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  1. Becker's 10th Annual Meeting Speaker Series: 3 Questions with Dr. Rod Hochman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Providence St. Joseph Health

    Rod Hochman, MD, serves as president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health.
  2. Flu activity falling, but still high: 6 things to know

    Flu activity fell slightly in the week ending March 9, but still remains high, according to the CDC's most recent FluView report.
  3. Cardiologist's exit forces Indiana hospital to suspend heart transplant program

    Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lutheran Hospital will suspend its heart transplant program next month due to a cardiologist shortage, reports WANE 15 News.

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  1. CDC head: Congo's Ebola outbreak could last another year

    CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD, said the Democratic Republic of Congo's ongoing Ebola outbreak may not be contained for another year, according to STAT.
  2. Anthem, Cigna await court's decision on multibillion-dollar breakup case

    A chancery court judge in Delaware is set to decide whether Anthem or Cigna is owed money in a breakup battle that ensued in the two years after their failed merger, according to the CT Mirror.
  3. UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury president to retire: 5 things to know

    Robert Williams, president and senior executive at UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury (Pa.), will retire April 1.
  4. Christiana Care Health System appoints first chief wellness officer: 6 notes

    Wilmington, Del.-based Christiana Care Health System named Heather Farley, MD, its first chief wellness officer.

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  1. Cleveland Clinic's main focus in Indian River takeover? ED operations, officials say

    Changes are underway at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Fla., after Cleveland Clinic acquired the hospital in early January, according to local USA Today affiliate TCPalm.
  2. Flu shot, spray OK for 2019-20 season, American Academy of Pediatrics says

    Both the flu shot and nasal spray vaccine are acceptable for children during the 2019-20 flu season, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced March 14.
  3. Surgical outcomes vary across health systems with top hospitals, study finds

    Surgical outcomes vary significantly across health systems that include some of the country's highest-rated hospitals, according to a study published March 13 in JAMA Surgery.
  4. 30 latest hospital, health system executive moves

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

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  1. 9 notes on ICU nurse salary

    In the United States, intensive care unit nurses earn an annual salary of $85,594 on average, according to ZipRecruiter, a job search website.
  2. Atrium CEO gets biggest pay boost since taking role

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health paid its CEO, Gene Woods, about $6.1 million in 2018, up 12 percent from the year prior, according to disclosures obtained by The Charlotte Observer.
  3. 7 blockchain companies to know in 2019

    Healthcare leaders are all on different pages when it comes to blockchain. Nonetheless, tech companies continue to invest their efforts in blockchain.
  4. Spectrum Health is the 3rd provider affected in Wolverine vendor cyberattack

    St. Joseph, Mich.-based Spectrum Health Lakeland is the latest healthcare provider who was affected by a vendor data breach that touched thousands of patients across the state, according to The Herald-Palladium.
  5. HHS finds vulnerabilities in cybersecurity testing

    Since issuing cybersecurity vulnerability tests within HHS networks, the Office of Inspector General is instating ongoing cybersecurity audits, according to Fedscoop.
  6. 14 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:
  7. CoxHealth expands telemedicine services for Missouri schools

    Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth is now providing virtual appointments for students during school hours in more than 20 Missouri districts, according to The Monett Times.
  8. Allscripts partners with SaaS solution company to improve scheduling, practice workflows

    Allscripts will integrate scheduling technology from Opargo, a software-as-a-service platform, to enhance its Allscripts Practice Management revenue cycle software.
  9. CHS made false meaningful use claims, whistleblowers say

    Whistleblowers allege Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems submitted hundreds of millions of dollars in false claims to HHS for federal incentive payments through CMS' promoting interoperability program for EHRs, according to court documents unsealed March 14 in Miami.

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