Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center SVP to retire after 43 years

    Vita Willett, the senior vice president and area manager of Kaiser Permanente Riverside (Calif.) Medical Center, has announced her plans to retire after more than 43 years of service. 
  2. Cone Health names VP of managed care

    Jennifer Leach has been appointed vice president of managed care at Greensboro, N.C.- based Cone Health. 
  3. Marketing firm owner sentenced for scamming Mercyhealth in $3M kickback scheme

    An Illinois marketing firm owner was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for his role in a $3.1 million kickback scheme involving Janesville, Wis.-based Mercyhealth.

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  1. Pregnancy-related hypertension doubles short-term risk

    Women experiencing gestational hypertension or preeclampsia have a 2.4-times higher risk of developing hypertension 10 years post-pregnancy, a study published June 13 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found.
  2. 9 recent healthcare job postings at Amazon

    Amazon has been advertising job openings at its various healthcare businesses. Here are nine healthcare-related jobs the tech giant recently posted:
  3. 150th Encompass hospital installs Oracle Cerner

    Integrated healthcare company Encompass Health launched its 150th post-acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital linked to the Oracle Cerner EHR on June 20.
  4. Florida hospital to close baby-delivery unit

    Lakeside Medical Center will close its baby-delivery unit because of a decline in births in recent years, The Palm Beach Post reported June 21.

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  1. Nurse named president of Adventist Health hospital

    Colleen Assavapisitkul, MSN, RN, was named president of Adventist Health Clear Lake in Clearlake, Calif.
  2. Is nursing recession-proof?

    Amid a growing risk of recession for the U.S., there is at least one healthcare occupation that appears in solid position to withstand an economic downturn: nursing, a registered nurse from Louisiana argues in a June 20 article on  
  3. 10 hospitals hiring chief medical officers

    Below are 10 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking chief medical officers in the last two weeks.
  4. Texas Tech Health Science Center's vendor breach affects 1.2 million patients

    Texas Tech University Health Science Center notified patients of a data breach that occured at its eye care software vendor, which has potentially exposed the protected health information of more than 1.2 million patients, NewsChannel 10 reported June 10. 
  1. Spectrum Health gets 3 cardiology accreditations

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health recently received three national accreditations from the American College of Cardiology, FOX 17 West Michigan reported June 20.
  2. COVID-19 cases expected to rise through June, Mayo forecasts

    COVID-19 modeling suggests cases will continue to rise nationwide through the end of June, while hospitalizations and deaths remain stable through early July. 
  3. Healthgrades recognizes 399 hospitals for patient experience

    Healthgrades has recognized 399 hospitals as recipients of its 2022 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, the organization said June 21. This represents the top 15 percent of hospitals in the U.S. for patient experience. 
  4. 12 recent hospital, health system CEO resignations

    Forty-seven hospital and health system CEOs exited their roles in the first five months of this year, and several others announced plans to step down. 
  5. Sutter Davis Hospital names chief nurse 

    Sutter Davis (Calif.) Hospital named Traci Sheesley, BSN,  its new chief nurse executive, The Daily Democrat reported June 18.
  6. Inpatient pay proposal is 'woefully inadequate,' hospitals say

    The American Hospital Association told CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure that the agency's proposed 3.2 percent funding increase for inpatient payments is "woefully inadequate."
  7. US starts vaccinating children under 5: 4 updates

    On June 18, the CDC backed the FDA's authorizations for Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines for children under 5, offering protection against COVID-19 for about 19 million infants and preschoolers in the U.S.
  8. 'Let's get this done,' Mark Cuban tells Biden on Medicare savings study

    Medicare recipients could have saved up to $3.6 billion on generic drug costs in 2020 if Medicare paid the same prices as investor Mark Cuban's pharmacy, according to a study published June 20 in Annals of Internal Medicine. Mr. Cuban tweeted the results, urging President Joe Biden and other elected officials to "have your people call my people and let’s get this done."
  9. HCA names CEO of Virginia hospital

    Lauren Dudley has been named CEO of LewisGale Hospital Montgomery in Blacksburg, Va., part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare. 

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