Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Colorado hospital bounced back after being on brink of bankruptcy, closure

    Nearly seven years ago, Leadville, Colo.-based St. Vincent Health was on the verge of bankruptcy and closure, an experience many rural hospitals struggle with. In September, it opened its brand-new facility, CBS Denver reported Oct. 21.
  2. Top health system priorities for 2022: 3 CEOs weigh in

    Three health system CEOs shared with Becker's what their No. 1 priorities are for next year.
  3. Froedtert paid $29.9M for majority stake in Wisconsin hospital

    Wauwatosa, Wis.-based Froedtert Health acquired an 80 percent controlling interest of Manitowoc, Wis.-based Holy Family Memorial for $29.9 million, according to the health system's recent financial disclosure.

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  1. Nurses union calls on FTC to investigate sale of 5 Salt Lake City hospitals

    National Nurses United released a letter Oct. 21 calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the proposed sale of five Steward Health Care hospitals in Salt Lake City to HCA Healthcare, citing concerns about increases in prices and decline in quality care. 
  2. Houston Methodist CFO on the importance of being more than a 'numbers' guy

    Kevin Burns is executive vice president, CFO and chief business officer of Houston Methodist, an eight-hospital system with more than 26,000 employees. 
  3. Why becoming a nurse is more difficult now

    Hospitals nationwide are trying to address nurse shortages by hiring new graduates. However, becoming a nurse has become more challenging, narrowing the pipeline for new nurses, NPR reported Oct. 25.
  4. New York legislation aims to prevent employee layoffs

    New legislation in New York allows employees facing potential layoffs to petition their employers to apply to participate in a shared work program, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced.
  1. CVS launches $25M ad campaign to showcase its health services

    CVS Health launched a $25 million ad campaign to show how its products and services can make a healthy lifestyle more attainable, The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 25.
  2. Ballad Health, East Tennessee State U announce center for nursing advancement 

    Ballad Health announced Oct. 25 a $10 million commitment to creating the Appalachian Highlands Center for Nursing Advancement at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn.
  3. 76% of Americans want healthcare system reforms

    Three-quarters of Americans want major healthcare change and system reform, making the U.S. stand out as an outlier on this topic, according to research published Oct. 21. 
  4. The 3 health system vital signs Dr. Joanne Conroy monitors as CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock

    Joanne Conroy, MD, CEO and president of Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, became accustomed to monitoring her patients' vital signs during her clinical career as an anesthesiologist.
  1. Moody's: Labor shortages weaken hospitals' financial performance

    Labor shortages from the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to worsen the financial performance of nonprofit and for-profit hospitals into 2022, an October Moody's quarterly report found.
  2. COVID-19 vaccine recipients less likely to die of other causes, CDC finds

    People vaccinated against COVID-19 are not at an increased risk of death and are actually less likely to die of other causes compared to unvaccinated individuals, the CDC said in an Oct. 22 report.
  3. Mayo's CNO on the likelihood of nurses' post-pandemic return

    Ryannon Frederick, MSN, RN, is chief nursing officer at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. In an email to Becker's in October, she shared how the health system is navigating staffing challenges, and what she thinks the nursing landscape will look like following the pandemic.
  4. 7 nursing schools launching new programs amid shortages

    Some schools have launched innovative nursing programs and partnerships to address nursing shortages persisting around the country.
  5. Tens of millions of fake nitrile gloves imported to US, CNN reports

    A CNN investigation released Oct. 25 found that tens of millions of fake, secondhand nitrile gloves have been imported to the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  6. 7 health systems that recently launched AI initiatives

    Here are seven health systems that launched initiatives focused on healthcare artificial intelligence in the last three months.
  7. 4 tips for communicating with kids before they receive a COVID-19 vaccine

    Children often are afraid of getting shots, so it can be difficult for healthcare providers and parents to get them on board with vaccines — a topic of concern as the U.S. recently laid out its plan to vaccinate children ages 5-11 against COVID-19.
  8. 10 ZIP codes with the highest uninsured rates

    A report from 24/7 Wall St. identified the U.S. ZIP codes with the highest percentage of residents under 65 years old who have no health insurance. 
  9. Hospitals sustained huge financial losses from lack of elective surgeries

    Studies by the American College of Surgeons found that the postponement of elective surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic took away a large portion of hospitals' income and disrupted surgical care.

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