Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. The UAW strike and lessons for healthcare leaders

    Early fall labor confrontations are heating up, not least in the United Auto Workers strike called last week. Healthcare executives might do well to heed some lessons to make such disruption in their industry less likely, experts say.
  2. U of Kentucky's Markey Cancer Center receives 'comprehensive' designation from NCI

    The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center in Lexington, Ky., has been designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute, according to a Sept. 18 report from the Winchester Sun.
  3. HCA Texas target downgraded 5 notches amid 'unsustainable' operating losses

    Decatur, Texas-based Wise Health System has been downgraded five notches from "BB+" to "B-" as it continues to suffer from operating losses that are only likely to worsen in the near term, S&P Global said Sept. 15.

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  1. 26 health systems preferred twice as much as competitors

    WebMD has honored 167 health systems in its 2023-24 Choice Awards — including 26 systems that patients and providers prefer 2:1 over competitors. 
  2. Inside Houston Methodist's 15-year journey to cut sepsis deaths

    Over the course of 15 years, Houston Methodist Hospital has reduced the sepsis death rate from 35 percent to 6 percent — progress driven by unwavering commitment and constant education.
  3. New York hospital taps COO

    Auburn (N.Y.) Community Hospital has named Joshua Alexander chief operating officer, reported Sept. 18. 
  4. Vermont hospital president, COO steps down

    Tom Thompson is stepping down as president and chief operating officer of Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, Vt. 

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  1. Seattle Children's names chief scientific officer

    Seattle Children's has tapped Vittorio Gallo, PhD, as its senior vice president and chief scientific officer. 
  2. Massachusetts nurses file 12K staffing reports in 18 months

    Between January 2022 and July 2023, nurses in Massachusetts filed 12,600 unsafe staffing reports, according to a Sept. 18 news release from the state's nursing association. 
  3. Johns Hopkins Medicine launches CEO search

    Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine is beginning its search for a CEO and the next dean of its medical school. 
  4. TriStar hospital names 1st associate chief nursing officer

    TriStar Hendersonville (Tenn.) Medical Center has appointed Lawana Leonhardt, MSN, RN, as the facility's first associate chief nursing officer. 

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  1. US News' 22 best BSN programs for 2023-24

    The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and Duke University in Durham, N.C., tied for the top spot in U.S. News and World Report's Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs rankings.
  2. Kaiser names regional president

    Michelle Gaskill-Hames, BSN, MHA, was appointed regional president of Kaiser Permanente for Southern California and Hawaii. 
  3. Health systems shuffle CFOs

    UPMC, MetroHealth and Keck Medicine of USC are among the health systems that announced new CFOs in the last month, with several hospitals also following suit as the fourth quarter approaches.
  4. How the big for-profits compared operationally Q2 vs Q1

    Recent data have shown a median improvement in 2023 operating margins for healthcare nonprofits except for the first two months of the year.
  5. 1st bill in US to target understaffed pharmacies lands on California governor's desk

    California is one legislative signature away from becoming the first state to legally require chain pharmacies to report all medication errors and create staffing level guidelines, according to CBS News. 
  6. Why 1 hospital president is focusing equity efforts on post-discharge

    Alison Brown, RN, president of University of Maryland Medical Center's Midtown Campus in Baltimore, knows that it takes data to move the needle forward on health equity in a measurable way. 
  7. GE HealthCare gets $44M to develop AI ultrasound tech

    GE HealthCare received a $44 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop AI-assisted ultrasound imaging tools.
  8. 21,000 Sanford patients affected by vendor breach

    Patient data from Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health has been compromised as the health system's imaging vendor, DMS Health Technologies, experienced a data security incident between March 27 and April 24, Valley News Live reported Sept. 15. 
  9. New York hospital CEO says it will not pay hackers ransom

    Richard Duvall, CEO of Carthage (N.Y.) Area Hospital and Ogdensburg, N.Y.-based Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, said they have received a demand from hackers but will not be paying the ransom, North Country This Week reported Sept. 15. 

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