Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Encompass hospital CEO leaves for community hospital

    Yoakum (Texas) Community Hospital has named Tiffany Miller its new CEO. 
  2. Mayo Clinic Ventures helps launch virtual fertility startup with $5.4M funding round

    Mayo Clinic Ventures is among the investors in a $5.4 million funding round launching virtual fertility startup Turtle Health into eight states, a company spokesperson emailed Becker's.
  3. New York safety nets 'strapped for cash': 2 health system CEOs speak out

    The CEOs of two safety-net health systems in New York have spoken out about the effects of low Medicaid reimbursement rates. They called upon the state's capital to take action in a Dec. 8 opinion piece for City & State. 

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  1. 5 hiring tactics helping health systems beat the staffing crisis

    Hospitals and health systems are getting creative with hiring tactics as staffing shortages continue to plague the industry — because when finances are tight, $30,000 bonuses are not in the budget for everyone. 
  2. Amazon Web Services collaborates with 3 hospitals on 'cancer moonshot' initiative

    Amazon Web Services is working with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Seattle Children's and San Francisco-based UCSF Health to help meet the White House's goal of finding a cure for cancer.
  3. HCA Florida hospital selects Dr. Luis Fernandez as CMO

    HCA Florida Mercy Hospital in Miami has selected Luis Fernandez, DO, to serve as chief medical officer, according to a Dec. 8 news release sent to Becker's. He will oversee initiatives that support "consistent clinical performance and practice standards.
  4. New York has 9,000+ nurse job openings; healthcare leaders urge state action

    Upstate New York healthcare leaders and lawmakers are urging state legislative action to address staffing shortages that they say have become a crisis, the Times Union reported Dec. 7. 

Registration Done Right: The Fast, Easy Way to Verify Patient Data

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  1. CDC chief to Congress: We need more authority, COVID-19 funding

    In addition to more funding, the CDC needs Congress to grant it more authority to improve COVID-19 data reporting and accelerate its response to public health crises, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, told Roll Call in a Dec. 8 report. 
  2. Drugs at your door: The growth of home-delivery medications

    The latest trend of delivering vital medications and treatments to people's homes could improve healthcare access and patient outcomes, CNN reported Dec. 8. 
  3. More than 620,000 patients' data breached in CommonSpirit ransomware attack, new report shows

    More than 620,000 patients of Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health had their data breached in the recent ransomware attack on the nation's second-largest nonprofit health system, according to a report to the HHS Office of Civil Rights.
  4. Time to end physician-nurse 'turf-wars,' ANA president says

    The long-standing debate of whether to expand the role of advanced practice registered nurses has heated up as more healthcare organizations experience staff shortages and patients struggle to access timely care.

How UCSD Moores Cancer Center Unlocked Capacity by Reducing No-Show Rates by Up To 50%

Traditional approaches to hospital operations can't meet today's capacity management challenges. Here's what UCSD Moores Cancer Center did to cut no-show rates by 50%
  1. 10 biggest medical debt updates of the year

    Nearly 10 percent of Americans hold medical debt. In 2022, the issue remained prevalent as politicians, hospital executives and patient advocacy groups worked to address the problem in a myriad of different ways.
  2. Baptist Health partners with virtual care company

    Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health is partnering with TytoCare to expand its telehealth offerings.
  3. Sun Pharma plant may be barred from shipping drugs to US

    Sun Pharmaceuticals' drug manufacturing plant in Gujarat, India, received an import alert from the FDA Dec. 7, which could threaten the drugmakers' ability to ship drugs to the U.S.
  4. 'We don't make this decision lightly': Idaho hospital district considers nonprofit transition

    The board of directors for Kootenai Health met Dec. 6 to discuss transitioning the hospital district from a government-owned entity to a nonprofit, according to the Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls Press.
  5. 7 out of 10 price-hike drugs weren't necessary, ICER finds

    Of the 10 drugs with the biggest price hikes in 2021, seven lacked new clinical evidence to sponsor their growing price tags, according to the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review's annual report. 
  6. OU Health names first chief human resources officer

    Oklahoma City-based OU Health has named Jimmy Duncan its first chief human resources officer. 
  7. New York health system taps VP of operations

    Utica, N.Y.-based Mohawk Valley Health System has named Sherrie Vassallo its vice president of operations. 
  8. 40 health system diversity and inclusion executives to know | 2022

    Health systems with a strong culture of diversity, equity and inclusion can better serve patients and their workforce, and it takes a talented leader to successfully drive those efforts.
  9. Healthcare marketing leaders on the move: 7 appointments of 2022

    Here are the health system and hospital marketing leadership appointments Becker's has reported on in 2022:

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