Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 4 health systems on Seramount's list of top companies for executive women

    Four health systems made Seramount's 2022 list of the top 75 companies for executive women.
  2. Native American, Black families most likely to delay medical care due to inflation

    Native American and Black families were the most likely to say they've delayed or were unable to receive medical care for serious illness due to rising inflation, according to an Aug. 8 report from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Boston-based Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
  3. Pennsylvania clinic closures leave 5,000 without care

    With no warning to staff or residents, 5,000 patients are without healthcare services following closures of several Berwick (Pa.) Hospital Center clinics, ABC affiliate WNEP reported Aug. 4. 

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  1. U of Iowa Health Care offered $605M to buy Mercy Iowa City

    Mercy Iowa City was offered $605 million by University of Iowa Health Care last year for ownership of the hospital, The Gazette reported Aug. 5. 
  2. 7 healthcare takeaways from Senate Democrats' newly passed $739B landmark bill

    With a 51-50 vote, Senate Democrats passed a sweeping $739 billion bill Aug. 7 that furthers some of the largest changes to healthcare in years.
  3. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals or health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  4. Hackensack Meridian reverses course on closure of child care centers

    Hackensack Meridian Health will look for options to keep its on-site child care centers open, according to an Aug. 5 report from the Asbury Park Press.

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  1. Sarasota Memorial plans new hospital

    Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital is planning a new hospital in North Port, Fla., ABC affiliate WSSB reported Aug. 4. 
  2. CVS Health to bid for $4.7B tech and home health company

    Drugstore and insurance company CVS Health is looking to place a bid for home health company Signify Health, which is valued at $4.7 billion, according to Aug. 7 reporting in the Wall Street Journal.
  3. Penn Highlands DuBois president to retire

    Penn Highlands DuBois President John Sutika announced plans to retire in 2023, according to an Aug. 5 press release from the health system. 
  4. Texas hospital district CEO steps down for medical reasons

    Larry Gray is stepping down from his role as CEO of Seminole (Texas) Hospital District due to medical treatment and recovery commitments, the Seminole Sentinel reported Aug. 6.
  1. Workers at shuttered Arizona hospital say they were denied promised pay

    Employees of the now-closed Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital in Green Valley, Ariz., are seeking answers about pay they say they were promised but never received, the Arizona Daily Star reported Aug. 7.
  2. Colorado raises stakes for hospitals that don’t comply with price transparency rule

    A new Colorado state law prohibits hospitals from pursuing debt collections against patients if the hospital is not in compliance with federal price transparency laws, according to an Aug. 6 report from The Gazette. 
  3. Sutter Health workers say they are missing pay under new system

    A union representing nurses and healthcare workers at Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health says a new payroll system, Workday, has caused payroll errors since the health system implemented it in July. 
  4. Tracking monkeypox: Where the US outbreak stands, where it may be headed

    More than 7,000 monkeypox cases have now been confirmed in the U.S., and as the outbreak continues to grow, health experts are cautioning that, if not contained, the virus may begin spreading among the broader population. 
  5. Digital health app Babylon plans layoffs

    Babylon, a digital health company that facilitates virtual visits, intends to let go of about 100 employees as it cuts costs by about $100 million, Bloomberg reported recently.
  6. Corner Office: How meeting a stranger helped lead Anita Jenkins to the Howard University Hospital CEO role

    An encounter with a stranger played a key role in the beginning of the road that led Anita Jenkins to the CEO role at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
  7. MyMichigan Health's Dr. Pankaj Jandwani appointed system VP of medical affairs

    Pankaj Jandwani, MD, has been named system vice president of medical affairs at Midland, Mich.-based MyMichigan Health, Becker's learned Aug. 4.
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  9. Clinicians must fight stigma around monkeypox, infectious disease physician says

    Many patients diagnosed with human monkeypox virus are facing a large amount of stigma associated with the disease, which must be eliminated, Jason Zucker, MD, an infectious diseases specialist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, said during an Aug. 5 media briefing.

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