Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 6 hospitals that renamed facilities after multimillion-dollar donations

    A growing number of hospitals and health systems have received lofty financial gifts to accelerate innovation, build new facilities or enhance existing properties this year. 
  2. WVU Medicine hospital diverted patients because of low oxygen supply

    A West Virginia hospital had to divert patients from both its emergency room and hospital Sept. 14 due to a low supply of oxygen, a spokesperson confirmed to Becker's.
  3. Guthrie Hospital names new CEO

    Edmund Sabanegh, MD, has been appointed president and CEO of Sayre, Pa.-based Guthrie Health system. He succeeds Joseph Scopelliti, MD, who has retired.

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  1. 13 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported by Becker's since Sept. 8:
  2. The tools every hospital marketer needs to master, per 6 execs

    Hospital marketing executives can choose from a wide range of digital tools to help them better engage with their audiences, but not all can decipher what's essential versus what's superfluous. Below, six hospital marketing executives explain which tools they think every healthcare marketer should know how to use.
  3. Florida cardiologist pays $6.75M to settle allegations he falsified EHR notes for profit

    Ashish Pal, MD, an Orlando, Fla.-based cardiologist, paid $6.75 million to resolve allegations from the Justice Department that he violated the False Claims Act by performing medically unnecessary procedures for profit.
  4. VA employee under investigation for posting patients' surgery details on Twitter

    An administrative officer at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C., is under investigation for tweeting details of a veteran's surgery and mocking the procedure as a waste of taxpayer money, according to a Sept. 14 Military Times report.
  1. Global clinical lab test market predicted to see 7.3% compound growth by 2028

    The global clinical lab test market will reach $320.14 billion by 2028, according to a study by New York City-based market research firm Polaris. The figure represents a 7.3 percent compound annual growth rate.
  2. Texas medical group under fire for waiting 7 months to notify patients they paid hackers after attack

    Houston-based Gastroenterology Consultants began notifying 162,000 patients their data may have been exposed in a ransomware attack more than seven months after the attack, according to a Sept. 9 report by Houston-based KHOU 11.
  3. CareFirst launches virtual primary care practice: 4 details 

    CareFirst of Maryland, a Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate, created a virtual care delivery model that lets health plan members get preventive, urgent care and behavioral healthcare through a mobile app, the company announced Sept. 15. 
  4. 700 Oregon clinic patients' records breached during break-in

    Portland, Ore.-based Southeast Health Center began notifying about 700 patients Sept. 14 that their personal information was recently exposed during a break-in at the facility. 
  1. US government should standardize maternal care practices across hospitals to reduce disparities, new report says

    The federal government can play an influential role in reducing racial disparities in maternal health outcomes, according to a Sept. 15 report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.  
  2. Medical conditions preventing COVID-19 vaccination are rare, experts say

    While many workplaces, including hospitals and health systems, are allowing medical exemptions in their COVID-19 vaccine mandates, most people are not medically exempt from getting the shot, experts told ABC News.
  3. Nemours Children's Health unveils new brand: 3 things to know

    In August, Jacksonville, Fla.-based Nemours Children's Health dropped "System" from its name. On Sept. 15, the health system officially launched its new brand. Here are three things to know:
  4. 60 hospital benchmarks | 2021

    Hospitals across the nation compete in a number of ways, including on quality of care and price, and many use benchmarking to determine the top priorities for improvement. The continuous benchmarking process allows hospital executives to see how their organizations stack up against regional competitors as well as national leaders.
  5. 5 health features in Apple's new smartwatch

    Apple unveiled Apple Watch Series 7 Sept. 14, complete with new health features including updates to its workout streaming subscription program and fall detection algorithms.
  6. US buys more than $3.5B worth of antibody drugs from Regeneron, Eli Lilly

    The U.S. recently made two large deals with Regeneron and Eli Lilly to secure millions of additional doses of COVID-19 antibody drugs, as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise in many parts of the country. 
  7. Franciscan Health unveils plans for new cancer center

    Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Health plans to build a 68,000-square-foot cancer center in Lafayette.
  8. CMS blocks 3 UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans from 6 states

    CMS placed sanctions on three of UnitedHealthcare's Medicare Advantage plans, barring them from being sold in six states. 
  9. KKR, Cornerstone to acquire $1B+ in healthcare real estate

    Private equity firm KKR and real estate investor Cornerstone Companies will establish a joint venture to acquire and develop a portfolio of healthcare properties, the companies said Sept. 15.

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