Week in review: 10 biggest healthcare stories this week

Stay in the know with Becker's Hospital Review's weekly roundup of the nation's biggest healthcare news. Here's what you need to know this week.

1. Flooding closes MD Anderson, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land; Ben Taub evacuates
Due to flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, Ben Taub Hospital in Houston is evacuating patients, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land (Texas) Hospital is shutting down and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has cancelled all appointments through at least Tuesday at its main campus in Houston and several satellite facilities.

2. Physician canoes through Houston floodwater to perform surgery
A physician canoed through floodwaters in Houston Saturday to perform surgery on a 16-year-old boy suffering from a potentially debilitating condition.

3. 10 best hospitals to work for, ranked by employees
Jobs in healthcare are often stressful and demanding, but a new study from Indeed analyzed over 15 million employee reviews on its website to compile a list of the best hospitals to work for.

4. Anthem changes coverage policy for MRIs, CT scans at hospitals
Indianapolis-based Anthem stopped covering outpatient MRIs and CT scans at hospitals without prior approval.

5. Advisory Board sells healthcare arm to Optum in $1.3B deal
The Advisory Board in Washington, D.C., will sell off its healthcare division to Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group's Optum for $1.3 billion, including debts.

6. Houston-area hospitals evacuate 1,500 patients due to flooding
Historic flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey has forced 23 hospitals in the Houston area to evacuate more than 1,500 patients.

7. How Texas hospitals are faring amid Hurricane Harvey's catastrophic flooding: 6 things to know Monday 
Hurricane Harvey battered the east coast of Texas Friday evening as a Category 4 storm, creating storm surges and flooding comparable to Hurricane Katrina, in which 1,836 people were killed in 2005.

8. Cleveland Clinic more than triples operating income in Q2
Fueled by higher patient volume, Cleveland Clinic Health System saw revenues increase and operating income more than triple in the second quarter of this year.

9. Northwell Health to shut down insurance arm
New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health will wind down is health insurance business, CareConnect, over the next year.

10. Patient jumps to his death from window at California hospital
A 70-year-old man smashed a window on the eighth floor of Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, Calif., Tuesday evening and jumped to his death.

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