Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Freshman representative looks to secure federal relief for bankrupt California hospital

    Freshman Rep. John Duarte is looking to secure federal relief to revive the shuttered Madera (Calif.) Community Hospital, The San Joaquin Valley Sun reported Jan. 31.
  2. Serena Williams' VC fund invests in women's health platform

    Teal Health, a women's health platform initially focusing on cervical cancer, raised $8.8 million in a seed financing round that saw participation from Serena Ventures, the venture capital fund of tennis star Serena Williams.
  3. 12 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported by Becker's since Jan. 25: 

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  1. Indiana health system names interim CEO

    Noblesville, Ind.-based Riverview Health named Keith Jewell interim president and CEO on Jan. 18. 
  2. Illinois hospital agrees to pay $250 to patients whose bills were sent to wrong people

    Dixon, Ill.-based Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital has agreed to pay up to $250 each to patients whose bills were sent to the wrong people.
  3. IMF upgrades economic outlook

    The International Monetary Fund is projecting the global economy to grow by 2.9 percent this year, up from its October 2022 projection of 2.7 percent; as inflation cools, China begins to reopen and demand remains strong, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 30.
  4. Specialty care decreases once patients move into a nursing home: study

    A study by researchers at Boston-based Harvard Medical School researchers found specialty care visits fell after patients moved into a nursing home.

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  1. Rochester seeking $220K state grant for Mayo Clinic startup

    The city of Rochester, Minn., is seeking a $220,000 grant from the state to fund a Mayo Clinic startup, the Post Bulletin reported.
  2. SSM Health taps Oklahoma hospital president

    SSM Health has named Stacy Coleman president of its St. Anthony Hospital-Midwest in Midwest City, Okla. 
  3. Adventist Health moves to absorb secular Oregon hospital

    Cash-strapped The Dalles, Ore.-based Mid-Columbia Hospital is moving ahead with plans to be absorbed into California's Adventist Health network, according to a Jan. 31 The Lund Report article.
  4. World isn't ready for the next pandemic, Red Cross says

    Countries are underprepared for the next pandemic, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said Jan. 30. 

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  1. U of Arkansas for Medical Sciences appoints new chief clinical officer, names other physician leaders

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock announced Jan. 17 that Ahmed Abuabdou, MD, will take on the role of its health system's chief clinical officer.
  2. U of Michigan Medical School researchers link gut microbiome, body temperature to sepsis

    Until now, it has been largely unknown what drives body temperature variations in response to infections like sepsis. Now there may be an answer.
  3. WellSpan names senior VP to west region

    York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health has named Niki Hinckle senior vice president of its west region.
  4. Dollar General CFO to retire as retailer dips toes in healthcare

    John Garratt will retire as CFO of Dollar General on June 2 after more than eight years with the company.
  5. Novant Health using MyChart to address hunger in North Carolina

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health is utilizing a MyChart tool that can make referrals for patients experiencing food insecurity. 
  6. 45% of women forgo preventive care: 7 notes

    A recent poll found 45 percent of women forgo preventive care services such as check-ups, screenings and vaccines.
  7. Series of ambulance thefts prompts Arizona fire district to adjust policy

    An Arizona fire district is creating an ambulance policy after one of its vehicles was stolen by a patient for the third time, news stations KTVK and KTVK and KPHO, a CBS affiliate, reported Jan. 30.
  8. Texas' Dr. Monika Mathur named Top Medical Officer of the Year 

    Monika Mathur, MD, chief medical quality and medical officer at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance in Fort Worth, was selected as the Top Medical Officer of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals. 
  9. UPMC backs healthcare analytics company in $50M financing round

    UPMC Enterprises, the venture capital arm of Pittsburgh-based UPMC, joined in a $50 million series D financing round for Clearsense, a healthcare analytics and data company.

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