Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 9 recent health IT, innovation partnerships

    Here are nine recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives accelerating digital transformation efforts at healthcare organizations.
  2. LifePoint to acquire Kindred Healthcare

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health signed a definitive agreement to acquire Louisville, Ky.-based Kindred Healthcare. 
  3. Hacker removes files from New Mexico hospital's computers, exposes 69,000 patients' info

    San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, N.M., recently began notifying nearly 69,000 patients that their protected health information was compromised by hackers. 

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  1. Former Iowa hospital employee sentenced for 'weaponizing' patient's medical info

    A former patient care technician at a Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based hospital was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to inappropriately accessing and sharing her ex-boyfriend's medical records, the U.S. Justice Department said June 21. 
  2. 16 recent hospital, health system COO moves

    The following hospital and health system COO moves were reported in April, May or June.
  3. WVU Health System exec to lead Princeton Community Hospital

    Karen Bowling, MSN, RN, has been chosen as president and CEO of Princeton (W. Va.) Community Hospital, hospital officials said June 21. 
  4. New York nursing home boosts CNA pay by 65% in hopes of recruiting more staff

    Some certified nursing assistants at Lewis County (N.Y.) Health System's Residential Health Care Facility are getting a $9 per hour raise, reports CBS' WWNY-TV.

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  1. COVID-19 tied to brain tissue loss, early research suggests

    COVID-19 was linked to brain tissue loss in a U.K. brain imaging study, according to early findings published June 15 in the preprint server medRxiv. 
  2. 10 hospitals hiring VPs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking vice presidents during the last few weeks.
  3. Nevada's health insurance experiment: 5 things to know

    Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill earlier this month making the state's managed health insurance program a public option that will be available for purchase in 2026. Nevada is the second state to enact a public option in response to growing out-of-pocket healthcare costs.  
  4. Hospital M&A update: 9 recent deals

    Nine transactions involving hospitals and health systems have been announced, finalized or advanced since June 1:
  1. Indiana health system to lay off 83

    Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Health will lay off 83 employees of its 100-year-old hospital in Hammond, Ind., according to a notice filed with the state. 
  2. Where the US is allocating 55M vaccine doses for global distribution

    The U.S. on June 21 laid out plans on where it's sending the next 55 million COVID-19 vaccine doses it has allocated from its supply for global distribution.
  3. Joint Commission threatens to pull Rhode Island hospital's accreditation

    The Joint Commission issued a preliminary denial of accreditation for Cranston, R.I.-based Eleanor Slater Hospital, effective June 17, reports WPRI. 
  4. Select Medical adds 7 critical illness recovery hospitals in series of transactions

    Select Medical, an operator of long-term care and inpatient rehabilitation hospitals based in Mechanicsburg, Pa., will add seven critical illness recovery hospitals and eight outpatient clinics to its network through a series of transactions.
  5. US healthcare spending picks up: 4 things to know

    Compared to last May, healthcare spending in the U.S. is picking up, according to a new analysis from nonprofit research firm Altarum.
  6. Biden to nominate Christi Grimm as HHS inspector general

    Christi Grimm, HHS principal deputy inspector general, is President Joe Biden's pick for inspector general, the White House said June 18.
  7. 1/3 of Medicare Part D costs come from drugs lacking cost-effectiveness analyses

    Nearly $50 billion of Medicare Part D costs in 2016 were for drugs that did not undergo a cost-effectiveness analysis, according to a study published June 18 in JAMA Network Open.
  8. Remdesivir reduces mortality in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, 3 real-world studies show

    Remdesivir, the antiviral drug Gilead sells under the brand name Veklury, reduced mortality rates in hospitalized COVID-19 patients and increased their likelihood of being discharged by day 28 after a five-day regimen, Gilead said June 21.
  9. 113 patients possibly infected with TB after use of contaminated bone repair product

    A total of 113 patients across several states may have contracted tuberculosis after having spinal surgery or fracture repairs involving a contaminated bone repair product, The Washington Post reported June 18. The CDC, FDA and state health departments are investigating the outbreak. 

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