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  1. Maryland medical devicemaker admits contamination of 30,000+ wound dressings

    A Maryland medical device manufacturer pleaded guilty to charges surrounding its wound dressing product, the Department of Justice said.
  2. 10 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week.
  3. A quarter of cancer survivors struggle to pay medical bills, CDC finds

    Twenty-five percent of cancer survivors have trouble with out-of-pocket medical expenses, which are usually significantly higher than for people without a history of cancer, according to a report from the CDC.

Cost containment is a top priority in 2019 for healthcare executives

In the past few years, healthcare annual expenses have continued to outpace revenue growth, spurring increased interest in cost containment strategies from hospital leaders across the country.
  1. UP Health System-Marquette appoints Jerry Dooley interim CEO: 4 notes

    UP Health System-Marquette (Mich.) tapped Jerry Dooley to serve as interim CEO, effective June 19, according to The Mining Journal.
  2. Hospital CEO turnover down 33% in 2019

    The number of hospital CEOs who left their roles in 2019 is 31, down nearly 33 percent from the 46 who left within the same time last year, according to a report by executive outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
  3. Washington Health System CEO Gary Weinstein to retire at end of June

    Gary Weinstein, president and CEO of Washington (Pa.) Health System, is retiring, effective June 30, according to the Observer-Reporter.
  4. Augusta University Medical Center selects Dr. Phillip Coule as interim CEO: 5 things to know

    Augusta (Ga.) University Medical Center named Phillip Coule, MD, interim CEO, according to The Augusta Chronicle.

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  1. 5 updates on Medicaid insurers, policies

    Here are five updates on Medicaid payers and policy changes involving the program for low-income Americans published by Becker's Hospital Review in the past month:
  2. Texas VA medical center rolls out remote video app for mental healthcare

    Houston-based Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center launched a telehealth platform that allows veterans to receive mental health services remotely.
  3. 5 updates on 'Medicare for All'

    Here are five updates on issues surrounding "Medicare for All" proposals published by Becker's Hospital Review in the past month:
  4. CVS stock slides on report judge will squash Aetna deal

    CVS Health saw its shares fall after a New York Post report said people close to the companies think a federal judge will rule against its $69 billion takeover of Aetna, according to Barron's.
  1. South Carolina seeks Medicaid work requirements

    South Carolina submitted a formal request to require its Medicaid beneficiaries to meet work requirements to maintain health coverage, according to The Hill.
  2. BCBS' administrative costs increased 5.5% per member in 2018

    Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans saw their administrative costs grow faster in 2018 than the year prior, according to a report from healthcare solutions provider Sherlock Co.
  3. California healthcare system lowers layoff estimate

    The Ventura County Health Care Agency, a California-based system of hospital, clinic and specialty services, said the number of layoffs at the healthcare system will be less than initially projected, according to the Ventura County Star.
  4. House bill to protect nurses from workplace violence advances

    Federal legislation to protect healthcare and social service employees from workplace violence is advancing after being voted out of the House Committee on Education and Labor, the panel announced June 11.
  5. Top 5-paying states for nursing assistants

    Alaska is the top-paying state for nursing assistants, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data collected in May 2018.
  6. Cost-cutting trails revenue growth as 2019 priority, hospital CEOs say

    Hospital executives identified revenue growth as their top priority for 2019, beating out cost containment, according to Advisory Board’s annual healthcare CEO survey.
  7. U of Virginia physicians work with data scientists to develop predictive model for dosing protocols

    University of Virginia nephrologist and director of dialysis system Brendan Bowman, MD, has teamed up with engineers at the university to develop predictive techniques to improve medication dosing protocols.
  8. Physician viewpoint: 8 commitments your organization should make to reduce burnout

    Hospitals and health systems can combat physician and staff burnout by endorsing the Charter on Physician Well-Being, which lists eight recommendations to improve physician well-being, according to a study published in JAMA Network and cited by an American Medical Association post.
  9. Top-selling drugs of 10 pharma companies

    Below is a list of prescription drugs that generated the most sales for 10 top pharma companies in 2018.

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