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  1. North Country Hospital hires new CEO: 4 notes

    North Country Hospital in Newport, Vt., named Brian Nall CEO, effective Nov. 1 or earlier.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. An injection to treat leukemia, opioid dependence & more: 3 latest FDA approvals

    Here are three notable drugs or medical devices that have been approved by the FDA since Sept. 7:  By Alia Paavola -
  3. Mayo Clinic to launch health plans with Minnesota insurer

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is creating health insurance products to network with providers nationwide, the health system said Sept. 13.  By Morgan Haefner -
  1. Memorial Sloan Kettering CMO resigns after failing to disclose pharma ties

    José Baselga, MD, PhD, medical oncologist, physician-in-chief and CMO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, resigned after reports surfaced claiming he failed to disclose significant financial ties to the drug industry and other healthcare companies in more than 100 research articles, according to The New York Times.  By Alia Paavola -
  2. St. Joseph Health to cut 25 jobs at 2 California hospitals after union protest

    Eureka, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health-Humboldt County announced it will cut 25 jobs at Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, Calif., and St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Minnesota hospital cited for secretly videotaping patients

    A CMS investigation revealed Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minn., violated certain patients' privacy rights by videotaping them without their knowledge during psychiatric evaluations, according to the Star Tribune, which cited documents released Sept. 12 by CMS.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 10 healthcare leaders share the best advice they received

    Becker's Hospital Review asked healthcare leaders to share the best piece of advice they've ever received. Below are some of the tips they've received about communication, forgiveness and integrity.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Cerner President Zane Burke sells 283K shares after tendering resignation

    One day after Cerner President Zane Burke announced plans to step down from the company, he sold 283,539 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Sept. 11, SEC filings show.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. Apple's latest health hire is this Minnesota hospital chain COO

    Apple's latest addition to its health team is M. Osman Akhtar, COO of the nonprofit hospital network Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services, who resigned in late August to pursue an opportunity "outside of traditional healthcare," CNBC reports.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. How Penn Medicine empowers residents to drive quality improvement, patient safety

    At Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine, medical residents are a driving force behind systemwide quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, according to a blog post on the AMA Wire.  By Megan Knowles -
  4. HHS waives HIPAA sanctions for hospitals affected by Hurricane Florence

    HHS issued a bulletin earlier this week waiving sanctions and penalties against covered hospitals affected by Hurricane Florence, which hit the Southeastern coastline Sept. 14, according to CNN.  By Alyssa Rege -

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  1. Dana-Farber's operating income bounces back

    Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ended the first nine months of fiscal year 2018 with operating income of $20.8 million, compared to an operating loss of $34.87 million in the same period a year earlier, according to recently released financial documents.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Physician pleads guilty in $60M fraud scheme allegedly linked to patient deaths

    A physician at Novus, a shuttered hospice provider in Frisco, Texas, has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge for his role in a $60 million fraud scheme that federal prosecutors say involved fatally overdosing patients for profit, according to The Dallas Morning News.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Hospitals look to non-acute care, outside suppliers for value-based care success

    Hospitals are expanding in non-acute care and seeking outside service providers amid shifts to population health and value-based care, according to a study from global management firm L.E.K. Consulting.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Hospitals and unions: 11 recent conflicts, agreements

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital-union events — including protests and legal issues — after Aug. 20.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Equity firm invests $200M to launch independent cancer care network

    Private equity firm General Atlantic has agreed to invest $200 million in Nashville, Tenn.-based OneOncology, a startup that aims to manage independent cancer treatment clinics, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. NICU volunteer donates $1M to Alabama hospital

    Mobile, Ala.-based USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital received a more than $1 million gift from 81-year-old Louis Mapp, a volunteer at the hospital, and his wife Melinda Mapp, according to the StarTribune.  By Harrison Cook -
  7. Cleveland Clinic, Intermountain, 18 other hospitals hiring nurses

    Here are 20 hospitals and health systems that have posted job listings seeking nurses in the last week.  By Megan Knowles -
  8. Viewpoint: Realistic medical training will improve safety in teaching hospitals

    New interns — physicians who finished four years of medical school — are especially prone to making medication errors, signaling a need for better training to improve patient safety in teaching hospitals, a fourth-year emergency medicine resident writes in a STAT op-ed.  By Megan Knowles -
  9. U of Kansas Health gets record-breaking $66M gift

    Kansas City-based University of Kansas Health System received the largest gift in its history — a $66 million donation from The Sunderland Foundation.  By Alia Paavola -

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