Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Providence CFO eyes 'strong 2024' after $176M operating gain in Q1

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence is back in the black after reporting a $176 million operating gain (2.3% margin) in the first quarter, a significant improvement on the $345 million operating loss (-5.1% margin) reported in the first quarter of 2023. 
  2. Epic's market share throughout the years

    Epic's market share has increased from 31% in 2020 to 39.1% in 2023.
  3. 10 CIO moves in 2024

    Here are 10 hospital and health system CIO moves as reported by Becker's since Jan. 16:

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  1. Penn State Health flagship hospital pauses 2nd transplant program

    Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center has temporarily paused its kidney transplant program for two weeks after meetings with UNOS. 
  2. 19 maternity service closures in 2024

    On the heels of financial pressures and workforce shortages experienced last year, many hospitals and health systems are continuing to face maternity service closures in 2024.
  3. Some Rx fills paused as Ascension recovers from cyberattack

    Across nine states and Washington, D.C., some Ascension pharmacies cannot fill prescriptions as the St. Louis-based health system works to recover from a May 8 cyberattack. 
  4. 27% of ED visits tied to inappropriate antibiotics, study suggests

    More than one-fourth of emergency department visits nationwide may result in inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions, according to a study published May 14 in Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology. 

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  1. 25 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been shared with or reported by Becker's this year:
  2. CommonSpirit taps new regional chief strategy officer

    Audre Bagnall was tapped as chief strategy officer of CommonSpirit Health Mountain Region in Centennial, Colo., effective June 17.
  3. Loma Linda medical group VP of clinical operations to retire

    Loma Linda (Calif.) University Faculty Medical Group vice president of clinical operations Mike Mahoney has shared plans to retire.
  4. Why HCA puts iPhones in the hands of clinicians

    Sherri Hess, vice president and chief nursing informatics officer of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare said the organization has provided more than 100,000 iPhones to its clinicians.

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  1. Roswell Park promotes leader to chief strategy officer

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center promoted Sai Yendamuri, MD, to chief strategy officer and senior vice president of business development and outreach.
  2. 72 CFO moves in 2024

    The following hospital and health system CFO moves have been shared with or reported by Becker's this year:
  3. Ochsner opens 'spa-like' infusion pharmacy

    Ochsner Baton Rouge (La.) has opened a new outpatient and home infusion pharmacy for chronic, specialty and acute home infusion therapies.
  4. Blood pressure meds linked to increased bone fracture risks in older adults: 3 notes

    A New Brunswick, N.J.-based Rutgers Health study found blood pressure medications more than double the risk of bone fractures in nursing home residents.
  5. Compatibility issues found with autoinjectors, FDA says

    The FDA is warning healthcare professionals about compatibility issues between autoinjectors and glatiramer acetate injections, which are approved to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. 
  6. CDC warns of mpox resurgence

    The CDC is warning of a possible mpox resurgence after a deadlier version of the infection has "ravaged" the Democratic Republic of Congo, The New York Times reported May 16.
  7. UHS exec sells $130K of stock

    Warren Nimetz, a director at King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services, sold 725 shares of the company's stock on May 16, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
  8. House subcommittee passes hospital-at-home, telehealth extension

    A U.S. House subcommittee passed legislation that would extend telehealth flexibilities for two years and the hospital-at-home program for five.
  9. 90 execs share their most important career lessons

    Becker's asked C-suite executives from hospitals and health systems across the U.S. to share the most important lesson they've learned throughout their career.

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