Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Johns Hopkins All Children's new president is making team well-being a priority

    On July 26, K. Alicia Schulhof became the president of Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. She spoke to Catalyst on Oct. 26 about becoming the first woman in the role and taking the reins during the pandemic.
  2. Prioritizing healthcare workforce well-being: 12 organizations taking the lead

    A call to action for healthcare leaders to affirm their commitment to workforce well-being has expanded to include more organizations.
  3. Hospital rebrands: 5 recent name changes

    Here are five hospitals that have announced name changes or other rebranding efforts since Oct. 15.

3 physician strategies to improve performance in 2022

The current changes in reimbursement and care delivery models, along with increased physician burn out make it a critical time to reevaluate your physician strategy. 
  1. 5 big ideas in healthcare innovation

    From their thoughts on predictive analytics to how they define digital transformation, here are five quotes about the role of innovation in healthcare that hospital executives shared with Becker's Hospital Review in October:
  2. 10 hospitals hiring CEOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs in the last week.
  3. 8 recent Big Tech partnerships in healthcare: Amazon, Google & more 

    Eight recent partnerships between healthcare organizations and Big Tech companies including Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft: 
  4. Hacker breached Massachusetts systems' emails for 5+ months; 200K patients affected

    Worcester-based UMass Memorial Health began notifying 209,048 patients that a hacker breached employee email accounts, according to data the health system shared with HHS on Oct. 15.
  1. Rise in ransomware attacks shines light on patient safety concerns

    Ransomware attacks on hospitals have direct consequences on hospital operations. Some facilities have been forced to divert ambulances, shut down computer systems and cut off access to EHRs. 
  2. LifePoint CFO Mike Coggin says strength of his team led company through darkest days of pandemic

    Mike Coggin is the executive vice president and CFO of LifePoint Health, which currently operates 84 hospital campuses. 
  3. Fitch: Staff shortages will be problem for nonprofit hospitals even post pandemic

    Operating margin pressures will become more pronounced for nonprofit hospitals — particularly lower-rated, smaller hospitals — as they deal with staff shortages, a problem not expected to go away any time soon, Fitch Ratings reported Oct. 27.
  4. BCBS of Minnesota names president, CEO

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota named Dana Erickson its permanent president and CEO, effective Nov. 1.
  1. 6 recent updates on COVID-19 variants

    AY.4.2, a descendant of the delta COVID-19 variant that has gained some traction in the U.K. and has been detected in the U.S., is the newest strain making headlines. 
  2. JFK University Medical Center names 3rd CMO in hospital's history

    New Jersey-based Hackensack Meridian Health has named Joseph Landolfi, DO, chief medical officer of JFK University Medical Center.
  3. Chicago hospital averts strike with new labor deal

    Registered nurses at Community First Medical Center in Chicago have reached a tentative agreement on their first union contract, according to an Oct. 26 announcement from the union that represents them.
  4. Connecticut hospital network restored after data server issue takes system offline 

    Stamford (Conn.) Hospital and Stamford Health Medical Group's network is fully operational after more than a day of downtime caused by a data storage server failure, New Haven Register reported Oct. 22. 
  5. Hospitals slam study saying provider relief funds went to wealthy hospitals

    The American Hospital Association is taking aim at a recent study published in JAMA Health Forum that found that hospitals in a strong financial position before the pandemic received more money from the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund. 
  6. Rebranding amid a pandemic: Strategies from Memorial Health, Bon Secours Mercy

    Rebranding a hospital often begins years before a new name is announced or an updated sign goes up. Becker's spoke with hospital executives about how they prioritized and budgeted for rebrands amid the COVID-19 pandemic, when hospitals had to be increasingly selective with their resources.
  7. 93-bed Nebraska hospital explores deal to join Bryan Health

    Kearney (Neb.) Regional Medical Center is exploring a deal to join Lincoln, Neb.-based Bryan Health, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.
  8. FDA requires physicians to share breast implant safety risks

    The FDA is requiring plastic surgeons to warn patients about the potential complications of breast implants as part of new safety requirements issued Oct. 27.
  9. New Jersey hospital mandates boosters for J&J vaccinated employees

    University Hospital in Newark, N.J., implemented a COVID-19 vaccine booster mandate for employees who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot.

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