Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Florida hospital CEO to retire after 25 years with HCA

    Mitch Mongell, CEO of Fort Walton (Fla.) Beach Medical Center, will retire in 2021, the HCA Healthcare North Florida Division said in a news release published by the Northwest Florida Daily News.
  2. Insurers argue COVID-19 test price gouging a widespread problem

    The number of COVID-19 tests that sit 50 percent to 100 percent above the average cost has doubled, raising insurer concerns of widespread price gouging.
  3. Surgical Care Affiliates, USPI sued again, accused of collusion to limit employee wages, mobility

    A former employee of DaVita sued the company, UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Surgical Care Affiliates and Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare subsidiary United Surgical Partners International, alleging they colluded to suppress wages and inhibit mobility of senior-level directors.

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  1. Delta accounts for 83% of US cases, CDC director says

    The delta coronavirus variant now accounts for 83 percent of virus samples analyzed in the U.S., CDC Director Rochelle Wallensky, MD, said July 20, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  2. Tennessee hospital deal to stop 'climbing death rate,' mayor hopes

    Braden Health is acquiring Decatur County General Hospital in Parsons, Tenn., according to local news station WBBJ 7.
  3. The pandemic drove women out of the workforce — here's how your hospital can bring them back

    The responsibilities of child care fell directly onto the shoulders of many women during the COVID-19 pandemic, causing some to flock from the workforce. To bring women back inside hospital walls, hospital leaders should understand what is keeping them out.
  4. New York hospitals combine

    Two New York City hospitals, Maimonides Medical Center and New York Community Hospital, combined to form a new local health network in the Brooklyn borough, the organizations said July 19. 

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  1. NIH taps Microsoft for biomedical research initiative 

    The National Institutes of Health will begin using the Microsoft Azure cloud platform to support its data processing and storage for its biomedical research initiative, the organizations said July 20. 
  2. It's '​​all about protecting local physicians from competition': Why states are against easing licensing for telemedicine 

    States currently define telemedicine by the location of the patient, not the physician, which can create barriers for practicing via telemedicine. 
  3. CEO of Tenet Tennessee hospital steps down

    Sally Deitch, RN, has stepped down as CEO of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare's Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis (Tenn.), a Tenet spokesperson confirmed July 20. 
  4. Olympian encourages women to get early screenings in Ascension's latest campaign

    Seven-time Olympic medalist Shannon Miller shares her journey through cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery in St. Louis-based Ascension's most recent marketing campaign.
  1. 5 healthcare innovation trends to keep a close eye on

    As healthcare's digital transformation continues, new trends arise each year. Below are five innovation trends to which health systems' innovation leaders have been paying especially close attention in 2021:
  2. 8 recent hospital, health system COO moves

    The following hospital and health system COO moves have been reported since June 21.
  3. Rush taps former Northwell exec as CIO

    Jeff Gautney has been selected as the vice president and CIO at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center.
  4. JPMorgan seeks VP of operations, control management for new healthcare venture

    JPMorgan Chase is seeking a vice president of control management and operations for Morgan Health, its new healthcare company focused on improving the quality of healthcare in the U.S.
  5. Nonprofit hospital upgrades outpaced downgrades in Q2, Fitch says

    Nonprofit U.S. hospitals saw more credit rating upgrades than downgrades in the second quarter of 2021, Fitch Ratings said July 20.
  6. Oregon health district ousts hospital CEO

    The Southern Coos Health District Board has fired Eugene Suksi, CEO of Bandon, Ore.-based Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center.
  7. Biogen vs. Alzheimer’s Association: Inside Aduhelm's marketing battle

    If a Google user searches "Aduhelm," the first two results they see are ads. One advertises Biogen's landing page for the much-debated Alzheimer's disease treatment, and the other is a call to lower the drug's price from the country's largest Alzheimer’s advocacy group, the Alzheimer’s Association.
  8. 83% of patients trust their PCP for credible info — what about other healthcare institutions?

    As healthcare marketers continue to disseminate credible information on the dangers of COVID-19 and why people should get vaccinated, it's important they know which healthcare providers and institutions Americans trust.
  9. Conflicting lower court rulings issued in staffing disputes at 2 HCA hospitals

    Two federal courts in neighboring states have issued conflicting rulings in cases involving staffing disputes at HCA Healthcare's Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan., and Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. 

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