7 must-read articles for healthcare leaders this week

Start your week off right by taking a look at some of Becker's Hospital Review's top stories from last week.

1. Missouri hospital fires 12 employees for alleged mistreatment of patients

Mercy Hospital Springfield (Mo.) has fired 12 employees for allegedly treating patients poorly, according to Ozarks First.

2. Tenet to divest 8 additional US hospitals, 9 UK facilities 

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare plans to divest eight hospitals in four U.S. markets, including Philadelphia, as well as nine facilities in the United Kingdom, according to a presentation from outgoing CEO Trevor Fetter at the Baird 2017 Global Healthcare Conference.

3. 12 latest hospital, health system executive resignations

Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following latest hospital and health system executive resignations. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.

4. AG sues Washington hospital over charity care: 8 things to know

The state of Washington is suing St. Joseph's Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., over allegations it violated the state's Consumer Protection Act, since 2012, by illegally withholding charity care from tens of thousands of patients.

5. U of Utah Hospital limits police access to patient rooms after aggressive nurse confrontation

Salt Lake City-based University of Utah Hospital changed its protocol to limit police access to patient care areas after a nurse was forcibly arrested for refusing to allow an investigator to draw blood from an unconscious patient without a warrant, according to NPR.

6. Cleveland Clinic names Dr. Toby Cosgrove's successor 

Cleveland Clinic appointed Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD, president and CEO, effective Jan 1.

7. Sen. Alexander says healthcare bill coming 'within 10 days'

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension committee, expects to finish drafting a healthcare stabilization bill "within 10 days," according to CNN.

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