February 22, 2019

Around the nation: In a bid to train more primary care docs, NYU will open a new medical school on Long Island

Daily Briefing

    New York University announced plans to open a three-year medical school on Long Island in the fall of 2020, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Massachusetts, and New York.

    • Massachusetts: Patrick Wardell, CEO of Cambridge Health announced that he plans to retire in July. Wardell has been CEO of Cambridge since 2012. He previously served as president and CEO of Hurley Medical Center in Michigan and of St. Joseph's Healthcare System in New Jersey (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/20).

    • Minnesota: United Healthcare on Wednesday became the first for-profit insurer to receive an HMO license in its home state of Minnesota. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the company is making an effort to sell more coverage in the state where it's based. Kentucky-based Humana, a for-profit carrier, is also seeking an HMO license in Minnesota, according to Minnesota Health Department officials. The Daily Briefing is published by Advisory Board, a division of Optum, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group. UnitedHealth Group separately owns United Healthcare (Snobeck, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2/20).

    • New York: New York University announced plans to open a three-year medical school on Long Island in the fall of 2020. The new school will be named NYU Long Island School of Medicine and will be based at NYU Winthrop University Hospital (Korn, Wall Street Journal, 2/19).

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