Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. NEJM rescinds ban on embargoed physician-focused publications

    The New England Journal of Medicine rescinded its policy that banned physician-focused publications from advanced access to embargoed articles, Medpage Today reported May 21.
  2. Woman charged with posing as nurse at 3 Michigan nursing homes

    A 52-year-old woman was charged with 33 felony counts after police said she worked as a nurse at three skilled nursing facilities without a license.
  3. Lovelace Health System names new hospital CFO

    Albuquerque-based Lovelace Health System has appointed George Wiley CFO of Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque and Heart Hospital of New Mexico, part of Lovelace Medical Center, effective May 28. 

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  1. Medical devicemaker to pay $42M in malfunctions case

    On May 20, Massachusetts-based Magellan Diagnostics agreed to pay $42 million and pleaded guilty to charges related to the concealment of a device malfunction. 
  2. Health tech company lays off entire workforce

    Biotech company Cue Health is laying off all its employees and will shut down May 24, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported May 21. 
  3. AdventHealth kicks off construction on $423M Florida hospital

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth has kicked off construction on a $423 million hospital in Lake Nona, Fla.
  4. Keck Medicine eliminates harmful anesthesia gasses

    Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital stopped using two harmful anesthesia gasses last year and are now working to reduce the use of two others by 75%, according to a May 21 news release. 

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  1. CVS co-founder dies

    Stanley Goldstein, the co-founder of Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Corp. and CVS Health, died May 21 at the age of 89.
  2. Hospital groups urge feds to hold Change accountable for breach notifications

    Multiple hospital groups are urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to hold UnitedHealthcare's subsidiary Change Healthcare accountable for providing breach notifications regarding its February cyberattack. 
  3. Sanford Health addresses physician burnout via the EHR

    Leaders at Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health are focusing on a common area to reduce physician burnout: the EHR.
  4. Florida system CFO resigns after external CEO hire

    Brett Esrock, executive vice president, CFO and COO of Health First, is leaving the Rockledge, Fla.-based organization following the hiring of an external candidate for the CEO role, Florida Today reported May 22. 

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  1. Rising inpatient claim denials drained $1.2B in hospital revenue: Report

    The final denial rate on inpatient claims increased 51% between 2021 and 2023, according to a May 21 report from Kodiak Solutions (formerly Crowe). 
  2. Florida facility lays off 56 employees

    Doral, Fla.-based Sanitas Medical Center laid off 56 employees between May 17 and May 20.
  3. Cleveland Clinic expands partner network

    Cleveland Clinic has added a third hospital to its global partnership network, the health system said May 22. 
  4. Urologists retreat from HCA Mission hospital: Report

    About two years ago, Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Hospital had 10 urologists on call. By July 4, that number could drop to two specialists caring for an area of more than 950,000 residents, Asheville Watchdog reported May 22. 
  5. 3 hospitals, health systems recently creating new leadership roles

    Hospitals and health systems are making changes in their leadership ranks based on organizational needs in today's healthcare environment. Some of the changes have involved adding inaugural roles to their C-suites. 
  6. Baptist Health South Florida names new chief digital officer

    Coral Gables, Fla.-based Baptist Health South Florida named Sha Edathumparampil as its new chief digital and information officer.
  7. CVS Health adds governance chief

    Kristina Fink, former vice president, corporate secretary and chief governance officer of American Express, joined CVS Health as senior vice president, corporate secretary and chief governance officer in mid-May, according to a LinkedIn post.
  8. Delaware lawmakers consider hospital cost review board

    A bill that would create a hospital cost review board has passed Delaware's state House, Delaware Online reported May 22.
  9. Health systems' hard line on insurers pays off

    Health systems are taking a tougher stance with commercial payers, arguing that they are not being adequately reimbursed for services provided to patients, and some providers have gone out of network if contract renewal offers have not been up to par. 

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