Healthcare Roundup—Indeed report: Interns say Kaiser Permanente is the best place in the U.S. to work

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Circleville, Ohio-based Berger Health System is in formal merger talks with Columbus-based OhioHealth, and more healthcare headlines. (Ted Eytan/CC BY-SA 2.0)

Indeed: Kaiser Permanente the best place to intern 

Kaiser Permanente is the best place in the country to intern, according to an analysis from job site Indeed. 

The site dug into reviews from interns on its site, with Kaiser earning a 4.24 out of 5 in interns' reviews. It's the only healthcare organization to make the list and was reviewed positively for the passion of its staff. 

Disney, Northwestern Mutual, Walgreens and the YMCA round out the top five. (Indeed

OhioHealth in talks to add a 12th hospital 

Circleville, Ohio-based Berger Health System is in formal merger talks with Columbus-based OhioHealth. 

Berger Health System, which includes one hospital, has been affiliated with OhioHealth since 2015. The merger talks are likely to continue until this fall, and if the deal is completed it would add a 12th hospital to OhioHealth's roster. (Columbus Business First

Providers back the pharmaceutical venture led by Intermountain—once they learn about it 

Market research firm Reaction polled healthcare stakeholders on Project RX, the nonprofit drug venture led by Intermountain Healthcare, and found it faces an uphill battle to success. 

The survey included more than 600 providers, 60% of which said they were not familiar with the venture. However, 90% said they would be willing to become customers once educated about the project. 

That appears to be driven by the providers' low opinion of pharmaceutical companies. Just 19% of those polled had a positive view of these companies, while 70% had a negative opinion. (Reaction

Cleveland Clinic plans new biobanking facility 

Cleveland Clinic has joined forces with Brooks Automation to launch a 21,000-square-foot biorepository. The facility will enhance precision medicine by making it easier for researchers to access tissue samples. 

The new facility is expected to be completed in 2019. (Announcement

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