Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Allegheny Health Network sues insurer for $1B

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network and dozens of hospitals and physician practices are suing property insurer American Guarantee Liability Insurance Co., alleging breach of contract. 
  2. Vaccinations up in all 50 states: 4 things to know

    As COVID-19 cases surge nationwide, vaccination rates are also rising. 
  3. Vanderbilt University Medical Center wants CHS to change debt collection policies

    A hospital in Clarksville, Tenn., has sued 750 patients this year, despite being co-owned by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which has a policy against suing patients, according to WPLN News. 

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  1. Ascension sells 7 Wisconsin hospitals, 21 clinics

    Wausau, Wis.-based Aspirus Health has acquired seven hospitals, 21 physician clinics and air and ground ambulances from Ascension Wisconsin, part of St. Louis-based Ascension. 
  2. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  3. HCA sells 4 hospitals to Piedmont

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare has completed the sale of four Georgia hospitals to Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare, a Piedmont spokesperson confirmed to Becker's on Aug. 2.
  4. 2 states account for one-third of US COVID-19 cases

    Florida and Texas accounted for one in three COVID-19 cases reported nationwide last week, Jeff Zients, the White House's COVID-19 response coordinator, said Aug. 2.

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  1. UCSF estimates it prevented 500 employee infections through vaccination

    Although the University of California-San Francisco reported 183 employees or students testing positive for COVID-19 in July, it estimates hundreds of infections were prevented because of vaccination. 
  2. CEO to retire after 35 years with Premier Health

    Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of Premier Health, will retire in 2022, the organization said Aug. 2.
  3. 5 recent cancer center constructions, expansions

    Here five are hospitals, health systems or cancer institutes that have expanded their facilities or shared plans to open new centers since July 13. 
  4. 10 best, worst states for healthcare

    Americans receive the best healthcare in Massachusetts, according to an Aug. 2 state ranking published by personal finance website WalletHub. 
  1. 2 HCA hospitals strike deal with California Nurses Association

    Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center, both in San Jose, Calif., and owned by Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, have reached a new midyear agreement with the union representing their registered nurses.
  2. CMS' final inpatient payment rule for 2022: 7 things to know

    CMS released its annual Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule Aug. 2, which increases Medicare payment rates for acute care hospitals and removes some price transparency requirements.
  3. Intermountain children's hospital postpones electives over flood damage

    Flood damage prompted Intermountain Healthcare's Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City to postpone elective surgeries and procedures scheduled for Aug. 2, local news station KJZZ reported.
  4. Nurses reach 1st contract with Albany Med

    Nurses at Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center Hospital have reached their first contract with the New York State Nurses Association, according to hospital and union statements. 
  5. Rising expenses, delta variant offset hospital revenue, volume gains: Kaufman Hall

    Although key hospital metrics have seen steady improvements through the first half of the year, the increasing spread of the delta variant, inconsistent vaccination rates and rising expenses are offsetting some of these gains, according to a report released July 30 by healthcare consulting firm Kaufman Hall.
  6. Nursing shortage forces Texas hospital to scale back labor and delivery services

    A nursing shortage has forced Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine, Texas, to intermittently shut down its labor and delivery unit, according to Kaiser Health News. 
  7. Renown launches tech-powered center to manage patient transfers, telehealth, home monitoring

    Reno, Nev.-based Renown Health opened a new "care traffic control center" Aug. 2, which will use new technologies to coordinate patient care transfers, telehealth and home-based care from a single location. 
  8. Louisiana hospitals grapple with staffing as employees out sick with COVID-19

    Louisiana hospitals are struggling to meet growing demands as COVID-19 surges and employees with the virus are quarantined, according to an Aug. 1 HoumaToday report.
  9. After nearly 1 month of EHR downtime, UF Health says patient data was compromised during IT attack

    UF Health Central Florida recently began notifying patients that their personal information may have been exposed in a May cyberattack that shut down the Leesburg-based health system's IT systems. 

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