Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 36% of physician assistants are less satisfied with profession since COVID-19 

    Thirty-six percent of physician assistants experienced decreased satisfaction with the profession during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Medscape's "Physician Assistant Career Satisfaction Report 2022."
  2. Advocate Aurora Health hospital to cut OB services, add behavioral health

    Hazel Crest, Ill.-based Advocate South Suburban Hospital is cutting labor and delivery services and investing $20 million in an inpatient behavioral health unit.
  3. Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital taps Jim Zolnowski as chief nursing officer

    Dignity Health Glendale (Calif.) Memorial Hospital and Health Center selected Jim Zolnowski, MSN, RN, as its new chief nursing officer June 20. 

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  1. Pending approval, Moderna aims to deploy subvariant vaccine in August

    Moderna expects to distribute its bivalent booster vaccine candidate by August and has already produced the doses as it awaits approval. 
  2. Tennessee hospital shakes up C-suite

    Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tenn., has a new CEO and is making other changes to its executive team. 
  3. UNC Lenoir Health Care becomes 3rd health system affected by vendor data breach

    Kinston, N.C.-based UNC Lenoir Health Care notified patients of a data breach that occured at its clinical guidance software vendor, which has exposed the protected health information of patients at its health system, Omaha, Neb.-based CHI Health and Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Health. 
  4. America's 25 healthiest communities, per US News

    A New Mexico county for the third consecutive year took the top spot in U.S. News & World Report and CVS Health's 2022 "Healthiest Communities Rankings." This marks the fifth annual edition of the rankings. 

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  1. 6 hospitals have closed this year — here's why

    From cash flow challenges to dwindling patient volumes, many factors lead hospitals to shut down. 
  2. Marlow Levy named vice president of operations at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville

    Marlow Levy, RN, was named vice president of operations for Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville (Fla.), according to an announcement posted on LinkedIn.
  3. 70 Tufts physicians transitioning to Boston Children's amid pediatric hospital closure

    Tufts Medical Center in Boston is planning to transition physicians as it prepares to close inpatient services for children by the end of June, according to public radio station WBUR.
  4. The 2 most anticipated challenges for the next 2 years

    A CIO goes over upcoming issues and opportunities for improvement. Jennifer Wesson Greenman serves as the chief information officer of Boca Raton, Fla.-based Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global. Ms. Wesson Greenman will serve on the panel "Effective Leadership in a Changing Healthcare Landscape" at Becker's 7th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place Oct. 4-7 in Chicago.  To learn more and register, click here.
  1. How the CIO role is evolving

    A healthcare leader explains why the CIO role is changing for the better. Joel Klein, MD, is the senior vice president and chief information officer at the Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System.  Dr. Klein will serve on the panel "How Will Big Tech and Wall Street Affect Healthcare?" at Becker's 7th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place Oct. 4-7 in Chicago.  To learn more and register, click here.
  2. Omicron 'sister variants' account for 35% of US cases: 4 COVID-19 updates

    BA.4 and BA.5 now account for nearly 35 percent of U.S. cases, according to the CDC's latest variant proportion update. The strains have become known as "sister variants" of the original omicron strain. 
  3. Inside Intermountain's IT team culture with VP of digital services Mona Baset

    Mona Baset serves as the vice president of digital services at Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare. 
  4. Inequities could cost healthcare system $1 trillion annually by 2040: Deloitte

    Inequities currently account for $320 billion in healthcare spending annually, and that figure could grow to $1 trillion by 2040 if not addressed, according to a June 22 report from Deloitte. 
  5. 'We are operating a forever organization': UC Irvine's investment strategy amind inflation, per CFO Randolph Siwabessy

    Randolph Siwabessy serves as CFO of UC Irvine Health. 
  6. R1 RCM completes Cloudmed acquisition

    Revenue cycle management company R1 RCM said June 21 it completed its acquisition of Atlanta-based healthcare revenue recovery provider and consultant Cloudmed.
  7. Palomar Health averts strike

    Registered nurses and caregivers at Palomar Health in Escondido and Poway, Calif., have reached tentative contracts with hospital management, according to a June 21 news release from the unions that represent them.
  8. What's next for Providence's Tegria and revenue cycle investments, per Wasif Rasheed

    Wasif Rasheed serves as executive vice president and chief revenue and growth officer at Renton, Wash.-based Providence. 
  9. New law lets South Carolina providers, payers deny care that conflicts with personal beliefs

    South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed the Medical Ethics and Diversity Act into law June 17, allowing healthcare institutions, medical practitioners and health insurers to deny non-emergent care that conflicts with their "religious, moral or ethical beliefs."

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