8 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. Quorum Health sees net loss narrow to $30.6M, plans more hospital sales

Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health ended the second quarter of 2017 with a net loss, but the company hopes to improve its financial picture by continuing to restructure its portfolio.

2. Auditor: 15-bed Missouri hospital at heart of $90M billing fraud scheme

Putnam County Memorial Hospital, a 15-bed hospital in Unionville, Mo., received $90 million in insurance payments in less than a year for lab services that were performed at other facilities across the country.

3. Bon Secours Richmond CEO orders managers, others to take paid leave to reduce expenses

Bon Secours Richmond (Va.) Health System CEO Toni Ardabell, BSN, issued an order July 19 mandating select salaried workers at the health system take five paid days off to reduce the health system's expenses by the end of its fiscal year Aug. 31.

4. US News releases 2017-18 Best Hospital rankings

Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic earned the top spot on U.S. News & World Report's 2017-18 Best Hospitals rankings for the second year in a row.

5. 10 best and worst states for healthcare

Hawaii is the best state for healthcare.

6. How CHS, Tenet, UHS, LifePoint and HCA fared in Q2

Major for-profit hospital operators produced mixed financial results in the second quarter of 2017.\

7. 5 things to learn about dealing with a divided office from Google's CEO

A controversial memo circulating around Google's Mountain View, Calif., office caused uproar at the company and beyond, but CEO Sundar Pichai's response is a prime example of how executives can swiftly and decisively react to divided opinions at their office.

8. Broward executive resigns amid accusations she improperly steered $1.7M to marketing firm

Doris Peek resigned July 20 as senior vice president of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health after a law firm hired by the health system released a report accusing her of improperly steering nearly $1.7 million to a marketing firm

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