Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Foundation files petition to block Prospect from closing Pennsylvania hospital

    A community foundation filed a petition Sept. 28 to block Prospect Medical Holdings from closing Delaware County Memorial Hospital, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. 
  2. 1 person killed in shooting at Arkansas hospital

    One person is dead and another has been taken into custody after an active shooter event at CHI St. Vincent North Hospital in Sherwood, Ark., according to KARK. 
  3. NewYork-Presbyterian CXO Rick Evans: Improving healthcare access is really about culture change and trust

    Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at the Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco. It was a valuable chance to learn about what organizations are doing across the country to improve the experience for their customers. I shared the journey that NewYork-Presbyterian is on to make our organization more customer- and patient-centric and had the chance to hear what other healthcare organizations are doing. A common theme was that, although customer- centric transformation is built on technology, it is still primarily about people. Even more specifically, it is about changing the way we work to better meet the needs of people – both those we serve as well as our own teams.

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  1. Voters to decide on $25/hour minimum wage for some healthcare workers in 2 California cities

    Measures establishing a $25 minimum hourly wage for workers at private healthcare facilities will be placed before voters in two California cities.
  2. Lawmakers to OU Health: $39M contingent on gender health cuts

    Oklahoma City-based OU Health will cut "some" gender medicine services after state lawmakers threatened to withhold funding, ABC affiliate KOCO reported Sept. 27. 
  3. Peer comparison linked to increased physician burnout: study

    Physicians who are compared to one another report lower job satisfaction and higher levels of burnout, according to a Sept. 28 research brief in UCLA's Anderson Review. 
  4. 3 top execs out at Olive

    Three top executives are out at healthcare automation firm Olive, a company spokesperson told Becker's.

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  1. AdventHealth using 'mission control' center to improve care coordination metrics

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth is using a command center it calls "mission control" to improve its care coordination metrics, according to a Sept. 19 article from the health system.
  2. 3 health systems opening hospitals

    The following list includes health systems that have opened hospitals, submitted proposals for construction or announced plans to build since Sept. 21:
  3. Kaiser Permanente, Mass General Brigham announce commitments to 'Food is Medicine' programs

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente and Boston-based Mass General Brigham have made financial commitments to implement "Food is Medicine" programming as part of a federal initiative to help national food insecurity.
  4. Instacart Health launches for prescription meal plan, medical supply delivery

    Grocery delivery company Instacart has launched Instacart Health to allow healthcare providers to order food and medical supplies for patients as part of their prescribed meal plans or post-hospital discharges.

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  1. 5 systems seeking chief quality officers

    Below are five hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have recently posted job listings seeking chief quality officers.
  2. 8 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    The following eight hospitals or health systems have announced expansions since Sept. 21:
  3. FDA to limit emergency review of COVID-19 tests

    The FDA is transitioning back to traditional regulatory processes to sign off on new COVID-19 tests after clearing more than 430 for emergency use during the pandemic, the agency said Sept. 27.
  4. Tenet, UnitedHealth, DaVita lose bid to end antitrust case

    A Chicago federal judge has allowed an antitrust lawsuit to move forward against DaVita, Tenet Healthcare and UnitedHealth Group affiliates, according to Bloomberg Law. 
  5. Innovation in practice: using genomic testing in routine care to boost population health

    Genomic testing has been used for years on a case-by-case basis in clinical care, but is now increasingly seen as an important contributor to advancing population health.
  6. The advice 6 hospital CEOs remember most

    The Corner Office series asks healthcare leaders to answer questions about their life in and outside the office.
  7. Dr. Saadia Sherwani on her first 6 months as Northwestern Memorial's chief medical officer 

    Saadia Sherwani, MD, has always had diversity in medicine at the forefront of her mind.
  8. 19 recent hospital, health system CFO moves

    The following hospital and health system CFO moves have been reported since Aug. 1: 
  9. Sutter Health Santa Rosa workers strike

    Members of the Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20 went on strike Sept. 26 at Sutter Santa Rosa (Calif.) Regional Hospital, according to a union Facebook post.

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