Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. California hospital lays off staff, including executives

    Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, Calif., is laying off workers to adjust its staffing levels.
  2. What OpenAI's fight says about boards

    When OpenAI CEO Sam Altman was forced out at the company he helped found, it brought scrutiny to a part of business — in healthcare and across industries — that often evades attention: the board.
  3. CEOs play the long game when it comes to future planning

    From expanding healthcare access to innovation, health system CEOs have a lot on their minds as they think about the next year, as well as the next five or 10 years.  

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  1. 55% of respondents say their hospital lacks strong nurse residency program

    Fifty-five percent of respondents in a recent poll said their hospital does not currently have a strong nurse residency program in place, despite nurse leaders citing such programs as a key retention tool, particularly among new nurses. 
  2. BayCare acquiring 49-physician medical group

    Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System is acquiring Gessler Clinic, a physician-owned medical group, effective Dec. 2. 
  3. Softer CEOs are in demand

    For decades, hard skills have dominated the CEO search. In the post-pandemic world, recruiters are digging for something softer, Fortune reported Nov. 16. 
  4. $33M in medical debt erased for Cleveland residents

    Cleveland's partnership with RIP Medical Debt has erased $33 million in medical debt for 16,000 city residents to date, Cleveland Scene reported Nov. 20. 

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  1. Health system CEO orders 'phone jail' to set boundaries

    Benjamin Anderson is headed to the helm of Hutchinson (Kan.) Regional Healthcare System — but not without precautions in place, he shared via LinkedIn. 
  2. 5 systems selling their labs

    Health systems in Oregon, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York have been unloading their lab assets as they deal with financial difficulties.
  3. Uptake of RSV drugs spikes early

    The fill rate of antibiotics for bacterial infections from respiratory syncytial virus surpassed the previous season's trend, indicating an unusually early RSV season. 
  4. American Hospital Association: Medicare Advantage denials jump 56%

    Medicare Advantage and commercial claims denials have spiked across the country, leaving hospitals increasingly financially strapped, according to research published Nov. 17 by the American Hospital Association and Syntellis. 

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  1. St. Jude hospital surpasses $1B fundraising goal

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital reached $1 billion in fundraising, the Memphis, Tenn.-based hospital confirmed to Becker's Nov. 21. 
  2. Ascension nurses plan management face-off

    Registered nurses at Ascension locations in Kansas and Texas are planning to "march on management" Nov. 22 to confront hospital administration amid contract negotiations. 
  3. Surgeons raise concerns about Ozempic, other GLP-1s

    Surgeons and health system leaders are voicing concerns about the unknown long-term risks of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, such as Ozempic, Wegovy and Saxenda. 
  4. Advocate Health posts $721M bottom line gain

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Advocate Health posted operating income of $79.4 million in the first nine months of 2023, according to its Nov. 20 financial report. 
  5. Kansas health system names CEO

    Hutchinson (Kan.) Regional Healthcare System has named Benjamin Anderson president and CEO, JC Post reported Nov. 21. 
  6. 16 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been shared with or reported by Becker's since June 30:
  7. Texas system names chief nursing officer

    Medical City Health has named Emily Sneed, MSN, RN, as the chief nursing officer of its Lewisville, Texas, medical center. 
  8. Allina Health appoints chief nursing executive

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health has named D'Andre Carpenter, DNP, RN, as chief nurse executive and senior vice president, according to a Nov. 21 news release shared with Becker's.
  9. Many children treated for MIS-C have post-COVID complications: Study

    Kids and teens who have been treated for multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or MIS-C, after a COVID-19 infection should be given a follow-up cardiac assessment, according to experts at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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