Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 'It would be a behemoth': Employer group raises concerns about proposed Spectrum-Beaumont merger

    A Michigan employer group is expressing concern about the proposed merger between Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health, which would create a new 22-hospital system, according to MiBiz.
  2. Former Hacienda Healthcare CEO pleads guilty to fraud

    The former CEO of Hacienda Healthcare in Phoenix pleaded guilty to two counts of felony fraud, the Arizona attorney general said June 22. 
  3. Keeping up with the consumer: 5 insights on heeding feedback, boosting reputation score

    When making purchasing decisions, consumers increasingly rely on online reviews, particularly through Google, a trend that has extended into healthcare. Although healthcare executives recognize this trend, most are struggling to take advantage of the opportunity.

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  1. CEO named for Encompass home health, hospice

    Barbara Jacobsmeyer, president of Encompass Health's inpatient hospitals business, was named CEO of the Birmingham, Ala.-based post-acute provider's home health and hospice business June 21.
  2. Epic's widely used sepsis prediction model performs worse than claimed, research finds

    A sepsis prediction model developed by Epic and used by hundreds of U.S. hospitals and health systems performs worse than claimed on the prediction tool's fact sheet, according to a validation study published June 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
  3. 9 recent health IT, innovation partnerships

    Here are nine recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives accelerating digital transformation efforts at healthcare organizations.
  4. LifePoint to acquire Kindred Healthcare

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health signed a definitive agreement to acquire Louisville, Ky.-based Kindred Healthcare. 

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  1. Hacker removes files from New Mexico hospital's computers, exposes 69,000 patients' info

    San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, N.M., recently began notifying nearly 69,000 patients that their protected health information was compromised by hackers. 
  2. Former Iowa hospital employee sentenced for 'weaponizing' patient's medical info

    A former patient care technician at a Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based hospital was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to inappropriately accessing and sharing her ex-boyfriend's medical records, the U.S. Justice Department said June 21. 
  3. 16 recent hospital, health system COO moves

    The following hospital and health system COO moves were reported in April, May or June.
  4. WVU Health System exec to lead Princeton Community Hospital

    Karen Bowling, MSN, RN, has been chosen as president and CEO of Princeton (W. Va.) Community Hospital, hospital officials said June 21. 
  1. New York nursing home boosts CNA pay by 65% in hopes of recruiting more staff

    Some certified nursing assistants at Lewis County (N.Y.) Health System's Residential Health Care Facility are getting a $9 per hour raise, reports CBS' WWNY-TV.
  2. COVID-19 tied to brain tissue loss, early research suggests

    COVID-19 was linked to brain tissue loss in a U.K. brain imaging study, according to early findings published June 15 in the preprint server medRxiv. 
  3. 10 hospitals hiring VPs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking vice presidents during the last few weeks.
  4. Nevada's health insurance experiment: 5 things to know

    Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill earlier this month making the state's managed health insurance program a public option that will be available for purchase in 2026. Nevada is the second state to enact a public option in response to growing out-of-pocket healthcare costs.  
  5. Hospital M&A update: 8 recent deals

    Eight transactions involving hospitals and health systems have been announced, finalized or advanced since June 1:
  6. Indiana health system to lay off 83

    Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Health will lay off 83 employees of its 100-year-old hospital in Hammond, Ind., according to a notice filed with the state. 
  7. Where the US is allocating 55M vaccine doses for global distribution

    The U.S. on June 21 laid out plans on where it's sending the next 55 million COVID-19 vaccine doses it has allocated from its supply for global distribution.
  8. Joint Commission threatens to pull Rhode Island hospital's accreditation

    The Joint Commission issued a preliminary denial of accreditation for Cranston, R.I.-based Eleanor Slater Hospital, effective June 17, reports WPRI. 
  9. Select Medical adds 7 critical illness recovery hospitals in series of transactions

    Select Medical, an operator of long-term care and inpatient rehabilitation hospitals based in Mechanicsburg, Pa., will add seven critical illness recovery hospitals and eight outpatient clinics to its network through a series of transactions.

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