Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 15 hospital, health system CFOs exits in the last 6 months

    Here are 15 healthcare leaders who have departed from their CFO roles, as reported by Becker's since Nov. 9:
  2. Prime transferring hundreds of hospital employees to UC San Diego Health 

    Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare is transferring more than 800 employees to Alvarado Hospital Medical Center amid a planned sale of the 302-bed hospital to UC San Diego Health for $200 million, according to WARN documents filed with the state Nov. 29.
  3. Headset identifies 78% of strokes prior to hospital arrival: Study

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health has taken part in testing and researching a headset designed to help emergency technicians better identify large vessel occlusion ischemic strokes prior to patients arriving at the hospital.

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  1. 5 most expensive hospital projects of 2023

    Health systems in Minnesota, New York, Michigan, Texas and Kentucky spent more than $1 billion on capital expansion projects in 2023.
  2. 16 women making moves in healthcare

    The following leadership moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since June 29:
  3. RaDonda Vaught loses appeal over nursing license

    A Tennessee judge has rejected RaDonda Vaught's motion to appeal the state nursing board's 2021 decision to revoke her license, a source confirmed to Becker's Nov. 29.
  4. Emory University taps surgical oncologist to lead its medical school

    Atlanta-based Emory University has selected Sandra Wong, MD, a surgical oncologist, to lead as the next dean of Emory University School of Medicine and chief academic officer for Emory Healthcare. 

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  1. AMA issues 7 AI safety guidelines

    The seemingly constant emergence of artificial intelligence tools across the healthcare landscape has led the American Medical Association to publish guidelines about the technology, detailing best practices for limiting risks to both patients and clinicians.
  2. Kansas system names CEO

    SCK Health, based in Arkansas City, Kan., has named Leonard Hernandez its next CEO, the Courier Traveler reported Nov. 30. 
  3. Nevada fines 2 hospitals for unsafe discharges

    Since 2018, Nevada has discovered 11 discharge issues among seven Las Vegas-area hospitals, resulting in fines of $800 and $1,500, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Nov. 30.
  4. Emory names health system academic chief, medical school dean

    Atlanta-based Emory University has named Sandra Wong, MD, chief academic officer of Emory Healthcare and dean of Emory University School of Medicine. 

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  1. Tampa General to care for America's 1st solar powered town

    Tampa General Hospital will soon provide healthcare services in Babcock Ranch, Fla., the first town in America to be powered entirely by solar power. 
  2. HFMA, FinThrive introduce RCM technology adoption model

    The Healthcare Financial Management Association and RCM company FinThrive have partnered to launch a revenue cycle management technology adoption model for health systems. 
  3. Nurses hold rally at HCA West Florida office

    Nurses from HCA Healthcare facilities held a rally on Nov. 30 outside of HCA's West Florida Division Office in Tampa, Fla.
  4. AdventHealth reaches landmark 1,000 liver transplants

    A team of surgeons at Orlando-based AdventHealth Transplant Institute performed the 1,000th liver transplant since the program's inception in 2007, according to a Nov. 30 news release.
  5. If AI gets it wrong, do physicians pay the price?

    If a physician uses an AI system and the technology steers that physician in the wrong direction, it's unclear who has to compensate the patient, Politico reported Nov. 30. 
  6. The 15 best, worst states for jobs

    Washington is the best state for jobs and West Virginia is the worst, according to analysis from personal finance website WalletHub released Nov. 29. 
  7. WakeMed adopts digital tools in the war against burnout

    Raleigh, N.C.-based WakeMed's adoption of digital tools to streamline surgery schedules has been successful in fighting burnout and retaining staff, WakeMed CMO Chuck Harr, MD, told Becker's at a media roundtable.
  8. AHA voices 'deep concern' in restricting provider-based Medicaid funds

    Along with seven other national organizations, the American Hospital Association is raising concerns about certain CMS Medicaid policy proposals that could harm state access to provider-based funding sources.
  9. California hospital $116M bond approved for primary ballot

    Watsonville (Calif.) Community Hospital's $116 million bond measure will be on the upcoming March 5 primary ballot following a unanimous decision during a Pajaro Valley Healthcare District board of directors meeting, CBS 46 reported Nov. 29.

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