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  1. Highlands Hospital promotes CFO to permanent CEO: 3 things to know

    Highlands Hospital in Connellsville, Pa., selected John Andursky to serve as permanent president and CEO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Florida Hospital Waterman names new CFO: 4 notes

    Tavares-based Florida Hospital Waterman appointed Terri Warren CFO, effective Nov. 5.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Financial problems continue at struggling Pennsylvania hospital

    Ellwood City (Pa.) Medical Center, which has faced various financial challenges in recent months, cut jobs and still owes unpaid bills, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Florida confirms state's 1st pediatric flu death

    Florida experienced its first flu-related death for the 2018-19 season, according to a flu report from the Florida Department of Health.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. What hospital, residential damage means for providers post-Hurricane Michael: 4 thoughts

    Some analysts estimate property damage caused by Hurricane Michael will cost the insurance industry up to $5 billion, while others project the losses could mount to $8 billion, according to NPR. The insurance industry's ability to cover these claims could have implications for some area health systems damaged by the storm, as well as for patients' propensity to pay.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center cuts 50 jobs one month after hospital acquisition

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has cut 50 jobs systemwide, according to a Winston-Salem Journal report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Athenahealth has at least 5 potential bidders, Bloomberg says

    At least five potential bidders have expressed interest in acquiring athenahealth, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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  1. UPMC-Highmark dispute on feds' radar, Azar says

    HHS Secretary Alex Azar and another CMS official commented on the ongoing feud between Pittsburgh-based UPMC and Highmark Health, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Cash-strapped Oklahoma hospital closes; 130 employees laid off

    Despite efforts to avoid closure by  raising money through GoFundMe and  soliciting donations from country music star Toby Keith, Pauls Valley (Okla.) Regional Medical Center opted to close its doors Oct. 12, according to the Pauls Valley Daily Democrat.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Oct. 8-12

    Four of the five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices fall last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. 10 thoughts on the state of healthcare from Scott Becker

    1. Healthcare, given that we have 325 million-plus people in the U.S. with an aging and growing population that is living longer, is a very complex problem. By Scott Becker -
  1. Chicago health system to add 240+ jobs

    Cook County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago will reportedly add at least 240 jobs in 2019 to keep up with the system's growth, according to Crain's Chicago Business.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. CHS shares sink to all-time low

    Shares of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems closed Oct. 12 at $2.62, their lowest closing price ever and down 1.5 percent from the day prior.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. US flu activity low as 2018-19 season kicks off

    Influenza activity in the U.S. remained low throughout the summer months and early October, according to the CDC's most recent FluView report.  By Megan Knowles -
  4. Hospital-acquired conditions dropped 21% from 2010-15

    Hospitals and health systems have significantly reduced hospital-acquired conditions, unplanned readmissions and healthcare-associated infections over the last 10 years, according to a report from the American Hospital Association.  By Megan Knowles -
  5. Only predictable thing about flu season is its unpredictability, says United Hospital Center's chief quality officer

    Physicians and healthcare teams should prepare for an unpredictable flu season, according to WBOY 12News.  By Harrison Cook -
  6. Physician charged with involuntary manslaughter in Flint water crisis wins public health award

    A physician facing involuntary manslaughter and other charges linked to the Flint, Mich., water crisis has received the highest individual award from two Michigan public health groups, according to  By Megan Knowles -
  7. Premature babies face higher risk of maltreatment, study finds

    Infants born before 37 weeks of gestation face a higher rate of maltreatment, according to a study published in Annals of Epidemiology.  By Harrison Cook -
  8. Akron Children's to take over Ohio hospital's NICU, maternal services

    Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital will take over operations of Canton, Ohio-based Aultman Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit and maternal fetal medicine practice under a new agreement, according to Crain's Cleveland Business.  By Morgan Haefner -
  9. 10 highest-paying nursing jobs

    Nurse anesthetists had the highest average salary in 2018 out of 27 nursing job titles, earning about $150,900 on average, according to a survey conducted by Advance Healthcare Network.  By Megan Knowles -

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