Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. The questions health system CIOs have after the global IT outage

    Jeffrey Ferranti, MD, chief digital officer of Duke University Health System, was awakened in the early morning hours of July 19 with a text that the computers at his hospitals were down. His first thought: ransomware attack.
  2. UHS net income up 69% in Q2: 5 things to know

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services posted a net income of $289.2 million in the second quarter of 2024, a 68.8% increase from the $171.3 million it posted in the same quarter last year, according to its July 24 earnings report. 
  3. CHS posts $13M Q2 net loss; more hospital sales on the horizon

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems reported an operating income of $238 million (7.6% margin) in the second quarter, down slightly from $246 million (7.9% margin) during the same period last year.

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  1. Boston Medical Center awarded for community health work

    The American Hospital Association has recognized Boston Medical Center as the 2024 recipient of its Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service.
  2. Dana-Farber taps OHSU exec

    Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has named Patrick McCormick senior vice president for hospital transformation, effective Sept. 3. He is currently vice president for oncology services at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute in Portland, Ore. 
  3. Rising stars: 42 healthcare leaders under 40 | 2024

    The new wave of dynamic, driven and visionary healthcare leaders is working to make patient care more accessible, more affordable and more streamlined. These professionals, working in a variety of roles throughout the healthcare spectrum, aim to change healthcare for the better.
  4. All Massachusetts Steward hospitals have received some form of bids, Governor says

    All of Dallas-based Steward Health Care's Massachusetts hospitals have received some form of a bid, a spokesperson for Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey confirmed with Becker's.

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  1. Optum Health names chief clinical officer

    Optum Health has named Lindsay Jubelt as its new chief clinical officer.
  2. Top external risks worrying CFOs

    The economy is the top external risk worrying CFOs, according to Deloitte's "CFO Signals Survey 2Q 2024."
  3. Northwell Health expands into filmmaking

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health is launching its own internal content studio that will partner with established and emerging filmmakers in a bid to "humanize" healthcare through filmmaking.
  4. Arkansas health system CEO resigns

    Gary Paxson is resigning as president and CEO of Batesville, Ark.-based White River Health to pursue another career opportunity. 

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  1. Eliminate contract labor ASAP to improve margins, Tufts Medicine CFO says

    It's been a financially challenging last few years for Burlington, Mass.-based Tufts Medicine, but the health system remains dedicated to providing strong patient care and is working diligently to get back to a healthier place. 
  2. Minnesota system makes way for $1B project

    Minneapolis-based Hennepin County Medical Center is beginning to embark on a $1 billion construction project of an in-patient hospital tower, the Star Tribune reported July 24.
  3. FDA medical device director to retire

    Jeff Shuren, MD, the FDA's director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, is retiring, according to internal documents shared with Becker's.
  4. Intermountain's chief digital officer departs

    Craig Richardville, Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health's chief digital and information officer, is stepping down from his role after serving in the position since 2019. 
  5. Vermont system names chief nursing officer

    Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, Vt., has named Michelle Buck, DPN, RN, as the system's new chief nursing officer.
  6. Medline named top employer of women for 3rd year, per Forbes

    Medline has been named to Forbes' list of the Best Employers for Women for a third consecutive year, it announced July 23.
  7. UNC Health chief medical, quality officer to retire

    Tony Lindsey, MD, plans to retire from his role as chief medical and quality officer of Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health in October. 
  8. 25-person obesity pill trial earns drugmaker $16.8B

    On July 17, Roche published early results from a phase 1 trial of an experimental GLP-1 pill for obesity. That day, the drugmaker gained $16.8 billion in its market value, Bloomberg reported. 
  9. 5 CFO moves in 1 day

    Hospital and health system C-suites have seen a lot of movement over the last 24 hours.

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