Judge grants $310M class-action settlement against MedPartners | Birmingham Business Journal
Alabama Circuit Court Judge Pat Ballard on Monday granted final approval to a $310 million class action settlement stemming from allegations that MedPartners, a physician practice management company once led by former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy, made false and misleading statements about its financial condition during the late 1990s.
Backers of hospital exec pay cap initiative dropping effort | Arizona Capitol Times
Arizonans will not get to decide in November whether to cap the pay of hospital executives. A spokesman for a California-based union which had collected more than 281,000 signatures said late Monday that its efforts would be better spent ensuring that Donald Trump does not get into the White House.
Judges have issued competing rulings over the validity of lawsuits filed by patients who fear they may have been infected by a former surgical technologist at Swedish Medical Center who stole painkiller syringes while he was HIV positive.
This Boston hospital exec saw pay double to $5.5M in 2014 | Boston Business Journal
Top hospital executives throughout the Massachusetts saw their pay grow significantly from 2013 to 2014, but none as much as Brigham and Women's Hospital president Dr. Elizabeth Nabel.
Merck cutting 148 Pennsylvania jobs | Philadelphia Business Journal
A month after announcing it was shifting more than 300 jobs from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to its facilities at biotech hotbeds in the Boston and San Francisco areas, Merck and Co., has disclosed additional job cuts at a Montgomery County, Pa., office.
Anderson Cancer Center joins cancer institute network | Atlanta Business Journal
Navicent Health's Peyton Anderson Cancer Center has become the newest member of Emory University's Winship Cancer Network, joining the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory and Thomasville, Ga.-based Archbold Memorial Hospital. The partnership will provide Navicent patients shared access to a variety of clinical trials and research projects.
Retirees need $130,000 just to cover healthcare, study finds | Bloomberg.com
Today's 65-year-olds can expect to spend an average of $130,000 on health care during their retirement, from premiums to co-payments to eyeglasses, according to new estimates.
Hillary Clinton's doctor certified that she “is in excellent physical condition.” Donald Trump's physician declared he would be the healthiest president — ever. Testaments like these have become a ritual of American politics. But in the absence of detailed medical records, nobody seems to take them seriously.