Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Shuttered Texas hospital strikes lease deal

    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has entered into a letter of intent to lease Bay Area Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas, which closed in May.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 14 things cancer patients want during a hospital stay

    For patients hospitalized with cancer, attention to timing and quality communication from clinicians is key to giving them a better experience.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Montefiore Health System achieves $1.2B bond deal

    Bronx, N.Y.-based Montefiore Health System has issued bonds totaling about $1.2 billion, reports The Real Deal.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Bon Secours appoints Leigh Sewell CEO of 3 facilities

    Marriottsville, Md.-based Bon Secours Health System named Leigh Sewell CEO of Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital and Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing, effective Sept. 5.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. CoxHealth's operating income dips 19% to $24M

    Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth saw its operating income drop in the quarter ended June 30 after reporting higher expenses.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. New rule could force choice between healthcare, green cards

    The Trump administration is considering a rule that would require legal immigrants to forgo government assistance, including healthcare, to receive a green card, according to The New York Times.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Dr. Toby Cosgrove: Opioid epidemic has 'peaked'

    Toby Cosgrove, MD, former president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, discussed America's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic during an Aug. 13 episode of CNBC's program the "Squawk Box," saying he believes the crisis has "peaked."  By Harrison Cook -

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  1. Morning routines of 5 top CEOs

    A morning routine helps many executives feel focused and centered. Here is how five top CEOs start their days:  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Optum CEO Tom Boehning discusses how AI is helping the revenue cycle process: 3 questions

    In this special Speaker Series, Becker's Healthcare caught up with Tom Boehning, CEO of Optum360.  By Staff -
  3. Norton Healthcare sees operating income jump 43% in Q2

    Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Healthcare recorded higher revenues and operating income in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the same period of the year prior, according to recently released bondholder documents.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Erlanger Children’s Hospital gets record $5M donation

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Children's Hospital received the single largest gift in its history — a $5 million donation from the Kennedy Foundation, according to The Times Free Press.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Amazon, other shippers ask Trump administration not to raise postal rates

    A newly-formed coalition of major U.S. shippers is asking the Trump administration not to raise rates for shipping packages, according to the Politico Influence newsletter.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Car slams into Virginia hospital, driver injured

    A car crashed into a wall at Inova Alexandria (Va.) Hospital Aug. 11, injuring the driver of the vehicle, according to The Washington Post.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. The healthcare job most likely to get a pay raise

    Emergency medical technicians and paramedics were the only healthcare positions named on a list of jobs most likely to provide a pay raise, according to a report from comparison platform and information service website finder.com.  By Megan Knowles -
  4. Facebook restricts addiction treatment ads in move to curb 'predatory behavior'

    Facebook is cracking down on advertisements marketing addiction treatment services that the social media giant calls "predatory."  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  5. Telemedicine vendor exposes data from 2M patients in Mexico

    An independent cybersecurity researcher in Europe said he discovered an online database that exposed the personal information of 2.3 million patients in Mexico, according to Infosecurity Magazine.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  6. EHR-based medication management tools not effective for hypertension patients, study finds

    Patients with hypertension given access to EHR-based tools to help them manage drug regimens did not demonstrate improved medication adherence or lower blood pressure, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  By Harrison Cook -
  7. Henry Ford Physician Network CEO says system's direct contract with GM will drive value for beneficiaries

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System has kicked off its first direct-to-employer healthcare contract with General Motors.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. University of Kansas Health System taps permanent CFO: 4 takeaways

    Kansas City-based University of Kansas Health System appointed Doug Gaston permanent senior vice president and CFO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. CDC, USDA partner to create graphic novel for young audiences

    The CDC joined forces with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and 4-H to develop a graphic novel aimed at educating younger people about variant influenza and infectious diseases outbreaks, called "The Junior Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak."  By Anuja Vaidya -

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