Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. A heart attack changed this health system CEO's life

    Todd LaPorte brings more than 35 years of healthcare experience to his role as CEO of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based HonorHealth, a role he's held since April 2017. While he has undoubtedly faced numerous challenges during his career, including those related to the pandemic, it was a sculpture that brought about the most difficult professional challenge he's ever faced.
  2. Steward issues '6-point action plan'

    Dallas-based Steward Health Care has shared a 'six-point action plan' to address its ongoing financial troubles and create a more sustainable business as the health system moves into its next phase of operations.
  3. Tower Health cuts 6-month operating loss by $73.5M

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health reported a $16.6 million operating loss in the first six months of fiscal year 2024, an 81.6% improvement from the $90.1 million loss over the same period last year, according to its Feb. 23 financial report. 

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  1. Why 1 hospital launched a 'designated education unit' for new nurses

    Mercy Fort Smith (Ark.) Hospital has launched a new 18-bed unit, which will have a 4:1 patient to nurse ratio. The unit is specifically designed to provide close contact, hands-on training for new graduate nurses.
  2. Fred Hutch taps former Cedars-Sinai exec as chief nursing officer

    Denene Prophet-Williams, BSN, has been selected to serve as the next vice president and chief nursing officer at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, a spokesperson confirmed to Becker's. 
  3. 110 rural hospital and health system CEOs to know | 2024

    Rural hospitals allow patients from remote areas to receive care without traveling long distances or sacrificing quality. The CEOs leading these necessary institutions take on a variety of responsibilities to ensure rural communities have access to top-tier healthcare.
  4. For-profit health system CFOs cautiously optimistic on 2-midnight rule

    The CFOs of two of the largest for-profit hospital systems said it is too early to see the effect of CMS' two-midnight rule, but they expressed optimism on their most recent earnings calls. 

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  1. Arkansas system breaks rules

    If you could break any rule at your health system, what would it be?
  2. New research: 134K+ cancer cases were missed in 2020

    There were around 134,395 cases of cancer that went undiagnosed in U.S. adults during the first 10 months of 2020 due to pandemic disruptions in screening and care, research published Feb. 22 in JAMA Oncology estimates.
  3. Walmart cuts supply chain emissions 6 years ahead of schedule

    Walmart has achieved a significant environmental sustainability milestone six years early, The Wall Street Journal reported Feb. 23.
  4. 1 injured in police-involved shooting on Miami hospital campus

    Miami police confirmed an officer-involved shooting on the campus of 1,500-bed Jackson Memorial Hospital Feb. 23 that left one man injured.

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  1. Mountain Laurel Medical Center promotes leader to chief nursing officer

    Mountain Laurel Medical Center in Oakland, Md., named Michelle Dixon, MSN, RN, as its new chief nursing officer, as of Feb. 12, according to a news release shared with Becker's.
  2. Physicians see influx of patients wanting surgery for Ozempic symptom

    Physicians are reportedly seeing an increasing number of patients who have used anti-obesity drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy request procedures to remove sagging, excess skin via plastic surgery, KDVR reported Feb. 23.
  3. 27 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been shared with or reported by Becker's this year:
  4. The 18 health systems Walmart sends its employees to for care in 2024

    In an effort to rein in healthcare costs for its 1.6 million employees, Walmart sends them directly to health systems that demonstrate high-quality care outcomes, otherwise known as Centers of Excellence.
  5. What U of Utah Health did to tackle the tech shortage

    At the beginning of 2022, the University of Utah Health had around 40 to 50 openings for technicians among its 17 retail pharmacies and five hospitals. That was too many, and the health system needed to fill the pipeline quickly.
  6. Mercy introduces 'smart assistant' Joy

    St. Louis-based Mercy teamed up with Microsoft to create an generative AI-powered chatbot designed to act as a "super-smart assistant" for its employees. 
  7. CPSI rebranding as TruBridge

    Health information technology CPSI is rebranding as TruBridge, effective March 4. 
  8. Financial risks for UnitedHealth after Change Healthcare cyberattack: Moody's

    UnitedHealth Group's Change Healthcare has fallen victim to a cyberattack, marking a credit-negative event for the company, according to Moody's. 
  9. HCA cancer center shifts model for monitoring CAR-T cell therapy patients

    HCA Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute in Nashville, Tenn., has introduced a model to monitor patients who received CAR-T cell therapy in an outpatient setting. 

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