Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Michigan hospital nurse stabbed by patient: Police

    A nurse at Jackson, Mich.-based Henry Ford Jackson Hospital was stabbed by a patient, MLive reported Feb. 21.
  2. Medicaid DSH cuts: CMS urged to release 97th percentile hospital list ASAP

    America's Essential Hospitals has called on CMS to release the list of hospitals serving the highest percentage of low-income patients so those facilities are aware of their exception from the agency's final rule that will cut Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments by $32 billion over the next four fiscal years. 
  3. Patients undergo 'promising' long COVID therapy

    A type of respiratory therapy that involves breathing 100% pure oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber improved symptoms of fatigue, brain fog, mood and pain in patients experiencing long COVID-19.

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  1. Keck Med professor among Time's women of the year

    Marlena Fejzo, PhD — a geneticist and clinical assistant professor at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine —  is one of Time's women of the year. 
  2. Orlando Health kicks off construction on $160M children's pavilion

    Orlando (Fla.) Health has broken ground on its $160 million Orlando Health Children's Pavilion after sharing initial plans for the project last September. 
  3. The 9 scariest words in the English language, per FTC's chairwoman

    Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Lina Khan told physicians that some of the challenges they and their patients face today "have their origins in policy choices made decades ago, when we shifted away from a deep commitment to maintaining open, competitive markets in favor of accepting more consolidation across the economy."
  4. C.diff guidelines revised for patients with recurrent infections

    A common practice for treating patients with gastrointestinal conditions has been revised by the American Gastroenterological Association, it announced Feb. 21.

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  1. CMS tells employees to come back to the office

    CMS is asking employees to spend more time in the office, Politico reported Feb. 22. 
  2. 15 women making moves in healthcare

    The following leadership moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's this year:
  3. CHS adds 1K+ bedside nurses; contract labor down $260M

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems added more than 1,000 bedside nurses as part of its centralized clinical recruitment strategy in 2023, executives said during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call on Feb. 21.
  4. 15 hospitals, health systems cutting jobs

    A number of hospitals and health systems are reducing their workforces or jobs due to financial and operational challenges. 

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  1. Amazon's One Medical deal: 1 year later

    Amazon completed its $3.9 billion acquisition of virtual and in-person primary care company One Medical on Feb. 22, 2023, and has since been expanding the company's presence in the healthcare industry.
  2. Companies struggle to break up with diplomas

    More companies are moving to tear the "paper ceiling" by removing degree requirements from job postings that could be done without them. But there's been more talk than progress, according to a recent Harvard Business School report. 
  3. Few options for patients who want to quit weight loss drugs

    Research has shown patients often regain weight after halting use of popular weight loss drugs. But staying on medications like Ozempic and Wegovy indefinitely can be pricey. 
  4. Corewell to demolish former Michigan hospital, sell land for $1

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Corewell Health has shared plans to transfer land ownership where shuttered Kelsey Hospital operated to the Village of Lakeview (Mich.) for the purchase price of $1. 
  5. Methodist Le Bonheur employee carjacked at gunpoint: Police

    An employee of Memphis, Tenn.-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare was a victim of a carjacking incident this week in the hospital parking lot, police said, according to NBC affiliate WMC.
  6. Virginia hospital extends day care lease to avoid closure

    Fredericksburg, Va.-based Mary Washington Hospital, part of Fredericksburg-based Mary Washington Healthcare, has extended its lease to Kids' Station, operated by KinderCare, after previously informing hospital employees that the day care center would be closing its doors in May.
  7. CVS partners with Grubhub

    Grubhub has teamed up with CVS Pharmacy to deliver health and wellness products to consumers in 48 states. 
  8. Penn Medicine inks sports partnership

    Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine has entered into a multiyear partnership with professional soccer club Philadelphia Union. 
  9. A 'ghost town': Construction halted on Steward Massachusetts hospital over payment dispute

    Reconstruction work has been paused at Norwood (Mass.) Hospital, part of Dallas-based Steward Health Care, due to contractors claiming they have not been paid, The Boston Globe reported Feb. 21.

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