Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Sovah Health names new market COO

    Tory Shepherd was named market COO of Danville, Va.-based Sovah Health. She assumed the role July 1.
  2. UNC Health Appalachian CEO to retire

    Chuck Mantooth, president and CEO of Boone, N.C.-based UNC Health Appalachian, will retire Jan. 1.
  3. Hackensack Meridian rolls out student loan repayment program

    A new program looks to ease the burden of student loan debt for healthcare professionals at Hackensack Meridian Health.

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  1. US News' top hospitals by state for 2024-25

    U.S. News & World Report announced the 2024-25 "Best Hospitals" rankings and ratings on July 16, which evaluated the performance of nearly 5,000 hospitals on measures such as risk-adjusted mortality rates, preventable complications and level of nursing care.
  2. US News' top hospitals for 15 specialties: 2024-25

    U.S. News & World Report published its "Best Hospitals" rankings and ratings for 2024-25 on July 16, including specialty rankings. 
  3. US News' Best Hospitals 2024-25 Honor Roll

    On July 16, U.S. News & World Report announced the 2024-2025 "Best Hospitals" rankings and ratings, which assessed nearly 5,000 hospitals in 35 medical and surgical services.
  4. Tenet hospital names CEO

    Heather Havericak was named CEO of Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Fla., according to a hospital news release shared with Becker's. 

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  1. Top 25 hospitals for AI readiness

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic was named as the No.1 hospital leading in artificial intelligence readiness, according to a July 15 report from CB Insights. 
  2. 13 hospitals hit with immediate jeopardy citations in 2024

    Thirteen U.S. hospitals have been placed under immediate jeopardy warnings in late 2023 and 2024, placing them at risk of losing federal funding from CMS.
  3. Tampa General to open colon cancer center after 'transformational' gift

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital has received a "substantial" gift to develop a center of colorectal cancer excellence. 
  4. 26 states that have seen 'substantial increase' in COVID-19 ED cases

    A summer wave of COVID-19 continues to make its way throughout the country, increasing the number of emergency department visits in more than half of the U.S. substantially, according to CDC data published July 12. 

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  1. Montana hospital reshuffles top leadership

    Jennifer Savage, who had been serving as interim CEO of Warm Springs-based Montana State Hospital since January, is no longer a state employee, a spokesperson for the Department of Public Health and Human Services, confirmed to Becker's.
  2. Florida system supply team slices email volume in half

    A 12-hospital system is jumping two tall hurdles in the supply chain industry: Invoice match exceptions and delays in contract renewals. 
  3. Rhode Island AG asks court to hold Prospect in contempt over unpaid bills

    Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha has filed a motion in Providence County Superior Court to hold Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings in contempt for a refusal to comply with a court order to pay $17 million in unpaid bills to hospital vendors.
  4. California hospital fined 8 years after patient death

    Paradise Valley Hospital in National City, Calif., was recently fined $75,000 for inadequate obstetric care that led to an infant's death in 2016, The San Diego Union Tribune reported July 15.
  5. Using ChatGPT to generate payer appeals? A Georgia system is 'playing around' with it

    What if a denied prior authorization request could be appealed using ChatGPT? It's an idea being discussed at Grady Health in Atlanta.
  6. Palomar Health Medical Group taps interim president

    Escondido, Calif.-based Palomar Health has appointed Russ Riehl interim president of its medical group.
  7. NASA-inspired command centers boost efficiency at health systems

    Health systems like Oregon Health and Sciences University, Johns Hopkins Health System and Tampa General Hospital are implementing command centers in a bid to centralize decision-making, Deloitte reported July 15. 
  8. 'Baby bust' pushes rural hospitals to close obstetrics units

    More Americans are having fewer or no children, resulting in a "baby bust" that is causing hospitals to shutter their labor and delivery units, NPR reported July 15.
  9. Atlantic Health, physician group to form JV

    Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System plans to form a joint venture with Premier Health Associates, a multispecialty group focusing on primary care across 16 locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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