Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Consultant hired to fix Montana's troubled state hospital gets contract increased by millions

    Montana has increased the contract for a private consulting group that is overseeing the troubled Montana State Hospital and other facilities, the Montana Free Press reported Nov. 29
  2. UPMC moves to arbitration over Facebook tracking lawsuit

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC is going to arbitration over a lawsuit claiming the health system shared patient data with Facebook.
  3. NYC will involuntarily hospitalize people with mental illnesses

    New York City Mayor Eric Adams issued a directive Nov. 29 telling police and emergency medical workers to involuntarily hospitalize people with severe mental illnesses who are unable to care for themselves and are a danger to themselves.

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  1. Oracle Cerner ordered to stand trial in brain damage lawsuit

    A U.S. appeals court has ordered Oracle Cerner to stand trial in a lawsuit accusing the company's software of causing a patient's brain damage.
  2. Report: CommonSpirit Health hospitals in Texas plan to recoup $7K they overpaid employees amid ransomware attack

    Employees of Houston-based St. Luke's Health say they are being asked to repay the health system after they were overpaid during the ransomware attack against its parent company, Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, Fox 26 Houston reported Nov. 29.
  3. New York attorney general sues nursing home for Medicaid fraud, neglect

    New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against Comprehensive at Orleans for neglect and using the state's Medicaid program for personal profit.
  4. Mount Sinai reports $241M loss amid investment pressures

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System, which operates six hospitals and a medical school in the city and surrounding area, reported a net loss of $241 million for the nine months ending Sept. 30 even as its operating income was positive.

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  1. 'The floodgates opened': Flu hits hospitals

    In a one week period, new flu hospitalizations in the U.S. rose nearly 30 percent, and experts say cases are expected to continue rising in the coming weeks. 
  2. The 15 best, worst states for jobs

    A new analysis finds states on opposite coasts most attractive for employment, while states in the South lag. 
  3. California offers $1.3B in healthcare worker retention bonuses

    The California Medical Association, along with the state's governor and legislature, have allotted $1.3 billion of the state's budget toward retention bonuses for healthcare workers. 
  4. COVID-19 admissions up in 32 states

    COVID-19 hospitalizations have ticked up nationwide in recent weeks amid concerns of a potential winter surge, according to data tracked by The New York Times.

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  1. Stonebridge Healthcare offers $675M to buy 3 Tower Health hospitals

    Stonebridge Healthcare, a hospital turnaround firm, has offered West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health $675 million to purchase Reading Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital and Pottstown Hospital, all in Pennsylvania, and their related assets, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Nov. 29.
  2. Epic in the last 30 days

    From entering into an agreement with Google Cloud to making its EHR system more compatible with Apple users, here are seven updates on Epic's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in November.
  3. Hazel Hawkins explores options, holds off filing for bankruptcy

    Hollister, Calif.-based Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital is "pursuing multiple angles to resolve the hospital's fiscal emergency."
  4. Dr. Stephen Mansfield, former CEO of Methodist Health System, named dean of Texas business school

    Stephen Mansfield, PhD, former president and CEO of Dallas-based Methodist Health System, was appointed as the new dean of the Dallas Baptist University College of Business.
  5. Tennessee county officials vote to fire Blount Memorial Hospital board members

    In an often heated meeting lasting almost three hours, Eastern Tennessee's Blount County board of commissioners on Nov. 29 voted to remove the entire board of the troubled Blount Memorial Hospital.
  6. 5 health systems choosing Ensemble for RCM services

    Here are five health systems, including Nicklaus Children's Health System, that have selected Cincinnati-based Ensemble Health Partners for revenue cycle management services this year:  
  7. California medical board warns of new physician extortion scam using its number

    The Medical Board of California is warning physicians of scam artists impersonating law enforcement officers, Drug Enforcement Agency agents or the medical board staff.
  8. Court approves health system's sale of 2 Illinois hospitals

    El Segundo, Calif.-based Pipeline Health System's sale of two of two hospitals to Princeton, N.J.-based Ramco Healthcare Holdings and Resilience Healthcare was approved Nov. 29 by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, subject to docketing of a final order.
  9. Southeast hospitals watch for more potential tornadoes

    After severe weather in the Southeast turned into tornadoes late in the afternoon on Nov. 29, hospitals in Mississippi and Arkansas braced for potential impact but didn't report changes in care coordination. 

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