Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Massachusetts governor tells Steward to transfer its hospitals ASAP

    As Massachusetts lawmakers continue to express their concerns over Dallas-based Steward Health Care's financial troubles, Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey has written a new letter to the health system's CEO, Ralph de la Torre, MD, pushing for financial documents to be disclosed.
  2. States by NPs per capita: 2024

    Tennessee has the most active nurse practitioners per capita of any state, while Hawaii has the fewest for the second year in a row, according to a ranking from KFF. 
  3. Usual approach 'not enough': 8 healthcare execs rethinking financial health

    Health system executives are making innovative and transformational moves to improve the financial health of their organizations. They're intentionally pushing teams to think outside of the box for new solutions to old problems, and seeing positive results.

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  1. The tide is turning on healthcare megamergers

    Proposed healthcare mergers and acquisitions are continuing to face backlash from hospital and physician groups along with state and federal lawmakers — signaling a turn of the tide against megadeals. 
  2. Louisiana health system names CEO

    Opelousas (La.) General Health System has selected Lance Armentor as its new president and CEO, effective April 1. 
  3. Apparent murder-suicide ends in Wisconsin hospital: Police

    An 85-year-old man fatally shot himself in a Wisconsin hospital's emergency room after allegedly shooting and killing his wife at their home, according to local authorities.
  4. 'Incivility' comes through healthcare's doors every day, Inova CEO says

    The healthcare workforce is dealing with challenges that are more severe than they were even two or three years ago, Inova Health CEO J. Stephen Jones, MD, recently told Becker's. 

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  1. Mercy Health— Kentucky taps chief nursing officer

    Cincinnati-based Mercy Health has named a new chief nursing officer who will oversee the system's Kentucky region, the health system shared with Becker's Feb. 20. 
  2. CEO of American Health Care Association, National Center for Assisted Living to retire

    Mark Parkinson, the CEO of the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living, will step down in 2025, the organizations announced Feb. 20.
  3. How MetroHealth's safety chief uses engineering to boost medicine

    Joseph Golob, MD, went to college to become an engineer because he loved working with standardization. It did not take him long to realize he could apply the same passion to medicine.
  4. Vitamin once recommended for lowering cholesterol linked to CV disease

    Niacin, a common B vitamin once recommended to patients as a way to help lower cholesterol, has been linked to cardiovascular disease, Cleveland Clinic researchers announced Feb. 19. 

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  1. St. Jude eyes technology commercialization

    Memphis, Tenn.-based St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has created a new role to help the organization develop new technology. 
  2. 8 systems urge suppliers to centralize recall notices

    Mayo Clinic, BJC HealthCare, and six other hospitals and health systems are advocating for a central platform where medical devicemakers report supply disruptions, including recalls. 
  3. 10 drugs now in shortage

    As clinicians ration penicillin and two more cancer injectable drugs fell into shortage, supply strained recently for nearly a dozen other medications.
  4. Northwell names chief of hematology, medical oncology for 3 hospitals

    Francisco Esteva, MD, PhD, was appointed chief of hematology and medical oncology at three hospitals.
  5. Meditech's new tool reduces cognitive burden for pathologists

    Meditech has redesigned its pathology tool, allowing pathologists to get assistance with complicated cases.
  6. UCHealth forges partnership to boost virtual care

    Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth entered into a new clinical monitoring partnership with medical technology company Masimo. 
  7. Aspirus to invest $30M in 1 hospital, end some services at another

    Wausau, Wis.-based Aspirus Health is investing $30 million into Laurium, Mich.-based Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital as part of a renovation and expansion project.
  8. 81% of clinicians want state-mandated staffing ratios: Survey

    Amid worsening reports of violence and burnout, more than 8 in 10 clinicians agree that their state should have laws governing staff-to-patient ratios, according to a recent survey. 
  9. Utah hospital names CEO

    Alan Olive was named CEO of Ashley Regional Medical Center in Vernal, Utah, part of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Lifepoint Health.

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