Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Morgan Health makes its 1st investment

    Morgan Health, JPMorgan Chase's new healthcare venture, has made its first investment, the company said Aug. 5.
  2. Michigan health system faces antitrust suit over alleged 'no poach' deal

    Munson Healthcare and an anesthesiology practice in Michigan were hit with a federal antitrust lawsuit Aug. 2 over an alleged "no poach" agreement. 
  3. U of Arkansas for Medical Sciences offers $25K signing bonus for nurses

    Amid a worker shortage and the latest COVID-19 wave, Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is offering a $25,000 signing bonus for nurses, CNN reported Aug. 5.

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  1. Sanford Health says it's working to contain 'attempted cybersecurity incident'

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health is working to contain the effects of a 'cybersecurity incident,' the health system told Becker's Aug. 5.
  2. 25 hospitals completing the most telehealth visits during the pandemic + what they charge 

    University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers in Ann Arbor, Mich., topped the list of hospitals providing telehealth visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new analysis from Hospital Pricing Specialists. 
  3. COVID-19 surge strains ICU capacity in Arkansas, Mississippi: 5 things to know

    Intensive care unit beds are filling up in Mississippi and Arkansas amid a major surge in COVID-19 cases fueled by the highly transmissible delta variant, NBC News reported Aug. 4.
  4. 19 key financial benchmarks for health systems

    Benchmarking is a way to determine where a facility needs improvement. 

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  1. Florida hospitals struggling to get oxygen

    Florida hospitals are struggling to get enough oxygen to treat their COVID-19 patients as virus cases surge because of the delta variant, Bloomberg reported Aug. 4. 
  2. Seattle Children's keeps racism investigation findings private

    Seattle Children's Hospital said it will adopt recommendations from an investigation into systemic racism at the hospital, but the board has yet to release the findings from the monthslong review, according to The Seattle Times. 
  3. New York hospital's credit rating plummets after cyberattack: 4 notes

    Watertown, N.Y.-based Samaritan Medical Center encountered a data breach more than a year ago. Now, the hospital is still facing financial repercussions as its credit rating drops, according to an Aug. 4 Bloomberg Law report.
  4. 10 signs your board has a strong pulse

    Great systems are usually governed by great boards, who are made up of people who match the following 10 descriptions. 
  1. Illinois hospital CEO to retire after nearly 45-year healthcare career

    Jim Farris is retiring as CEO of Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill., the organization said Aug. 4.  
  2. Relatient and Radix to merge, secures $100M in funding

    Relatient and Radix Health have entered into a definitive agreement to merge, while also securing $100 million in growth equity capital from investors.
  3. Fully vaccinated people up to 60% less likely to catch delta variant, UK study finds

    Fully vaccinated people are 50 percent to 60 percent less likely to become infected with the delta variant of the coronavirus compared to unvaccinated people, according to a study conducted by Imperial College London in England and released Aug. 4. 
  4. 8 hospitals, health systems piloting digital transformation programs

    Hospitals and health systems across the U.S. are pushing forward digital transformation efforts by creating new tools and launching innovative programs. 
  5. Optimistic ad campaigns clash with rising COVID-19 cases 

    With the surge in new COVID-19 cases and spread of the delta coronavirus variant, some marketers are advising companies to pull back their more optimistic ad campaigns, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 3. 
  6. 10 updates on the delta plus, lambda COVID-19 variants

    South Korea reported its first case of the "delta plus" COVID-19 strain Aug. 3, The Washington Post reports. Some health officials have said delta plus, first identified in Europe in March 2020, is believed to spread more easily than the original delta variant, first detected in India and now the dominant U.S. strain. 
  7. 619-bed California hospital joins Cedars-Sinai

    The 619-bed Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., on Aug. 4 finalized its affiliation with Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Health System.
  8. U of California-Riverside recognizes resident physicians union

    The University of California-Riverside has voluntarily recognized the Committee of Interns and Residents, a local of the Service Employees International Union, as the exclusive representative of 138 resident and fellow physicians, according to August statements from the union and the university's school of medicine.
  9. Trump-commuted healthcare executive inks settlement with feds

    The former CEO of a pain clinic chain has agreed to permanent exclusion from Medicare and other federal programs as part of a settlement to resolve a civil lawsuit alleging he submitted false claims to the government, the U.S. Justice Department announced Aug. 3. 

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