Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin plans $265M expansion

    In its first major construction project in more than a decade, Wauwatosa-based Children's Hospital of Wisconsin will invest $265 million to upgrade and expand its main campus, according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. CMS approves New Jersey reinsurance proposal that could slash premiums by 15%

    CMS approved a waiver proposal from New Jersey officials to institute a reinsurance program that will be funded partially  through the state's new individual insurance mandate, according to The Hill.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. 1st generic rival for EpiPen, a birth control app & more: 5 latest FDA approvals

    Here are the five latest drugs or medical devices approved by the FDA since Aug. 10:  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Roche's Genentech to cut 223 jobs in California

    Genentech, a subsidiary of Swiss pharma giant Roche, is slashing 223 jobs from its headquarters in California, according to a recent WARN notice.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. CNN defends reporting of Mayo Clinic patient escape story

    CNN published a statement Aug. 17 standing by its previous reporting about a then-18-year-old patient who "escaped" Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic in 2017 after caregivers allegedly refused to let her leave.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. Why the latest Ebola outbreak is worrying health officials

    The most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is proving extremely difficult for the World Health Organization to contain, according to STAT.  By Harrison Cook -
  4. 3rd Central Maine Healthcare leader resigns amid CEO dispute

    Another member of Lewiston-based Central Maine Healthcare's leadership has resigned, marking the third individual to do so after the system's three hospitals began publicly voicing their discontent with CMHC leadership, particularly CEO Jeff Brickman, according to the Portland Press Herald.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. Baptist Health South Florida records operating surplus as net income sinks 63%

    Baptist Health South Florida's revenues increased in the third quarter of fiscal year 2018, but the Miami-based system's net income plummeted amid lower investment income, according to recently released unaudited bondholder documents.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. SSM Health to sell 3 hospitals

    SSM Health, a nonprofit system based in St. Louis, has signed letters of intent to sell hospitals in Jefferson City, Maryville and Mexico, Mo.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Houston hospital's heart transplant program to lose Medicare funding

    Houston-based Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center's heart transplant program is set to lose Medicare funding Aug. 17, according to ProPublica.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Still no charges, arrests in NICU injuries case at Meriter

    While Madison, Wis.-based UnityPoint Health-Meriter suspended a nurse under investigation for infant abuse allegations in February, no arrests or charges have been made, according to the Madison State Journal.  By Mackenzie Bean -

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  1. Henry Ford Health System sees net income drop 46% in first half of 2018

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System saw revenues increase in the first half of 2018, but the health system ended the period with lower net income than in the first six months of 2017, according to recently released bondholder documents.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 12 healthcare leaders share their daily mantras

    Becker's Hospital Review asked readers to share their daily mantras. Readers shared messages they live by, as well as their own ways of approaching each day. Read about their daily mantras below.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 80+ people overdose in a Connecticut park in 1 day

    Connecticut police arrested at least three people in connection to an incident Aug. 15 during which more than 80 people overdosed at a park in New Haven, according to ABC News.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Missouri health clinic denies woman job for 'ghetto' name, claims it was hacked

    A woman applied for a customer service position at Mantality Health, a men's health clinic with locations in Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin. After submitting her application, she received an email from the clinic denying her the position because of her "ghetto" first name, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  By Alyssa Rege -
  5. 4 insights on the evolution of transgender healthcare

    Craig Sweet, MD, an endocrinologist at Fort Myers, Fla.-based Specialists in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery, discussed how healthcare has evolved for transgender patients in an interview with the Fort Myers News-Press.  By Harrison Cook -
  6. Most medical device cybersecurity issues attributed to user authentication, report finds

    The most common cybersecurity vulnerability among medical devices relates to user authentication, which is often the first line of defense against a hacker, according to a MedCrypt report.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  7. 200 patients tested for hepatitis, HIV due to improperly sterilized surgical tools at Colorado health center

    The Colorado Department of Human Services suspended all medical and dental practices at Wheat Ridge (Colo.) Regional Center Aug 15., after learning the state-owned facility had been improperly cleaning surgical tools since 2015, according to Denver7.  By Harrison Cook -
  8. SwedishAmerican hospital in Illinois goes live on Epic after 3 years of prepwork

    Rockford, Ill.-based SwedishAmerican implemented an Epic EHR July 1.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  9. Medical device vendors are disclosing more vulnerabilities as 'stigma' wanes, report suggests

    The "stigma" surrounding cybersecurity disclosures is beginning to wane, encouraging more medical device vendors to release alerts about their products over the past two years, according to a MedCrypt report.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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