Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Alaska hospital hires 3rd leader in less than 2 months

    Ian Worden was selected as the new interim CEO of Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau, Alaska.
  2. Bon Secours Mercy Health's 3 ACOS created $66.3M in Medicare savings

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health's three accountable care organizations created $66.3 million in total savings in 2022, according to a Sept. 27 health system news release.   
  3. UMass Memorial, Milford Regional explore merger

    Milford (Mass.) Regional Medical Center is exploring a "potential corporate affiliation" with Worcester-based UMass Memorial Health, the largest nonprofit healthcare system in Central Massachusetts, the two entities said Sept. 27.

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  1. Catholic system exploring HCA merger

    Manchester, N.H.-based Catholic Medical Center has signed a nonbinding letter of intent to explore a potential merger with Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare. 
  2. Michigan woman accused of posing as nurse indicted on 4 counts

    A grand jury indicted a Michigan woman accused of posing as a registered nurse for the third time, The Detroit News reported Sept. 27.
  3. Missouri system names co-leader of medical group

    Chesterfield, Mo.-based St. Luke's has named Tammy Lett, RN, senior vice president of its physician network.
  4. 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs | 2023

    Becker's is thrilled to release its 2023 list of hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs. These organizations have earned national recognition for their work in cancer care. These programs offer leading-edge clinical trials and pioneer research discoveries that expand access to care and enhance patient outcomes. 

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  1. Cigna's Accredo plans major expansion in Delaware

    Accredo Health Group, a specialty pharmacy owned by the Cigna Group, is planning to expand its business in Delaware, the Delaware Business Times reported Sept. 25.
  2. ANA recognizes cannabis as specialty

    Cannabis nursing is now officially recognized by the American Nurses Association as a specialty nursing practice, the group announced Sept. 27. 
  3. Hospitals are dropping Medicare Advantage left and right

    Medicare Advantage provides health coverage to more than half of the nation's seniors, but a growing number of hospitals and health systems nationwide are pushing back and dropping the private plans altogether.
  4. How Uber Eats is getting into healthcare

    Hospital leaders are already taking notice of one of healthcare's newest disruptors: Uber Eats.

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  1. 6 cancers were underdiagnosed in 2020

    Six types of cancer were underdiagnosed during the pandemic, according to the National Institutes of Health.
  2. MultiCare physicians, APPs OK strike

    Approximately 80 physicians and advanced practice providers at urgent care centers operated by Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare have authorized a strike. 
  3. 10 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From the Indiana attorney general accusing IU Health of failing to protect personal health information after physician spoke to the media about a 10-year-old patient's abortion, to fired MetroHealth CEO Akram Boutros, MD, seeking to have his successor sit for a disposition, here are 10 hospital lawsuits, settlements and legal developments Becker's reported since Sept. 15:  
  4. Rewriting the Script: A prescription for treating physicians with greater dignity and respect

    Last week, I received a call out of the blue from an old friend. I immediately could hear in his voice that he was upset and shaken.
  5. External CEO hiring drops

    Companies are increasingly turning inward to fill their CEO positions, according to a recent report from Crist Kolder Associates. 
  6. Advocate Health names new communications, marketing head

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Advocate Health has named Kevan Mabbutt as its new chief marketing, communications and consumer experience officer.
  7. Residents underpaid, underappreciated within a 'brutal' system, report says

    Many final-year residents have said they are both underpaid and underappreciated for the sheer volume of work they are expected to do within what some termed a "brutal" healthcare system.
  8. Kaiser taps service area leader

    Pam Galley, RN, was appointed senior vice president and area manager of the Kaiser Permanente Diablo Service Area.
  9. Louisiana's 1st microhospital to close

    Avail Hospital Lake Charles (La.) will permanently close Sept. 29, the microhospital announced in an American Press advertisement. 

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