Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 'Who will teach them?': 7 experts on bolstering the nurse educator pipeline

    Nurse educators are notably in high demand, but the desire to become one has been generally low in recent years. 
  2. Teva launches first generic GLP-1

    Teva Pharmaceuticals is launching the first authorized generic of Victoza, the first generic GLP-1 product available in the United States.
  3. Ozempic maker plans $4.1B manufacturing plant

    Novo Nordisk is planning to build a $4.1 billion manufacturing plant in Clayton, N.C., to help meet demand for its blockbuster drugs Ozempic and Wegovy.

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  1. Novant Health taps CommonSpirit executive as cyber chief

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health has named Sanjeev Sah as its new chief information security officer. 
  2. Massachusetts lawmakers seek to ban REITs from owning hospitals

    Massachusetts lawmakers are taking aim at real estate investment trusts amid Dallas-based Steward Health Care's ongoing financial troubles. 
  3. 'We may not ever be fully staffed': Health system C-suites plan for the future

    After the pandemic, most healthcare leaders experienced a "great resignation" as workers left for other service industries and ever since health systems have been dealing with a lack of skilled labor to backfill the vacancies.
  4. The 'legitimate and pervasive' issue facing health system CFOs

    Behavioral health, maternity care and nephrology are among the inpatient services that report the greatest operating losses and represent significant challenges for hospitals and health systems that continue to rebound financially while demand for higher acuity care increases. 

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  1. Why agility is key for Children's National's newest executive

    Gina Cronin will begin serving as senior vice president and chief people officer of Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Hospital in July, bringing decades of executive operational experience to her new role.
  2. California system names new marketing chief

    Mark Klein will become the new chief communications and marketing officer of Mountain View, Calif.-based El Camino Health on July 15. 
  3. HCA's latest leadership moves

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare has recently made several executive changes within its hospitals.
  4. Arkansas AG sues Optum, Express Scripts over alleged role in opioid epidemic 

    Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin filed a lawsuit June 24 against pharmacy benefit managers Optum Rx and Express Scripts for their alleged role in enabling the opioid epidemic in the state.

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  1. Beebe Healthcare fills inaugural chief advanced practice clinician role

    Amanda Connoyer, DNP, APRN, has been selected by Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., as its first ever chief advanced practice clinician, the system announced June 24.
  2. New Jersey system names chief medical information officer

    Valley Health System in Paramus, N.J., has named K. Nadeem Ahmed, MD, as its chief medical information officer, New Jersey Business Magazine reported June 24. 
  3. Lurie Children's namesake philanthropist dies

    Ann Lurie, a renowned philanthropist for which the Chicago-based Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital is named, has died at 79, the Chicago Tribune reported June 24.
  4. 'Aggressive nurse recruitment is growing,' 130+ nurse groups say

    The International Council of Nurses, an organization of more than 130 national nurses associations, is warning about some high-income countries recruiting nurses from vulnerable countries with critical health worker shortages. 
  5. 6 1st-of-its-kind procedures in 2024

    In the first half of 2024, six systems have performed first-of-its-kind procedures and clinical treatments.
  6. Maine physician faces up to 300 years in prison for overprescribing opioids

    A Maine physician was found guilty on 15 counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances.
  7. Intermountain adds 40,000 square feet to supply warehouse

    For Intermountain Health's supply chain strategy, 40,000 more square feet means more than $12 million in annual savings. 
  8. Ohio nurses seek felony status for using bodily fluids as weapon

    Nurses in Ohio are asking state lawmakers to amend a proposed bill to increase the legal penalties associated with using bodily fluids as a weapon against healthcare workers, according to the Dayton Daily News. 
  9. Critics skeptical of states' proposals to ban public masking

    North Carolina and New York are among states weighing bans on public mask wearing amid heightened tension surrounding protests on the Israel-Hamas conflict. While lawmakers say such measures wouldn't target medical mask wearing, critics are skeptical about the practicality of a health exception, The Washington Post reported June 24.

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