Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 10 recent hospital donations

    It's the season of giving, and many hospitals and health systems across the country have recently been the recipients of large sums of money to help with projects and improvements. 
  2. New York health system hit with record $120M malpractice verdict

    Valhalla, N.Y.-based Westchester Medical Center Health Network has been ordered by a jury to pay $120 million to a patient and his family following delayed stroke care that resulted in brain damage.
  3. Arkansas health system to shutter some clinics, services

    North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison, Ark., is closing some care locations amid rising costs, KY3 reported Dec. 1.  

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  1. CHS looks to sell $750M in notes

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems is looking to offer $750 million in senior secured notes due 2032.
  2. Medtronic looks to accelerate AI use in $100M partnership

    Healthcare technology company Medtronic will partner with Cosmo Pharmaceuticals' medical device business unit to expand the use of artificial intelligence. 
  3. Best, worst states for emergency healthcare: Forbes

    A recent study from Forbes Health ranked 49 states and the District of Columbia by their emergency healthcare infrastructures, with Maine landing in the top spot. 
  4. Florida hospital taps president

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Baptist Health has named Ed Hubel president of Baptist Medical Center Clay, its newest hospital. 

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  1. Ex-ICU nurse sentenced to 20 years in prison for assaulting patients

    A former Colorado ICU nurse found guilty of filming himself sexually assaulting more than a dozen unconscious patients will spend 20 years in prison, Local12 reported Dec. 10.
  2. 9 hospital, health system leaders describe 2023 in 1 word

    Becker's asked healthcare presidents and CEOs to describe 2023 in the context of their respective organizations using one word. None of them used the same word, but all their responses carried the theme of adeptly navigating the post-pandemic era. 
  3. SSM Health nurses authorize 2nd strike

    Members of the National Nurses Organizing Committee have voted to authorize their nurse bargaining team to call a second strike this year at Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, citing issues such as outsourcing of nurse jobs. 
  4. Arkansas hospital to face audit over ARPA fund use

    Arkansas' Legislative Joint Auditing Committee signed off on an audit of De Queen-based Sevier County Medical Center's use of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds, the Arkansas Advocate reported Dec. 8. 

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  1. Supreme Court tosses federal vaccine mandate rulings

    The Supreme Court on Dec. 11 threw out three cases challenging the federal government's COVID-19 vaccine mandates for federal employees and military members, preventing lower court rulings from establishing a precedent for future mandates, The Hill reported. 
  2. Minnesota creates task force to tackle long EMS wait times

    The Minnesota State Legislature has formed a task force to address staff shortages and long emergency service wait times after a new report found that many young entrants to the field are leaving the profession at a time when demand for their services is rising. 
  3. IU Health nurses consider unionizing

    Nurses at Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health and Methodist hospitals are planning to unionize to address staffing issues, WFYI reported Dec. 8.
  4. Beth Israel Lahey Health revamps leadership

    Cambridge, Mass.-based Beth Israel Lahey Health has established new senior management positions and named a new CFO.
  5. Nurse degree scheme trial begins

    The former owner of the now-shuttered Palm Beach School of Nursing in Florida will be the prosecution's main witness in a federal trial of three defendants accused of recruiting students into a coordinated scheme to sell them fake diplomas and transcripts, according to the Miami Herald. 
  6. Kaiser to cut 115 IT jobs

    Kaiser Permanente is laying off 115 IT positions nationwide, with the majority in Northern California, The San Francisco Standard reported Dec.8.
  7. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  8. UMC nurses vote for Louisiana's 1st private hospital union

    Nurses at University Medical Center in New Orleans have voted to join the National Nurses Organizing Committee, an affiliate of National Nurses United.
  9. GE HealthCare CEO to lead medtech industry group

    GE HealthCare CEO Peter Arduini was tapped to lead the board of directors of AdvaMed, a medical technology trade group.

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