Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Scripps CEO concerned further losses will risk borrowing ability

    San Diego-based Scripps Health's clinic and coastal medical groups will stop participating in Medicare Advantage plans, effective Jan. 1, a move that will affect about 32,000 seniors enrolled in plans from UnitedHealthcare, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California and Centene's Health Net, among others, according to the Encinitas Advocate.
  2. RWJBarnabas Health names 2 executive leaders

    West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health has appointed two new executive leaders to its management team.  
  3. 3 tips for pharmacists looking to join hospital C-suites

    Compared to COOs and CFOs, the pathway from pharmacy leader to a hospital C-suite is less established. Here's how three hospital C-suite executives with pharmacy backgrounds rose through the ranks.

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  1. 4 sentenced in nurse degree sham; more await sentencing

    Four individuals in South Florida have been sentenced to prison for their role in a coordinated scheme to sell more than 7,600 fraudulent diplomas and transcripts to aspiring nurses, which enabled them to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination without completing the necessary coursework. 
  2. Husband-wife duo sentenced for healthcare fraud scheme

    An Ohio woman, who falsely represented herself as a physician, and her physician husband were sentenced for a healthcare scheme which led some patients to believe they had cognitive diseases.
  3. AHA: HHS should withdraw health-data tracking rule

    The American Hospital Association is asking Congress to urge HHS to "immediately" rescind a rule restricting the use of third-party tracking technologies by hospitals and health systems.
  4. Biogen shutters digital health unit

    Biotech company Biogen is shutting down its 150-person digital health unit that was focused on gathering health data from mobile devices, The Boston Globe reported Sept. 28.

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  1. Yale has 'mounting concerns' about acquiring Prospect Medical hospitals

    Yale (Conn.) New Haven Health signed a deal in November to acquire three hospitals owned by Prospect Medical. The slow regulatory approval process and a recent cyberattack that disrupted the hospitals' IT systems have Yale concerned about the viability of the transaction, according to the CT Mirror.
  2. Low leverage, strong operating position keep UHS ahead of peers

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services, one of the largest for-profit health systems in the country, is able to maintain a higher credit rating over many of its peers because of low leverage and a strong operating position, Fitch said Sept. 28.
  3. A 25-year CFO's secret to longevity

    Healthcare CFOs' tenures last an average of 4.7 years, according to a recent report from Crist Kolder Associates. Mike Buongiorno served as the CFO of Radnor, Pa.-based Main Line Health for more than five times that average. 
  4. Costco membership rate hikes 'a question of when, not if' amid healthcare bet

    As Costco looks to break into healthcare through a new partnership with virtual care company Sesame, Costco CFO Richard Galanti said in a Sept. 26 earnings call that raising the cost of its membership is a 'question of when, not if.'

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  1. Man with gun arrested at Vanderbilt's children's hospital

    A man in possession of a loaded handgun was arrested Sept. 27 at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, NBC affiliate WSMV reported. 
  2. St. Joseph's Health names new CEO

    Dustin Riccio, MD, has been selected to be the new president and CEO of Paterson, N.J.-based St. Joseph's Health.
  3. Trinity rolls out hybrid nursing teams to 1K+ hospital beds

    Some health systems employ virtual nurses for administrative work and watching patients who are at a high risk of falling. Trinity Health is diving into virtual care with three-person hybrid nursing teams, according to Gay Landstrom, PhD, RN.
  4. Sutter Health absorbs Central Coast clinic group

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health is expanding its California Central Coast presence with the integration of Sansum Clinic, a 36-facility outpatient network based in the Santa Barbara area.
  5. Mayo Clinic, Microsoft roll out generative AI project

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is deploying generative artificial intelligence technology from Microsoft to automate tasks for clinicians.
  6. How 23 health systems' labor costs are trending

    The hospital workforce is critical to the care process and is most often the largest expense on a hospital or health system's balance sheet. Even before the pandemic, labor expenses — which include costs associated with recruitment and retention, employee benefits and incentives — accounted for more than 50 percent of hospitals' total expenses, according to the American Hospital Association. 
  7. Woman pleads guilty to bomb hoax at Boston hospital

    A Massachusetts woman pleaded guilty to calling in a hoax bomb threat against Boston Children's Hospital.
  8. The power of visibility for nursing leaders

    Creating a top-ranking nurse culture comes down to a few things, but the No. 1 recommendation is leader visibility and availability, nursing leaders told Becker's.
  9. TriStar hospital names CFO

    TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield, Tenn., has appointed Haley Biggers CFO.

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