Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Woman charged with making fake bomb threat against Boston Children's

    A Westfield, Mass., woman has been charged in connection with a fake bomb threat made against Boston Children's Hospital in late August, the Justice Department announced Sept. 15.  
  2. Federal lawmaker calls for investigation into HCA

    A House lawmaker with oversight authority is requesting an investigation into Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare regarding alleged fraud and staffing issues at its facilities. 
  3. Houston Methodist, NewYork-Presbyterian, Penn Medicine CEOs on being excellent

    In the aftermath of the pandemic, hospital and health systems CEOs must navigate more challenges than ever as they steer their organization with a focus on long-term vision and day-to-day operations. That's why it's crucial to have the best leaders possible at the helm.

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  1. Healthcare costs for employer-sponsored plans going up, survey says

    The rate of increase for healthcare costs has slowed across multiple categories like medical and prescription drugs, according to a study conducted by New York-based integrated human resources consulting firm Buck.
  2. MultiCare names chief human potential officer

    Lisa Powell was selected as senior vice president and chief human potential officer of Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System.
  3. Maryland health system invests $14M in minority-led organizations

    Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System has committed $14 million to address disparities including economic development and food insecurity in its service areas. More than half its investees are Baltimore-focused, and 75 percent of are Black-led or Black- and woman-led. 
  4. Albany Med to cut 37 positions, restructure leadership

    After a $66 million year-to-date operating loss, Albany (N.Y.) Med will eliminate 37 roles and reorganize its management, NBC affiliate WNYT reported Sept. 15. 

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  1. Nashville General names medical director for Nashville Healthcare Center at Bordeaux

    Nashville (Tenn.) General Hospital has named Aladraine Sands, MD, the new medical director for Nashville Healthcare Center at Bordeaux, The Tennessee Tribune reported Sept. 15. 
  2. 4 schools launching nursing programs

    Several colleges and universities have launched nursing programs and partnerships to address persistent shortages nationwide.
  3. After 1st drug launch, CivicaScript plans to add 6 to 10 new drugs

    Six weeks after Civica's generic drug unit CivicaScript premiered its first drug, the company is ready to launch six to 10 more drugs over the next few years, the company president told Becker's. 
  4. Average base salaries for 18 physician specialties

    Average base salaries offered to physicians tracked in the "2022 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives" released by AMN Healthcare's physician recruiting division Merritt Hawkins were lowest among pediatricians and highest among orthopedic surgeons.

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  1. Average signing bonuses for 5 most recruited providers

    Signing bonuses offered to physicians tracked in the "2022 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives" released by AMN Healthcare's physician recruiting division Merritt Hawkins averaged $31,000, up from $29,656 the year prior.
  2. Nurse deficit could reach 2.1 million by 2025, study finds

    Over the next three years, high turnover and an ill-prepared healthcare industry could widen the nursing gap by 2.1 million workers, new research suggests. 
  3. LGBTQ patients report more medical discrimination, poll finds 

    Twenty-eight percent of LGBTQ patients felt stereotyped by their healthcare providers, a poll published Sept. 15 by The 19th found.
  4. 5 leaders' strategies to hire, retain pharmacy workers

    With Walgreens offering bonuses up to $75,000 and pharmacists anonymously citing staffing shortages as a factor in pharmacy incidents, health system pharmacy leaders have faced struggles with recruiting enough workers — especially pharmacy technicians. 
  5. 48 nurses making headlines in 2022

    Becker's has covered the leadership efforts of dozens of nurses who made headlines in the first eight months of the year:
  6. CIOs look forward to Big Tech, digital health collaborations

    CIOs are actively reviewing Big Tech and digital health companies' portfolios to see where they can form a partnership. These partnerships range from creating new IT products, to helping health systems build out new systems that can unlock innovation and bring more value to the way they deliver care. 
  7. BCBS Rhode Island designates 3 providers as LGBTQ 'safe zones'

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island said Sept. 13 it has designated 21 healthcare facilities across three providers as "LGBTQ Safe Zones," or providers with services and staff trained specifically for LGBTQ patients.
  8. Oversight panel created for 2 California hospitals after $29M settlement

    Ventura County, Calif., supervisors initiated an oversight body on Sept. 13 to ensure the county medical system complies with billing federal healthcare programs following a dispute that cost the county $29 million, according to a Sept. 14 report in the Ventura County Star.
  9. Kaiser named 2022 design company of the year

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has been named Fast Company's design company of the year because of Kaiser's redesign of its app and website, according to Sept. 15 reporting in Fast Company.

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