taps UNC Rex Healthcare exec as COO

    Orange, Calif.-based UCI Health selected Chad T. Lefteris to serve as COO, effective Dec. 17.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. Most of 2.5 million newborn deaths in 2017 were preventable, WHO says

    In 2017, more than 2.5 million babies worldwide died, mostly of preventable causes, prompting the World Health Organization to propose initiatives to better the quality of life, according to the WHO.  By Harrison Cook -
  8. Fetal tissue freeze may delay NIH cancer lab's research

    The National Institutes of Health's hold on acquiring fetal tissue may affect labs conducting cancer research, according to STAT.  By Harrison Cook -
  9. 4 biggest Anti-Kickback settlements involving hospitals in 2018

    Here are four of the largest Anti-Kickback Statute settlements hospitals agreed to pay in 2018, as reported by Becker's Hospital Review:  By Morgan Haefner -

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