Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mercy Health taps hospital president for dual role

    Cincinnati-based Mercy Health has named Andrea Gwyn president of its Toledo, Ohio-based St. Anne Hospital in addition to her role as president of Perrysburg (Ohio) Hospital. 
  2. Oregon children's hospital adds video game therapy

    Portland, Ore.-based Doernbecher Children's Hospital, part of Oregon Health & Science University, is adding a new program to its Child Life Therapy Program: video game therapy.
  3. CommonSpirit looking to grow through M&A with new CEO, exec says

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health is always on the lookout for possible M&A activity, according to a senior executive within the health system featured on a Nov. 20 Becker's podcast.

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  1. Blood bag shortage complicates collection efforts

    Blood bag shortages nationwide, particularly for the only universal blood type, O-negative, has been causing organizations to issue an urgent appeal to donors, multiple sources report.
  2. Tower Health's proposed sale of Chestnut Hill Hospital faces one final hurdle

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health's proposed sale of Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia to three local health care organizations faces one final hurdle: approval from the Philadelphia Orphans' Court, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Nov. 22.
  3. Indiana hospital merging with Deaconess Health System Jan. 1

    Tell City, Ind.-based Perry County Memorial Hospital is affiliating with Deaconess Health System, effective January 1, 14 News reported Nov. 22.
  4. 14 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker's since Nov. 18: 

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  1. USC to analyze data from EHRs, wearables at AI-for-health research center

    University of Southern California researchers have formed the Center on Artificial Intelligence Research for Health to study how to most effectively use AI and machine learning to analyze data from EHRs, genomics, medical images, biosamples, and sensors and wearables.
  2. Antiviral, antibiotic shortages complicate already difficult virus season

    Shortages of medications used to treat common childhood illnesses are placing added stress on parents, pharmacists and clinicians navigating an already challenging respiratory virus season, CNN reported Nov. 22.
  3. SSM Health hospital president to exit for new CEO role

    Jeremy Bradford is leaving his role as president of SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital-Mt. Vernon (Ill.) for a new CEO role in Maryland.
  4. Higher labor costs, inflation hindering health systems' abilities to bolster cybersecurity

    Cyber risks for hospitals and health systems are higher than other sectors such as banking, technology and telecommunications, yet with hospitals facing financial challenges from increased labor costs, cybersecurity has fallen on the back burner, according to a Nov. 22 report from credit company Moody's.  

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  1. Children's Hospital of Los Angeles reports 2022 loss of $116M as expenses rise

    Children's Hospital Los Angeles reported an overall fiscal year 2022 loss of $116.9 million compared with net income of $61 million last year.
  2. Ascension hospital in Indiana down to final weeks

    Ascension is weeks away from closing an Indiana hospital and nine medical practices. 
  3. Thanksgiving may accelerate 'tripledemic,' experts say

    Heightened travel and indoor gatherings for Thanksgiving could accelerate the spread of respiratory viruses and magnify the threat of a "tripledemic" this winter, health experts told NPR in a Nov. 22 report.
  4. Hospitals seeking CIOs, chief medical information officers, IT talent

    Below are six hospitals and health systems that have posted job listings in the past month seeking CIOs.
  5. 'H is for Hiring' campaign looks to fill South Carolina's 9,000 open hospital jobs

    The South Carolina Hospital Association has launched a campaign that aspires to fill the 9,000 vacant hospital roles across the state, CBS affiliate WCSC reported Nov. 22. 
  6. Texas health system employees complain of payroll issues following CommonSpirit cyberattack

    Employees of Bryan, Texas-based St. Joseph Health are complaining of payroll issues following a ransomware attack against its parent company, Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, KBTX reported.
  7. FDA approves most expensive drug on market

    The FDA approved a hemophilia B drug with a list price of $3.5 million — which could save the healthcare system millions per patient according to drug maker CSL Behring.
  8. Health system that filed for bankruptcy inks deal to sell 2 Chicago hospitals

    El Segundo, Calif.-based Pipeline Health System, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October, has agreed to sell two Chicago hospitals to Princeton, N.J.-based Ramco Healthcare Holdings and Resilience Healthcare.
  9. White House renews COVID-19 vaccination push: 3 updates

    The White House aims to reinvigorate national COVID-19 vaccination efforts through a six-week campaign announced Nov. 22. 

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