Duke University Hospital President Kevin Sowers will take over as president at Johns Hopkins Health System in February, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, Maryland, Massachusetts, and North Carolina.
Doug Jones on Tuesday was elected Alabama's next senator, becoming the first Democrat in the state to be elected to the U.S. Senate in more than two decades and potentially complicating Republicans' efforts to revamp health care policy.
A new ProPublica/New York Times investigation highlights how individuals sometimes can buy prescription drugs for lower prices without using their health insurance—but insurers say such instances are rare, adding that consumers who purchase medication without their insurance might wind up paying more over time.
Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago is suing The Leapfrog Group for defamation, claiming that the group lowered the hospital's grade from an A to a C based on inaccurate information. Leapfrog is investigating the allegations.
After months of preparation, Allegheny Health Network in January launched same-day appointment scheduling for more than 150 primary care physicians and 20 specialties—including surgical practices, Christopher Cheney reports for HealthLeaders Media.