December 19, 2017
1. AHA CEO Richard Pollack: Hospital M&A ultimately benefits patients  Full story

2. Tenet explores sale of Conifer, expands cost-cutting plan to $250M  Full story  

3. Beaumont Health on brink of breaking with 2,386-member physician group: 5 things to know  Full story 

4. Automated intelligence can improve clinical documentation in the ambulatory setting at the point of care. Learn more with this new white paper.

5. Thrilled to welcome celebrity keynote John McEnroe + 112 hospital and health system executives at Becker's Health IT + Clinical Leadership conference May 10-11, 2018. Register here. | Hear Super Bowl champion Joe Montana and 222+ great speakers at Becker's 16th Annual Future of Spine conference June 14-16, 2018. Register here. | For exhibitor and sponsor opportunities, e-mail Jessica Cole at

6. USF Health COO resigns following concerns of preferential treatment given to assistant  Full story

7. Rhode Island grants two of Prime Healthcare's facilities nonprofit status  Full story

8. Taking care of those who give care: 4 recommendations to improve safety 
9. Washington hospitals work to treat 70+ people injured after Amtrak derailment: 6 things to know  Full story

10. 9 recent hospital partnerships and transactions  Full story

11. Transforming healthcare begins with effective clinical communication — 20+ healthcare leaders, 6 patients share insights on best communication

12. Ascension Healthcare names Karen Springer president, healthcare operations  Full story

13. Employees strike at Mayo Clinic's Albert Lea campus: 11 things to know  Full story 

14. State regulators: Vermont hospital needs to dial back revenues, surgeries  Full story

15. HHS speaks out on alleged word ban at CDC  Full story

16. More women than men enrolled in US medical schools for the first time in history: 5 takeaways Full story

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