Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Hospital mergers and acquisitions: 6 recent deals

    Six merger and acquisition deals involving hospitals and health systems have been announced, completed or called off so far this month:
  2. Colorado hospital to close psychiatric unit

    Pueblo, Colo.-based Parkview Health System will close its 25-bed inpatient adult psychiatric unit at Parkview Medical Center because of a decline in patients, The Pueblo Chieftain reported May 17.
  3. Ochsner Mississippi hospital to end labor and delivery services

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health will close its labor and delivery department at Ochsner Medical Center in Bay St. Louis, Miss., at the end of May, the Sun Herald reported May 17. 

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  1. The AMA's fight against expanded scope of practice legislation

    The American Medical Association said a coalition it leads has been working to stop what it deems inappropriate scope-of-practice expansion legislation in states.
  2. Tennessee hospitalizations spotlight infant formula shortage

    The hospitalization of two young children in Tennessee has magnified concerns over a national shortage of baby formula, The New York Times reported May 17.
  3. New York hospital names CFO

    Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Memorial Medical Center named Richard Braun Jr. executive vice president and CFO. 
  4. Hospitals feel the brain drain

    Hospitals are feeling an enduring consequence of experienced employees' early retirements and resignations: collective knowledge loss. 

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  1. Mass General Brigham to cut spending by $70M a year

    Boston-based Mass General Brigham submitted a cost-reduction plan to Massachusetts regulators May 16, which includes a promise to cut healthcare spending by $70 million a year. 
  2. C. auris outbreaks reported at Nevada hospitals

    The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is investigating C. auris outbreaks at healthcare facilities across the state, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported May 17.
  3. CEO confidence in economy tanks

    CEOs in the U.S. are pessimistic about the economic environment and industry-specific challenges as a measure of their confidence, determined by The Conference Board, has fallen sharply between the first and second quarter of 2022. 
  4. Northwest Community Healthcare plans to build $87M cancer center

    Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Northwest Community Healthcare has proposed construction of a $86.8 million cancer treatment center, The Daily Herald reported May 18.

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  1. Ransomware group claims responsibility for Christus Health attack

    Ransomware group AvosLocker claims to be behind the recent attempted cyberattack on the Irving, Texas-based Christus Health, according to HIPAA Journal. 
  2. 31% of Americans say pandemic is over, survey finds

    Nearly one-third of Americans say they think the pandemic is over, despite COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rising nationwide, according to Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index poll findings published May 18. 
  3. California physician accused of issuing fake COVID-19 vaccination cards, injecting patients with plasma

    A California physician faces multiple charges over allegations he issued fake COVID-19 vaccination cards and injected some of his patients with blood plasma he received from donors.
  4. Fast-spreading omicron subvariant accounts for 47% of US cases 

    The latest CDC variant proportion estimates show a sublineage of the BA.2 omicron variant is close to becoming the dominant strain in the U.S. as cases and hospitalizations increase nationwide.
  5. Nurses union files complaint against Oregon hospital over raises

    A nurses union is accusing Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay, Ore., of failing to bargain in good faith by unilaterally implementing wage increases for nurses amid bargaining and after union members had twice rejected contract proposals, according to The Lund Report.
  6. 8 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since May 1: 
  7. Hospitals challenge Lown ranking on unnecessary services

    The American Hospital Association is disputing the Lown Institute's report on unnecessary services, which ranks healthcare organizations based on overuse of low-value tests and procedures.
  8. 429 hepatitis cases confirmed in 22 countries: WHO

    More than 400 children worldwide have developed unusual cases of acute hepatitis, and researchers are still searching for the cause of the outbreak, the World Health Organization said May 17.  
  9. Pennsylvania health system appoints nurse as next CEO

    Douglas Hughes, RN, has been appointed president and CEO of Grand View Health after serving as interim leader of the Sellersville, Pa.-based system since October.

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