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  1. Musical interventions significantly reduces pain, anxiety in surgical patients

    A study published in the British Journal of Surgery examined how perioperative musical interventions affect surgery patients.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Adventist's Florida Hospital releases details of $600M network revamp: 8 notes

    Orlando-based Florida Hospital, part of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, plans to invest $600 million in acquisitions and renovations over the next three years, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. The Hospitals of Providence names new market CEO: 4 things to know

    The Hospitals of Providence in El Paso, Texas, selected Nicholas Tejeda to serve as market CEO, according to an El Paso Herald report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Symantec: A hacking group is targeting health sector to steal intellectual property — 6 things to know

    Symantec identified a hacker group known as Orangeworm that is breaking into U.S. healthcare organizations' X-Ray, MRI and other medical machines as part of an ongoing corporate espionage operation, according to a Symantec report released April 23.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. Amazon's cloud releases blockchain templates

    Amazon Web Services unveiled two open-source blockchain frameworks for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric April 19 to make it easier for developers to create blockchain projects.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. To reopen, shuttered California hospital may sell only profitable asset — a $10.5M gym area

    Board members of the shuttered Tulare (Calif.) Regional Medical Center are considering selling the hospital's gym and surrounding land to help the hospital reopen nearly six months after closing, according to a Visalia Times Delta report.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. DOJ requests information from Cigna, Express Scripts as merger review continues

    The Department of Justice requested additional information from Cigna and Express Scripts as the government reviews Cigna's proposed $54 billion purchase of the pharmacy giant.  By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. Universal Health Services CEO made 541x more than average employee

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services CEO Alan Miller made 541 times more money than the average UHS employee in 2017, according to a Bloomberg report.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Adventist Health sees net income jump 36% in FY 2017

    Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health recorded revenue of $4.1 billion in the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2017, up 5.8 percent from $3.9 billion in fiscal year 2016.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Prince's family sues Illinois hospital that treated him for opioid overdose 1 week before death

    Six of singer-songwriter Prince's heirs filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Moline, Ill.-based UnityPoint Health Trinity Medical Center and Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens April 20 — one day before the state's two-year deadline to submit such claims, according to the Star Tribune.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Piedmont inks new agreement with BCBS: 3 things to know

    Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia signed a three-year contract April 20, three days after announcing a handshake agreement.  By Morgan Haefner -
  1. APPs in leadership roles: Key opportunities and considerations for hospitals

    Advanced practice nurses and physician assistants are playing increasingly important roles in patient care and organized leadership, stirring up a new set of challenges and opportunities for hospitals and health systems.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. Senate postpones Dr. Ronny Jackson's confirmation hearing for top VA spot amid allegations of improper conduct

    Senators have postponed the confirmation hearing for Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, MD, the nominee for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, amid concerns over his qualifications and newly raised allegations of improper conduct as the White House physician, according to CBS News.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. Texas Medical Center unveils plan for 30-acre medical research campus: 8 things to know

    Houston-based Texas Medical Center unveiled plans April 23 for a sweeping medical research campus that brings together five of the state's powerhouse research institutions, according to The Houston Chronicle.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. FBI raids home of former CEO of Tulare Regional Medical Center, seizes items related to management of hospital

    FBI agents and the Tulare County district attorney's office seized several electronic devices and documents during a recent raid of the former Tulare Regional Medical Center CEO's home, according to the Visalia Times Delta.  By Alyssa Rege -
  5. A royal baby is cheaper to deliver than the average US baby

    Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a baby boy April 23. Surprisingly, delivering the new prince, who is now fifth in line to the British throne, likely cost less than the average U.S. delivery, according to The Economist.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  6. 5 hospitals jump from 'F' to 'A' rating on Leapfrog

    Five acute care hospitals that received an "A" safety grade rating from The Leapfrog Group received "F" ratings in past years, the organization announced April 24.  By Alyssa Rege -
  7. How analytics helped Morristown Medical Center earn the 2nd highest CJR reconciliation payment in the U.S.

    Inpatient joint replacement procedures can place a significant financial strain on health systems, so much so that Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services is in the process of piloting a mandatory payment program to cut costs.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CFOs during the past week.  By Morgan Haefner -
  9. Moody's: Preliminary nonprofit healthcare profitability margins at 10-year low

    The nonprofit hospital median operating cash flow margin decreased to 8.1 percent in fiscal year 2017, marking the lowest level seen since the 2008-09 recession, according to preliminary financial data from Moody's Investors Service.  By Kelly Gooch -

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