Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 150th Encompass hospital installs Oracle Cerner

    Integrated healthcare company Encompass Health launched its 150th post-acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital linked to the Oracle Cerner EHR on June 20.
  2. Florida hospital to close baby-delivery unit

    Lakeside Medical Center will close its baby-delivery unit because of a decline in births in recent years, The Palm Beach Post reported June 21.
  3. Nurse named president of Adventist Health hospital

    Colleen Assavapisitkul, MSN, RN, was named president of Adventist Health Clear Lake in Clearlake, Calif.

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  1. Is nursing recession-proof?

    Amid a growing risk of recession for the U.S., there is at least one healthcare occupation that appears in solid position to withstand an economic downturn: nursing, a registered nurse from Louisiana argues in a June 20 article on nurse.org.  
  2. 10 hospitals hiring chief medical officers

    Below are 10 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking chief medical officers in the last two weeks.
  3. Texas Tech Health Science Center's vendor breach affects 1.2 million patients

    Texas Tech University Health Science Center notified patients of a data breach that occured at its eye care software vendor, which has potentially exposed the protected health information of more than 1.2 million patients, NewsChannel 10 reported June 10. 
  4. Spectrum Health gets 3 cardiology accreditations

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health recently received three national accreditations from the American College of Cardiology, FOX 17 West Michigan reported June 20.

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  1. COVID-19 cases expected to rise through June, Mayo forecasts

    COVID-19 modeling suggests cases will continue to rise nationwide through the end of June, while hospitalizations and deaths remain stable through early July. 
  2. Healthgrades recognizes 399 hospitals for patient experience

    Healthgrades has recognized 399 hospitals as recipients of its 2022 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, the organization said June 21. This represents the top 15 percent of hospitals in the U.S. for patient experience. 
  3. 12 recent hospital, health system CEO resignations

    Forty-seven hospital and health system CEOs exited their roles in the first five months of this year, and several others announced plans to step down. 
  4. Sutter Davis Hospital names chief nurse 

    Sutter Davis (Calif.) Hospital named Traci Sheesley, BSN,  its new chief nurse executive, The Daily Democrat reported June 18.
  1. Inpatient pay proposal is 'woefully inadequate,' hospitals say

    The American Hospital Association told CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure that the agency's proposed 3.2 percent funding increase for inpatient payments is "woefully inadequate."
  2. US starts vaccinating children under 5: 4 updates

    On June 18, the CDC backed the FDA's authorizations for Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines for children under 5, offering protection against COVID-19 for about 19 million infants and preschoolers in the U.S.
  3. 'Let's get this done,' Mark Cuban tells Biden on Medicare savings study

    Medicare recipients could have saved up to $3.6 billion on generic drug costs in 2020 if Medicare paid the same prices as investor Mark Cuban's pharmacy, according to a study published June 20 in Annals of Internal Medicine. Mr. Cuban tweeted the results, urging President Joe Biden and other elected officials to "have your people call my people and let’s get this done."
  4. HCA names CEO of Virginia hospital

    Lauren Dudley has been named CEO of LewisGale Hospital Montgomery in Blacksburg, Va., part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare. 
  5. Patients losing access to physicians as telehealth access rolls back

    State by state, telehealth access is rolling back as the pandemic-era emergency orders, which allowed physicians to see patients in multiple states, are lapsing causing some patients to lose access to physicians, NBC News reported June 19. 
  6. 64 community hospital CIOs to know | 2022

    Hospital CIOs are charged with maintaining a complex IT system, data platform, virtual care and many other responsibilities that help organizations achieve their strategic goals.
  7. Arizona hospital preps for mass layoff

    Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital in Green Valley, Ariz., has issued a layoff notice after TMC Health ended its bid to buy the hospital, according to Green Valley News. 
  8. WHO shifts away from endemic vs. non-endemic, calls for 'unified response': 4 monkeypox updates

    The World Health Organization will no longer focus on the endemicity status of a country when reporting on the global monkeypox outbreak, according to a June 17 report. 
  9. Merged Spectrum, Beaumont system welcomes diversity chief

    Carlos Cubia was selected as chief inclusion, equity, diversity and sustainability officer of BHSH System, the 22-hospital organization formed by the February merger of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health with Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health. 

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