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  1. Sharon Roush to serve as 1st president of Sarasota Memorial's new Florida facility

    Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Health Care System selected Sharon Roush to serve as the inaugural president of Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Laurel Road in Venice, Fla.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Flex Pharma to slash 60% of workforce, consider sale or merger

    Flex Pharma, a biotechnology company based in Boston, will lay off 60 percent of its workforce by the end of June and is considering a sale or merger to remain afloat, after ending a midstage trial of its lead drug over tolerability concerns, according to a Nasdaq report.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. 7 hospital, health system construction projects worth $300M or more

    Below are seven hospitals or health systems that recently announced or completed construction projects worth more than $300 million in the last month, reported by Becker's Hospital Review.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Female vendor RCM leaders to know in 2018

    A number of healthcare organizations seek out input from vendors for revenue cycle management and financial improvement.  By Staff -
  2. States consider Medicaid ACOs to remedy unsustainable spending: 4 things to know

    Medicaid payments are increasingly becoming state budget busters as the program covers frequent emergency room admissions and outpatient tests, according to Kaiser Health News.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Higher financial literacy could mean lower hospitalization among older adults, study says

    Older adults with a greater ability to understand and use financial concepts have a lower risk of hospitalization, according to a study in the July issue of Medical Care.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Texas long-term care hospital secures new owner, avoids closure

    San Antonio-based Acuity Hospital of South Texas, a long-term acute care facility, will not close as planned, according to a San Antonio Express-News report.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. California hospital closes, lays off more than 100 employees

    Coalinga (Calif.) Regional Medical Center closed June 12, and the organization's skilled nursing facility will shut down by the end of the month.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Kansas hospital asked nurses to falsify records to pump up inpatient numbers, inspectors say

    Overland Park, Kan.-based Blue Valley Hospital asked nurses to falsify patient records to boost the facility's inpatient numbers, according to The Kansas City Star, which cited findings from a CMS survey of the hospital.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Federal cuts to hospitals will top $218B by 2028, called 'troubling trend'

    By 2028, federal payment cuts to hospitals since 2010 will total $218.2 billion, according to a report from Dobson Davanzo & Associates commissioned by the Federation of American Hospitals and the American Hospital Association.  By Leo Vartorella -
  4. Investing in consumerism — Why St. Luke's approach to billing prioritizes the patient experience

    In today's economic landscape, patients are comparing healthcare services to ensure they're getting the best deal, and putting off care they can't afford. To address this potentially dangerous trend, Easton, Pa.-based St. Luke's University Health Network looked to retailers to find strategies to stand out from the competition while providing more affordable care.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. The remote healthcare job with a 6-figure salary

    Public health physician supervisor was the sole healthcare position named on a list of remote jobs offering six-figure salaries, according to a report from job seeker website FlexJobs.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. 20 hospitals hiring nurses

    Here are 20 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking nurses in the last week.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. ProMedica hospital to cut ICU bed count in half

    Sylvania, Ohio-based ProMedica Flower Hospital plans to reduce its intensive care unit from 16 beds to eight by the end of July, according to The Blade.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. Study: New York physicians received $3.5M from opioid makers between 2013-15

    New York physicians prescribed more opioids to Medicare patients after receiving payments from opioid manufacturers, compared to those who did not receive money from a drugmaker, according to a study from the New York State Health Foundation.  By Harrison Cook -
  5. Bed bugs found in Banner Health hospital room, patient's family says

    A patient's family said they found bed bugs in their daughter's hospital room on June 11 at Mesa, Ariz.-based Banner Desert Medical Center, Fox News reports.  By Megan Knowles -
  6. ACA insurers won't get billions in risk corridors payments, court says: 5 things to know

    A federal appellate court ruled health insurers are not owed billions of dollars in funding under the ACA's risk corridors program, according to Law360.  By Morgan Haefner -
  7. Viewpoint: The one step Trump should take to ease the opioid epidemic

    Although President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency in October, his administration has yet to take necessary steps to help those fighting addiction — including one critical, cost-free step, two experts argue in a jointly written op-ed in The Washington Post.  By Megan Knowles -
  8. Here is how all 50 states, DC rank in patient access

    The Mercatus Center within Fairfax, Va.-based George Mason University released its June 2018 update report on patient access to healthcare.  By Julie Spitzer -
  9. Todd Dixon to step into CEO role at Navicent Health Baldwin: 4 things to know

    Macon, Ga.-based Navicent Health tapped Todd Dixon, BSN, RN, to serve as CEO of Navicent Health Baldwin in Milledgeville, Ga.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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