Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 'This is our epidemic': Mental health crisis is kids' long-haul COVID, children's hospital leaders say

    In the summer of 2020, the average number of weekly visits to the emergency department for suspected suicide attempts among adolescents 12 to 17 was up 22.3 percent from 2019. By winter 2021, the increase in these suspected attempts from winter 2019 was even higher: 39.1 percent, according to the CDC's June 11 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.  
  2. Physician stabbed by patient sues Pennsylvania Hospital, alleges safety issues

    A Pennsylvania Hospital physician who was stabbed multiple times by a patient in February sued the hospital June 16, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  3. Mount Sinai chief data officer tapped to lead genomics spinout 

    Stamford, Conn-based Sema4, a genomics company spun out of Mount Sinai Health System, named Andrew Kasarskis, PhD, as its new chief data officer, according to a June 17 news release. 

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  1. Saint Vincent Hospital names new CFO

    John Whitlock Jr. has been named CFO of Saint Vincent Hospital, the Worcester, Mass.-based facility said June 16. 
  2. Tenet to sell 5 hospitals to Steward for $1.1B

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare will sell five hospitals in Florida to Dallas-based Steward Health Care for $1.1 billion, the organizations said June 16. 
  3. North Carolina in mental health state of emergency, providers say

    North Carolina's behavioral health crisis has reached a state of emergency, the North Carolina Healthcare Association and 11 other groups said in a June 14 letter to lawmakers. 
  4. 5 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves were reported on or shared with Becker's since June 9:

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  1. 5 acquisitions this year involving Allscripts, Cerner, Meditech 

    Three of the major EHR vendors participated in acquisition activities over the past year, inking deals with data, revenue cycle management and other health IT companies. 
  2. Baptist Health South Florida CEO to retire

    Brian Keeley, president and CEO of Baptist Health South Florida, is retiring after nearly 50 years of service, the Coral Gables, Fla.-based health system said June 16. 
  3. Northwell chief: Medical debt ombudsman will 'check and balance' collections

    Communication is key when it comes to hospitals handling patient debt efficiently, according to Rich Miller, Northwell Health's executive vice president and chief business strategy officer.
  4. How 2 CNOs are flexing schedules to meet the needs of a changing nurse workforce

    One thing has become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic: The nursing workforce is evolving.
  1. 6 hospitals hiring CIOs, CMIOs

    Below are six hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CIOs or chief medical information officers. 
  2. Your direct report says they have imposter syndrome. Now what?

    "How to deal with imposter syndrome." The search will return more than 6 million results. Create a brag sheet. Seek out criticism. Fake it till you make it. If imposter syndrome feels stressful, the sheer number of ideas to resolve it can be overwhelming. 
  3. CMS to remain flexible with surveys if hospitals experience COVID-19 surge

    In response to a request from the American Hospital Association, CMS said it will consider temporary survey suspensions for hospitals experiencing COVID-19 surges. 
  4. 'Stunning disregard for science': Ouster of top FDA brass sought after Alzheimer's drug approval

    A Washington, D.C.-based consumer advocacy group is calling on HHS to remove the acting FDA commissioner and two other top officials after the agency's recent approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's drug. 
  5. 10 numbers that show gender pay gap in healthcare

    The gender pay gap plagues women in the U.S., and the healthcare industry is no exception. Here are 10 numbers that illustrate the gender pay gap:
  6. Georgia nursing home owner facing cruelty charges after staff quits, patients left unattended

    The owner of Trenton, Ga.-based Woodhaven Senior Living is facing cruelty charges after patients were found in temperatures higher than 90 degrees June 14, with just one staff member to care for all of them, reports WTVC.
  7. Nationwide Children's unveils $3.3B investment in expansion, strategic plan

    Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Children's Hospital unveiled a five-year, $3.3 billion strategic plan to advance pediatric care in the region and build new facilities on June 16.
  8. Baptist Health Care CIO joins health IT cloud platform 

    Tim Quigley, CIO of Pensacola, Fla.-based Baptist Health Care, will take on the role of chief client officer at health IT company CloudWave. 
  9. CDC creates COVID-19 testing tool for providers

    The CDC rolled out an interactive web tool to help clinicians and the public navigate COVID-19 testing options June 14, reports AHA News.

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