Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Walgreens weighing former Cigna exec as CEO

    Walgreens Boots Alliance is considering former Express Scripts and Cigna executive Tim Wentworth as its next CEO, Bloomberg reported Sept. 29. 
  2. Why healthcare should ditch life span measures for this instead: Viewpoint

    The next national health goal should focus on health span, not life span, Dave Chokshi, MD, a physician at Bellevue Hospital and a professor at the City University of New York, both based in New York City, wrote in an opinion piece published Sept. 28 in The New York Times.
  3. CommonSpirit names chief administrative officer

    Michelle Johnson Tidjani was named senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health.

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  1. MultiCare outlook revised to negative as operating pressures continue

    Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare's default rating remains at "A+" but weak operating performance has seen its outlook revised to negative, Fitch said Sept. 29.
  2. Senator probes Cleveland Clinic, Bon Secours over 340B program

    Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, MD, opened an investigation Sept. 28 into how Cleveland Clinic and a Bon Secours hospital is involved in the 340B drug pricing program.
  3. Cleveland Clinic invests in $300M of bonds for expansion plans

    Cleveland Clinic has invested in $300 million of new bonds that are to be used in conjunction with future expansion by the system, according to a Sept. 29 filing.
  4. How 1 health system forms academic alliances to drive innovation

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare partners with 5 academic institutions to accelerate its innovation efforts. 

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  1. A case to revamp the workweek

    Flexibility has become a hallmark of many competitive workplaces, and the four-day workweek is gaining popularity among Americans. On a broader scale, such adjustments could impact health equity efforts — specifically by reducing stressors on working mothers, a recent report suggests. 
  2. McLaren investigating if PHI was leaked on dark web

    Grand Blanc, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care said it has experienced a ransomware attack shortly after a ransomware gang took credit for it, The Record reported Sept. 29. 
  3. Cleveland Clinic studies new method for ranking lung transplants

    Experts at Cleveland Clinic are hoping to rework the scoring equation that ranks patients awaiting lung transplants and improve overall outcomes.
  4. 283 CEO moves this year, sorted by state

    Becker's has reported 283 CEO moves this year. Florida has seen the most, followed by California. 

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  1. The top oncology concerns right now

    Healthcare professionals said health disparities and inadequate treatment options are their top concerns in oncology, according to a recent poll from Becker's on LinkedIn.
  2. 2 systems building children's hospitals

    In the past two days, two health systems have shared plans to build new children's hospitals. 
  3. Missouri hospital embarks on $100M expansion

    Bolivar, Mo.-based Citizens Memorial Hospital is planning a multimillion-dollar expansion that will add an emergency room and inpatient beds to the hospital, according to Ozarks First.
  4. 4 hospital closures, bankruptcies in September

    Becker's reported on four hospitals that announced bankruptcies or closure plans since Sept. 1: 
  5. 9 recent credit downgrades

    Here is a summary of recent credit downgrades and outlook revisions for hospitals and health systems.
  6. 33 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been shared with or reported by Becker's since June 30:
  7. SSM to rebuild children's hospital

    St. Louis-based SSM Health is building a new, state-of-the-art Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. 
  8. Health system VC arms back home care platform

    Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health's venture arm, Inception Health, and Johnson City, Tenn.-based Ballad Health's venture arm, Ballad Ventures, backed a $2.5 million funding round for a senior housing and care solution platform. 
  9. How a US tech firm is deepening ties in UK healthcare

    Palantir, a U.S.-based data analytics company, had its software being used across England's National Health Service to track emergency room capacity and direct supplies of scarce equipment during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. This gave it huge gains in government health contracts, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 29.

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