Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 13 health systems naming revenue cycle vice presidents

    Here are 13 health systems that have made revenue cycle vice president hires in 2024: 
  2. California bill looks to nix most mandatory reporting for domestic violence cases

    A California bill that would nix most of healthcare providers' mandatory reporting requirements for domestic violence cases has passed the General Assembly vote, Pasadena Now reported May 20.
  3. 4 recent Joint Commission moves

    The Joint Commission recently published a list of the 10 most common sentinel events in 2023, gained deeming authority to accredit rural health clinics and shared plans to launch a new telehealth accreditation program. 

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  1. Most weight loss drug users quit before seeing benefits, BCBS Association finds

    A majority of patients taking weight loss drugs discontinue use of their medication before reaching a clinically meaningful health benefit, according to new research published May 21 by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
  2. 3 CFO moves in 1 day

    Hospital and health system CFO moves continue to see a lot of movement. 
  3. Mayo Clinic operating income up 143.6% in Q1

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic saw an operating income of $363 million (7.7% operating margin) in the first quarter of 2024, up 143.6% from $149 million (3.5% margin) posted over the same period last year, according to its May 20 financial report. 
  4. 25 best places to live: US News

    Naples, Fla., is the best place to live in the country, with Boise, Idaho, following closely behind, according to U.S. News & World Report's "150 best places to live in the U.S. in 2024-25" list, published May 21. 

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  1. Ascension posts $1.3B operating turnaround; CFO confident system will 'stay on this course'

    St. Louis-based Ascension has reported an operating loss of $82.6 million in the quarter ending March 31, representing about a $1.3 billion improvement on the $1.4 billion operating loss posted in the same quarter last year, according to financial documents published May 17.
  2. 62% of Americans favor ACA despite Trump criticism

    The majority of Americans are in favor of the Affordable Care Act despite disagreement over the healthcare reform law by the presidential contenders in the 2024 Biden-Trump rematch.
  3. How Providence aims to 'deconstruct and diversify' healthcare

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence is making progress on several key initiatives to "deconstruct and diversify healthcare" by investing in areas including non-acute care, IT services and technology platforms, according to financial documents published May 17.  
  4. Genetic test could reveal weight loss potential of Ozempic, Wegovy

    A $350 genetic test developed by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and subsequently licensed to Phenomic Sciences, seeks to assign risk scores to patients regarding their likelihood of responding well to GLP-1 drugs like Wegovy or Ozempic.

Clinician onboarding 2.0: How tech can streamline the process + drive savings and retention

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  1. Indiana Hospital Association selects interim president

    The Indiana Hospital Association announced May 20 that Blake Dye, the former senior vice president at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, will serve as its interim president effective immediately. 
  2. FDA approves 2 Eylea biosimilars

    The FDA granted approval to Biocon Biologics' drug Yesafili and Samsung Bioepis and Biogen's drug Opuviz, the agency announced May 20. The two drugs are biosimilars for Eylea, an injection made by Regeneron that is used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration and other optical conditions. 
  3. Howard Brown Health to shutter 2 Chicago clinics

    Chicago-based Howard Brown Health has shared plans to close its Chicago clinics this fall.
  4. New York system COO to retire, new leadership named

    Geneva, N.Y.-based UR Medicine Finger Lakes Health COO Frank Korich has shared plans to retire in July. Lara Turbide will succeed Mr. Korich and begin her role as COO, effective July 8.
  5. Moffitt Cancer Center taps CFO

    Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center has named Joanna Weiss CFO and executive vice president. 
  6. Bon Secours Mercy Health posts $29.5M operating income in Q1

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health reported an operating income of $29.5 million in the first quarter of 2024, up from a $60 million loss reported over the same period last year, according to its May 20 finance report. 
  7. Retiring Louisiana health system CEO reflects on 40 years in industry

    Richard Vath, MD, president and CEO of Fransican Missionaries of Our Lady Health System in Baton Rouge, La., is reflecting on his 40 years in healthcare ahead of his retirement on June 30.
  8. Mount Sinai launches Center for Healthcare Readiness amid growing health threats

    Responding to large-scale health emergencies with proper coordination is the impetus behind New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System's launch of its Center for Healthcare Readiness.
  9. University of Pennsylvania Health System names new CFO

    The University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia appointed Julia Puchtler CFO, effective July 1.

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