Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. HSHS to raise minimum wage for 3,000 employees

    Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System is increasing its minimum wage to $15 an hour, which will affect about 3,000 employees in Wisconsin and Illinois.
  2. LSU Health Sciences Center chancellor steps down

    Larry Hollier, MD, will no longer serve as chancellor of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.
  3. Steven Littleson appointed CEO, president of Central Maine Healthcare

    Central Maine Healthcare has announced its new CEO and president as Steven Littleson, Mainebiz reported Oct. 15. 

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  1. MUSC, Clemson launch AI innovation hub: 3 notes

    Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina and Clemson (S.C.) University said Oct. 15 they have partnered to launch an artificial intelligence innovation hub.
  2. UF Health faces lawsuit after breach exposes 700,000 patients' data

    Leesburg-based UF Health Central Florida has been sued by a patient after a May cyberattack exposed the data of 700,981 patients, according to a lawsuit filed Oct. 14.
  3. Louisiana health system renames innovation center after longest-tenured administrator

    Shreveport, La.-based Willis-Knighton Health System is renaming its innovation hub and rehab institute after its recently retired CEO, who served the system for 56 years, the Shreveport Times reported Oct. 14.
  4. Nebraska governor issues executive order to expand workforce capacity in hospitals

    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed an executive order Oct. 13 to expand workforce capacity to ensure Nebraskans retain access to healthcare workers, reports ABC7.
  1. 201-bed New Jersey hospital to get new ownership

    East Orange (N.J.) General Hospital will be acquired by its new for-profit operating company, EOH Acquisition Group, led by hospital CEO Paige Dworak, New Jersey Business Magazine reported Oct. 15.
  2. 6 execs share the dangers of pharmacy burnout

    Pharmacy staff members across the country are reporting unprecedented levels of burnout, an issue that could not only negatively affect employees' mental health, but also patient safety. 
  3. 1 area seeing 'very high' flu activity & 4 other CDC FluView takeaways

    Washington, D.C., is currently reporting "very high" flu activity, the highest designation of five levels, according to new data from the CDC's FluView report published Oct. 15.
  4. Walmart launches go-to-market solution for self-insured plans

    Through a partnership with Transcarent, Walmart is offering its savings on pharmaceuticals and other services to self-insured employers for the first time.
  1. California hospital workers walk out as labor disputes over staffing heat up

    Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, disputes between unions and California hospitals over staffing shortages are intensifying, prompting healthcare workers to walk off the job and hold rallies, CalMatters reported Oct. 15.
  2. FDA vaccine panel unanimously recommends boosters for everyone who got J&J shot

    The FDA's vaccine advisory committee voted unanimously Oct. 15 to recommend that everyone who got Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine be eligible for a booster shot at least two months after the first. 
  3. Hospital doesn't owe leave benefits to former nurses, Pennsylvania panel finds after 18-year case

    A Pennsylvania appellate panel sided with Colmar, Pa.-based HealthSpark Foundation Oct. 13 in an 18-year battle that determined the health system did not owe a group of former nurses compensation and leave benefits.
  4. 128-bed Florida hospital to end obstetrics, delivery services

    Bayfront Health Seven Rivers, a 128-bed hospital in Crystal River, Fla., will end obstetrical and newborn services and close its labor and delivery unit Feb. 11, 2022, the Citrus County Chronicle reported Oct. 14.
  5. Hospital M&A update: 11 deals involving Jefferson Health, AdventHealth + more

    Eleven transactions involving hospitals and health systems have been announced, finalized or advanced since Oct. 1:
  6. From Boston Children's to Walmart Health: 5 health IT exec moves

    These health IT moves have been reported since Oct. 1:
  7. Nursing home deaths nearly doubled over 4 weeks in September, analysis finds

    More than 2,000 COVID-19 deaths occurred in U.S. nursing homes during a four-week period ending Sept. 19, nearly double the number of deaths compared to the four weeks prior, an Oct. 14 analysis of government data from the American Association of Retired Persons found. 
  8. AHIP raises concerns over Medicare innovation, 'reasonable and necessary' rule

    America's Health Insurance Plans submitted comments to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on Oct. 12 over the organization's Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology and Definition of "Reasonable and Necessary" rule. 
  9. 26 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following executive moves were shared with or reported by Becker's on or after Oct. 8:

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