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  1. Gundersen Health System's hand hygiene video wins APIC award

    A video underscoring the importance of hand hygiene, created by Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis., won the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology's ninth annual Film Festival competition.
  2. Augusta University Health System restructures top post in face of $24M net loss

    Augusta (Ga.) University Health is merging the leadership of the health system with its flagship facility, Augusta University Medical Center, according to The Augusta Chronicle.
  3. Mercy Health-Cincinnati names Justin Krueger North market president: 5 things to know

    Mercy Health-Cincinnati appointed Justin Krueger president of its North market, effective July 15.

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  1. Iconic brands to call on the public to donate blood

    In partnership with the American Red Cross, 26 iconic corporate and civic brands, celebrities and influencers will call on the public this month to donate blood, the Red Cross announced this week.
  2. A new lymphoma treatment, a device to treat IBS & more: 4 recent FDA approvals

    Four drugs or medical devices approved by the FDA since June 7:
  3. From EMR and clinical data support to predictive analytics and behavioral health: Q&A with MidMichigan Health CMIO Dr. Pankaj Jandwani

    In 2012, Pankaj Jandwani, MD, became the first CMIO of MidMichigan Health in Midland.
  4. Jewish Hospital closure unlikely despite failed U of Louisville deal, president says

    Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky., is at no imminent risk of closing, despite the University of Louisville's decision not to buy it, according to the Courier Journal.

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  1. Ascension Providence to end contract with Scott & White Health Plan

    Ascension Providence in Waco, Texas, will break ties with Scott & White Health Plan effective Sept. 1, according to a notice.
  2. 4 CFOs discuss their 2019 goals

    Finance chiefs from hospitals and health systems have shared the following 2019 goals with Becker's Hospital Review:
  3. Health providers, systems seek updated contract management solutions, Black Book finds

    Health providers and systems are being prompted to implement more updated contract lifecycle management solutions to adequately address value-based payment, according to a Black Book report.
  4. Children’s Minnesota nurses authorize strike

    Nurses at Children's Minnesota in St. Paul and Minneapolis voted to reject the health system's latest offer and authorized negotiators to call a strike, according to a union announcement.

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  1. Allscripts acquires prescription drug start-up

    Electronic health record company Allscripts has purchased ZappRx, a startup that aims to modernize how patients receive prescription medicines, two people familiar with the deal confirmed to CNBC on June 13.
  2. Icahn School of Medicine earns $27M DOD contract to develop tech that measures patients' exposure to infectious agents

    New York City-based Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will explore new technologies that identify and measure a person's exposure to weapons of mass destruction as part of a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense.
  3. Tennessee hospital abruptly closes

    Jamestown (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center closed on the evening of June 13. The 85-bed hospital abruptly shut down just one day after its Medicare and Medicaid funding was cut off and three days after a new CEO was appointed.
  4. Washington hospital charged thousands of patients hidden ER fee, lawsuit claims

    A former patient of Richland, Wash.-based Kadlec Regional Medical Center claims the hospital charged him and thousands of other patients a hidden emergency room fee.
  5. Patient dies from fecal transplant, FDA warns

    The FDA alerted healthcare providers June 13 that at least one patient has died after receiving a fecal transplant containing drug-resistant bacteria.
  6. Ohio hospital confirms hot water system source of Legionnaires' disease outbreak

    Mount Carmel Grove City (Ohio) hospital confirmed bacteria in its hot water system caused a Legionnaires' disease outbreak resulting in 16 confirmed cases and one death.
  7. 'Medicare for All' hearing: 3 quick takeaways  

    The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing June 12 on "Medicare for All." 
  8. How hospitals should approach blockchain integration from Dell Medical School's co-chief of data integration

    Hospital and health system executives vary in their knowledge and implementation of blockchain. Some are using it to track prescriptions while others are unsure how the technology works.
  9. How one health system reduced costs by $515K: antiseptic bathing

    Bathing every patient in chlorhexidine gluconate decreases the infection rate and cost of numerous healthcare-associated infections, according to a study presented June 12 at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Conference in Philadelphia.

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