Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Hospitals' bottom lines swell after staffing strategy overhauls

    Nurse, physician and administrative staff shortages have led to expensive contract labor, overworked staff and under-resourced hospitals. C-suite executives across the board are redesigning recruitment and retention efforts for clinical and administrative staff, ideally leading to less turnover and better quality of care.
  2. CommonSpirit, IU Health + 85 other hospitals, health systems cutting jobs

    A number of hospitals and health systems are trimming their workforces or jobs due to financial and operational challenges. 
  3. Residents say New Jersey hospital is leaving them in the dark on expansion plans

    Local residents are demanding far greater transparency over the possible expansion of Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center, according to a Sept. 27 report.

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  1. Johns Hopkins All Children's lawyer questions jury's impartiality in Netflix documentary case

    Howard Hunter, the lawyer representing St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital against a lawsuit stemming from a case that was brought to light in a Netflix documentary, Take Care of Maya, expressed concerns about the jury Sept. 28 in court, Fox 13 News reported Sept. 28. 
  2. Beacon Health System harnesses AI tool to boost patient capacity

    Beacon Health System said its artificial intelligence-powered clinical documentation tool from Nuance has allowed its physicians to "improve" the number of patients they see. 
  3. Odds of federal shutdown grow: 5 updates

    The federal government started notifying employees Sept. 28 that a shutdown may be imminent due to the ongoing gridlock in Congress regarding funding bills, The Washington Post reported. 
  4. Hundreds of referrals received 6 months in to Cleveland Clinic's employer offering

    Questioning a serious diagnosis can be daunting for patients when they don't know where to turn. But just six months into Cleveland Clinic's employer offering, hundreds of patient referrals have already been received since the program debuted in March. 

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  1. Ascension nurses allege interference with union drive

    Nurses at Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore are accusing Ascension management of illegally refusing to respect the nurses' right to organize.
  2. 5 most highly valued telehealth unicorns

    Despite the decline in telehealth usage in recent months, two telehealth companies are still valued at $3 billion or more, according to an Aug. 31 report from CB Insights.
  3. HHS unveils $104M project to combat antibiotic resistance

    HHS is awarding up to $104 million to a project to combat the growing threat of drug-resistant bacteria, which account for nearly 3.8 million infections a year in the U.S. 
  4. Nuvance hospital receives largest ever donation for ER expansion

    Rhinebeck, N.Y.-based Northern Dutchess Hospital, part of Nuvance Health, received a $3 million donation from Gayle Bontecou, the largest donation in the hospital's history, Mid Hudson News Sept. 28.

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  1. Public Florida system weighs going private

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health, a public nonprofit health system, is considering returning to its private roots. 
  2. Digital healthcare marketing company raises $35M

    Doceree, a digital communications company for healthcare professionals, raised $35 million in series B financing. 
  3. Adverse events increase for 2nd year in Minnesota hospitals

    The number of reportable adverse health events in Minnesota hospitals in 2022 increased by more than 12 percent from the year prior, according to data released Sept. 27 by the state's Department of Health. 
  4. Why Catholic Medical Center sees HCA as the right merger partner

    Manchester, N.H.-based Catholic Medical Center's CEO Alex Walker said the health system has been on a mission to find a "partner that will, first and foremost, support our mission of health, healing and hope, as well as a partner who will embrace who we are as a Catholic hospital."
  5. US adults more likely to get vaccinated for flu vs COVID this fall

    Despite the emergence of new variants and even after weeks of rising COVID-19 hospitalizations nationwide, 40 percent of Americans are not planning to get the new vaccine, according to survey data from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.
  6. Amazon could 'rethink' primary care at Dartmouth staff clinic

    One professor says Amazon's new ownership of a clinic that serves Hanover, N.H.-based Dartmouth College employees and their families could be the right model to "rethink" primary care, Valley News reported Sept. 27.
  7. Female CEOs doubled this decade

    The number of female CEOs at leading American companies has more than doubled since 2013, according to a recent report from Crist Kolder Associates. 
  8. 11 healthcare startups on the rise, per LinkedIn

    LinkedIn released its seventh annual LinkedIn Top Startups list on Sept. 27. The annual list ranks 50 emerging U.S. companies.
  9. Local pharmacies sue CVS and its PBM

    A proposed class-action lawsuit was filed Sept. 26 against CVS Health and CVS Caremark because of allegations the PBM required pharmacies to pay fees for Medicare Part D prescriptions.

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