Alaska hospitals file appeal with state over ER beds; Two health system veterans take over as CEOs of Bon Secours' hospitals;

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> Providence Alaska Medical Center and Alaska Regional Hospital have filed an appeal with the state over emergency room beds, according to KYUR 13. In July, the state gave eight emergency room beds to Providence Alaska and none to Alaska Regional who wanted to build free standing Emergency Departments in Anchorage and Eagle River. The appeal concerns the six remaining beds. Article

> Two long-time healthcare executives will take over as CEOs of Bon Secours' hospitals in the Richmond, Virginia region, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Article

> Raymond L. Horwood, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Cleveland Clinic's Fairview hospital, is removing his practice from the clinic because he says leaders want him to cut costs and use an implant he contends would endanger care, reports. Article

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> In response to ever-rising costs for pharmaceuticals, many states are considering laws that would impose price caps on certain drugs. But the caps won't solve the problem of rising healthcare costs, according to an opinion piece for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Article

> A Utah health system is trying to identify savings opportunities through a simple solution: keeping track of the costs of all its goods and services. Article

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