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Trump appoints failed VA nominee Ronny Jackson as his chief medical adviser

President Trump has appointed failed Veterans Affairs secretary nominee Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson to serve as assistant to the president and chief medical adviser, according to the White House. Trump tapped 40 staffers for promotions and new jobs Saturday, including Jackson, whose name was in the middle of the long list. Jackson has remained out… Read More »

Hospital-acquired conditions fell 13% since 2014, CMS chief says

Dive Brief: CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday touted new patient safety data showing a significant decline in patient harm occurring in hospitals due to infections. From 2014 to 2017, the number of hospital-acquired conditions dropped by 13% — or about 20,000 avoidable deaths. Savings to the healthcare system totaled $ 7.7 billion. “While I… Read More »