Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Roper St. Francis names interim chief after CEO opts out of contract renewal

    Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, S.C., has named Megan Baker, MD, as its interim CEO weeks after its current CEO decided not to renew his contract.
  2. New York hospital earns CAH status

    Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, N.Y., is transitioning from sole community hospital status to a critical access hospital, retroactive to Oct. 1. 
  3. RWJBarnabas names chief investment officer

    West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health has tapped Kathleen Jacobs as chief investment officer, effective Jan. 9. 

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  1. Who should fix the broken healthcare system?

    Americans' confidence in the healthcare system is waning, and they aren't sure who — if anyone — can repair it, according to a recent poll. 
  2. Fairview signals doubt with partner U of Minnesota

    Fairview Health Services does not want to extend its affiliation as it stands with the University of Minnesota past 2026, the Star Tribune reported Nov. 20.
  3. The disease at the center of the $261M Johns Hopkins verdict

    Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, is a rare, difficult to diagnose condition at the center of the recent $261 million verdict against Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.
  4. PeaceHealth to refund patients after reaching charity care settlement

    PeaceHealth will pay up to $13.4 million to more than 15,000 low-income patients of its five Western Washington hospitals as part of an agreement with the state attorney general regarding charity care.

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  1. 15 'overpaid' healthcare CEOs: Their paths to the top

    On Nov. 15, As You Sow issued its 10th report on "overpaid" CEOs among the S&P 500.
  2. Healthcare workers opt out of COVID-19 shots: CDC

    Many healthcare workers at hospitals and nursing homes are choosing not to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations now that mandates are no longer in effect, especially in certain parts of the country, according to a CDC study published Nov 10.
  3. New Jersey system's antitrust suit gets green light

    A U.S. district judge has rejected West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health's motion to dismiss an antitrust case filed last year by CarePoint Health, which operates three safety-net hospitals that recently transitioned to nonprofit status.
  4. West Virginia medical center goes live with Oracle Health

    Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, based in Fairlea, W.Va., went live with a Oracle Cerner EHR system on Nov. 1. 

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  1. Northwell faces lawsuit over data breach affecting 3.9 million people

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health is facing a lawsuit for a data breach that affected 3.9 million people, Law360 reported Nov. 17. 
  2. 10 states with the fastest-growing job markets

    The national job openings rate in the United States has risen by 89.29% in the past decade — but some states are seeing even faster job growth, according to a recent analysis shared with Becker's. 
  3. Senators prod Beyfortus drugmaker over shortage

    Seven senators are questioning why Sanofi and AstraZeneca underestimated the demand for Beyfortus, the first pediatric drug approved for respiratory syncytial virus. 
  4. Alabama system names CFO

    Bob Tracz has been named the next CFO of Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based DCH Health System.
  5. Epic workers push back against work-from-home policy

    Some workers at Verona, Wis.-based EHR giant Epic are pushing against the company's work-from-home policy as the state braces for winter, Madison Tone reported Nov. 20.
  6. Hospital leaders honing in on revenue cycle for generative AI: Study

    More than 70 percent of hospital and health system financial leaders are actively considering the use of generative AI, with revenue cycle as the most common area where organizations are exploring the deployment of the technology, according to a Nov. 16 report from Akasa. 
  7. Steward Health Care names president

    Dallas-based Steward Health Care has promoted Mark Rich to the presidency. 
  8. 2023's EHR company layoffs

    Like many other tech companies this year, EHR vendors have not been immune from mass layoffs. Oracle, NextGen and AthenaHealth all laid off workers this year.
  9. U of Nebraska, Columbus Community Hospital sign affiliation agreement

    Omaha-based University of Nebraska Medical Center signed a master affiliation agreement with Columbus (Neb.) Community Hospital.

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