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The Senate Finance Committee voted 15-12 to advance former Eli Lilly executive Alex Azar’s nomination as HHS Secretary to the full Senate, with one Democrat joining all Republicans in support.

Four months after resigning as HHS Secretary, Tom Price, MD, has a new gig: serving on the advisory board for Atlanta’s Jackson Healthcare.

Hospitals continue to report high growth rates among their administrative staff, according to a whitepaper released by SK&A, with C-suite level titles now compromising 12 percent of the 200,000 titles in its database.

CVS Health will keep Aetna headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, nixing the insurer’s planned move to New York City.

The search for a new CEO of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has ended, with Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, set to take over the position Feb. 5.

 

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Senate committee advances Alex Azar’s nomination as HHS Secretary

The Senate Finance Committee voted 15-12 to advance former Eli Lilly executive Alex Azar’s nomination as HHS Secretary to the full Senate, with one Democrat joining all Republicans in support.

Former HHS Secretary Tom Price gets new job as adviser

Four months after resigning as HHS Secretary, Tom Price, MD, has a new gig: serving on the advisory board for Atlanta’s Jackson Healthcare.

5 things to know about growth in the hospital C-suite

Hospitals continue to report high growth rates among their administrative staff, according to a whitepaper released by SK&A, with C-suite level titles now compromising 12 percent of the 200,000 titles in its database.

Aetna will stay in Hartford as part of CVS Health acquisition

CVS Health will keep Aetna headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, nixing the insurer’s planned move to New York City.

AHIMA names Wylecia Wiggs Harris as new CEO

The search for a new CEO of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has ended, with Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, set to take over the position Feb. 5.

New members join AMGA board

Four new members have begun their tenure of the board of directors for the American Medical Group Association (AMGA), while the group’s consulting arm named a new president and chief operating officer.

New AHIMA president, board members begin terms

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) began 2018 with several new leaders, including president and board chair Diann Smith, MS, taking office along with a new speaker and three new board members.

University of Miami names med school dean as health system CEO

Edward Abraham, MD, who has been serving as dean and chief academic officer at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine since July, has now been named executive vice president for health affairs and CEO of the school’s health system, UHealth.

Centene names new president, COO

As part of an overhaul of its organizational structure, St. Louis-based health insurer Centene has named Cynthia Brinkley its new president and chief operating officer and filled several leadership roles below chairman and CEO Michael Neidorff.

Gates to invest $100M in dementia, Alzheimer's initiatives

IBM founder Bill Gates has a new target for his renowned philanthropic endeavors. The billionaire announced Nov. 13 that he will donate nearly $100 million to projects focused on researching dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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