Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Major R1 RCM shareholder opposes acquisition offer

    One of R1 RCM's largest shareholders is asking the revenue cycle management company's board to reject a potential offer to take the firm private.  
  2. Hackensack Meridian taps EVP of revenue operations

    Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health has named Leah Klinke executive vice president of revenue operations, according to a post on her LinkedIn page. 
  3. Texas hospital receives $70M to expand behavioral health division

    Baptist Behavioral Health, part of Beaumont, Texas-based Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, has received $70 million in improvement funding from the 88th Texas Legislature. 

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  1. Long COVID therapies drag as research chugs along

    Patient advocates and physicians are growing frustrated about the lack of treatments for long COVID-19 despite more than $1 billion of federal investments and continuous research, USA Today reported Feb. 26. 
  2. PBMs not complying with federal probe: FTC

    In June 2022, the Federal Trade Commission launched a probe into the business practices of pharmacy benefit managers and how they affect drug affordability and access. No PBM has fully complied with the probe, FTC Chair Lina Khan said in a recent letter obtained by Axios. 
  3. UPMC back in the red with $198M operating loss, -0.7% margin

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC reported a $198 million operating loss (-0.7% margin) in 2023, down from a $162 million gain (0.6% margin) in 2022, according to financial documents published Feb. 28.
  4. Ascension's latest executive appointments

    Barbara Martin, BSN, RN, was appointed president of Ascension Saint Joseph-Joliet (Ill.).

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  1. Beth Israel hospital nurses approve labor deal

    Members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association at Newburyport, Mass.-based Beth Israel Lahey Anna Jaques Hospital have approved a new three-year contract.
  2. Another Oregon system sued over charity care

    St. Charles Health System, a private nonprofit system in Bend, Ore., has been named in a lawsuit after allegedly denying charity care to eligible patients, according to The Lund Report. 
  3. Children's Hospital Colorado taps chief quality officer

    Lalit Bajaj, MD, has assumed the role of chief quality officer of Children's Hospital Colorado.
  4. Sutter Health Oakland hospital could close by 2030

    Oakland, Calif.-based Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, part of Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health, could close by 2030.

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  1. Multiple hospital groups point to opioid crisis for financial struggles

    Over 20 hospitals and affiliated companies have united in multidistrict litigation that suggests in a complaint that drug distributors, pharmacies and other entities have contributed to the opioid epidemic, which has negatively affected hospital finances and strained patient aid capabilities.
  2. TriStar hospital taps CEO

    TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., has named Nick Howald CEO. 
  3. Vanderbilt appoints executive medical director of supply chain services

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center appointed William Obremskey, MD, as its executive medical director of supply chain services. 
  4. One Medical CEO: Layoffs not related to Amazon acquisition

    Amazon recently announced that it would lay off a few hundred employees at One Medical as well as switch up a leadership position, but One Medical CEO Trent Green told The Washington Post that the moves are not related to the acquisition by Amazon. 
  5. Epic in the last 30 days

    From adding more hospitals and health systems to its EHR system to diving into spatial computing with Apple, here are 11 updates on Epic's operations, software products and partnerships reported on by Becker's Hospital Review in February:
  6. Ascension settles fingerprint scanning case for $2.6M

    St. Louis-based Ascension has agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle a lawsuit brought by former employees who alleged that scanning their fingerprints violated their privacy.
  7. Ransomware group leader told hackers to attack hospitals, FBI, HHS say

    The ransomware group linked to the cyberattack on Change Healthcare is also targeting hospitals, the FBI and HHS warned Feb. 27.
  8. 30 health system execs helping define what a 'smart hospital' is

    Thirty health system leaders are advising the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives on its new "smart hospital" maturity model.
  9. Northwell, Nuvance to merge

    Northwell Health and Nuvance Health have entered into a strategic agreement to combine systems, expanding their reach with 28 hospitals across New York and Connecticut. 

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