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Atlantic Health CEO picked for AHA leadership role

Atlantic Health CEO picked for AHA leadership role

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 07, 2017

Gragnolati is currently president and CEO of Atlantic Health System. He took the reins at the Morristown, N.J., system in 2015. Previously, he was a senior vice president at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore.

Editorial: Tax reform is going nowhere

Editorial: Tax reform is going nowhere

By Merrill Goozner  |  August 07, 2017

In a rational political environment, there's a strong argument for tax reform—the next item on President Donald Trump's agenda. But we don't live in such an environment. Cutting taxes when the economy is near full employment will do nothing more than blow a massive hole in the federal budget.

Hospitals leery of CMS proposal to pay for joint replacements in ASCs

Hospitals leery of CMS proposal to pay for joint replacements in ASCs

By Harris Meyer  |  August 05, 2017

Many orthopedic surgeons and ambulatory surgery center operators are delighted with the CMS' mid-July announcement that it's considering paying for total knee and hip replacement procedures in outpatient settings. But lots of hospital leaders are not.

Data Points: Overfat deemed a 'pandemic'

Data Points: Overfat deemed a 'pandemic'

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 05, 2017

Think twice before supersizing that meal. According to a new study in the Frontiers of Public Health, an estimated 70% of people in the world's 30 most-developed countries are "overfat."

Healthcare gains 39,400 jobs in July

Healthcare gains 39,400 jobs in July

By Dave Barkholz  |  August 04, 2017

The July healthcare hiring surge marks the second consecutive month that job gains in the sector have surpassed last year's hot average of 32,000. The need for hospital and other medical workers is overriding ACA repeal worries.

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