Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Inside Cleveland Clinic's international strategy

    Cleveland Clinic is looking to overseas markets to "increase the diversity of the system's operations" and "promote the Clinic's clinical expertise in new markets." 
  2. Leapfrog invites input on proposed hospital survey changes

    The Leapfrog Group, the nonprofit watchdog organization behind hospital safety grades, is proposing several changes to its annual survey for 2024, including the removal of certain questions and tweaks to deadlines. 
  3. Montana nursing school breaks ground on expansion after $101M gift

    Great Falls, Mont.-based Benefis Health System and Montana State University broke ground on the first of five nurse teaching buildings being constructed thanks to a $101 million donation, the Great Falls Tribune reported Nov. 29.

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  1. Highmark Health reports $406M operating gain through Q3

    Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health reported a net income of $431 million in the first nine months of 2023.
  2. 10 health systems seeking revenue cycle vice presidents

    10 hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle vice presidents. 
  3. Man allegedly assaults hospital staff before stealing ambulance

    Police arrested a 21-year-old man who allegedly assaulted Gardner, Mass.-based Heywood Hospital staff, EMS and a civilian before stealing an ambulance, eventually crashing it, Boston25 News reported Nov. 29.
  4. HCA to buy bankrupt Texas hospital

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is buying bankrupt Trinity Regional Hospital Sachse (Texas) for $41 million in a deal that is expected to close by the end of January, Bloomberg Law reported Nov. 29. 

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  1. 5 nurses making headlines on and off the job

    Here are five nurses who have made headlines for their leadership efforts on and off the job since mid-August:
  2. 'This already happened in the US': Experts weigh in on China's respiratory virus surge

    Experts say China's current outbreak of respiratory illness is another example of what played out in the U.S. last year when COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus peaked simultaneously, allaying fears that a new virus is behind the surge. 
  3. CHIME names CIO of the Year

    The College of Health Information Management Executives has named its 2024 CIO of the Year and other digital health and IT awardees.
  4. After nurse's slaying, home health workers call for increased protections

    Visiting nurses in Connecticut are calling for increased state and federal protections for home healthcare workers following the homicide of Joyce Grayson, 63, of Willimantic, Conn., NBC Connecticut reported Nov. 28.

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  1. Providence posts $310M operating loss in Q3

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence reported a $310 million operating loss (-4.3% margin) in the third quarter, down from a $164 million loss (-2.3% margin) in the same period last year, according to financial documents published Nov. 29. 
  2. Kentucky hospitals see dip in nurse vacancy rate

    Kentucky hospitals reported a slight drop in nurse vacancy rates this year, though nurse staffing still remains a core challenge, according to the Kentucky Hospital Association's 2023 Workforce Survey Report.  
  3. New Jersey hospital adds security upgrades, training after patient dies by suicide

    Mullica Hill, N.J.-based Inspira Health has ramped up security at its hospitals following a patient suicide earlier this year. 
  4. 10 most popular specialties for telehealth, per Epic

    Telehealth visits are down from their peak in the second quarter of 2020 but remain above pre-pandemic levels, according to research conducted by Epic.
  5. New York health system CEO to step down

    Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, N.Y., will undergo a CEO change at year's end as Tommy Ibrahim, MD, exits the top role. 
  6. Global healthcare cost increases ease slightly in 2024

    Already a pain point for many, global healthcare costs are expected to remain high over the next year, a WTW report found. 
  7. Kaiser buys $44M lot near existing facility for possible expansion

    Kaiser Permanente has purchased land in San Jose, Calif., allowing for a possible expansion by the Oakland, Calif.-based health system.
  8. Cleveland Clinic cuts operating loss to $14.9M in Q3

    Cleveland Clinic reported a $14.9 million operating loss in the third quarter of 2023, resulting in an operating margin of -0.4%, compared with a $28.3 million loss and a -0.9% operating margin year over year, according to financial documents published Nov. 29. 
  9. Shuttered North Carolina hospital provides digital record to former patients

    Former patients at Martin General Hospital, a 49-bed facility in Wilamston, N.C., that closed and filed for bankruptcy in August, will now have access to digital copies of their healthcare records, local news outlet WNCT reported Nov. 29.

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