December 17, 2019
1.  Congress unveils $1.3T spending deal: 5 healthcare takeaways Full story

2. Leapfrog names 2019 Top Hospitals Full story

3. 10 states with the most for-profit hospitals

4. 5 Key Focus Areas Effecting Executive Compensation in the Healthcare Industry. B.E. Smith's white paper explores the impact executive compensation has on the key initiatives of talent management, employee engagement, and organizational success. Click to read the report .

5. RWJBarnabas, St. Peter's Healthcare System explore merger Full story

6. CMS cites Houston hospital over C-section death Full story

7. 3 Must Reads: 
  • High drug costs are pushing patients to abandon medication. Learn what providers can do about it. 
  • Is Wikipedia complicating your patient relationships? 3 Approaches to Navigate the Era of Digital Diagnosis
  • Is your organization taking action in the wrong areas? Learn why your data may be lying to you

8. U of Maryland Medical System board routinely lobbied execs to promote business interests, probe finds Full story

9. Philadelphia hospital sells for $50M Full story

10. WSJ: How to navigate the era of social responsibility as a CEO   Full story
11.  At least 122 hospital and health system C-suite executives were on the move in Q3 2019. Click here to catch up on 2019's executive moves.

12. Walgreens is Dow's worst-performing stock of 2019 Full story

13. Ohio physician charged with murder must face civil lawsuits, court rules Full story

14. 50 hospital C-level execs share advice, innovations, 2020 predictions and more Full story

15. UMass Memorial posts $197M operating gain after selling pharmacy unit Full story

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