Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mayo Clinic Care Network adds 2 Indiana health systems

    Greenfield, Ind.-based Hancock Healthcare and Danville, Ind.-based Hendricks Regional Healthcare have joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
  2. Senators quietly kill plan to overhaul VA healthcare system

    A bipartisan group of 12 senators is rejecting the Department of Veterans Affairs' plan to close or overhaul hospitals that no longer meet the healthcare needs of U.S. veterans, according to a June 29 report by The Washington Post.
  3. UHS revises earnings forecast amid lower patient volumes

    King of Prussia Pa.-based Universal Health Services is revising its forecast for the year due to a significant shortfall in operating results during April and May of 2022 compared to the original annual results forecast.

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  1. St. Francis Medical Center taps Dr. John Bruchhaus as chief medical officer

    Monroe, La.-based St. Francis Medical Center named John Bruchhaus, MD, its new chief medical officer effective July 5, The Ouachita Citizen reported June 29.
  2. Providence nurses strike tentative labor deals

    Nurses at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore., and Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center in Oregon City, Ore., have reached tentative agreements with their employers, according to the union that represents them.
  3. What an increasingly anxious workforce means for patient care

    Whether a school in Uvalde, Texas, or a hospital campus in Tulsa, Okla., a recent series of violent events are constant reminders of the potential for what could unfold on healthcare workers' home campuses. The omnipresent anxiety over gun violence in the workplace — a possibility that increasingly seems more likely — has negative consequences for care delivery and the patient experience.
  4. Nearly half of RCM departments facing severe labor shortages, report says

    Nearly half of revenue cycle leaders said their departments are facing severe labor shortages, according to a midyear financial trends report released June 29 by R1 RCM. 

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  1. US News makes 7 changes to Best Hospitals methodology

    U.S. News & World Report said several methodology changes will be reflected in this year's edition of Best Hospitals rankings and ratings when they are published July 26.
  2. Piedmont Walton taps Haley Harrison as chief nursing officer

    Piedmont Walton Hospital has selected Haley Harrison, MSN, RN, as its new chief nursing officer, the Monroe, Ga.-based hospital said June 29. 
  3. Shareholder looks to block $18B healthcare REIT merger

    Healthcare Realty Trust shareholder Land & Buildings announced in a June 16 investor presentation press release shared with Becker's that it intends to vote against Healthcare Realty Trust's acquisition of Healthcare Trust of America, citing that it fails to maximize value for all Healthcare Realty Trust shareholders. 
  4. Police kill armed patient at Baylor Scott & White hospital

    Police fatally shot a patient in the emergency wing of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Irving on June 29 after he opened fire on officers, according to local news reports.
  1. Allina Health announces site for Cambridge Medical Center

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health has officially set the site for its new Cambridge (Minn.) Medical Center — Highway 65 and Xylite Street Northeast, just north of Highway 95. 
  2. UF Health names chief diversity officer

    UF Health has named Lakesha Butler, Pharm.D., associate vice president for inclusion, diversity and health equity and chief diversity officer.
  3. Arizona hospital lays off 315 workers

    Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital in Green Valley, Ariz., is closing June 30 at 12:00 p.m. The closure will result in 315 workers losing their jobs, according to a notice filed with state regulators. 
  4. 9 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since June 22: 
  5. HCA names CFO of Florida hospital

    Keri Pintozzi is the new CFO of 113-bed HCA Florida Lake City Hospital. 
  6. Union urges Seattle Children's to invest in permanent nurses more than travel workers

    Seattle Children's Hospital is facing pressure from the Washington State Nurses Association to pay its staff nurses more instead of paying travel nurse wages and offering hiring bonuses.  
  7. Trinity Health combines ministries, restructures leadership in New York

    Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health is restructuring leadership in its New York region as it combines St. Peter's Health Partners in Albany and St. Joseph's Health in Syracuse into one regional ministry.
  8. 3 takes on supply disruptions, drug shortage timelines from Northeastern researcher

    In an interview with Becker's, Boston-based Northeastern University mechanical and industrial engineering professor Jacqueline Griffin, PhD, shared some thoughts on why drug shortages have plagued the nation for years and ways to fix the supply chain. 
  9. Why CalvertHealth's Melissa Hall is creating 'data warehouses'

    Melissa Hall, BSN, MSN, RN, serves as CIO at CalvertHealth Medical Center in Frederick, Md. 

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