Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Physician, pharmacist sentenced for a $515M pain cream scheme

    A physician and pharmacist were sentenced in a pain cream scheme that cost healthcare benefit providers more than $515 million in Mississippi, Clarion Ledger March 10.
  2. Could a new model of education ease the nursing shortage?

    As the workforce of more than 4 million registered nurses in the U.S. endures a shortage that is expected to persist through 2030, hospitals and universities are seeking ways to lessen the burden of an already stressed system. One proposal: Reconfigure the inner workings of nursing education.
  3. 3 health systems switching to Epic EHRs

    Below are three health systems that launched a new Epic EHR system or announced plans to do so since March 6:
  1. Federal Reserve weighs difficult decision on rate increases

    The Federal Reserve must confront a deeply consequential choice: Raise interest rates to fight inflation or take a timeout amid "the most intense banking crisis since 2008," The Wall Street Journal reported March 20.
  2. California hospital CEO to resign

    Steven Salyer will resign as CEO of Watsonville (Calif.) Community Hospital.
  3. Colorado bill would require nonprofit hospitals spend 3% of revenue on community benefit

    New legislation proposed in the Colorado House of Representatives would require nonprofit hospitals to spend 3 percent of their revenue on community benefit, with the target eventually rising to 5 percent, The Denver Post reported March 20.
  4. Banner Health reports $16.6M operating income as labor costs decline

    Phoenix-based Banner Health reported operating income of $16.6 million for the year ending Dec. 31 — its third straight year of positive income — amid a reduction in contract labor costs.

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  1. US to declassify COVID-19 origins information

    President Joe Biden on March 20 signed a bill into law to declassify information about the pandemic's origins. 
  2. TV producer donates $30M to Cedars-Sinai's new school

    Chuck Lorre — a TV producer and writer known for creating The Big Bang Theory — has donated $30 million to fund Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's new allied health school in Los Angeles.
  3. 150 top places to work in healthcare | 2023

    Becker's Healthcare is thrilled to announce its 2023 list of 150 top places to work in healthcare. This list is meant to call attention to hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that invest in their employees' wellbeing, satisfaction and fulfillment. 
  4. COVID-19 political troubles persist at Florida hospital

    Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital continues to face political pressure regarding its COVID-19 policies and treatment protocols, despite a recently published internal review that concluded the hospital saw stronger outcomes among COVID-19 patients than other hospitals. 

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  1. DC resident physicians move to unionize

    Resident physicians at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., are moving to unionize, citing pandemic burnout.
  2. Reinvesting in caregivers and charting a more sustained path, but uncertainties remain, says St. Charles Health CFO

    Bend, Ore.-based St. Charles Health has had to deal with many of the challenges facing health and hospital systems across the country. For St. Charles, that included resulting cost-cutting measures such as laying off 105 employees and eliminating 76 vacant positions in May 2022. New initiatives are underway to help further mitigate such challenges.
  3. What health system digital execs expect next from Best Buy in healthcare

    Best Buy isn't just the place where you buy big-screen TVs and computers. It also provides technology that might one day help take care of you or a loved one at home.
  4. California nurses sound alarm on staffing: 6 recent cases

    The staffing crisis has affected nurses nationwide — but recently, multiple complaints have clustered in the Golden State. 
  5. McLaren Health has ratings affirmed as it emerges profitably from pandemic

    Grand Blanc, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care had its ratings affirmed at "AA-" as the 14-hospital system continues to enjoy strong market share and resilient profitability, Fitch Ratings said March 20.
  6. 10 cities where a $100K salary stretches furthest

    In several cities across Texas and the Midwest, a $100,000 salary isn't eaten up by taxes and a high cost of living, Bloomberg reported. 
  7. 6 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Here are six hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  8. Private equity in healthcare a mixed bag, Harvard Business Review says

    A Harvard Business Review analysis of 42 hospital-leveraged buyouts from 2003 to 2017 urged policy discussions on private equity in healthcare to move beyond a "good" or "bad" framing.
  9. Senator questions private equity's role in employee death, assaults at Iowa hospital

    Private equity involvement in a rural hospital in Iowa raises questions over a possible link with the recent death of a hospital staff member there and the subsequent discovery of sexual assaults on several female patients, Sen. Chuck Grassley said March 17.

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