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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.

On Monday morning, President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Alex Azar to lead HHS. A former executive for pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, he has long been a frontrunner to replace Tom Price, who stepped down in September after criticism for using expensive chartered flights.

After four years at the helm of health insurance giant Anthem, CEO and president Joseph Swedish will hand over the reins to Gail Boudreaux, the former CEO of UnitedHealthcare, on Nov. 20.

A new chair and three new members have been named to the board of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

Former Banner Health CFO Dennis Dahlen has been named as the new financial chief for the Mayo Clinic, replacing the retiring Kedrick Adkins Jr.

 

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Paladin Healthcare names Henry Loubet CEO

Paladin Healthcare announced that Henry Loubet has been appointed CEO of Paladin Healthcare Alliance.

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute introduces new Director of Breast Surgery

The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute has announced their new director of the Breast Surgery Program as Dr. Edward Sauter, reports Fox61.

Study shows gender gap in top medical journals

A recent report from the British Medical Journal exposes a gender gap in the listing of authors in top tier medical research journals.

Judge rules in favor of Hershey-Pinnacle merger

The Federal Trade Commission has ruled in favor of the merger of Pinnacle Health System and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, allowing the companies to form a healthcare giant, reports PennLive.

Executive moves: April

April was a busy month for healthcare executives with new CEOs, CMOs and COOs coming up for spring.

Study: Healthcare industry narrows diversity gap

The healthcare field is making headway in closing the diversity gap according to Witt/Kieffer's latest leadership diversity study.

Andrew Bindman named new AHRQ director

Andrew Bindman, MD, has been named director of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), replacing Sharon B. Arnold, PhD.

Brigham and Women's Healthcare appoints new CIO

Brigham and Women's Health Care in Boston has named Adam Landman, MD, as its new chief information officer.

UnitedHealthcare withdrawals from Louisiana and Iowa insurance marketplaces

With the announcement of UnitedHealthcare’s exit from the insurance marketplace of many states, some people will need to add “find a new doctor” to their to-do list.

Former Capital Blue Cross employee, others charged in $300,000 healthcare scam

A former Capital Blue Cross (CBC) employee and four others were indicted for healthcare fraud for allegedly filing false health insurance claims totaling $292,000 in 2012 and 2013.

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