Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Indiana woman charged with fraud, identity theft in case of stolen nursing license

    A federal grand jury has indicted an Indianapolis woman on several counts of fraud and identity theft in connection with the theft of a stolen LPN license used to obtain jobs at three nursing homes.
  2. Nurses at Michigan hospital authorize strike

    Members of the Michigan Nurses Association have voted to authorize a strike at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital.
  3. 225 hospitals that are among the best for maternity care, state by state

    Newsweek released its annual list of the best maternity hospitals in the U.S. this month. 
  1. Tenet, Detroit Medical Center, Vanguard Health pay $29M settlement in alleged kickback scheme

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, Detroit Medical Center and Vanguard Health Systems have agreed to pay $29.7 million to the federal government to resolve a whistleblower's allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by providing kickbacks to referring physicians.
  2. Jury orders Indiana cardiologist to pay $2.7M to patient for negligence

    An Indiana physician was found negligent and ordered to pay more than $2.6 million to a patient after a botched cardiac catheterization left the patient's right leg "disfigured and virtually unusable," reported May 26.
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  4. 6-clinic medical group in Massachusetts abruptly closes

    Compass Medical, a chain of six medical clinics south of Boston, abruptly closed May 31, according to a Boston 25 News report.

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  1. Pennsylvania senators revive bills to stop 'looting' of health systems by for-profit entities

    A number of bills in the Pennsylvania Senate, including one designed to bar for-profit hospitals, are seeing the light of day after being previously shelved, according to a May 29 report from radio station WHYY.
  2. New Illinois legislation could delay healthcare mergers

    New house legislation in the state is likely to "impact a large portion of healthcare-related transactions within Illinois going forward," Lexology reported May 30.
  3. 350 top AAPI physicians, per Castle Connolly

    As part of their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative, Castle Connolly has released their list of Top AAPI Doctors 2023, which honors 350 doctors across 35 states and 63 specialties. 
  4. Health IT funding in Q1: Generative AI, prior authorization 'emerging'

    Health IT companies landed $1.3 billion in venture capital funding in the first quarter of 2023, up from the low point of late 2022 but still far off from the booming pandemic years, a new Pitchbook report found.

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  1. Strike set at NewYork-Presbyterian hospital

    Members of the New York State Nurses Association are set to begin an open-ended strike on June 12 at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in New York City if a contract agreement is not reached with the hospital by that time.
  2. Simultaneous heat waves, blackouts could overwhelm hospitals, study warns

    Heat and multi-day blackouts don't go well together. In fact, they can be deadly, overwhelming hospitals with even millions of people suffering from heatstroke or other heat-related illnesses, according to a May 23 New York Times report.
  3. IU Health to 'march down' premium pay, 'double down' on destination programs, CFO says

    Under the financial stewardship of CFO Jennifer Alvey, Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health reported $45.1 million in operating income for the first quarter — reversing a $29.8 million loss for the same period last year — and returning to the black in 2023. 
  4. Florida State U chief medical officer dies following accident

    Daniel Van Durme, MD, chief medical officer for Florida State University in Tallahassee died of injuries May 30 following a motorcycle accident that occurred in late April, CBS affiliate WCTV reported.
  5. $150M loan program not enough to stabilize California hospital, board says

    The board of trustees at Madera (Calif.) Community Hospital — which has been closed since the start of the year — says the state's $150 loan program for financially distressed hospitals is not enough to reopen the hospital, The Sun reported May 30. 
  6. Minnesota nursing board director steps down ahead of meeting to weigh her removal

    Kimberly Miller, BSN, RN, resigned from her position as executive director of the Minnesota Nursing Board May 18 — the same day the board scheduled an emergency meeting to weigh her removal, the Star Tribune reported. 
  7. Consumers want unified digital platforms to manage their healthcare experiences

    Fifty-eight percent of consumers say that having a unified digital platform will increase their ability to effectively manage their treatments and benefits, PYMNTS reported May 31. 
  8. 4 healthcare execs that left Amazon

    Several healthcare executives and leaders at Amazon have stepped down, left the company or taken a break from their positions in the last year. 
  9. San Antonio Regional purchases office building for $22M

    Upland, Calif.-based San Antonio Regional Hospital purchased a 127,000-square-foot office building for $22 million, L.A. Business First reported May 31.

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