Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Look to Gen Z for blueprint on diversity, better health outcomes, Stanford Children's exec says

    Becker's Healthcare is focused on amplifying the voices of historically underrepresented people in healthcare.
  2. Downgraded Penn State Health operating losses persist

    Hershey, Pa.-based Penn State Health recent operating losses continued to cascade, reporting a $125.6 million such loss in the period ending March 31 on revenue of $2.8 billion.
  3. $185M in savings identified at Marshfield Clinic; job cuts may also be involved in recovery

    Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System failed to meet its debt service obligations for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31 and was required to hire a consultant to recommend improvements as a result.
  1. Banner Health names CFO

    Phoenix-based Banner Health named Staci Dickerson CFO and executive vice president. 
  2. Drugmakers delay cisplatin resupply dates for 4th time

    An ongoing shortage of cancer drug cisplatin just got longer. 
  3. Why this vascular procedure could be cause for concern

    CMS may have inadvertently made a common vascular procedure susceptible to abuse when it tried to make the procedure more affordable for hospitals and physicians — leading some to make millions, ProPublica reported May 24.
  4. States ranked by healthcare as percent of overall employment for 2023

    West Virginia employs the highest percentage of individuals in healthcare compared to its total workforce, according to new data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The state also topped the list in 2022. 

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  1. Physician found not guilty of manslaughter in patient's fatal overdose

    A former physician at Rochester (N.Y.) Regional Health has been found not guilty of manslaughter in a case involving a patient's fatal overdose, the Rochester Beacon reported May 26.
  2. Texas post-acute facility closes, lays off 48

    Nederland, Texas-based post-acute facility Mid Jefferson Extended Care Hospital closed and the 48 full-time clinical and non-clinical staff have been laid off, Fox affiliate KFDM reported May 26. 
  3. Trinity Health reports $283.5M operating loss

    Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, reported an operating loss of $283.5 million for the first nine months of its fiscal year up to March 31.
  4. Atlanta nonprofit to acquire CharterCare Health Partners

    The Centurion Foundation has submitted its application to the Rhode Island Department of Health state attorney general seeking approval to buy CharterCare Health Partners from Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings. 

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  1. Pennsylvania physician sentenced to prison for prescription fraud

    A Pennsylvania physician was sentenced to six months in prison and one year of supervised release for his involvement in an opioid fraud scheme.
  2. Ohio hospital failed to protect workers from violence: OSHA

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a Columbus, Ohio, children's hospital with two violations and proposed a $18,000 fine after it found the hospital failed to protect its employees from violent patients.
  3. Baptist Memorial names chief nursing officer of 2 hospitals

    Baptist Memorial Health Care in Memphis, Tenn., has appointed April Fox, DNP, MSN, chief nursing officer of two hospitals, ABC affiliate WATN-TV reported May 26.
  4. 6 ways to build a pharmaceutical culture centered on patient safety

    Patient safety is often viewed from a lens inside medical center and hospital walls, but the leadership of pharmacists and decisions made along the medical supply chain also play a role, Londa Ritchey, the quality director at PharmaLex wrote in a May 25 article for PharmaPhorum.
  5. Researchers inch closer to treatment for type of ovarian cancer

    Patients with recurrent low-grade serous ovarian cancer had an 86 percent reduction in tumor size in a new study led by Verastem Oncology, according to a May 25 news release. 
  6. Permanente Federation CEO shares how it's keeping physicians safe

    As incidents of violence against physicians and nurses continue to rise, Ramin Davidoff, MD, the co-CEO of the Permanente Federation, a consulting organization for the eight Permanente Medical Groups, detailed how the organization is prioritizing physicians' safety both physically and mentally in a May 25 American Medical Association discussion.
  7. Healthcare in 5 years: What is hard to imagine today but will be normal then?

    Technology is driving rapid change in healthcare delivery, and systems are working overtime to keep up. But some CIOs on the forefront are thinking differently about what they'll need today to stay ahead of the curve.
  8. 19 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been shared with or reported by Becker's since Feb. 10:
  9. President of 2 Bon Secours hospitals leaves role

    Leigh Sewell stepped down as president of two hospitals belonging to Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health on May 12. 

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