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  1. 8 health orgs offering free services for Hurricane Florence victims

    All along the Southeastern coast, residents and businesses are preparing for Hurricane Florence, which was downgraded from a Category 4 storm to a Category 2 on Sept. 13., according to The New York Times.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. Regional Health appoints Paulette Davidson to CEO role permanently: 6 things to know

    Rapid City, S.D.-based Regional Health named Paulette Davidson permanent president and CEO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Apple's latest ECG-monitoring watch: 12 things to know

    Apple revealed the Apple Watch Series 4 will be equipped with an electrocardiogram monitor during its Sept. 12 event. However, many cardiologists have expressed concern over the move.  By Julie Spitzer -
  1. Ascension names permanent market leader for Michigan region

    St. Louis-based Ascension appointed Joseph Cacchione, MD, senior vice president of Ascension Healthcare and permanent ministry market executive for its Michigan region.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Baptist Health South Florida names CFO: 4 points

    Miami-based Baptist Health South Florida selected Matthew Arsenault to serve as executive vice president and CFO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. New Jersey Hospital Association launches data center for healthcare improvement

    The New Jersey Hospital Association announced plans for a new data and informatics center to better understand the state's health challenges and the economics of healthcare.  By Harrison Cook -
  4. Medical City Weatherford taps new CEO: 4 notes

    Medical City Weatherford (Texas) appointed Sean Kamber CEO, effective Oct. 1.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Lakeview Regional Medical Center selects Scott Montgomery as COO

    Covington, La.-based Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of New Orleans-based Tulane Medical Center, named Scott Montgomery COO. He will assume the role at the end of September.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Bayer and Sanofi swap top executives: 5 things to know

    Bayer AG and Sanofi, two drugmakers based in Europe, will swap top executives, according to Reuters.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Iora Health to open 10 primary care clinics

    Iora Health, a value-based primary care provider with a focus on Medicaid patients, is teaming up with Humana to open 10 primary care clinics across the U.S.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. Average individual deductible hits nearly $1.5K: 6 survey findings

    In 2018, workers with employer-sponsored insurance will pay an average deductible of $1,491 for individual coverage and $2,788 for family coverage, according to a new survey from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, cited by Benefit News.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Physician delivers twin sisters' sons at same hospital on same day

    Twin sisters Jalynne Crawford and Janelle Leopoldo gave birth to boys on the same day in June at the same Arizona hospital. The sisters underwent caesarian sections performed by the same physician two hours apart, according to ABC News.  By Harrison Cook -
  2. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    As hospitals and health systems juggle ACA compliance and implement payment models to transition from fee-for-service medicine, many are looking to strengthen their financial management teams.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. U of Kansas surgeons save life of boy impaled in head by meat skewer

    Physicians at Kansas City-based University of Kansas Health System operated on a 10-year-old boy after a foot-long meat skewer impaled his head in a  Sept. 8 accident, according to The Kansas City Star.  By Harrison Cook -
  4. Instagram deploys 'get support' feature for users searching opioids

    Instagram is launching a new pop-up feature to help users who search drug-related hashtags find support resources, The Hill reports.  By Julie Spitzer -
  5. 40K notified of ransomware attack at Hawaii fetal diagnostic center

    The Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific in Honolulu is notifying 40,800 patients to a potential data breach after it fell victim to a ransomware attack in June, according to HHS' Office for Civil Rights breach portal.  By Julie Spitzer -
  6. Apple brings ECG to its watch; 23andMe posts 80 job openings & more — 9 health IT key notes

    Here are nine recent news updates on health IT companies:  By Julie Spitzer -
  7. Netflix co-founder urges healthcare leaders to develop 'tolerance of risk'

    Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph and former Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove, MD, shared advice with 1,500 medical professionals and executives Sept. 12 at the Healthcare Analytics Summit in Salt Lake City, according to Desert News.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Healthcare organizations report highest investment return since 2013

    Fifty-six nonprofit healthcare organizations reported a return on investable assets of 13.2 percent for 2017, up from the average 6.2 percent return reported for 2016, according to a Commonfund study for both years.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. America's uninsured rate remained relatively unchanged from 2016 to 2017

    The number of uninsured people and the uninsured rate were not statistically different in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a report from the Census Bureau.  By Kelly Gooch -

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