Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Texas hospital CEO resigns

    Roshanda Thomas has resigned as CEO of Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca, Texas. 
  2. Texas hospital taps former HCA exec as chief nurse

    Austin, Texas-based St. David's HealthCare has appointed Amy Russell, MSN, chief nursing officer of St. David's North Austin Medical Center, effective April 8.
  3. McLeod Health plans $45M replacement hospital

    Florence, S.C.-based McLeod Health is planning to build a $45 million replacement facility for its hospital in Cheraw, S.C., the system said April 9.

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  1. 375 Philadelphia nurses to see raises

    Members of Jeanes Nurses United have approved a new labor contract with Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus in Philadelphia.
  2. Jefferson hospital hit with warning after patient disappeared from ED

    Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University Hospital received an immediate jeopardy warning — and resolved it in a few hours — after a disoriented nursing home resident walked out of the emergency department unnoticed, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported April 9.
  3. Best business schools, per US News

    The Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania tied for the No. 1 spot on U.S. News and World Report's list of best business schools, released April 9. 
  4. Chicago hospital names CEO

    Rolla Sweis, PharmD, was named president and CEO of Chicago-based La Rabida Children's Hospital.

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  1. Inspira New Jersey hospital gets approval for expansion project

    Vineland, N.J.-based Inspira Health has received preliminary approval for an expansion project at Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill from the Harrison Township (N.J.) Joint Land Use Board.
  2. New York hospital under fire for evicting staff, retirees from housing

    New York City-based Maimonides Medical Center is facing backlash after filing 50 eviction notices to tenants of its staff building, The New York Times reported April 8.
  3. Patient injured in Oklahoma hospital fire

    A fire in an intensive care unit room at Tulsa, Okla.-based Hillcrest Medical Center resulted in one patient being injured and six being moved to another unit.
  4. Banner Health's CEO to retire

    Peter Fine, who has served as Phoenix-based Banner Health's CEO for 24 years, will retire June 30.

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  1. Bon Secours Mercy Health, Compass to open $11M South Carolina surgery center

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health and Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners, an ASC management company, are opening Millennium Surgery Center in Greenville, S.C., on April 11 through a joint venture. 
  2. Nearly 650 Providence nurses approve labor deal

    Members of the Montana Nurses Association Local 17 have approved a new labor contract with Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, part of Renton, Wash.-based Providence.
  3. Aspirion taps former Optum exec for newly created role

    Revenue cycle management company Aspirion has named Tina Eller to the newly created position of chief experience officer. 
  4. The pros and cons of MA's biosimilar rule, per 1 pharmacist group

    Biosimilars can now be substituted as part of regular formulary maintenance changes, according to CMS' Medicare Advantage and Part D Final Rule for 2025. However, the change could significantly increase patient cost sharing, according to an article on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists website.
  5. Top PBMs by 2023 market share

    Three pharmacy benefit managers accounted for nearly 80% of all prescription claims handled in 2023, according to an April 9 report from the Drug Channels Institute.
  6. Google searches about 'hurt eyes' spiked following eclipse

    Google searches about "hurt eyes" spiked following the total solar eclipse, suggesting that some people are worried about possible injuries, NBC News reported April 8.
  7. An overlooked population with high rates of Type 1 diabetes

    The highest prevalence of Type 1 diabetes is among middle-aged and older adults, though data on these populations remain sparse, according to a study by Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 
  8. How pharmacy miscommunication can result in patient death: Case study

    A jury awarded $42.4 million to the estate of a patient who died after staff failed to get the patient's baclofen prescription filled in a timely manner, a case study posted on the American Pharmacy Association website said.
  9. Viewpoint: Regulating TikTok would help medical information — a ban would not

    TikTok can be a powerful platform for sharing medical information, and legislators should consider a national approach to preventing privacy issues rather than banning the app, Jason Bae, MD, an urgent care physician in Palo Alto, Calif., wrote in an April 8 opinion piece for the San Francisco Chronicle.

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