Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Idaho health system files lawsuit over 'smear campaign,' protest after infant's treatment

    Boise, Idaho-based St. Luke's Health System filed a lawsuit May 11 related to a March protest over an infant's care that prompted a hospital lockdown.
  2. 25% of Medicare recipients harmed during hospital stays, HHS says

    Twenty-five percent of Medicare enrollees experienced harm during hospital stays in October 2018, according to a May 12 report from the HHS Office of the Inspector General. 
  3. 16 top hospitals, health systems for diversity

    DiversityInc included 16 organizations on its 2022 list of top hospitals and health systems for diversity.

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  1. Top 5 most challenging requirements in 2021: Joint Commission

    Reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infections was the most challenging compliance standard for hospitals in 2021, according to The Joint Commission. 
  2. 7 key questions to gauge your personal inflation rate

    With inflation at its highest level in four decades, people's experience with it depends on several lifestyle habits, including food and travel, a May 8 interactive tool by The New York Times shows.
  3. US faces deficit of 450,000 nurses by 2025

    The United States could see a deficit of 200,000 to 450,000 registered nurses available for direct patient care by 2025, a 10 to 20 percent gap that places great demand on the nurse graduate pipeline over the next three years.
  4. Healthcare price transparency startup lands $20M in funding

    A startup offering online healthcare pricing information for patient comparison shopping has secured $20 million in venture capital funding to expand.

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  1. CDC chooses MIT-offshoot for wastewater surveillance project

    The CDC has chosen a Cambridge, Mass.-based wastewater analytics company to expand the country’s wastewater surveillance program aimed at monitoring the coronavirus and other potential disease outbreaks.
  2. 3 issues with telehealth and how to overcome them, per NCQA report

    Telehealth providers often struggle with several key problems, including accessibility of the platform, regulatory and infrastructure barriers and sharing data. A report from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, released May 10, highlights those key challenges and provides solutions for providers.
  3. Wisconsin nursing board chair resigns after governor vetoes APRN bill

    Peter Kallio, DNP, CRNA, resigned as chair of the Wisconsin Board of Nursing May 3 after the state opted not to grant independent practice authority for some advanced practice registered nurses, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
  4. A timeline of Atrium's recent growth through M&A

    With humble beginnings as an individual hospital, Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health has since grown into a major player in the healthcare field, most recently announcing plans to merge with Midwest health system Advocate Aurora Health on May 11.

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  1. Interest in IUDs spiked after leaked Roe v. Wade draft opinion, OB-GYNs say 

    Interest in intrauterine devices and other forms of contraception has spiked in the wake of a leaked draft opinion suggesting the Supreme Court may strike down the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which established safe and legal access to abortion as a constitiutional right, The Washington Post reported May 10. 
  2. Covenant Health to close maternity services at Maine hospital

    St. Mary's Health System will close its maternity and women's health service line at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, in July, News Center Maine reported May 11.
  3. Baptist Health plans inpatient hospital, outpatient community in Kentucky

    Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health is planning an inpatient hospital and outpatient healthcare community in Crestwood, Ky.
  4. How Jefferson Health is harnessing philanthropy to address health disparities

    In recent years, hospitals and health systems have launched programs or other initiatives to tackle health disparities, from outreach programs and education to recruiting a chief diversity officer.
  5. How Providence succeeds at digital marketing on a budget

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence, which comprises 52 hospitals and 1,085 clinics, is working with a fraction of the budget traditionally available to marketing organizations, yet its initiatives have significantly reduced the costs of advertising dollars while continuing to drive clinic reputation.
  6. Google relaxes ban on ads for experimental medical treatment

    Google will now allow ads for stem cell treatment therapy and some gene or cell therapy, marking a reversal from its previous policy that banned all ads promoting experimental medical treatment, reported The Verge May 10.
  7. 3 healthcare leaders discuss moving out of the pandemic

    Three physician leaders recently spoke of a panel discussion for the American Medical Association where they reminisced on how far testing has come, argued for increased public health funding and identified a silver lining to the pandemic.
  8. California hospital receives $25M gift

    Pasadena, Calif.-based Huntington Hospital received a $25 million donation from the Panda Charitable Family Foundation of the Cherng family, the founders of Panda Express.
  9. NewYork-Presbyterian COO to retire

    Laura Forese, MD, executive vice president and COO of New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian, is retiring in June 2023, she said in a message to her colleagues.

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