Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. California health system to outsource RCM jobs to Optum

    Greenbrae, Calif.-based MarinHealth has selected Optum to provide supply chain and revenue cycle management services.
  2. Montefiore fined $17K for workplace violence violations

    The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Health and Safety Administration has fined New York City-based Montefiore Medical Center after the agency said it found that employees, including nurses, assistants, technicians and security personnel, were exposed to workplace violence.
  3. CHS to offer $1.5B in senior secured notes

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems plans to offer $1.54 billion worth of senior secured notes to repay outstanding bonds. 
  1. 3 notable stroke, heart disease findings in 2021: AHA

    The American Heart Association highlighted groundbreaking research and development in care for heart disease and stroke patients in 2021.  
  2. Humana's CenterWell Senior Primary Care to expand to 12 state markets

    Humana subsidiary CenterWell Senior Primary Care, the largest senior-oriented primary care provider in the nation, is expanding its reach to 12 states. 
  3. 7 health systems opening hospitals

    The following health systems have opened hospitals, advanced proposals to build them or announced plans for them in the last month:
  4. Geisinger, Renown and more share patient communication strategies for 2022

    In 2022, hospitals' patient communication strategies will focus on carefully considered COVID-19 guidance and digital engagement efforts, according to four health system marketing executives who shared their strategies with Becker's.

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  1. Former Boston Children's employees sue hospital over retirement plan fees

    Four former employees of Boston Children's Hospital are suing the organization over allegations including that it did not fully disclose the expenses associated with its $1.1 billion retirement plan, according to court documents obtained by Becker's.
  2. Virginia Hospital Center names new CEO

    Christopher Lane has been appointed president and CEO of Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va.
  3. New Jersey requires boosters for healthcare staff

    Workers in New Jersey healthcare facilities and high-risk congregate settings like hospitals and nursing homes will be required to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Jan. 19.
  4. Emerus CEO, president take on new roles

    Houston-based hospital operator Emerus has named a new executive chairman and CEO.
  1. Houston hospital to reopen under new ownership

    Heights Hospital in Houston, which closed a year ago, has been acquired and the new owners plan to reopen the facility, according to The Leader. 
  2. 20 things to know about Anthem

    From growing to become the largest Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate to its varied history of acquisitions, here are 20 things to know about Anthem. 
  3. Cerner CEO, chief technology officer agree not to leave after Oracle acquisition

    Cerner's president and CEO, David Feinberg, MD, as well as its executive vice president and chief technology officer, Jerome Labat, have agreed not to leave the company in the year following its acquisition by Oracle, according to a Jan. 19 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  4. Surgery delays: A pandemic effect patients, care teams dread

    Omicron and staffing constraints pushed hospitals and health systems to once again suspend nonurgent, elective procedures — a move that hurts patients and their care teams.
  5. One positive to come out of the pandemic? Improved science literacy

    Despite misinformation healthcare leaders have fought throughout the pandemic, the COVID-19 crisis seems to have made people more science literate, according to a Wired report Dec. 28.
  6. World still in 1st of pandemic's 5 stages, Fauci warns

    Anthony Fauci, MD, on Jan. 17 cautioned against overestimating global progress in controlling COVID-19, saying the world is still in the first of five pandemic stages, according to Fortune. 
  7. Dignity Health names new CEO of Woodland Memorial

    Gena Bravo, MSN, has been appointed president and CEO of Woodland (Calif.) Memorial Hospital, part of San Francisco-based Dignity Health.
  8. 9 recent investments in hospital employee retention, recruitment

    Several states, hospitals and health systems have made investments to retain and recruit employees as the nation deals with a major workforce shortage.
  9. WHO: Current evidence suggests boosters unnecessary for healthy children

    There is no evidence "right now" indicating a COVID-19 booster dose is necessary for healthy children and adolescents, the World Health Organization's chief scientist said during a Jan. 18 press conference. 

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