Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. A hospital fight is renewed — over hospitals

    Major hospital groups are ramping up resistance to physician-owned hospitals, which were checked by the Affordable Care Act but have recently become subject of renewed attention.
  2. Bill aims to close 'shocking' healthcare fraud loophole

    A congressman has introduced a bill aimed at closing a "shocking loophole" that has led to Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse, Kaiser Health News reported March 28. 
  3. How a ransomware attack at a Indiana hospital in '21 is still costing money today

    Franklin, Ind.-based Johnson Memorial Health spent six months trying to get their operations back to normal after Hive ransomware group ​​infiltrated its networks in October 2021, but it is still feeling the effects of the cyberattack two years later, Side Effects Public Media reported March 27. 
  1. Herb Watson, VCU 'legend' in nurse anesthesia, dies at 94

    Herb Watson, CRNA, a "living legend" in nurse anesthesia education, died March 7 at age 94.
  2. Nurse shortage declared global health emergency

    The International Council of Nurses has declared nurse shortages to be a global health emergency, with 13 million nurses needing to be replaced globally in the coming years.
  3. Mayor: 6 UPMC properties not paying 'fair share' in taxes

    Facilities owned by Pittsburgh-based UPMC are among several properties the city's mayor says should not enjoy their current tax-exempt status, according to a March 28 Public Source report.
  4. The intricacies of a successful rebrand, according to Houston Methodist's marketing chief

    When Laura Lopez took over the marketing department at Houston Methodist a decade ago, she brought a consumer focus that didn't really exist in healthcare at the time, she told Becker's.

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  1. Care New England workers vote 'no confidence' in hospital leadership

    Members of SEIU District 1199 New England at Care New England's Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I., have voted "no confidence" in their employer.
  2. Ochsner names divisional COO

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health has tapped Claire Chitwood to oversee two hospitals as divisional chief operating officer. 
  3. 4 drugs are discontinued after US drugmaker closed

    Four drugs listed as products with the greatest risk of supply disruption and vulnerability after a U.S. drugmaker closed in February are on back order. The U.S. now has no supply of four others.
  4. OU Health names chief nurse

    Oklahoma City-based OU Health has appointed Stefanie Beavers, DNP, RN, as its inaugural chief nurse executive, the health system said March 28.

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  1. Orlando Health faces lawsuit alleging it shared patient data with Facebook

    An anonymous patient from Orlando Health filed a lawsuit March 16 alleging that the health system's website used pixel tracking technology that sent some patient information to Facebook. 
  2. Children's Hospital Los Angeles appoints COO

    Children's Hospital Los Angeles has appointed Lara Khouri executive vice president and COO.
  3. Antibiotic stewardship program shows promising results amid growing resistance: Study

    Antibiotics are overprescribed or inappropriately prescribed between 30 and 50 percent of the time, according to a recent study, but the implementation of antibiotic stewardship programs in hospital settings can reduce costs and antimicrobial consumption significantly.
  4. MercyOne North Iowa to close hospice facility next month

    MercyOne North Iowa will close its hospice facility in Mason City April 17 amid familiar industry pressures of inflation and high labor costs, according to a ABC affiliate KAALTV March 28 report.
  5. University of Miami Health first to deploy Epic EHR in mobile setting

    University of Miami Health became the first health system to deploy an Epic EHR outside a traditional clinical setting when it outfitted three mobile units with the technology.
  6. 5 things to know about C. auris in 2023

    The CDC has recently called attention to the growing threat posed by Candida auris, a drug-resistant fungus that spreads rapidly in healthcare facilities and can cause severe illness among immunocompromised people. 
  7. Dr. Stephen Klasko, wife commit $500K to innovations at American Cancer Society

    Former health system CEO Stephen Klasko, MD, and his wife, Colleen Wyse, donated $500,000 to the American Cancer Society for a new grant program to fund innovations in cancer care.
  8. Tenet Health has default rating affirmed at 'B+'

    Dallas-based Tenet Health had its default rating affirmed at "B+" as its operating income remains resilient in the face of industry pressures and debt levels stay manageable, Fitch Ratings said March 27.
  9. 34 of the best, worst states for health emergency preparedness: Report

    If another public health crisis struck tomorrow, how would each state fare?

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