Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Kentucky hospital names chief nursing officer

    Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Ky., has selected Tanya Nelson-Hackney, RN, as its chief nursing officer, The Lane Report reported June 16. 
  2. HCA Florida hospital opens $5M inpatient wing, starts $36M ED expansion

    HCA Florida Lake City Hospital is investing $41.4 million to expand access to care, including the June 1 opening of a $5.1 million, 10-bed inpatient wing and the expansion of the hospital's emergency department.
  3. K Health using Mayo Clinic data to improve hypertension treatment

    Digital health company K Health is collaborating with the Mayo Clinic to use deidentified patient data to improve the treatment of high blood pressure.

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  1. Piedmont launches Epic EHR system at 5 hospitals

    Atlanta-based Piedmont has launched Epic's EHR system at five of its newest hospitals. 
  2. AI healthcare company Aidoc lands $110M

    Aidoc, a company that uses artificial intelligence to expedite medical care, secured $110 million in series D funding June 16 to advance its data-driven tools.
  3. Hackensack launches 'We're Ready' brand campaign

    New Jersey-based Hackensack Meridian Health launched a new brand campaign June 16 titled "We're Ready," aimed at telling patients that the health system is equipped to tackle any health challenge. 
  4. Home-based care: How removing barriers can improve access, experience, outcomes and health equity

    Moving care outside the hospital and into patients' homes can have a powerful impact on reducing health disparities. But first, providers must overcome regulatory barriers.

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  1. Broward Health offers innovative procedure to reduce stroke risk

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health is now offering transcarotid artery revascularization procedures for high-risk patients needing carotid artery treatment. 
  2. Abbott plant halts formula production again due to flooding

    Less than two weeks after Abbott resumed producing infant formula at its Michigan plant, it's down again. This time, the problem is severe storm-induced flooding in parts of the factory, according to a June 15 press release. 
  3. UofL Health team completes Kentucky's 1st double liver, heart transplant

    Surgeons and medical staff at UofL Health-Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky., have successfully completed the state's first double heart and liver transplant, FOX affiliate WDRB reported June 15. 
  4. AMA to FDA: Make birth control available over the counter

    The American Medical Association is urging the FDA to make oral contraceptives available over-the-counter without an age restriction. 
  1. Texas medical center opens cardiac rehab center

    Laredo (Texas) Medical Center celebrated the launch of its cardiac rehabilitation center June 15, LMTOnline reported. 
  2. Georgia medical center launches structural heart clinic 

    Valdosta, Ga.-based South Georgia Medical Center recently performed the region's first transcatheter aortic valve replacement and launched a structural heart clinic. 
  3. Orlando Health leaders step into new roles

    Orlando (Fla.) Health has appointed four leaders to new roles.
  4. California hospital receives approval for $333M expansion

    Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, Calif., received unanimous approval from the city council for a $333 million expansion project. 
  5. 2 Texas hospital networks infected by malicious code

    The IT networks at San Antonio, Texas-based Baptist Medical Center and New Braunfels, Texas-based Resolute Health Hospital were infected by malicious code that allowed an unauthorized user to access the personal health information of some patients. 
  6. Northwell CEO Michael Dowling on the role of tech in the healthcare space

    Michael Dowling, CEO of New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, said the health system will prioritize using technology to maximize the customer relationship, patient relationship, remote monitoring and help with the transitions of care, Politico reported June 15. 
  7. Viewpoint: Compensation strategies are more important for CFOs than ever

    While there's speculation that wage growth might be "topping out," CFOs shouldn't be tricked into thinking that compensation is losing its power to recruit and retain talent, a June 15 Forbes op-ed stated. 
  8. Biden's plan to protect LGBTQ patients' healthcare: 5 things to know

    President Joe Biden signed an executive order June 15 to protect LGBTQ patients' healthcare, particularly for children. 
  9. Illinois travel nurse pay transparency law takes effect July 1

    Amendments to Illinois law designed to make the pay policies of nurse staffing agencies more transparent take effect July 1.

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