Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Hospital financial losses mount amid COVID-19 resurgence: 5 things to know

    Twenty-eight percent of hospitals in the U.S. reported losing money amid the COVID-19 resurgence, according to data from Strata Decision Technology, cited by Bloomberg Law.
  2. MultiCare Indigo healthcare workers strike

    Healthcare workers at 20 MultiCare Indigo urgent care clinics in Washington state began a two-day strike Nov. 23, Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System confirmed to Becker's. 
  3. UNM appoints endowed professor of surgical oncology

    Albuquerque-based University of New Mexico's Comprehensive Cancer Center named Bridget Fahy, MD, as the Victor and Ruby Hansen Surface Endowed Professor of Complex Surgical Oncology Nov. 23. 

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  1. South Shore Health names new CEO, Dr. Allen Smith

    Allen Smith, MD, was named president and CEO of South Shore Health, the South Weymouth, Mass.-based health system said Nov. 23.
  2. Indiana health system gets refrigerated truck to store bodies as COVID-19 deaths rise

    South Bend, Ind.-based Beacon Health System had one of its hospitals report 27 COVID-19-related deaths so far this month, a grim record it hasn't faced in earlier virus stages. Now, the health system is concerned some of their hospitals might run out of morgue space and put in a request for a morgue truck, reports local CBS affiliate WSBT.
  3. 7 recent health IT, innovation partnerships

    Here are seven recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives accelerating digital transformation efforts at healthcare organizations.
  4. UVM Medical Center's EHR restored after 25-day outage: 4 details

    UVM Health Network in Burlington restored access to the UVM Medical Center EHR nearly four weeks after shutting down the system due to a cyberattack.

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  1. Physician viewpoint: 4 strategies to avoid 'the pitfalls' of telehealth

    While telehealth adoption has allowed clinical care to safely continue during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual visits have presented some unintended consequences for patients and clinicians, according to Lisa Rotenstein, MD, and Lawrence Friedman, MD.
  2. 'I'd be lying to you if I didn't tell you I was looking for work elsewhere,' New Jersey physician says amid COVID-19 surge

    Many New Jersey officials are voicing concerns about staffing shortages as COVID-19 surges again across the U.S., reports the North Jersey Media Group.
  3. 'I do not have hope this will turn out well': New Jersey hospital leaders outline concerns for next COVID-19 surge

    As New Jersey hospital officials prepare for another COVID-19 hospitalization surge, they shared some of the potential scenarios they fear most, according to the North Jersey Media Group.
  4. Florida medical biller charged with healthcare fraud

    A medical biller in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area has been charged with healthcare fraud and aggravated identity theft, the Department of Justice announced Nov. 20. 

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  1. Froedtert Health doubles operating income

    Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health ended the first quarter of its fiscal year with higher revenue and operating income than in the same period a year earlier. 
  2. 3 healthcare organizations seeking marketing execs

    Three healthcare organizations that recently posted job listings seeking marketing executives are listed below.
  3. St. Louis Children's Hospital treating adult patients with COVID-19

    St. Louis Children's Hospital, part of BJC HealthCare, is treating adult patients with COVID-19, a spokesperson told St. Louis Public Radio Nov. 20. 
  4. Walmart heirs back startup developing $10 at-home COVID-19 test

    The Walton family that controls Walmart is among the investors backing NowDiagnostics, a startup aiming to design at home COVID-19 tests, according to The Wall Street Journal. 
  5. 8 big ideas in healthcare innovation

    From their thoughts on how the digital health field will change in 2021 to how hospitals can roll out technologies to improve patient engagement, here are eight key quotes about the role of innovation in healthcare that executives from hospitals and health systems across the country shared with Becker's Hospital Review in the past 30 days:
  6. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  7. 5 Wellstar hospitals earn emergency cardiac care designation

    Five hospitals affiliated with Marietta, Ga.-based Wellstar Health System have received the state's Emergency Cardiac Care Center designation this year — the most of any healthcare organization in the state. 
  8. Ohio hospital nurses go on strike

    Nurses at East Liverpool (Ohio) City Hospital are on strike until 6:59 a.m. Nov. 24 amid contract negotiations, according to the union that represents them.
  9. 40% of Wisconsin hospitals report critical staffing shortages

    Staffing has become a problem at nearly half of Wisconsin hospitals, forcing facilities to use surge plans and take other measures to ensure patients are cared for, according to the state's hospital association.

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