Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Medicare Advantage accounts for rising share of inpatient days

    Medicare Advantage accounted for around 1 in 4 inpatient hospitals days in 2022, according to a report from KFF published July 23. 
  2. Chicago hospital opens center to address equity gap

    The Center for Better Aging opened July 23 at St. Bernard Hospital in Chicago with a goal of improving health equity among older adults.
  3. Cancer survivor numbers continue to rise

    The number of cancer survivors in the U.S. has risen and is likely to continue to rise, according to a report from researchers at the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Md., published July 13 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 

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  1. More GLP-1s prescribed for weight loss than diabetes in recent years

    In recent years, more prescriptions for GLP-1 drugs were written to treat obesity than Type 2 diabetes, adding to accessibility and shortage concerns, according to a study published July 23 in Annals of Internal Medicine. 
  2. 8 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have recently been reported by Becker's:
  3. HCA 'built to be bigger' but selective with M&As, CEO says

    HCA Healthcare CEO Sam Hazen said the 188-hospital system is "built to be bigger," but they are "very selective about making sure that an acquisition fits the model and can produce the returns that we expect from acquisitions."
  4. Adventist HealthCare names new CEO

    John Sackett has been named Adventist HealthCare's next CEO and president, bringing 40 years of industry experience to the role.

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  1. ChristianaCare hikes minimum wage for 2nd time in 5 years

    ChristianaCare, a three-hospital health system based in Wilmington, Del., is increasing its hourly minimum wage from $15 to $16.50.
  2. HCA expects up to $400M boost from its 'most challenging payer'

    Medicaid has historically been HCA Healthcare's "most challenging payer" but the health system is anticipating a $200 million to $400 million boost from Medicaid supplemental payment programs in 2024, CFO Mike Marks said July 23 during the health system's second-quarter earnings call. 
  3. No immediate care issues found in bidless Steward hospitals: report

    Three of Dallas-based Steward Health Care's hospitals that failed to receive bids were part of a recent bankruptcy court inspection filing that found some room for patient care improvement. However, the filing also found no material issues impacting patient care that would require immediate bankruptcy court attention. 
  4. The top cancer hospital in every state, per US News

    The U.S. News & World Report's "2024-25 Best Hospitals for Cancer" ranked the top cancer centers in every state. 

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  1. House calls on Crowdstrike CEO to testify on IT outage

    Republican leaders of the House Homeland Security Committee are calling on cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike's CEO to appear on Capitol Hill regarding the global IT outage that affected healthcare organizations across the country, The Washington Post reported July 22. 
  2. UHS system appoints new CFO

    Amarillo, Texas-based Northwest Texas Healthcare System, part of King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services, has appointed Harvey Torres CFO, according to a July 23 news release shared with Becker's. 
  3. Virginia HCA hospital taps assistant CFO

    Salem, Va.-based Lewis-Gale Medical Center has named Chase Walters assistant chief financial officer, according to a July 22 post on his LinkedIn page. 
  4. Commure to acquire Augmedix in $139M digital health deal

    Healthcare software startup Commure has agreed to acquire artificial intelligence medical scribe company Augmedix for $139 million.
  5. HHS seeks AI, data and technology chiefs

    HHS is hiring for three C-level tech positions.
  6. 50 best places to live for families: Fortune

    Fortune has released its 2024 ranking of best places to live for families. 
  7. 10 hospitals, health systems looking for CFOs

    Included below are 10 hospitals and health systems that shared job listings recently looking for CFOs.
  8. Most managers not engaged in their roles: Gallup

    Three in 10 managers are engaged in their roles, according to a recent Gallup survey.
  9. Deaconess hospital taps new chief administrative officer

    Keith Miller has been named chief administrative officer of Jasper, Ind.-based Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.

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