Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 85 strikes since 2021: Why healthcare workers are 'more emboldened to act'

    Hospital and health system employees have long participated in labor strikes across the U.S., citing concerns about pay and staffing. However, the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated these issues, leading to an increasing number of workers holding actions to raise awareness over their concerns, one expert told Becker's.
  2. AHA urges CMS to consider inflation, staffing in light of proposed inpatient rehab rule

    After CMS proposed a new rule for inpatient rehabilitation facilities in April, the American Hospital Association on June 5 issued comments urging the agency to make updates to its proposal citing inflationary pressures and staff shortages.
  3. AHA pushes CMS for improved skilled nursing reimbursement, resources

    The American Hospital Association is calling for CMS to update its methodologies regarding reimbursement for skilled nursing facilities because proposed numbers fall far short of rising costs.
  1. Local anesthetics shortage prolonged

    Local anesthetics bupivacaine and lidocaine have been in unsteady supply since at least 2015, and recently, drugmakers postponed their expected resupply dates again. 
  2. 63 IT job openings at Wellstar, NYU Langone and Loma Linda

    Despite the slowdown in the tech labor market, top health systems are still searching for IT talent.
  3. Oncology drugs in shortage: 4 updates

    Shortages of a handful of cancer drugs are causing concern as drug companies delay resupply dates and physicians worry about providing adequate care for their patients. 
  4. Mount Sinai's deep learning tool unlocks 'language' of electrocardiograms

    New York City-based Mount Sinai researchers have developed a deep learning model, HeartBEiT, that can diagnose heart attacks better than established methods for electrocardiogram analysis.

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  1. 235 organizations express support for legislation expanding scope of practice

    More than 235 organizations, including the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Association, expressed support for the Improving Care and Access to Nurses Act in a June 6 letter to Congress.
  2. Maryland rehab hospital names CEO

    Rehabilitation Hospital of Bowie (Md.), an Encompass Health facility, named Joseph Williams CEO.
  3. American Hospital Association to CMS: Skilled nursing facilities are vital to healthcare — properly reimburse them

    The American Hospital Association sent a letter to CMS outlining how vital skilled nursing facilities are to healthcare and urging CMS to make changes to some of its proposals, including the reimbursement amounts.
  4. Temporary administrator personally owes Texas hospital's tax debt, court finds

    The temporary administrator of Riverside General Hospital, a now-shuttered facility in Houston, was found liable for $173,630 in hospital payroll taxes that were not turned over to the federal government during her tenure, a federal court ruled May 31. 

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  1. 4 RIP Medical Debt partnerships

    While the number of Americans with medical debt on their credit reports has decreased since 2020, non-profit groups like RIP Medical Debt are still active in forgiving the medical debts held by millions of Americans.
  2. Former Dell Medical CIO to lead digital health for IT company

    Andrea Daugherty, the former CIO of Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, has been named head of digital health for IT company SHI International.
  3. Kaiser workers ask California hospital to halt surgeries over equipment contamination concerns

    More than 70 employees at Kaiser Zion Medical Center in San Diego have signed a petition for the facility to suspend surgeries over concerns of potential contamination of surgical trays, according to a June 6 report from The San Diego Union Tribune. 
  4. The rise of the hybrid CNO-COO

    As financial pressures grow and health systems look to reduce administrative teams, it's not uncommon for the COO role to be eliminated or left unfilled after a leader departs. However, some systems have taken a less traditional route, creating hybrid COO and chief nursing officer roles. 
  5. 5 states reviewing healthcare M&A oversight

    A number of states have attempted to pass laws recently to potentially curb what legislators say is inappropriate consolidation in the healthcare industry. Other states have pushed back on such legislation.
  6. Nurse practitioner and CEO of Wyoming clinic talks rural care challenges

    Sundance, Wyo., is home to 1,032 people and Crook County Medical Services District Sundance Clinic. It's also the hometown of clinic CEO, Micki Lyons, DNP, MSN, who drives 180 miles a day to return to the community she grew up in and care for it. 
  7. Federal judge blocks Florida's youth gender-affirming care ban

    A federal judge in Florida has blocked the enforcement of a statewide ban on gender-affirming care for transgender adolescents, such as puberty blockers, hormone therapy or surgeries. 
  8. 'Are we going to be ready?' Kettering Health leader on cardiology's challenges

    Alina Joseph is not your traditional heart and vascular services leader. 
  9. 10 specialties with the largest increases, decreases to travel nurse pay

    The average weekly travel nurse pay in May in the U.S. was $2,488, down nearly 10.4 percent from $2,776 during the same month in 2022, according to a report from Vivian Health, a national healthcare hiring marketplace.    

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