Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Minnesota strike could mean 'Category 5 storm' for hospitals, group says

    A second walkout by nurses in Minnesota could have significant financial effects on hospitals that exceed effects from a strike in September, the Star Tribune reported Dec. 3.
  2. HCA, Tenet and CHS' margins have topped 2019 results since pandemic began

    Recent industry reports have highlighted the financial challenges that many hospitals and health systems are facing, with shrinking operating margins potentially contributing to one of the worst financial years in decades, according to one report. 
  3. What not to tell patients after cancer surgery

    A recent viewpoint article posted on JAMA Oncology pointed to a single common phrase that can lead to misunderstandings, medical mistrust and even refusal of necessary treatment. 

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  1. Elon Musk claims Neuralink is 6 months away from being put into a human brain

    Elon Musk said that Neuralink is nearing its human trials phase and could put a chip into a human brain in six months, The Washington Post reported Dec. 1. 
  2. Crib shortages send pediatric hospitals scrambling

    As the "tridemic" of flu, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus continues, pediatric hospitals are running into a new problem: a shortage of medical-grade cribs, CNN reported Dec. 5.
  3. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Here are 10 hospitals or health systems that recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  4. Dr. Airica Steed replaces fired MetroHealth CEO

    This week, Airica Steed, EdD, RN, replaces Akram Boutros, MD, who was fired as president and CEO of Cleveland-based MetroHealth System.

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  1. $28M Chestnut Hill Hospital sale gets final approval

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health's $28 million sale of Philadelphia-based Chestnut Hill Hospital to a consortium led by Philadelphia-based Temple University Health System has been approved by an Orphans Court judge, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Dec. 2.
  2. North Dakota lawmakers mull psychiatric hospital to replace aging facility

    North Dakota legislators are considering a new psychiatric hospital to boost mental health services in the state, the Dickinson Press reported Dec. 1.
  3. Virtual urgent care, remote monitoring: How CHOP's health IT team met the viral surge

    The health IT team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been helping manage the recent surge of pediatric respiratory illnesses by shifting to virtual urgent care and boosting remote patient monitoring, CIO Shakeeb Akhter told Becker's.
  4. Bronson Health lauded for cancer care fundraising

    The Bronson Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Bronson Healthcare, has been recognized for its fundraising efforts after it exceeded a number of targets.

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  1. University Hospitals suspends workers linked to Jan. 6 Capitol attack

    University Hospitals has suspended two workers who were charged in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
  2. Primary care in the US: 9 numbers to know

    Eighty-nine percent of U.S. adults say they have a regular physician or place of care, according to a report from the Commonwealth Fund published earlier this year. 
  3. UCLA Health data chief uses 'magic of math' to improve patient care, operations

    Los Angeles-based UCLA Health is going big on big data, using it to not only streamline operations and gauge the patient experience but also predict disease progression and identify the rarest of conditions, said Chief Data Officer Albert Duntugan.
  4. Northwestern creates healthcare AI hub

    Evanston, Ill.-based Northwestern University has launched the Center for Collaborative AI in Healthcare through the university's Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine.
  5. Nurses intensify pushback on sale of 3 HCA hospitals

    Members of National Nurses United have spoken out against Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's decision to hold a Dec. 8 hearing on New Orleans-based LCMC Health's plan to acquire three Tulane University hospitals in Baton Rouge, La., rather than New Orleans, where union members say residents would be most affected if the transaction is approved. 
  6. 3 CFOs taking CEO roles at hospitals, health systems

    CFOs today are strategic partners to CEOs and are involved in virtually every aspect of a hospital or health system. 
  7. 5 of the largest health systems carry $100B+ in debt 

    The debt and liability numbers are taken from a variety of financial sources, including hospital groups' quarterly results.
  8. American Hospital Association urges DEA to extend telehealth prescribing rules

    The American Hospital Association is asking the Drug Enforcement Administration to extend and clarify pandemic-era rules that allowed providers to prescribe addiction-treatment medications through telehealth.
  9. 13 recent hospital, health system CFO moves

    Here are 13 hospital and health system CFO moves that Becker's Hospital Review has reported on since Nov. 1:

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