Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Congress probes popular China-based drugmaker

    WuXi AppTec, a drugmaker in China that manufactures multiple chemotherapies for U.S. patients, is facing scrutiny from lawmakers concerned about security threats, The New York Times reported April 15. 
  2. West Virginia rehab hospital changes ownership, rebrands

    A rehabilitation hospital has changed ownership and will operate as two partner organizations in West Virginia, reported April 12.
  3. Another state considers nixing collaborative agreements for PAs

    New Hampshire is the latest state to consider nixing collaborative agreements for physician assistants, the New Hampshire Bulletin reported April 15.

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  1. Teladoc's chief accounting officer resigns

    Shortly after Teladoc's CEO Jason Gorevic exited the company, its chief accounting officer announced his resignation, Market Screener reported April 12.
  2. IT disruption persists at California health system

    Fairfield, Calif.-based NorthBay Health's IT systems are still not fully operational due to a cybersecurity incident that started on April 2.
  3. MUSC looks for state approval to develop $705M hospitals

    Patrick Cawley, MD, CEO of Charleston, S.C.-based Medical University of South Carolina, has received approval from the MUSC board of trustees for the development of two hospital projects for a total of $705 million.
  4. Hospital group calls HHS' web tracking rules unlawful

    The American Hospital Association is challenging HHS' bulletin regarding online tracking technologies for HIPAA-covered entities, calling it "substantively and procedurally unlawful."  

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  1. Valley Health moves 200 patients to new $800M facility

    Valley Health System has moved 203 patients out of its hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., to a new $800 million facility in Paramus, N.J. The transfer took place April 14 and involved 75 ambulances, according to local news outlets. 
  2. 3 health system leaders testify before Congress on telehealth extension

    Health system leaders testified in support of extending telehealth flexibilities set to expire Dec. 31 at a recent Congressional hearing.
  3. Missouri lawmaker tapped as Cross Trails Medical Center CEO

    Rick Francis, a state representative for District 145, was appointed CEO of Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based Cross Trails Medical Center, Southeast Missourian reported April 15. 
  4. Why healthcare AI treatments cost more

    Mammograms read by artificial intelligence don't have a billing code so radiologists may pass the extra $40 to $100 in out-of-pocket costs on to patients, The New York Times reported.

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  1. Medical Properties Trust offloads 5 Steward Utah hospitals for $1B

    Medical Properties Trust, one of the world's largest hospital real estate owners, has offloaded five Dallas-based Steward Health Care-operated Utah hospitals for around $1.1 billion in total cash proceeds.
  2. The second leading cause of death worldwide

    Viral hepatitis is the second leading cause of death among non-COVID-19 communicable diseases in the world, according to the World Health Organization.
  3. Mayo Clinic $5B expansion sparks financial planning reboot

    Mayo Clinic recently announced plans to make a $5 billion investment in its Rochester, Minn.-based campus late last year to replace old facilities and find "creative growth" areas, said Allison Viramontes, CFO of Mayo Clinic Arizona, at the Becker's 14th Annual Meeting in Chicago on April 9.
  4. Florida system raises $93M for cancer institute

    Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Healthcare Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sarasota Memorial Hospital, has raised more than $93 million in six years to support the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute. 
  5. Cardiologist pleads guilty to $1.9M fraud

    A New Jersey cardiologist and practice owner pleaded guilty to a $1.9 million healthcare fraud scheme.
  6. No link between cardiac deaths in young people, COVID-19 vaccine: CDC

    COVID-19 vaccination is not linked with sudden cardiac death among previously healthy young people, an April 11 CDC report found.
  7. Tenet's highest-earning executives in 2023

    The five highest-earning executives at Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare saw their overall compensation increase in 2023, according to a proxy statement filed April 12 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  8. Memorial Hermann aims for 'quick reactivation' of kidney transplants

    Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is planning to quickly reactivate its kidney transplant program, which the hospital halted earlier this month after discovering evidence of a physician allegedly altering transplant candidates' medical records, the Houston Chronicle reported April 12.
  9. 4 Ensemble partnerships in 2024

    Ensemble Health Partners was named the best company for end-to-end revenue cycle outsourcing in 2024 by KLAS Research. 

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