Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Nebraska hospital CEO resigns

    John Mentgen has resigned as president and CEO of Scottsbluff, Neb.-based Regional West Health Services, the parent company of Regional West Medical Center.
  2. UM Capital Region Health taps Joel Sandler as chief nursing officer

    Largo, M.D.-based University of Maryland Capital Region Health tapped Joel Sandler, BSN, RN, for chief nursing officer and senior vice president.
  3. MyMichigan Health taps Dr. Paul Berg as CMO

    Midland-based MyMichigan Health named Paul Berg, MD, chief medical officer. He succeeds Lydia Watson, MD, who will step into her role as president and CEO of the health system Dec. 1. 

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  1. Wexner's 820-bed hospital project grows by $85M

    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus has been approved by its board for an $85 million increase to its new inpatient hospital project budget. 
  2. Making the most of sign on bonuses, per a physician finance consultant

    If used right, a signing bonus can be a significant asset for young physicians, a finance expert told the American Medical Association in a Nov. 17 article. 
  3. 85 healthcare leaders' workplace predictions for 2023

    About half of healthcare leaders think COVID-19 will be "resolved" in 2023, and they are more focused on growth than cost-cutting, according to a recent survey shared with Becker's. 
  4. Tulane plans $600M redevelopment of abandoned hospital

    Charity Hospital in New Orleans has sat vacant for 17 years. Now, Tulane University plans to give it new life as the core of its downtown medical school, CBS affiliate WWL reported Nov. 16. 

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  1. Harvard's Dr. Alexa Kimball talks mentorship, balancing roles and toppling barriers women face

    Alexa Kimball, MD, is a renowned leader at Harvard Medical School — and her excellence has been recognized in more than one department.
  2. Luminis Health CEO Tori Bayless doesn't take herself too seriously

    Growing up as one of four children, Tori Bayless learned the value of humor.
  3. 11 recent health system innovation moves

    Health systems have been busy launching innovation initiatives and making investments in tech and spinoff companies this year.
  4. How the Leapfrog results rank by state

    Of the seven hospitals in North Dakota, one recently nabbed a "B" rating and the other six got a "C" in Leapfrog's fall 2022 rankings. 

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  1. UVM Health Network details plan to improve margins after $90M annual loss: 6 notes

    The University of Vermont Health Network, a six-hospital system, posted $90 million in fiscal year 2022 losses (-3.3 percent margin), but provided details on how it plans to improve revenue, reduce expenses, and recruit and retain talent in 2023, according to a Nov. 17 news release shared with Becker's.
  2. St. Luke's Health names Kimberly Shaw president of St. Joseph Health

    Kimberly Shaw, BSN, was named president of Bryan, Texas-based St. Joseph Health, a member of Houston-based St. Luke's Health.
  3. Gene-editing spinoff led by Mass General Brigham veterans

    Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston has spun off a gene-editing diagnostics company aiming to partner with pharma companies to create new therapies that use the technology.
  4. Researchers found C. difficile has a secret ally

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researchers found that Enterococcus, an antibiotic-resistant pathogen, works with Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff, to change the metabolic environment in the gut so C. diff can thrive, Science Daily reported Nov. 16.
  5. MedStar selects Kyndryl to transform IT services

    Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health has selected IT company Kyndryl for a five-year digital transformation contract.
  6. Fearing layoffs, more employees search for a 'plan B' job. Are their worries warranted?

    More employees are anticipating layoffs and have started looking for "plan B" jobs to beat their employer to the cut. Such measures may not be necessary, recent data suggests — though workers could be spurred on by tech giants' recent mass firings.
  7. Pharmacist viewpoint: Punishing retailers for opioid crisis 'unacceptable'

    Walmart proposed a $3.1 billion settlement for its pharmacies' role in opioid abuse, and the move has one independent pharmacist worried about unintended consequences, CBS affiliate KTVQ reported Nov. 16.
  8. Cheshire Medical names Anne Tyrol chief nursing officer

    Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H., named Anne Tyrol, MSN, RN, its permanent chief nursing officer, The Keene Sentinel reported Nov. 16.
  9. Amazon's healthcare ambitions: 5 recent moves

    From launching Amazon Clinic to backing startups that aim to tackle healthcare burnout, Amazon continues to strengthen its healthcare presence. Here are five recent healthcare moves from the company as reported by Becker's.

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