Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Sanofi to resolve cancer claims tied to heartburn drug 

    Sanofi has agreed to settle about 4,000 lawsuits alleging that the drugmaker failed to warn patients of cancer risks tied to its heartburn drug Zantac, The Wall Street Journal reported April 3.
  2. 3 more sentenced in nurse degree scheme

    On April 2, a judge sentenced three defendants to federal prison for their roles in running a coordinated scheme to sell thousands of fake diplomas and transcripts to aspiring nurses. 
  3. Mass General discharges patient after world's 1st pig kidney transplant

    The recipient of the world's first genetically-edited pig kidney was discharged from Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital on April 3, a mere 18 days after undergoing the groundbreaking transplant.

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  1. 4 CFO moves in 1 week

    It's been a busy transition into April for hospital and health system CFOs.
  2. Sutter Health to develop $442M outpatient care complex

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health has shared plans to build a $442 million advanced neurological and neurosurgical care center next to its CPMC Mission Bernal Campus in San Francisco.
  3. Hackers tried to steal hospital's cancer treatment for ransom: Report

    Hackers tried to steal files on a cancer treatment to hold for ransom in a recent cyberattack on Duarte, Calif.-based City of Hope, reported.
  4. US taking bird flu 'very seriously,' CDC says: 5 notes

    While health officials say the threat avian flu poses to humans remains low, the situation is being closely monitored and taken "very seriously," the CDC director told ABC News in an April 3 report — days after a person in Texas tested positive for bird flu.

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  1. Novant taps chief physician for patient experience

    Novant Health's office of patient experience has selected Roxie Cannon Wells, MD, as chief physician executive officer, the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based system said April 4.
  2. Ardent taps executive to oversee 30 hospitals

    David Schultz was named president of hospital operations for Nashville, Tenn.-based Ardent Health.
  3. HCA rolls out EHR referrals to psychiatrists

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare's physician practices and urgent care centers can now refer patients to psychiatric care through their EHR system. 
  4. Wisconsin system lays off furloughed staff

    Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System has informed furloughed employees that their employment will end in early May, a spokesperson for the health system confirmed to Becker's.

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  1. UK HealthCare names IT chief

    Katie Dickens has been named chief digital and information officer of Lexington, Ky.-based UK HealthCare.
  2. Ochsner joins Hall of Fame Health

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health, a 46-hospital system, has joined Hall of Fame Health as its exclusive partner in the Gulf South region. 
  3. CEOs' paychecks fuel 4-day workweek rationale

    American workers are 400% more productive than they were when the Fair Labor Standards Act established a 40-hour workweek in 1940. But CEOs — not employees — are reaping the fruits of that labor, according to a March 19 opinion article in The Washington Post. 
  4. How UnitedHealth handled crisis communications after Change hack

    UnitedHealth Group initially gave few details about the Change Healthcare hack then tried to recruit providers to act as spokespeople for its loan program, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  5. Colorado bill wants hospitals to put their names on medical debt lawsuits

    Colorado lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require hospitals to use their own names when suing patients over unpaid medical bills, ABC affiliate KJCT reported April 3. 
  6. When to lead firmly in the era of 'soft' CEOs

    In 2024, CEOs are striking a balance between two self-presentations: strong and soft. 
  7. 'Upper middle class' salaries in 20 US cities

    The benchmark for an "upper middle class" salary differs drastically from city to city. In West Coast tech hubs, it takes an income of more than $200,000 to achieve the same status as someone earning around $60,000 in certain Midwest cities, according to an April 2 study from GoBankingRates.
  8. Catheterization kits recalled after 10 injuries, 1 death: FDA

    Teleflex and its subsidiary Arrow International recalled 334,995 catheter kits after receiving reports of increased resistance in the guidewire handle and chamber during use, the FDA said April 3. 
  9. Alabama hospital closing surgery department

    Atmore (Ala.) Community Hospital is closing its surgery department June 1 due to low patient volumes, inflating costs, and low reimbursement rates, including lack of Medicaid expansion. 

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