Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. New Hanover Regional plans $210M hospital

    New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C. plans to build a $210 million hospital, according to the Wilmington Business Journal. 
  2. 4 California health systems refused or delayed COVID-19 transfers due to patients' insurance status: WSJ

    At least four California health systems declined or delayed the receipt of transferred COVID-19 patients due in part to their health insurance or lack thereof, according to a Wall Street Journal report based on internal emails from California's Emergency Medical Services Authority.
  3. 10 hospitals hiring CEOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs during the last few weeks.

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  1. UHS names new CMO for behavioral health division

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services has selected Mark Friedlander, MD, as CMO for its behavioral health division. 
  2. Tampa General aggregates data-reporting for 51 hospitals in COVID-19 data exchange 

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital tapped IT software and services provider BMC to automate reporting among the 51 Florida hospitals participating in the statewide COVID-19 data exchange. 
  3. New Hampshire health system files for bankruptcy

    LRGHealthcare, a two-hospital system in Laconia, N.H., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Oct. 19, according to the Laconia Daily Sun. 
  4. 16 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    Sixteen hospitals or health systems announced, advanced or completed construction projects in the last three weeks:

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  1. Montana hospital security guard charged with stealing computer parts: 4 details

    A former security guard for Bozeman (Mont.) Deaconess Hospital is charged with stealing thousands of dollars' worth of computer parts from the hospital, according to a report in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
  2. New Amazon job openings hint at telehealth expansion: 3 notes

    Amazon Care is bolstering its business development team, a possible indicator of expansion of the company's online medical clinic, according to a CNBC report.
  3. Trump, Biden to debate Thursday: 4 things to know

    President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will debate Oct. 22 in Nashville, Tenn.    
  4. Hospitalizations rise in 39 states; Pelosi sets Oct. 20 deadline for relief bill — 6 COVID-19 updates

    The U.S. has reported an average of 56,615 new COVID-19 cases daily in the past week, up 30 percent from the average seen two weeks ago, reports The New York Times.
  1. Wisconsin halts COVID-19 reporting to upgrade computer system 

    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is pausing reporting of new COVID-19 case totals until Oct. 20 while its computer system gets updated, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
  2. Cedars-Sinai overbilled Medicare for bariatric surgeries, inspector general says

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles submitted incorrect claims for bariatric surgery, leading to overpayments from January 2015 to December 2016, according to HHS' Office of Inspector General. 
  3. UVA Health seizing patients' home equity to cover old hospital bills

    Despite vowing to change its medical debt collection process last year, University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville continues to seize patients' home equity to cover unpaid medical bills — some of which are more than a decade old, according to Kaiser Health News. 
  4. CVS to hire 15,000 employees for flu season

    CVS Health is recruiting workers to fill 15,000 new positions as a part of its pandemic response, the company said Oct. 19.
  5. Hospitals return $2.3B in federal COVID-19 aid

    Congress allocated $175 billion in relief aid to hospitals and other healthcare providers to cover expenses and lost revenues tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, but some hospitals have returned the relief funds in recent months. 
  6. Where hospital employees have tested positive for COVID-19: October

    A sampling of U.S. hospitals and healthcare sites where employees have tested positive for COVID-19, as reported in October: 
  7. Trinity Health on track for Epic EHR install after temporary pause: 4 details

    Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health resumed its Epic EHR install after a temporary pause amid the pandemic and has a new timeline for full implementation.
  8. COVID-19 test positivity jumps in 4 regions, CDC says

    The percentage of specimens testing positive for COVID-19 and the percentage of visits for flu- or COVID-19 symptoms have increased in recent weeks, according to the CDC's latest COVIDView report. 
  9. 4 ways men can call out other men's sexist behavior 

    The authors of the new book Good Guys outlined several specific confrontation strategies in Harvard Business Review for men who witness transgressions and sexist behavior from men in their workplace.

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