Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 3rd California city approves $25 hourly minimum wage for some healthcare workers

    The Monterey Park (Calif.) City Council approved a $25 minimum hourly wage for workers at private hospitals, integrated health systems and dialysis clinics in the city, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported Aug. 2.
  2. Dr. Amit Vashist discusses his worry about the long-term impact of the pandemic on healthcare caregivers

    Amit Vashist, MD, is the senior vice president and chief clinical officer at Johnson City, Tenn-based Ballad Health.
  3. Mount Sinai expands home health services 

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System and Contessa, a home-based care provider, expanded their partnership Aug. 2 by combining the system's home health agency into their existing joint venture. 

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  1. Los Angeles hospitals launch telestroke program

    Los Angeles-based hospital CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has launched a telestroke program in collaboration with the University of Southern California's Keck Medicine.
  2. Fred Hutchinson gets $25M grant for breast cancer research

    Researchers at Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center have received a four-year, $25 million federal grant to learn how to destroy metastatic cancer cells before they can spread.
  3. CMS awards $33M digital modernization contract

    CMS has awarded a $33 million contract to consulting and technology services company ICF to digitally modernize CMS' office of information technology.
  4. 10 oncologists on the move 

    Ten oncologists joined new practices or received new appointments in the last few weeks.

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  1. American Hospital Association elects 6 trustees to the board

    The American Hospital Association elected six new members to its Board of Trustees, according to an Aug. 2 press release from the organization.
  2. 4 health systems switching to Epic EHR systems

    Below are four health systems that launched a new Epic EHR system or announced plans to do so since June 16.
  3. 'Code dark': How Children's National defends against cyberattacks

    Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Hospital has implemented a code that signals staff to unplug or turn off internet-connected devices to mitigate cyberattacks, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 3. 
  4. Fitch: Outlook is negative for CHS

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed the "B-" long-term issuer default ratings of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, and revised the company's rating outlook to negative from stable. 
  1. COVID-19, the Great Resignation and now a recession; a leader from Seattle Children's Hospital discusses the everchanging healthcare system

    Russ Williams is the senior vice president and chief operating officer at Seattle Children's Hospital. 
  2. Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians plan open-ended strike

    Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers are set to begin an open-ended strike Aug. 15 at Kaiser Permanente facilities in California.
  3. R1 RCM's revenue hits $392M in Q2

    R1 RCM's revenue reached $391.9 million in the second quarter of 2022, according to the revenue cycle firm's financial report released Aug. 3.
  4. Health systems overpaid staff, and they want the money back

    The December ransomware attack against Ultimate Kronos Group, a human resources management company, hindered the ability of several health systems' to process payrolls. Some hospital employees were overpaid after the attack, and health systems are trying to recoup the funds. 
  5. Private equity firm completes acquisition of RCM company Aspirion

    Healthcare-focused private equity firm Linden Capital Partners completed its acquisition of the revenue cycle management company Aspirion Aug. 2.
  6. Rush University Medical Center inks $2.95M deal to resolve ERISA suit

    Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center agreed to pay $2.95 million to settle an ERISA lawsuit filed by four former 403(b) plan participants who alleged mismanagement of their retirement plan, according to an Aug. 2 report from Pensions & Investments.
  7. Biden's 2nd executive order on abortion aims to support patients crossing state lines

    President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order that directs HHS to consider ways to support patients who travel out of state for abortion, the White House said Aug. 3. 
  8. CivicaScript launches 1st drug

    At a cost 95 percent less than Medicare's prices, CivicaScript, a unit of nonprofit generic drug company Civica, premiered its first drug Aug. 3 with a treatment used for prostate cancer that has spread.
  9. Pharmacy owner, accountant face new charges in $150M scam

    Two Houston men face additional charges in a nationwide pharmacy healthcare fraud scheme that targeted elderly people. Mohamed Mokbel and Fathy Elsafty made their initial appearance before a U.S. Magistrate on Aug. 2, according to an announcement from the Justice Department.

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