Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. BJC names community health VP

    St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare has named Deidre Griffith its vice president of community health improvement. 
  2. Pennsylvania hospital CEO retires after 6-decade career

    Barbara Nichols, RN, is retiring as CEO of Corry (Pa.) Memorial Hospital after 23 years in the role, the Erie Times-News reported March 16. 
  3. North Memorial points to decreased contract labor spend as operating income improves

    Robbinsdale, Minn.-based North Memorial Health isn't unusual in reporting a net loss in 2022, but the two-hospital system did show signs of improved operating income in the final quarter as contract labor costs declined, according to a March 16 filing.
  1. Minnesota lawmakers look to increase charity care accessibility

    Minnesota lawmakers introduced new legislation that, if passed, will require hospitals to screen all uninsured patients for charity care eligibility and assist them during the application process, the Post Bulletin reported March 16.
  2. $35M replacement hospital project begins at Marshfield Clinic location

    Construction is underway at one of the 12 hospitals operated by Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System, according to a March 15 WXPR report.
  3. 'Meet the patient where they are': Cone Health revenue cycle VP talks goals, payer side experience

    Taking on the role of vice president of revenue cycle at Cone Health has felt at times like "drinking from a fire hose," Jason Nelms told Becker's, but added "that's not a bad thing."
  4. Former longtime Baltimore hospital nursing leader dies at 71

    Diane Johnson, BSN, former Sinai Hospital of Baltimore chief nursing officer, died of breast cancer March 10. She was 71, The Baltimore Sun reported.

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  1. Mid-career switches could help ease nursing shortages, nurses say

    The nurse shortage could find aid in an unlikely place: midcareer switches from other professions, the Commercial Appeal reported March 16.
  2. Hackensack Meridian: New lung cancer procedure could displace more invasive method

    Standard surgical procedures for lung cancer patients are still effective even when done in a minimally invasive manner, according to new research from Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township, N.J.
  3. Ohio medical center to transition to new EHR system

    Wright-Patterson (Ohio) Medical Center will transition to the MHS Genesis EHR system on June 3. 
  4. Washington health system appoints 2 new chief medical officers

    Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Network in Tacoma, Wash., has appointed two new chief medical officers who will oversee operations across its health network and hospital.

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  1. 7 women making moves in healthcare

    The following leadership moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since Feb. 10:
  2. PeaceHealth, Lifepoint partner on new inpatient facility

    Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth is partnering with Lifepoint Rehabilitation, the rehabilitation unit of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Lifepoint Health, to build a new 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility in Springfield, Ore.
  3. Not just for patient care: How hospitals are using AI for marketing

    Artificial intelligence isn't just being used to improve patient care or streamline hospital administrative functions. It has entered the marketing department as well.
  4. 4.2M of Pfizer's prescription Nurtec packs marked with packaging error

    More than 4 million packets of Pfizer's Nurtec, a migraine prescription drug, need a fix because the container is not child resistant, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said March 16.
  5. Oscar gala raises millions for LA children's hospital

    An Oscar gala hosted by comedian Byron Allen has raised millions of dollars for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, TheGrio reported.
  6. Safety-net hospitals brace for $8B DSH allotment cuts: 7 things to know

    The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission is concerned that the magnitude of disproportionate share hospital cuts (54 percent in 2024) on the horizon will disrupt the financial viability of some safety-net hospitals and the services they provide, according to MACPAC's March report to Congress. 
  7. Indiana hospital pays $60K in back pay after timekeeping issues

    Perry County Hospital in Tell City, Ind., has agreed to pay $60,254 in overtime back wages for 107 nurses who federal officials say were shortchanged by timekeeping issues.
  8. Allina Health reports operating loss of $195.8M

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health reported an audited operating loss of $195.8 million for the year ending Dec. 31, 2022, as expenses rose almost 7 percent compared with 2021.
  9. This NIH center has brought 44 drugs for rare diseases to market — and isn't slowing down

    In just the 12 years since its establishment, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences has brought 44 FDA-approved drugs for rare diseases to the market — and it shows no signs of slowing down.

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