Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Rite Aid shrinks debt by $200M amid store closures

    Pharmacy chain Rite Aid has curbed its net debt of $2.9 billion last year to $2.7 billion, The Washington Post reported June 29. 
  2. Iowa man gets 27 months in prison for sharing VA patient's health info

    An Iowa man has been sentenced June 29 to more than two years in prison for wrongfully accessing and disclosing information from patient records at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
  3. California hospitals must begin sharing patient data in the next year

    California passed legislation a year ago requiring all healthcare and human services providers to sign a data-sharing agreement, which will be posted July 1. CalMatters, a nonprofit news source, outlined the goals of the legislation in a June 30 report.

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  1. Singing River Health System names Tiffany Murdock CEO

    Tiffany Murdock, MSN, was named CEO of Singing River Health System in Ocean Springs, Miss.
  2. HHS releases guidance on reproductive care privacy

    The federal government has released guidance on how members of the public can protect their reproductive health privacy in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
  3. UC Davis Health gets $1.7M for digital outreach to underserved communities

    Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health has received $1.7 million in federal funding to build a digital platform to improve healthcare access for underserved communities in Sacramento and Northern California. 
  4. Only 1 in 5 people in US have optimal heart health: 5 notes 

    Only 19.6 percent of adults in the U.S. have high cardiovascular health, a study published June 29 in Circulation found.

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  1. UofL Health partners with Carroll County Memorial Hospital to boost care access

    Louisville, Ky.-based UofL Health and Carrollton, Ky.-based Carroll County Memorial Hospital have teamed up with two big goals in mind: improving access to care and specialty resources close to home, UofL News reported June 28.
  2. Georgia hospital probing cyberattack

    Columbus, Ga.-based Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital is investigating a cyberattack, its CEO said June 30. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. 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.
  7. 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. 
  8. 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. 
  9. 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.

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