Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. HHS withdraws unpopular regulatory review rule

    HHS has formally withdrawn a rule that would have required the department to widely review its regulations and potentially void a number of them.
  2. How the contrast dye shortage is hindering cancer, heart care 

    Many hospitals across the nation are postponing scans used to diagnose cancer and other diseases due to the shortage of a contrast dye produced in Shanghai, The New York Times reported May 26. 
  3. 'There has to be more money available to keep this ship afloat': New York hospital CFO pleads for support

    Warsaw, N.Y.-based Wyoming County Community Health System saw nearly $7 million in losses through April 30, the Livingston County News reported May 26. 

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  1. Oregon hospital to close behavioral health unit, lay off 56 temporary employees

    Coos Bay, Ore.-based Bay Area Hospital will close its inpatient behavioral health unit and cancel the contracts of 56 temporary employees in response to financial challenges from COVID-19 and high labor costs.
  2. CDC plans to revise hospitals' COVID-19 data reports

    The CDC will likely stop collecting hospitals' data on suspected cases of COVID-19 that have not been confirmed by tests, Bloomberg reported May 26.
  3. Texas lab fraud case expands to 24 defendants

    Six Texas physicians were added to a lab testing kickback and false claims lawsuit that originally named 18 people, including four former healthcare executives, and two lab companies as defendants, the Justice Department said May 26.
  4. 'Do your duty and a little more': Lessons in leadership from Dr. Kanchan Relwani

    Kanchan Relwani, MD, leads with empathy, collaboration and openness at the forefront of her mind, making her a transformational leader in the biotechnology industry. 

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  1. Technology's at root of revenue growth, improved health, Novant Health digital chief says

    Technology should not be seen as a cost drain but something that truly adds value to a business, Angela Yochem, chief transformation and digital officer for Novant Health, said in a recent interview with CIO.
  2. Leapfrog to CMS: Don't suppress hospital safety data

    The Leapfrog Group is urging CMS to scrap a proposal that would end public reporting of data on serious medical and surgical complications that occur in U.S. hospitals. 
  3. Sharp HealthCare launches $2B construction project

    San Diego, Calif.-based Sharp HealthCare kicked off its $2 billion capital improvement plan with its May 26 groundbreaking for Sharp Memorial Hospital's Cushman Emergency and Trauma Center.
  4. University of Kansas hospital names CEO

    Scott Campbell was appointed CEO of the University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus in Topeka.
  1. McLaren hospital to end labor, delivery services

    Citing a 20 percent decrease in births this year and other factors, McLaren St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee, Ohio, said it will discontinue labor and delivery services. 
  2. Brigham and Women's nurses approve deal after 9 months of talks

    Nurses have approved a new contract with Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital.
  3. CVS Health launches a new virtual primary care service

    CVS Health launched a new virtual primary care service that will offer integrated care services through one platform, it announced May 26. 
  4. Montefiore Health System posts $57M net loss for Q1

    New York City-based Montefiore Health System posted a net loss of $57.66 million for the three months ended March 31, an improvement from the same period last year, which had a net loss of $66.84 million, according to its financial results released May 26.
  5. HHS establishes federal health research agency, names deputy director

    HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra has formally established the Advanced Research Project Agency for Health within the National Institutes of Health and appointed Adam Russell, PhD, as acting deputy director, effective in June. 
  6. Crozer Health, Pennsylvania county reach settlement over behavioral health closures

    Delaware County of Pennsylvania and Springfield, Pa.-based Crozer Health have reached a settlement to keep behavioral health services running through at least Aug. 31, the Delaware County Daily Times reported May 26.
  7. Most parents OK with AI in pediatric emergency care, small study finds

    A survey of 1,620 parents found they were generally accepting of the use of artificial intelligence in emergency care for children with respiratory illnesses.
  8. UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center taps new chief scientific officer

    The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center named Xiao-Jing Wang, MD, PhD, its new chief scientific officer, the center said in a May 26 email to Becker's.
  9. 8 systems seeking chief quality officers 

    ​​Below are eight hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have recently posted job listings seeking chief quality officers.

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