Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. CommonSpirit expands partnership with Arabian Healthcare Group

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health is expanding its partnership with healthcare management and consulting firm Arabian Healthcare Group in the United Arab Emirates, according to a news release emailed to Becker's. 
  2. 100 of the largest hospitals and health systems in America | 2021

    Becker's Hospital Review compiled a combined 100+ large hospitals and health systems by bed count and number of hospitals, respectively.
  3. HHS falling short in handling public health crises, GAO says

    HHS leadership in preparing for and responding to public health emergencies leaves room for improvement, a federal watchdog found in a report released Jan. 27.
  1. CHS owes fees in $98M fraud case, court rules

    Whistleblowers who helped the federal government reach a $98 million false claims settlement with Community Health Systems in 2014 can recover attorneys fees from the Franklin, Tenn.-based hospital operator, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 25, according to Bloomberg Law. 
  2. 14 health systems with strong finances

    Here are 14 health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Service.
  3. 16 women making moves in healthcare leadership

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since Jan. 12:
  4. What happened to contact tracing?

    Once touted as a key strategy to prevent the coronavirus's spread, contact tracing has since taken a backseat to vaccinations and mask-wearing amid the pandemic.

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  1. States ranked by COVID-19 hospitalization rates: Jan. 28

    New daily COVID-19 hospitalization rates in the U.S. have risen 1 percent over the last two weeks, with 34 states seeing hospitalization rates trend upward, according to data tracked by The New York Times.
  2. 5 states broke COVID-19 hospitalization records this week

    As COVID-19 hospitalizations begin to level out nationally, at least five states have reported new records this week. 
  3. Children's Mercy CFO takes CEO role in Oregon

    David Cauble, executive vice president and CFO of Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., has been named CEO of Sky Lakes Medical Center Klamath Falls, Ore. 
  4. COVID-19 funding to healthcare providers by the numbers

    To compensate for financial losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the government provided several funds and policies to ease the burden on healthcare providers.

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  1. Former buyer of Pennsylvania hospitals asks judge to block closure

    Turnaround firm Canyon Atlantic Partners asked a Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas judge to stop the closure of two Tower Health hospitals, which the company previously planned to purchase, Daily Local News reported Jan. 27.
  2. Former pharma exec pleads guilty in $88M military healthcare fraud scheme

    The former executive of a South Florida pharmacy, Matthew Smith, has pleaded guilty for his role in an $88 million scheme that defrauded Tricare and the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, healthcare benefit programs for the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. 
  3. Viewpoint: 4 ways federal officials can address the hospital workforce crisis

    The federal government needs to be more proactive in alleviating healthcare workforce shortages, Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, wrote in a Jan. 27 letter on the organization's website. 
  4. Hackensack Meridian to consolidate patient data via Informatica partnership

    Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health partnered with software development company Informatica to improve its data management capabilities, according to a Jan. 27 news release.
  5. 5 notes from federal agencies on healthcare cyberthreats

    Microsoft's Log4j vulnerabilities and potential cyberattacks stemming from the intensifying Russia-Ukraine conflict remain top-of-mind concerns for healthcare cybersecurity teams. Here are five recent notes from federal agencies:
  6. Novant Health invests $40M into PTO or cash reward for staff

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health is investing $40 million into rewards for staff.
  7. Majority of healthcare data breaches stem from hackers, report finds

    There were 327 healthcare data breaches during the first six months of 2021, according to a report released by Critical Insight. Here is a breakdown by type of breach:
  8. Vaccination-related employee departures at 52 hospitals, health systems

    Amid health system and state COVID-19 vaccination requirements, workers have been fired for noncompliance, and some have resigned or quit. 
  9. Data protection policies are changing: 4 things healthcare marketers should monitor

    Data collection and online privacy continue to be top-of-mind concerns for consumers, and many policies on the matter are in flux. Below are four key changes that could affect hospitals' digital marketing strategies in 2022, according to a Jan. 25 report in The Wall Street Journal.

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