Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. National cases drop, but regional hot spots remain: 7 states with highest rates of new COVID-19 cases

    As cases continue to decrease in most regions of the U.S., some states still present concerning trends.   
  2. California anesthesia group files for bankruptcy after hospital contract lapses

    Citing a contract lapse with a California hospital network, Community Regional Anesthesia Medical Group in Fresno, Calif., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy June 16, according to The Business Journal.
  3. Mount Sinai Beth Israel cancels relocation, downsizing plan

    Mount Sinai Health System has abandoned its plan to relocate and downsize Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York City, the health system told Becker's June 17. 

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  1. Penn Medicine releases bedside Epic tool to share EHR data with patients

    Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine has released a digital tool, MyChart Bedside, to share scheduling and updated health information with patients, The Daily Pennsylvanian, reported June 16.
  2. Unsecured database exposes 1 billion CVS Health records: 5 things to know

    A public database exposed more than 1 billion CVS Health records, according to a June 16 report by ABC News.
  3. Employees of HCA hospital vote out SEIU

    Employees at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., have voted to remove the Service Employees International Union as their exclusive representative, according to a June 16 statement from the medical center.
  4. '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.  

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  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  1. 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. 
  2. 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:
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 6 hospitals hiring CIOs, CMIOs

    Below are six hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CIOs or chief medical information officers. 
  8. 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. 
  9. 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. 

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