Joy Buckley last week at gave birth to a daughter weighing 15 pounds and five ounces, a record for Arnot Ogden Medical Center, the hospital where the baby was born, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Merging two major health systems can present daunting managerial and political obstacles, and increasingly, systems are navigating that "tightrope" by keeping both systems' CEOs on board—and asking them to split the CEO role, Alex Kacik writes for Modern Healthcare. Here's what health system CEOs and other industry experts say works, and doesn't, for dual-CEO health systems.
Physicians' contracts increasingly include noncompete clauses intended to protect their employers' business interests—but some physicians and legal scholars say the clauses can effectively prevent patients from seeing their preferred doctors, Michelle Andrews reports for the New York Times.
FDA on Tuesday approved a drug that specifically targets postpartum depression, marking the first time a drug has been approved for such a use in the United States—but some experts are concerned the drug's cost will restrict access to the treatment.
America's Health Insurance Plans and other large groups representing insurers on Monday urged congressional leaders to address so-called "surprise" medical bills by establishing set payment rates for care, but the American Hospital Association and Federation of American Hospitals quickly raised concerns about the proposal.