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  1. Patients don't come to me because they're in pain, they come because they've lost something, says orthopedic surgeon Dr. Alonzo Sexton

    In this special Speaker Series, Becker's Healthcare caught up with Alonzo Sexton, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Athens Orthopedic Clinic in Georgia.  By Staff -
  2. How Mission Health saved $500K by eliminating early clock-ins

    As hospitals seek new ways to reduce spending without affecting patient care, facilities may overlook one key way to improve their bottom line: managing labor practices.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong buys LA Times for $500M

    Billionaire, biotechnology entrepreneur and NantHealth CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, completed his $500 million purchase of the 136-year-old The Los Angeles Times newspaper June 18, according to The Los Angeles Times.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. Massena Memorial Hospital CEO suddenly resigns: 6 things to know

    Robert Wolleben, CEO of Massena (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital, resigned, according to a Watertown Daily Times report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 8 notes on medical scribe salary & bonuses

    The median annual salary for medical scribes was $32,762, as of May 30, according to data from Salary.com.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. VA telemedicine program slashed interhospital ICU transfers

    A study, published in CHEST, examined the effects of a Veterans Affairs' intensive care unit telemedicine program on interhospital transfers.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 51 healthcare layoffs in 2018

    The following healthcare layoffs were reported by Becker's Hospital Review this year. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Walgreens, Humana partner for Medicare primary care clinics

    Walgreens is teaming up with Humana to open primary care clinics for Medicare beneficiaries in two Walgreens stores in Kansas City, Mo., the companies said June 19.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Mercy in Iowa cuts 43 jobs as part of living center consolidation

    Mercy Medical Center-Clinton (Iowa) confirmed 43 job cuts as a result of the consolidation of its living centers, both in Clinton, reports the Clinton Herald.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Ex-Tenet exec: Kickback indictment is 'legally flawed'

    John Holland, a former executive at Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, is appealing a federal judge's decision allowing kickback charges to be brought against him in an alleged $400 million fraud scheme, reports Reuters.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. McKesson to close Connecticut facility, lay off 105 workers

    McKesson, a medical supply and pharmaceutical distributor, will close its facility in Rocky Hill, Conn., resulting in job losses for 105 people, according to a Fox 61 report.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Roche to acquire Foundation Medicine for $2.4B

    Pharmaceutical giant Roche Holding will pay $2.4 billion to acquire the remaining shares it doesn't already own of Foundation Medicine, putting more stake into a future for personalized cancer treatments, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. Rebecca Wiedmeyer discusses health IT uses for underserved, uninsured patient populations: 3 questions with the project manager of health IT initiatives at a Chicago-based FQHC

    In this special Speaker Series, Becker's Healthcare caught up with Rebecca Wiedmeyer, project manager of health IT initiatives at the Chicago-based Erie Family Health Center.  By Staff -
  3. To keep up with Amazon, CVS will now deliver drugs

    CVS Health will soon offer a delivery service for  prescription medications and some over-the-counter drugs, according to CNBC.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. Mayo Clinic looking to store health records on blockchain

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is looking for ways to store patient data on blockchain, a decentralized, digital ledger that promises enhanced security, and the provider has signed a joint working agreement with the London-based startup Medicalchain.  By Julie Spitzer -
  5. Imprivata's Carina Edwards shares her 3 steps for a successful technology implementation: 3 questions with the senior vice president of customer experience

    In this special Speaker Series, Becker's Healthcare caught up with Carina Edwards, senior vice president of customer experience at Imprivata.  By Staff -
  6. For babies born with opioid withdrawals, methadone proves more effective than morphine

    Methadone could be a more effective treatment than morphine for babies introduced to opioids in utero and born with withdrawal symptoms, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics.  By Harrison Cook -
  7. These 4 states saw the biggest drop in opioid prescriptions

    Programs dedicated to monitoring prescription drug use in Kentucky, New Mexico, Tennessee and New York have significantly reduced opioid prescriptions, according to research published in Health Affairs.  By Harrison Cook -
  8. 9 governors blast GOP moves to end ACA's pre-existing condition protections

    A bipartisan group of nine governors signed a letter June 18 criticizing the U.S. Justice Department for refusing to defend the Affordable Care Act against a lawsuit that seeks to end protections for patients with pre-existing conditions.  By Leo Vartorella -
  9. Trump immigration policy creating toxic stress for kids, health experts warn

    President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy has separated 1,995 minors from their guardians at the border between the U.S. and Mexico, and healthcare experts are warning about the negative health effects of his actions, The Hill reports.  By Leo Vartorella -

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