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Renton, Wash.-based Providence St. Joseph Health found its new CFO from the executive ranks at another large Washington company, Microsoft, hiring the tech giant’s managing director for business development and growth strategy, Venkat Bhamidipati.

Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, the public health commissioner of Georgia, an obstetrician-gynecologist and a former candidate for Congress, has been named as the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Two weeks after being named interim president and CEO of Houston’s Memorial Hermann Health System, Charles Stokes, MHA, has been appointed to the role on a permanent basis by the hospital’s board.

Healthcare finance leaders are most focused on technological improvements in revenue cycle management (RCM) over the next year, while almost all are concerned about how the increasing number of self-paying patients will affect their organizations.

The annual Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) conference includes the induction of the organization’s new board chair, its chief elected officer. For 2017-18, the position belongs to Carol Friesen, MPH, vice president of health system services at Bryan Health in Lincoln, Nebraska.


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AAFP names new board of directors

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) elected its board of directors for the next year at its annual meeting in Orlando.

Cleveland Clinic submits plan for London location

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO stepping down

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, will be leaving her position as president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation after serving since January 2003. 

ACEP president says insurers share blame for rising drug prices

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Brigham and Women’s CNO stepping down after averted nursing strike

Jackie Somerville, PhD, RN, chief nursing officer at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is leaving the position Oct. 1, according to the Boston Business Journal.

BioLineRx names new CEO, CFO

Biopharmaceutical company BioLineRx, has named a new CEO and CFO as the company prepares to shake up its leadership.

DeSalvo resigns as ONC head, stays with HHS

Karen DeSalvo, MD, has announced her resignation as the head of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). She will be replaced by her principal deputy director, Vindell Washington, as national coordinator.

Former Birmingham CFO faces 17 years for $11 million fraud

Terri McGuire Mollica, the former CFO of Birmingham Health Care, has been sentenced to 17 years after pleading guilty to stealing $1.7 million from a center that catered to the homeless, reports

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Intralign Health names long-time healthcare businessman new CEO

Intralign Health, an operating room optimization solutions provider, has named a new CEO as it aims to improve its company’s profitability.