Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Rallies held outside Steward Massachusetts hospitals ahead of loan agreement deadline

    Several rallies are being held outside of Massachusetts hospitals owned by Dallas-based Steward Health Care amid fears that the facilities could be negatively affected by the health system's April 30 loan agreement deadline.
  2. UNC Health opens $425M surgical hospital

    Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 19 for its new $425 million surgical hospital — the single largest addition to the Chapel Hill campus since 1952.
  3. 14,280 Black patients moved up transplant waitlist after race scrubbed from criteria

    Roughly 14,280 Black kidney transplant candidates moved up the waitlist after race was eliminated from the candidate criteria, ABC News reported April 22.

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  1. CDC probe into fake Botox grows: 5 notes

    Health officials are now investigating at least 22 reports of harmful reactions linked to counterfeit or mishandled Botox injections in 11 states, the CDC said in an April 19 update. The agency first announced the probe earlier this. At that time, it was investigating illnesses in five states. 
  2. Nurses' job satisfaction: 2018 vs. 2022

    The amount of registered nurses who reported being "extremely satisfied" with their jobs fell 12 percentage points between 2018 and 2022, federal data shows.
  3. Telehealth boosts quality metrics while nudging up spending

    Telehealth utilization has led to enhancements in certain healthcare utilization and quality metrics, but it has also been associated with a 1.6% increase in healthcare spending, Health Affairs research confirmed April 17. 
  4. Cardinal Health, OptumRx break up

    Cardinal Health's pharmaceutical distribution contracts with OptumRx, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, will not be renewed, the medical distributor said April 22. 

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  1. Texas hospital struggling to make payroll at risk of closure

    North Runnels Hospital in Winters, Texas, does not currently have enough funds to make payroll and is at risk of closing, local news outlet reported April 21. 
  2. Top 10 business drivers for CIOs

    CIOs continue to gain stature as business leaders and pick up visibility within their organizations, according to the 2024 State of the CIO report.
  3. 10 best large cities to start a business

    Five Florida cities are among the top 10 best large cities to start a business in the U.S., according to WalletHub's annual ranking for 2024. 
  4. Providence must pay $200M over wage and meal break violations

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence has been ordered by King County (Wash.) Judge Averil Rothrock to pay $200 million to more than 33,000 hourly employees after evidence revealed wage and meal break violations, The Seattle Times reported April 20. 

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  1. Judge recommends tossing CommonSpirit data breach lawsuit

    A federal judge has recommended dismissing a class-action data breach lawsuit against Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health over a 2022 cyberattack.
  2. New York hospital moves to Epic

    Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center went live with an Epic EHR system on March 2. 
  3. Patients in limbo amid Memorial Hermann transplant probe

    Dozens of patients awaiting kidney and liver transplants are unsure what's next as federal agencies conduct an investigation into allegations that a transplant surgeon at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center altered patient records, potentially preventing some patients from receiving lifesaving care. 
  4. CEO to exit Atrium hospital in Georgia

    Luis Fonseca is leaving his role as CEO of Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin hospital in Milledgeville, Ga., The Union-Recorder reported April 21.
  5. Hospitals could be asked to report emissions in 2026

    Starting in 2026, CMS could ask hospitals to report emissions.
  6. 8 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From three Pennsylvania health systems suing Aetna to the former CEO of Desert Healthcare filing a wrongful termination claim, here are eight lawsuits, settlements and legal developments Becker's has reported since April 12:
  7. 'It's not just an Epic workflow anymore': Rush's CIO challenges team to think big

    Chicago-based Rush System of Health recently completed the implementation of a new customer 360 architecture to bring together information and data from across the health system about patients, community members, students and more.
  8. AdventHealth hospital taps chief nursing officer

    AdventHealth Lake Wales (Fla.) appointed Jewels "Julie" Stark chief nursing officer
  9. Florida law allows C-sections outside of hospitals

    Within a new package of Florida healthcare laws is a debated measure to allow advanced birth centers to perform cesarean deliveries, permitting the surgical procedure outside of the hospital setting. 

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