Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Grady Memorial Hospital sues 2 apparel companies over use of term 'Grady Baby'

    Atlanta-based Grady Memorial Hospital is suing two baby apparel companies over their use of the term "Grady Baby," 11Alive News reported.
  2. Grady unveils $237M pavilion

    Atlanta-based Grady Health System hosted the grand opening for its Correll Pavilion — a $237 million outpatient facility adjacent to Grady Memorial Hospital — on March 13. 
  3. State of Connecticut to investigate VillageMD deal for 30-location medical group

    Healthcare regulators for the state of Connecticut are investigating VillageMD's acquisition of a 30-location medical group in the state, Hartford Business Journal reported March 13.
  1. Cash-strapped California hospital set on funding through late summer, interim CEO says

    Attributing it to a "herculean" team effort, Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital interim CEO Mary Casillas said the Hollister, Calif.-based hospital now has enough funds to operate through late summer. 
  2. The 15-point gap between healthcare's workforce and senior leaders

    There's a noticeable demographic distinction between healthcare's workforce and its senior leadership, according to recent data from the LinkedIn Economic Graph.
  3. VA OKs payment for Alzheimer's drug Leqembi

    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it will cover Leqembi, the Alzheimer's drug manufactured by Eisai  and Biogen, which received accelerated approval from the FDA in January, according to a March 13 company news release.
  4. Dana-Farber Cancer reports robust operating income of $51M

    Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute reported a slight increase in its operating income for the final three months of 2022, notching $51.6 million in the period as revenues grew 14.6 percent over the same period in 2021.

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  1. Renown Health appoints new chief medical officer

    William Plauth, MD, has been named Reno, Nev.-based Renown Health's new chief medical officer, according to a March 13 news release. 
  2. 80% of nurses say workload can make it hard to follow safety measures

    More than 80 percent of nurses admit that their workload makes it difficult to implement patient safety measures, new research has found. 
  3. Former Walgreens president to helm Amedisys

    Amedisys has named Richard Ashworth, PharmD — the former president of Walgreens — its next president and CEO. 
  4. Mercy Health bonds outlook revised to positive amid healthy operations

    Baltimore-based Mercy Health Services saw the outlook on a series of its bonds upgraded to positive from stable amid what S&P Global called March 10 a "consistently healthy operating performance."

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  1. Kansas health system names interim HR chief

    Hutchinson (Kan.) Regional Health System has named Jed Liuzza interim chief human resources officer, effective March 13. 
  2. Virginia health system eliminates COO positions

    Sovah Health, part of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Lifepoint Health, has gotten rid of the COOs at its Danville and Martinsville, Va., campuses and eliminated both positions, the Danville Register & Bee reported March 13.
  3. 30 great chief innovation officers to know | 2022

    Becker's Healthcare is thrilled to recognize 30 chief innovation officers of hospitals and health systems.
  4. California long-term care facility resident killed in bed

    A 23-year-old man was shot and killed in his bed at a long-term care facility March 11, The Mercury News reported.
  5. 11 recent hospital, health system executive exits

    The following hospital and health system executive exits have been reported by Becker's since Feb. 20: 
  6. $21B opioid settlement is 'disrupting patient care,' APhA CEO says

    A $21 billion settlement between 46 attorneys general and three pharmaceutical distributors — AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson — may be leading to more drug supply issues, The New York Times reported March 13. 
  7. SUNY Upstate spent $10M on consultants amid failed merger: Report

    Syracuse, N.Y.-based SUNY Upstate University Hospital spent $10 million bringing in outside consultants to advise on the now-failed merger with Syracuse-based Crouse Health, reported March 13. 
  8. Majority of adults with past-due medical debt owe money to hospitals

    Nearly three-quarters of U.S. adults with past-due medical bills owe at least some of that debt to hospitals, according to a March 13 report from the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 
  9. Public has until end of March to comment on planned Parkview acquisition by UCHealth

    The planned acquisition of Pueblo, Colo.-based Parkview Health System by UCHealth is now entering the public comment stage with a deadline for such comments of March 31, the Pagosa Daily Post reported March 13.

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