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  1. Pennsylvania hospital put on lockdown after fights break out

    Chambersburg (Penn.) Hospital locked down its emergency room July 17 after at least eight people receiving treatment for fights began fighting again at the hospital, according to WPMT FOX-43.
  2. Wisconsin health system to outsource IT jobs, lay off 46 employees

    Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System is outsourcing some of its IT jobs at health centers across the state through a partnership with Ciox, according to local news station WAOW. 
  3. Massachusetts hospital loses power for 7 hours - Here's how clinicians responded

    Cambridge, Mass.-based Mount Auburn Hospital lost power July 5 for nearly seven hours after both electric cables serving the hospital failed, according to Cambridge Day. 

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  1. Drexel to lay off 40% of medical staff due to hospital closure

    Philadelphia-based Drexel University is laying off 40 percent of its clinical staff due to the impending closure of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, according to CBS Philly.
  2. CHS shares rebound after hitting all-time low

    Shares of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems closed July 18 at $2.27, up 7.6 percent from the day prior.
  3. Stanford's $2B hospital to open in October

    After more than a decade of planning and construction, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Health Care plans to open a $2 billion hospital in late October, according to the Palo Alto Weekly.
  4. 89-year-old Texas surgical hospital closes

    Christus Southeast Texas Health System officially closed Port Arthur, Texas-based St. Mary Hospital July 18, according to The Beaumont Enterprise.

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  1. Biden responds to Sanders' challenge to reject money from insurance companies, pharma

     Former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign said it's not expecting contributions from insurance companies, in response to a challenge from 2020 contender Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to reject donations from payers and pharmaceutical companies, according to The Hill.
  2. HHS awards $20M to bolster rural residency programs

    HHS is giving $20 million to 27 organizations around the country to help them set up rural medical residency programs over the next three years.
  3. Former Apple CEO: Remote patient monitoring, telehealth will drive future of healthcare

    Advancements in health sensory technology will pave the way for remote patient monitoring and telehealth to dominate the future of healthcare, according to former Apple CEO John Sculley, who shared his viewpoint in Fortune.
  4. How Congo's Ebola outbreak turned into a global emergency: A timeline of key events

    Health officials declared the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak a public health emergency of international concern July 17. The outbreak, which is nearing the one-year mark, had caused 2,522 infections and 1,698 deaths as of July 16.

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  1. 6 hospitals seeking chief marketing officers

    Here are six hospitals and health systems that have recently posted job listings seeking marketing executives.
  2. Philips leads $6.8M funding round for AI-driven health tech startup

    DEARhealth, a University of California Los Angeles spinout developing an artificial intelligence-powered care management platform, raised $6.8 million in a Series A funding round led by Philips' venture arm.
  3. Why the chief marketing officer is going extinct

    As the tenure of the average chief marketing officer continues to slip — now down to 43 months, per recent research — organizations are increasingly choosing to eliminate the title altogether, AdAge reports.
  4. Rhode Island opens innovation hub to advance research, education, commerce

    The Wexford Innovation Complex, a hub for science and technology research and education, broke ground in Providence, R.I., on July 17.
  5. Jewish Hospital to suspend heart transplant program

    Louisville, Ky.-based Jewish Hospital is putting its heart transplant program on hold starting Aug. 17, according to The Courier-Journal.
  6. Proposed merger would create 14-hospital system

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare and Evergreen Park, Ill.-based Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Centers are negotiating a full merger, according to a July 17 announcement.
  7. 10 popular drugs that saw list price increases in Q2

    Below are 10 commonly prescribed drugs that increased in list price in the second quarter of 2019, according to GoodRx's latest quarterly report. 
  8. 21-year-old died after rationing insulin, family says

    Friends and family of a 21-year-old diabetic patient said Jesimya David Scherer-Radcliff died as a result of rationing insulin, according to Minnesota news station KARE 11. 
  9. 9 things to know about the federal surprise-billing proposals

    Congress is looking at several proposals to protect patients from massive unexpected out-of-network medical bills. 

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