Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. MD Anderson physician urges Congress to focus on generic drug pipeline to curb shortage of cancer drugs

    With 16 cancer drugs currently on the FDA's drug shortage list, Jason Westin, MD, the director of Houston-based MD Anderson Cancer Center's Lymphoma Clinical Research Program, section chief for Aggressive Lymphoma, told the Senate Finance Committee Dec. 5 that "providers shouldn't have to make impossible choices about patient care."
  2. 'Use less, lose less, hire more': Inside the strategy that cut nurse turnover at AdventHealth

    Two years ago, AdventHealth's nurse turnover rate was 31%. In November, that figure dipped to 18.9% — progress leaders at the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based system link to a three-pronged nurse staffing strategy: Use less, lose less, hire more. 
  3. Providence nurses reach tentative deal

    After a five-day strike in November, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett (Wash.) and United Food and Commercial Workers 3000 reached a tentative labor contract Dec. 1.

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  1. 10 states with the largest dips, increases in travel nurse pay

    The average weekly travel nurse pay in November in the U.S. was $2,417.04, a decrease of 0.22% from the previous month and a 10.94% decrease from the same month in 2022, according to a report from Vivian Health, a national healthcare hiring marketplace.    
  2. Tower Health conducts layoffs

    On Dec. 5, Tower Health said it laid off 30 employees in an effort to streamline operations, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. 
  3. Majority of Black, Hispanic, Native patients brace for insults in healthcare settings, study says

    More than half of all Black, Hispanic and American Indian and Alaska Native patients say they have to mentally prepare themselves for receiving insults at healthcare visits, according to results from a KFFKFF study released Dec. 5.
  4. Could Gen Z end middle management?

    Gen Z's lack of interest in middle management positions might eventually dissolve the tier entirely, Business Insider reported Dec. 5. 

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  1. 2024 will 'make or break' many hospitals: Fitch

    Dramatic margin fluctuations characterized 2022, which was one of the worst financial years for hospitals in decades. Despite a modest positive turning point in 2023 for some hospitals and health systems, 2024 will be categorized as another "make or break" year for a significant portion of the sector, Fitch Ratings said in its annual outlook report.
  2. Joint Commission unveils new health data certification

    Beginning Jan. 1, hospitals and health systems can pursuea new certification from The Joint Commission on the Responsible Use of Health Data.
  3. The Mark Cuban effect on drug pricing

    In January 2022, entrepreneur and "Shark Tank" star Mark Cuban launched an online pharmacy that priced 100 medications by their manufacturing fee, a 15% markup, and a shipping and handling fee. Less than two years later, Express Scripts and CVS are following suit. 
  4. 'Big Bang Theory' producer donates $10M to California hospital

    The Chuck Lorre Family Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of television producer Chuck Lorre, donated $10 million to Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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  1. 4 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have recently been reported by Becker's:
  2. Vandalia Health acquires 3-hospital system

    Elkins, W.Va.-based Davis Health, a three-hospital system, has officially joined Vandalia Health, local news outlet WBOY reported Dec. 4.
  3. Exiting health system CEO details a future-ready workforce

    Tommy Ibrahim, MD, who is stepping down as president and CEO of Cooperstown, N.Y.-based Bassett Healthcare Network by the year's end, spoke on Sanford Health's podcast about bolstering the future rural healthcare workforce. 
  4. HCA Florida Hospital gets 2nd freestanding ED

    After kicking off construction on its first freestanding emergency department last month, Bradenton-based HCA Florida Blake Hospital has broken ground on a second one in Bradenton.
  5. Microsoft's biggest healthcare moves in 2023

    Microsoft is continuing its push into the healthcare industry, with one of its most notable partnerships of 2023 being with EHR provider Epic Systems. 
  6. A rocky year for healthcare's tech workers

    As hospital and health systems continue to grapple with tighter margins, IT and tech workers have been paying the price. 
  7. Mass General Brigham names chief integration officer

    O'Neil Britton, MD, is taking on an expanded role as chief integration officer and executive vice president of Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham. 
  8. 10 notable CEO transitions this year

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on CEO transitions at hospitals and health systems across the U.S. in 2023. 
  9. California hospital CEO joins healthcare AI investment firm

    The CEO of 335-bed Los Angeles-based Olive View-UCLA Medical Center is joining MedBright AI, a healthcare technology capital allocator, according to a Dec. 5 MedBright news release. 

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