Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Where states stand on telehealth parity

    As telehealth use expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic, many states passed laws requiring payers to reimburse providers at the same rate as in-person visits. But not all of them.
  2. WHO lands on new name for monkeypox

    The World Health Organization will rename monkeypox "MPOX" in an effort to destigmatize the virus amid growing pressure from senior Biden administration officials, Politico reported Nov. 22. 
  3. Illinois court dismisses Blessing Health System's attempt to halt hospital project

    An Illinois court has dismissed Blessing Health System's attempt to halt Quincy (Ill.) Medical Group's QMG Hospital and QMG Birth Center, which were granted certificate of need applications April 24 by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. 

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  1. 5 hospitals, health systems cutting services

    The following service cuts by hospitals and health systems have been reported by Becker's since Oct. 25: 
  2. UPMC revenue hits $18.9B, but operating income dips 75.5%: 5 notes

    UPMC posted higher revenue in the first nine months of the year than in the same period in 2021, but the Pittsburgh-based health system's operating income declined significantly year over year, according to financial documents released Nov. 22. 
  3. 6 hospitals, health systems adding services

    The following service additions at hospitals and health systems have been reported by Becker's since Oct. 27: 
  4. California regulators, creditors agree to non-binding mediation in clinic chain's bankruptcy case

    Borrego Health officials, California regulators and creditors have agreed to non-binding mediation in the federally qualified health center's bankruptcy case, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Nov. 11. 

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  1. Hospital CEO exits slow

    Eighty-five hospital CEOs exited their roles in the first 10 months of this year, down 10.5 percent from the 95 chiefs who stepped down from their positions in the same period of 2021, according to a Nov. 17 report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an executive outplacement and coaching firm. 
  2. 2 Oregon hospitals declare crisis standards of care due to RSV

    OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, both in Portland, Ore., declared crisis standards of care on Nov 22.
  3. Cleveland Clinic hospital cancels surgeries due to power issues

    Canton, Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital canceled all surgeries and diverted patients from the emergency department after a fire at a city substation took out its power Nov. 22, The Repository reported.
  4. 6 hospitals, health systems raising workers' pay

    The following hospitals and health systems have announced or shared plans for raising workers' pay in November:

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  1. UPMC names chief clinical information officer

    UPMC has named John Fairbaugh as the system's chief clinical information officer, effective Dec. 5. 
  2. AdventHealth says it beat HCA, Novant for 67-hospital CON in North Carolina

    North Carolina approved AdventHealth's bid to build a new 67-bed acute care hospital, according to the Citizen Times.
  3. Minnesota AG seeks input on Sanford, Fairview merger: 'We've heard people are concerned'

    Minnesota's attorney general plans to host several public hearings in early 2023 to collect input on the proposed merger of Sanford Health and Fairview Health, the Star Tribune reported Nov. 22. 
  4. Vermont hospital CEO resigns

    Claudio Fort has resigned as president and CEO of Rutland (Vt.) Regional Medical Center.
  5. HC3 warns healthcare orgs of Lorenz ransomware group

    In a Nov. 21 analyst note, the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center warned healthcare organizations about Lorenz, a human-operated ransomware group known for its "big-game hunting."
  6. Tennessee mayor asks Blount Memorial Hospital board members to resign

    Members of the board of directors at Maryville, Tenn.-based Blount Memorial Hospital have been asked to resign amid allegations of financial mismanagement and doubts about the selection process of a new CEO, Becker's has learned.
  7. A reversal: Adult providers assist pediatric specialists amid RSV surge

    Two years ago, pediatric providers found themselves taking care of adult patients, in an effort to lend a hand where they could during the first winter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it's the opposite: amid the ongoing respiratory syncytial virus surge, providers who don't normally care for kids are stepping in to support pediatric staff. 
  8. Why 6 top law schools pulled out of US News' rankings — and what it could mean for hospitals

    Six of the "T14" — the 14 law schools that have dominated U.S. News and World Report's rankings for the past 30 years — have withdrawn from the process, saying they will no longer provide data to the prestigious tiering system.
  9. Regional West names interim CEO following leader's resignation

    Scottsbluff, Neb.-based Regional West Health Services has named COO Amanda Vick, RN, as acting president and CEO — five days after its former leader, John Mentgen terminated his contract, News Channel Nebraska reported Nov. 21. 

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