Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. RN annual median wage for all 50 states

    Registered nurses in the U.S. have a median annual wage of $86,070 annually and a median hourly wage of $41.38, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data, released April 3.
  2. 10 of 20 most popular drugs are in shortage

    In the first quarter of 2024, the U.S. hit a 23-year record after logging 323 active drug shortages. And among GoodRx's list of the nation's 20 most popular therapies, half are in shortage. 
  3. 15 best healthcare companies for career growth

    LinkedIn has named 65 companies among the best to grow a career — including 15 companies in the healthcare, insurance, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals industries. 

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  1. New York health system CEO to retire

    Michael Israel will retire as president and CEO of Westchester Medical Center and the Westchester Medical Center Health Network in Valhalla, N.Y., at the end of 2025.
  2. Sutter Health names first CMO of medical education and science

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health has named Lindsay Mazotti, MD, as its first chief medical officer of medical education and science.
  3. Executive compensation at HCA, CHS, Tenet and UHS: 7 things to know

    Most of the top-earning executives, including CEOs and CFOs, at four of the largest for-profit health systems in the U.S. saw their overall compensation increase in 2023, according to proxy statements recently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.    
  4. Mississippi county explores hospital sale

    The Oktibbeha County, Miss., board of supervisors has hired a consultant to survey Starkville, Miss.-based OCH Regional Medical Center in a first step to sell the facility, WTVA reported April 15.

Overcoming the collections crisis: How ASCs can leverage data to boost patient collections + loyalty

ASCs are seeing an explosion of uncompensated care. Learn how rethinking collections can boost revenue + patient retention here.
  1. Lawmakers express fury toward UnitedHealth in first Change attack hearing

    UnitedHealth Group drew the ire of federal lawmakers during the first hearing on the fallout surrounding the unprecedented cyberattack on Change Healthcare in late February.
  2. Tenet CEO-to-worker pay ratio in 2023

    Dallas-based Tenet CEO Saum Sutaria was paid 305 times more than the health system's median employee in 2023, according to a proxy statement filed April 12 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 
  3. FDA nixes anti-ivermectin posts — but maintains its stance

    The FDA has removed social media posts decrying the use of ivermectin for treating COVID-19 following a court ruling, Bloomberg News reported April 16.
  4. UCI Health lowered deaths from antibiotic-resistant organisms by 24% with this collaboration

    A study led by researchers at Orange, Calif.-based UCI Health found that use of antiseptic soap and nasal ointment among patients in hospitals and residents of nursing homes reduced countywide infections by up to 30% and dropped associated deaths by 24%.

Clinician onboarding 2.0: How tech can streamline the process + drive savings and retention

Clinician retention starts on day 1. Learn how proactive hospitals are streamlining onboarding to save costs + delight new employees here.
  1. OSF HealthCare to create AI training assistants

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare is partnering with technology company Brand Engagement Network to develop artificial intelligence assistants to help with primary care training. 
  2. Northwestern Medicine posts $105M in Q2 operating income

    Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine posted an operating income of $104.8 million in the second quarter of 2024, down from $120.3 million posted over the same period last year. 
  3. Lawsuit claims Atrium shared patient data with Facebook, Google

    A federal lawsuit filed against Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health alleges the health system shared patient information with Facebook and Google, The Charlotte Observer reported April 15. 
  4. California hospital workers hold 1-day strike

    Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers are holding a one-day strike April 16 at MarinHealth Medical Center in Greenbrae, Calif.
  5. ChristianaCare taps former SUNY Downstate exec as 1st chief experience officer

    Newark, Del.-based ChristianaCare has named Wren Lester, PhD, to serve as inaugural chief experience officer. She joins the health system from SUNY Downstate Health in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she also served as chief experience officer. 
  6. Inside healthcare's imposter problem

    It has been over a year since the FBI and Justice Department disclosed "Operation Nightingale," which cracked open a fake nursing degree scheme at three now-shuttered schools. More than 7,600 fraudulent diplomas and transcripts were sold to aspiring nurses, who paid $10,000 for the documents — without completing the necessary coursework to graduate. 
  7. After rise in ED visits, melatonin makers asked to tweak standards

    Following a spike in emergency department visits among children ingesting unsafe amounts of melatonin, the Council for Responsible Nutrition recommended melatonin manufacturers adjust their labels and formulations. 
  8. Mayo Clinic data network names 8 founding health systems

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has named the eight founding members of a global data-sharing network that aims to tailor medical care with artificial intelligence.
  9. AdventHealth hospital taps CFO

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth has named Jonathan Armstrong CFO of AdventHealth DeLand (Fla.). 

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