Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Hospitals prepare for the next virus surge: 5 leaders weigh in

    While the most recent intense respiratory virus season may have peaked and experts predict future seasons will model pre-pandemic patterns, capacity and staffing challenges will likely persist in future seasons.  
  2. Maryland hospital reports ransomware attack

    Berlin, Md.-based Atlantic General Hospital reported a network outage Jan. 30, according to local ABC affiliate WMDT.
  3. The state of travel nurse pay: 5 trends to know

    After two years of exponential rises in average pay for travel nurses due to workforce shortages exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in patients hospitalized from the virus and its subsequent variants, average travel pay trends declined last year and then stabilized nationally, according to a new report from Vivian Health, a national healthcare hiring marketplace.    

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  1. AHA backs CMS' proposed changes to health insurance marketplaces

    The American Hospital Association has lauded CMS for proposing steps to improve access to care for those who rely on the health insurance marketplaces for coverage.
  2. Georgia asks 22 nurses to surrender licenses amid degree scheme probe

    Twenty-two Georgia nurses who allegedly purchased fraudulent degree documents through a recently uncovered scheme have been asked to surrender their licenses, according to ABC affiliate WSB-TV. 
  3. Legacy Health closing birth center due to losses, staff shortage

    Portland-based Legacy Health will close the Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center's family birth center in Gresham, Ore., as staff shortages and financial losses continue to challenge the health system, NBC affiliate KGW8 reported Jan. 30.
  4. 'We've achieved our goal': Missouri health system to join Mercy

    Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based SoutheastHealth has signed a letter of intent to merge with St. Louis-based Mercy, a 42-hospital system.

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  1. Why CEOs are taking pay cuts

    January brought numerous headlines of pay cuts for CEOs at America's largest companies, a call for which has intensified in healthcare.
  2. US spends most on healthcare but has worse outcomes: 6 report findings

    The U.S. spends two to four times as much on healthcare as most other high-income countries, but the health outcomes lag behind, a new Commonwealth Fund study found.
  3. 8 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Here are eight hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  4. How to retain seasoned nurses, per 8 focus groups

    Hospitals and health systems that embrace scheduling, work roles and overall employment expectations with greater flexibility and agility have a leg up when it comes to retaining nurses age 55 and older, a new focus group study suggests. 

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  1. Massachusetts hospitals adopt united code of conduct to combat workplace violence

    The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association has adopted a united code of conduct to protect workers and patients from escalating violence in the state's healthcare facilities. 
  2. Cleveland Clinic's new strategy to improve infant, maternal health in at-risk communities

    Cleveland Clinic has launched the Center for Infant and Maternal Health, an effort that will support women from pregnancy through their child's first year of life. 
  3. Maryland health system CIO promoted, adds digital to title

    Saad Chaudhry has been promoted to chief digital and information officer of Annapolis, Md.-based Luminis Health.
  4. CarePoint sale could be on the cards after department of health backs nonprofit status

    The New Jersey Department of Health is backing CarePoint Health's plan to maintain the nonprofit status of its three hospitals, indicating that the state health planning board may follow suit when it hears the case on Feb. 3, according to nj.com.
  5. NIH panel votes for more oversight on pathogen research

    On Jan. 27, a National Institutes of Health panel unanimously voted in favor of draft recommendations to boost oversight of pathogen research. It is now up to the White House to decide whether to adopt the recommendations, according to a report from The New York Times. 
  6. Care New England shows early signs of financial improvement, but uphill battle remains

    Providence, R.I.-based Care New England is showing signs of tentatively improving financial health after reporting a more than $111 million loss in fiscal 2022.
  7. 12 states with the highest percentage of rural hospitals at immediate risk of closure

    Rural hospitals are under immense financial strain. Since 2005, 183 rural hospitals have closed. 
  8. New York health system taps senior HR director

    Olean, N.Y.-based Upper Allegheny Health System has named Lesley Zurek its senior director of human resources. 
  9. Tenet hospital CEO retires; leadership shuffle ensues

    Gary Honts, CEO of Indio, Calif.-based JFK Memorial Hospital, has retired, according to local news sources. 

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