Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Medical org presidents to Congress: Pass healthcare worker violence protection bill

    Association of American Medical Colleges President and CEO David Skorton, MD, and National Academy of Medicine President Victor Dzau, MD, are urging more action to address violence against healthcare workers.
  2. FDA approves ALS drug based on 1 phase 2 trial

    Months after an FDA panel voted against Amylyx Pharmaceuticals' amyotrophic lateral sclerosis drug, a second panel reversed the decision in a surprise vote before the agency approved the controversial ALS treatment Sept. 29. 
  3. The cloud is expensive, and CIOs are waiting for the return on investment

    Many businesses and organizations have shifted to the cloud to save money, but CIOs say their costs are rising as they shift to the new technology, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 29. 

Integrating Emergency and Hospitalist Care to Strengthen Performance

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  1. Congressional Budget Office pitches healthcare price growth cap

    Capping the level and growth rate of healthcare prices could result in "moderate to large" reductions in the prices health insurers pay to providers, the Congressional Budget Office said in a Sept. 29 report. 
  2. 2,857 Geisinger patients affected by 3rd-party data breach

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger is notifying patients about a ransomware attack at a mail service vendor that has compromised the protected health information of 2,857 patients, CNHI News reported Sept. 28.  
  3. Senate passes continuing resolution that extends rural Medicare programs

    The U.S. Senate voted 75-25 to pass and send to the House of Representatives a continuing resolution that would extend current federal funding levels for healthcare and other programs, according to a Sept. 29 report from the American Hospital Association.
  4. 7 recent medical school partnerships

    Here are seven stories on medical school partnerships that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 25: 

How to get the most from patients' insurance coverage

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  1. 11 women making moves in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since Sept. 23.
  2. Hurricane Ian poised to slam region's largest ports, 'spelling further supply-chain headaches'

    With Hurricane Ian regaining strength and hundreds of hospitals at risk for flooding, the storm is headed for the region's largest container ports, Bloomberg reported Sept. 29. 
  3. Uber Health, ShiftMed partner to provide transportation to healthcare workers

    Uber Health has partnered with healthcare workforce platform ShiftMed to provide transportation to nurses and other healthcare workers to help with staffing shortages.
  4. 6 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Six chief medical and nursing officer moves Becker's has covered since Sept. 26: 

How UCSD Moores Cancer Center Unlocked Capacity by Reducing No-Show Rates by Up To 50%

Traditional approaches to hospital operations can't meet today's capacity management challenges. Here's what UCSD Moores Cancer Center did to cut no-show rates by 50%
  1. West Virginia hospital to reopen following $2M in federal funding

    Williamson (W.Va.) Memorial Hospital, its county's only hospital, will reopen following a $2 million federal grant it received after being closed since 2020, CBS affiliate WYMT reported Sept. 29. 
  2. One strike planned, another averted in Minnesota

    Members of the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa have called off a planned strike at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center, the Star Tribune reported Sept. 29.
  3. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist reveals plans for $450M care tower

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist plans to build a new $450 million patient care tower on its Ardmore hospital campus, Winston-Salem Journal reported Sept. 29. 
  4. Shepherd Center to embark on $350M expansion, its largest ever

    Atlanta-based Shepherd Center, a hospital specializing in brain and spinal cord injury, is planning a $350 million expansion, marking its largest-ever expansion, WSB-TV2 reported Sept. 29.
  5. Yale New Haven Health selects new CFO

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health selected Gail Kosyla as its new CFO, according to a Sept. 28 press release shared with Becker's.
  6. Trial date set for Kentucky nurse charged in patient's death

    A former Kentucky nurse accused of killing a patient will go to trial June 12, 2023, Lexington Herald Leader reported Sept. 30.
  7. Beaumont Health greatly expands robotic surgery

    Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health is expanding its robotic surgery capabilities by nearly 50 percent as it aims to offer minimally invasive surgery to more patients.
  8. Seattle Children's notifies 6,750 patients of third-party data breach

    Seattle Children's is alerting patients about a ransomware attack at a mail service vendor that has compromised the protected health information of 6,750 patients. 
  9. CHS shares hit 1-year low

    Shares of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems hit a 52-week low of $2.14 Sept. 30. 

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