Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. North Dakota lawmakers mull psychiatric hospital to replace aging facility

    North Dakota legislators are considering a new psychiatric hospital to boost mental health services in the state, the Dickinson Press reported Dec. 1.
  2. Virtual urgent care, remote monitoring: How CHOP's health IT team met the viral surge

    The health IT team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been helping manage the recent surge of pediatric respiratory illnesses by shifting to virtual urgent care and boosting remote patient monitoring, CIO Shakeeb Akhter told Becker's.
  3. Bronson Health lauded for cancer care fundraising

    The Bronson Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Bronson Healthcare, has been recognized for its fundraising efforts after it exceeded a number of targets.

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  1. University Hospitals suspends workers linked to Jan. 6 Capitol attack

    University Hospitals has suspended two workers who were charged in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
  2. Primary care in the US: 9 numbers to know

    Eighty-nine percent of U.S. adults say they have a regular physician or place of care, according to a report from the Commonwealth Fund published earlier this year. 
  3. UCLA Health data chief uses 'magic of math' to improve patient care, operations

    Los Angeles-based UCLA Health is going big on big data, using it to not only streamline operations and gauge the patient experience but also predict disease progression and identify the rarest of conditions, said Chief Data Officer Albert Duntugan.
  4. Northwestern creates healthcare AI hub

    Evanston, Ill.-based Northwestern University has launched the Center for Collaborative AI in Healthcare through the university's Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine.

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  1. Nurses intensify pushback on sale of 3 HCA hospitals

    Members of National Nurses United have spoken out against Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's decision to hold a Dec. 8 hearing on New Orleans-based LCMC Health's plan to acquire three Tulane University hospitals in Baton Rouge, La., rather than New Orleans, where union members say residents would be most affected if the transaction is approved. 
  2. 3 CFOs taking CEO roles at hospitals, health systems

    CFOs today are strategic partners to CEOs and are involved in virtually every aspect of a hospital or health system. 
  3. 5 of the largest health systems carry $100B+ in debt 

    The debt and liability numbers are taken from a variety of financial sources, including hospital groups' quarterly results.
  4. American Hospital Association urges DEA to extend telehealth prescribing rules

    The American Hospital Association is asking the Drug Enforcement Administration to extend and clarify pandemic-era rules that allowed providers to prescribe addiction-treatment medications through telehealth.

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  1. 13 recent hospital, health system CFO moves

    Here are 13 hospital and health system CFO moves that Becker's Hospital Review has reported on since Nov. 1:
  2. UNC Health Rex taps Lorie Rhine as chief nursing officer

    UNC Health Rex in Raleigh, N.C., has welcomed Lorie Rhine, MSN, as its new chief nursing officer. She succeeds Joel Ray, MSN, who retired in the summer.
  3. 33 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker's since Nov. 23:
  4. Texas A&M, University Health partner on training, research hospital

    Executives from Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Bryan-based Texas A&M Health and San Antonio-based University Health have partnered to expand care, medical training and research in South Texas and Bexar County. 
  5. California hospital to become 1.2M-square-foot homeless center

    Los Angeles (Calif.) County General Hospital has been vacant for more than 14 years. Now, county leadership is preparing to transform the 1.2 million-square-foot facility into a housing and treatment center for the homeless, Los Angeles Magazine reported Nov. 30. 
  6. Alabama health system reports more than 1,400 open jobs

    Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital System currently has more than 1,400 open jobs, CBS affiliate WHNT reported Dec. 1. 
  7. COVID-19 deaths drop 32%, admissions rise 17% in 1 week: 10 CDC findings

    Omicron subvariants BQ.1.1 and BQ.1, which knocked down the last monoclonal antibody treatment to be authorized for COVID-19, now account for 62.8 percent of COVID-19 cases, according to the CDC. 
  8. Kuakini Health reports lower $10.45M loss for fiscal 2022 as performance improves

    Honolulu-based Kuakini Health System, which has suffered operating losses and negative cash flows in recent years, improved its performance in 2022 and can continue to operate as a going concern, the group's auditors and management said in a report.
  9. 10 Massachusetts health centers switch to Epic EHR with $5M grant

    Ten Massachusetts health centers went live Dec. 1 with new Epic EHRs thanks to $5 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan.

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