Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 'Buy now pay later' healthcare startup gets $110M in funding

    Walnut, a "buy now pay later" healthcare startup, recently received a $110 million investment.
  2. Texas hospitals treat at least 14 injured in school shooting

    Hospitals in the San Antonio area treated more than a dozen people injured in a May 24 shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. 
  3. 1 in 5 COVID-19 survivors may have long COVID: CDC 

    One in 5 adult COVID-19 survivors between the ages of 18 and 64 has experienced at least one health condition that could be considered long COVID-19, a May 24 study from the CDC found.

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  1. Florida hospital can't cover paychecks

    It has been more than a month since employees of Healthmark Regional Medical Center in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., received paychecks, according to WMBB. 
  2. Staff shortage forces Alaska hospital to halt inpatient care for 2nd time

    For the second time this spring, Kanakanak Hospital in Dillingham, Alaska, has stopped accepting inpatients because of a workforce shortage.
  3. 5 best, worst places for physicians to practice, per Medscape

    Idaho is the best state to practice medicine in 2022, and Maine is the worst, according to Medscape rankings released May 20. 
  4. 44% skipped healthcare over cost uncertainty, survey says

    Forty-four percent of Americans avoided getting healthcare services due to uncertainty of cost, according to a report released May 24 by healthcare transparency and guidance company HealthSparq. 

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  1. No Surprises Act prevented more than 2M unexpected bills, study says 

    The No Surprises Act prevented more than 2 million unexpected medical bills to commercially insured patients in the first two months of 2022, according to a joint study released May 24 by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and America's Health Insurance Plans.
  2. BayCare Florida hospital opens $152M tower

    St. Petersburg, Fla.-based St. Anthony's Hospital opened its $152 million patient tower, which adds 90 private rooms, Tampa Bay Times reported May 24.
  3. Advocate Aurora used market power to suppress competition, lawsuit alleges

    A proposed class-action lawsuit accuses Advocate Aurora Health of engaging in anticompetitive practices that have raised healthcare costs for Wisconsin employers. 
  4. Trinity Health plans layoffs in Massachusetts

    Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., part of Trinity Health of New England, is trimming jobs. 
  1. Longest-serving leader of Maryland hospital to retire

    Sheldon "Shelly" Stein is retiring as president and CEO of Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore. 
  2. 20 top critical access hospitals

    The Chartis Center for Rural Health has released its annual list of the top 20 critical access hospitals in the U.S. 
  3. 5 health system CFOs reveal investments that yielded great returns

    Financial challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and workforce shortages forced hospitals to be strategic with their investments in the last year.
  4. Texas pharmacists hesitant to prescribe drugs amid abortion ban

    Many pharmacists in Texas are hesitant to fill prescriptions for abortion drugs — even if they're used for other medical reasons — for fear of civil lawsuits or criminal prosecution under the state's strict abortion ban, Slate reported May 24.
  5. In-person, telehealth combo expands access while maintaining quality, study finds

    A hybrid approach to primary care that offers in-person, video and occasional audio-only appointments can increase access to medical services while maintaining quality, a recent Rand Corp. report concluded.
  6. Boost patient privacy while easing health info exchange, researchers warn 

    As the federal government encourages the more free exchange of health information, researchers are calling for increased privacy protections for patients.
  7. HCA names COO of new Florida hospital

    Madison Workman is the new COO of HCA Florida University Hospital, a 165-bed hospital in Davie. 
  8. US has a new dominant COVID-19 strain

    A highly contagious sublineage of the BA.2 omicron subvariant is now the nation's dominant strain, according to the CDC's latest variant proportion estimates. 
  9. University of California to pay $374.4M to settle abuse claims against former gynecologist

    The University of California will pay $374.4 million to resolve claims by 312 women who alleged they were sexually abused when treated by a former longtime UCLA gynecologist, according to a UCLA statement shared with Becker's on May 24. 

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