Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Dignity Health-Mercy Hospitals Bakersfield names new CEO

    Benjamin (BJ) Predum was selected as the incoming hospital president and CEO of Mercy Hospital Downtown and Mercy Hospital Southwest in Bakersfield, Calif.
  2. Broward Health taps chief internal auditor

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health named Deborah Hall the organization's chief internal auditor.  
  3. Colorado requires hospitals to establish nurse staffing committees

    Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law May 18 that requires hospitals to establish a nurse staffing committee by Sept. 1.

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  1. Mass General Brigham CFO on slashing spending by $70M, expanding its footprint

    Boston-based Mass General Brigham released a plan May 16 to cut spending by $70 million a year, and it received the green light this month for $2 billion in capital improvements after scrapping a plan for three outpatient surgery centers.
  2. Brigham and Women's launches safety network with AMA, Joint Commission

    Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston is partnering with the American Medical Association and The Joint Commission to create a learning network to help health systems conduct more equitable quality and patient safety work, the organizations said May 19. 
  3. Intermountain launches new pediatric telehealth program

    Burley, Idaho-based Intermountain Cassia Regional Hospital is expanding access to pediatric specialist care through the launch of a new telehealth program.
  4. Georgia health system taps new chief nursing officer

    Athens, Ga.-based St. Mary's Health Care System named Candice Frix, BSN, RN, vice president and chief nursing officer, Lake Oconee Breeze reported May 18.

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  1. 32% of Americans live in areas where indoor masking is recommended

    About one-third of Americans live in areas where the level of COVID-19 transmission warrants wearing a mask in indoor public settings, health officials said during a May 18 briefing at the White House. 
  2. 5 recent health system CEO resignations

    Thirty-six hospital and health system CEOs exited their roles in the first four months of this year, and several others have announced plans to step down. 
  3. 8 healthcare organizations outsourcing RCM

    Several healthcare organizations have decided to outsource finance jobs or other revenue cycle functions since Jan. 1:
  4. Monkeypox case reported in Massachusetts; 1st in US this year

    Massachusetts Department of Public Health officials have confirmed a case of monkeypox in a traveler who returned to the U.S. from Canada, the agency said May 18. 
  1. Mayo Clinic may face 100+ lawsuits over vaccine mandate

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic could face a slew of lawsuits from employees alleging they were wrongly fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccines, the Post Bulletin reported May 18.
  2. Tenet Detroit hospital at risk of losing Medicare contract

    Detroit Medical Center's Detroit Receiving Hospital could lose its Medicare contract after it was found noncompliant with CMS rules for nursing services during a surprise inspection this month by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, The Detroit News reported May 18.
  3. Heart Hospital of Austin names CEO

    Heart Hospital of Austin in Texas has named Brett Matens as CEO, effective May 11. 
  4. McLaren Health chief medical officer Dr. Michael McKenna dies at 69

    Michael McKenna, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Grand Blanc, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care, died May 9 at age 69, according to Mlive.
  5. Kaiser mental health workers in Hawaii begin strike

    Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals in Hawaii began a three-day strike May 18.
  6. What separates good workplaces from great ones? 5 leaders weigh in

    The working environment at hospitals and health systems has always been crucial when it comes to recruiting and retaining employees. This environment is even more important amid healthcare workforce shortages. 
  7. AI framework strikes balance between accuracy and cost, study finds

    Researchers have been testing an artificial intelligence model to diagnose diseases in situations where time and cost are of the essence.
  8. Cerebral ousts CEO amid federal probe

    A telehealth company at the center of a federal probe over its prescribing practices has ousted its CEO.
  9. Oregon health system cuts 181 positions as financial woes mount

    Citing skyrocketing expenses and flat revenue, St. Charles Health System in Bend, Ore., will cut 181 positions, according to a May 18 announcement. 

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