Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mississippi hospital names new chief nursing officer

    St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Miss., has tapped Tracey Smithson MSN, RN, as chief nursing officer, The Northside Sun reported May 18. 
  2. UHS' 5 highest-earning execs

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services executives saw their total compensation shrink by millions in 2022, in line with what other for-profit health systems reported, according to a proxy statement filed April 6 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 
  3. 2 state grants push Johns Hopkins' $516M hospital project forward

    Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital received $11 million in state grants as it works on a $516 million renovation and addition project on its former Children's Center site, which is slated for completion in June 2026, the Baltimore Business Journal reported May 18. 
  1. Michigan nurse charged with falsifying records after patient death

    A Michigan nurse was charged with two counts of falsifying medical records after a patient's death.
  2. 86 hospital and health system diversity, equity and inclusion officers to know | 2023

    When diversity, equity and inclusion are integrated into the framework of hospitals and health systems, patients and staff members benefit. DEI leaders are directing efforts to create inclusive healthcare environments where everyone feels welcomed, valued and safe. 
  3. Cash-strapped Main Line Health reports $114.4M operating loss, extending declines

    Struggling Radnor Township, Pa.-based Main Line Health reported an operating loss of $114.4 million for the nine-month period ending March 31. The loss compared with a loss of $43.2 million the previous year.
  4. Unity Health names new chief nursing officer

    Karen Labonte, MSN, will become the new chief nursing officer for Searcy, Ark.-based Unity Health, effective May 30. 

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  1. WHO says COVID vaccines should target XBB variants

    The next updates to COVID-19 vaccine formulas should primarily target XBB variants, the World Health Organization announced May 18.
  2. Why Ascension is giving office space to Wichita State University

    St. Louis-based Ascension is teaming up with Wichita (Kan.) State University to form a different sort of healthcare talent pipeline. 
  3. 2 cancers still seeing an increase in mortality rates

    Most cancers are seeing decreased mortality rates, according to a study led by the American Cancer Society, but two in particular are rising: lung cancer in women and liver cancer in men.
  4. 46% of primary care physicians receive revenue from value-based models: survey

    Value-based payment models are increasing across the healthcare system, but less than half of primary care physicians say their practice receives revenue from a value-based payment model, according to a survey from The Commonwealth Fund.

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  1. 2 Minnesota systems see Q1 losses

    Allina Health and Fairview Health Services — both based in Minneapolis — reported operating losses in the first quarter of the year, the Star Tribune reported May 17. 
  2. 3rd health system joins AI consortium

    Arlington-based Texas Health Resources is the third health system to join the Dandelion Consortium to advance healthcare artificial intelligence.
  3. Mayo Clinic reports $149M operating gain in Q1

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has reported an operating gain of $149 million for the first quarter on revenue of $4.3 billion.
  4. Henry Ford Health taps Mass General Brigham AI spinoff for bedside medical coding

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health has tapped an artificial intelligence spinoff from Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham to automate bedside medical coding.
  5. 5-day strike averted at HCA facilities in California

    Members of Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West have reached a contract settlement with management, averting a five-day strike that was scheduled to begin May 22 at five HCA Healthcare facilities in California.
  6. Renown CEO Dr. Brian Erling's 'people-first' mindset 

    Brian Erling, MD, stepped into his role as president and CEO of Renown Health last November with one overarching leadership priority: Put people first. 
  7. Physicians cite concerning cases of patient outcomes post-Roe: UCSF study

    Nearly 11 months after Roe v. Wade was overturned, new data has emerged from a University of California, San Francisco study depicting how abortion bans can negatively affect patient health outcomes.
  8. Nurses at MultiCare hospital vote 'no confidence' in system CEO

    Nurses at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Wash., who are members of the Washington State Nurses Association, have voted "no confidence" in the CEO of their parent organization.
  9. U of Michigan Health taps patient safety officer

    University of Michigan Health in Ann Arbor has selected Nicole Templeton, BSN, RN, as its new patient safety officer, the health system said May 18.

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