Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Michigan health system to join Marshfield Clinic

    Dickinson County Healthcare, a single-hospital system with several clinics based in Iron Mountain, Mich., plans to join Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System. 
  2. Ransomware and patient safety: The dangers facing hospitals and how they can adapt

    Ransomware attacks on hospitals have direct consequences on hospital operations. Some facilities have been forced to divert ambulances, shut down computer systems and cut off access to EHRs. 
  3. SSM Health ditches deal to sell Missouri hospital to Quorum

    St. Louis-based SSM Health has abandoned its plan to sell a Missouri hospital to Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health, according to the News Tribune.

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  1. Mayo Clinic in Florida invests $400M+ in expansions: 5 projects to know

    Jacksonville-based Mayo Clinic in Florida, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary, has recently invested more than $400 million in capital projects across the state. 
  2. $20M in low-interest loans available for Kentucky rural hospitals

    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Oct. 12 that rural hospitals can receive $25,000 to $1 million in loans through the Kentucky Rural Hospital Loan Program.
  3. New York must allow religious exemptions to state vaccination mandate, federal judge rules

    Judge David Hurd, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, has ruled that the state must allow healthcare workers to claim religious exemptions from the state's COVID-19 vaccination mandate, according to USA Today.
  4. IU Health exec named Indiana hospital's next CEO

    Raymond Ingham, PhD, will step down from his CEO role at Lebanon, Ind.-based Witham Memorial Hospital, a position he has held for 24 years. He will be succeeded by Kelly Braverman on Dec. 1.
  1. Former Virginia, Arizona hospital CEOs join Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

    Seattle-based Virginia Mason Franciscan Health system selected Jennifer Schomburg and Chad Melton to lead two of its hospitals.
  2. NOVO Health’s independent providers take advantage of new cloud-based Epic EHR installation to fuel innovation and better patient care

    NOVO Health Technology Group, Focus Solutions and Medix Technology partner to create a cloud deployment of Epic EHR on Microsoft Azure, keeping costs affordable for clinics, patients and payers.
  3. How Norton Healthcare is keeping up with a changing workforce

    According to Russell Cox, president and CEO of Norton Healthcare, adapting to employee needs, investing in health equity and creating a strong career pipeline are ways to transform health systems, the Courier Journal reported Oct. 11.
  4. What payers and providers need to do to comply with upcoming government mandates

    A number of federal policies have gone into effect since the beginning of 2021, while other policies will be implemented over the next several years. Payers and providers alike need to understand what these various government mandates include so they can work closely with their compliance teams to ensure they’re ready to meet the requirements.
  1. Return of in-person workers reaches pandemic high

    As the delta variant surge begins to wind down, more employees are heading back to the office, reaching a new pandemic high, The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 12. 
  2. 8 healthcare innovators named to Fortune's 'Change the World' list 

    Eight companies working on healthcare initiatives made Fortune's 2021 list of firms the publication says are changing the world. 
  3. Transplant waiting period unfair for alcoholic liver disease patients, surgeons say

    Some surgeons are rethinking the informal, yet widespread practice of requiring patients with alcoholic liver disease to be sober for six months before they can join a waitlist for a liver transplant, Kaiser Health News reported Oct. 12.
  4. CommonSpirit CEO Lloyd Dean to retire in 2022: 10 things to know

    Lloyd Dean, CEO of 140-hospital CommonSpirit Health, will retire from the organization next summer.
  5. Broad Institute taps Google Cloud to power genomic research platform

    Cambridge, Mass.-based Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard partnered to enhance research innovation with major speed increases, cost reduction for genomic workloads on Google Cloud
  6. COVID-19: Where we were, where we are and what could come next

    While the national COVID-19 rates are declining, the U.S. is still far from the pandemic lows it recorded in early summer 2021 before the more highly transmissible delta variant became the dominant coronavirus strain. 
  7. FDA releases data on Moderna, J&J boosters: 5 things to know

    The FDA released a series of documents Oct. 12 detailing Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's applications for booster doses of their COVID-19 vaccines. 
  8. 7 updates on COVID-19 booster shots

    Since the FDA authorized a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised people in August and a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for a broader population Sept. 22, more than 7.7 million people have gotten a booster shot, according to CDC data.
  9. IU Health to open $557M hospital Dec. 5

    Indiana University Health will open its $557 million, 364-bed replacement hospital Dec. 5, the Indianapolis-based system said Oct. 11.

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