Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Cedars-Sinai strike ends with no agreement

    Members of the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West ended a five-day strike May 13 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with no agreement.
  2. Hospitals await HHS move on public health emergency today

    HHS pledged to provide 60 days' notice if it opts to end the COVID-19 public health emergency, leaving healthcare providers awaiting word on Monday.
  3. Breach affects more than 260,000 patients at New York health center

    A New York community health center recently notified patients of a hacking incident that left information like Social Security numbers and medical records exposed.

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  1. AHA responds to report on hospitals' requested price hikes to insurers

    Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, said a recent news report about hospitals asking insurers to pay them up to 15 percent more to help offset rising wages passed over the bigger picture of hospitals' cost structures. 
  2. AI to treat irregular heartbeats being tested at Florida hospital

    A Florida hospital is testing a new artificial intelligence-assisted technique for treating a drug-resistant heart condition.
  3. More men are going into nursing: What about travel nursing?

    As the number of male nurses continues to increase nationwide and the major demand for travel nurses keeps growing at a record pace, it stands to reason that more men are going into travel nursing. The problem is that very little data exists to support that assumption.
  4. HCA Healthcare names president of MidAmerica division

    Keith Zimmerman was named president of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare's MidAmerica division.

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  1. Mass General Brigham posts $867M quarterly net loss

    Despite seeing a slight increase in revenue, Boston-based Mass General Brigham ended the second quarter of fiscal year 2022 with both an operating loss and net loss, according to its financial report released May 13. 
  2. New Hampshire attorney general opposes Dartmouth, GraniteOne merger

    New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella released a report May 13 from the Charitable Trusts Unit objecting to the proposed merger between Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth Health and Manchester, N.H.-based GraniteOne Health.
  3. Citing inflation, 2 New York hospitals lay off 4% of staff

    Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, N.Y., and Carthage (N.Y.) Area Hospital both laid off 4 percent of their workforce, according to WWNY. 
  4. Washington system names chief nursing officer

    Harbor Regional Health in Aberdeen, Wash., has named Dori Unterseher, RN, its new chief nursing officer, KXRO News Radio reported May 13. 

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  1. Bias in medical AI can exacerbate disparities: Study

    A new study looks at what it will take to reduce bias in healthcare artificial intelligence.
  2. Health IT group makes interoperability recommendations ahead of 2030 target

    A health tech coalition released a report May 11 on how the healthcare system can improve IT interoperability and data exchange.
  3. Health equity through an ACO lens: What organizations delivering value-based care need to know

    The world of value-based care (VBC) is placing an increased focus on health equity goals.
  4. Hackensack Meridian Health's telestroke program eliminated 'neurologist shortage'

    The high demand for neurologists at Hackensack Meridian Health prompted officials at the New Jersey-based system to establish a telestroke program powered by Teladoc to get eyes on stroke patients as quickly as possible. 
  5. 15 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker's Hospital Review since May 6:
  6. RaDonda Vaught gets 3 years probation for fatal medication error

    RaDonda Vaught, a former nurse convicted of a fatal medication error, was sentenced to three years of supervised probation May 13. She received a deferred sentence, meaning charges could be wiped from her record pending successful completion of probation. 
  7. University Hospitals partners to bring affordable housing to Cleveland

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals is teaming up with the NRP Group to offer affordable housing in the Cleveland area.
  8. 6 hospitals ending maternity care

    Six hospitals and health systems have announced the closure of obstetric services since March 16; several of those moves are due to staffing challenges:
  9. Oregon hospital names new COO

    Larry Butler Jr. was named COO of Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, Ore. 

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