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  1. UCHealth drops 'interim' from CFO Dan Rieber's title: 4 things to know

    Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth tapped Dan Rieber to serve as permanent CFO, effective immediately.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Novartis looks to auction off US generics business: 4 takeaways

    Novartis plans to auction off its generic pill business in the U.S. amid heightened competition, unnamed sources told Reuters Friday.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. Why this telemedicine founder lived in a nursing home for 3 months

    Timothy Peck, MD, took an unusual career path to found his telemedicine company, Call9 — he moved from Silicon Valley to a nursing home in New York, reports CNBC.  By Mackenzie Bean -

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  1. EHR vendors stock report: Week of Feb. 12-16

    One of the four major publicly-traded EHR vendors saw their stock prices fall last week.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. Mayo will close clinic in southeast Minnesota

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Health System will close its clinic in Adams, Minn., the community's only provider, according to the Post Bulletin.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. On-call medical worker runs half a mile to help save a patient's life after a flat tire

    Paula Weatherley, a cardiac catheterization laboratory supervisor, was driving to Conway (Ark.) Regional Hospital after being called in at 3 a.m. Saturday to help perform a life-saving procedure when she got a flat tire. Instead of stopping to change the tire, she ran more than half a mile to the hospital, reports WCNC.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. US lacks specialists for developmental and behavioral pediatrics: 3 findings

    Although a growing number of children are seeking care for complex behavioral and developmental issues, the U.S. is seeing a decline in younger physicians pursuing this specialty, leading to increased appointment wait times for new patients, according to a study published in Pediatrics.  By Megan Knowles -
  1. Hospitals may fail to diagnose flu in older patients: 5 findings

    Although elderly populations have the highest hospitalization and death rates from the flu, older patients in the hospital may be less likely to get tested for the flu, according to a study published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. Half of 'Toughest Jobs to Fill in 2018' are in healthcare

    Five of the 10 toughest jobs to fill this year are in healthcare, due to high demand and shortages in these professions, according to a CareerCast report.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Franklin Community Health Network selects Timothy Churchill as permanent CEO

    Timothy A. Churchill, interim president and CEO of Farmington, Maine-based Franklin Community Health Network, will now lead the integrated rural network permanently.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. How to launch an actionable precision medicine program — MDs from Partners, Columbia weigh in

    The FDA is ramping up its approvals of medications related to precision medicine treatment and diagnostics. To tap into this growing field of patient care, some hospitals and health systems are implementing their own precision medicine programs.  By Megan Wood -

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  1. Monroe County Hospital appoints Lorraine Smith CEO: 3 notes

    Monroe County Hospital in Forsyth, Ga., named Lorraine Smith CEO, according to the Monroe County Reporter.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. AHN's Forbes Hospital names COO: 3 takeaways

    Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, Pa., tapped Krista A. Bragg, MSN, DNP to serve as COO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Anthem acquires America's 1st Choice: 5 things to know

    Anthem completed its acquisition of America's 1st Choice, a privately held for-profit Medicare Advantage plan in Florida.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. Baystate Franklin nurses set strike date: 5 things to know

    Nurses at Greenfield, Mass.-based Baystate Franklin Medical Center plan to strike Feb. 28 if a contract agreement is not reached with management, according to the Massachusetts Nurses Association.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. 3 more states investigating Aetna after former medical director's comments

    Colorado, Washington and Connecticut have joined California in investigating Aetna after one of the health insurer's former medical directors admitted under oath he never reviewed patients' medical records when deciding whether to approve or deny claims, according to CNN.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. Moody's: HCA and UHS are big winners under tax law changes

    Most for-profit hospital operators are poised to benefit from changes to U.S. tax laws, according to Moody's Investors Service.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. Council delays DC hospital's $5M contract with new manager from taking effect: 4 things to know

    Seven members of the Council of the District of Columbia filed a resolution Feb. 16 delaying the council's decision on Washington, D.C.-based United Medical Center's pending $5 million contract with hospital operator Mazars USA, according to the Washington Business Journal.  By Alyssa Rege -
  8. Physician group submits bid to reinstate healthcare operations at shuttered 157-year-old California hospital site

    A California physician group reportedly submitted a bid to reinstate select healthcare operations at the site of the former Los Angeles-based Pacific Alliance Medical Center, which shuttered last November citing costs related to retrofitting its facilities to meet the state's seismic standards, according to the Los Angeles Times.  By Alyssa Rege -
  9. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Feb. 12-16

    All five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices rise last week.  By Kelly Gooch -

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