Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. How a Wisconsin system's Optum partnership will help retain its independence

    Shifting 835 employees to Optum will help Pewaukee, Wisc.-based ProHealth Care remain independent at a time of increasing mergers and acquisitions, CEO Susan Edwards told the Milwaukee Business Journal Dec. 4. 
  2. CVS Health reboots strategy with new care delivery brand

    CVS Health launched a rebrand of its healthcare delivery services and made other strategic moves to improve company performance.
  3. For-profit M&A: 21 hospitals involved in HCA, CHS and Tenet deals

    Three of the largest for-profit health systems entered into multiple transactions this year as part of strategic plans to bolster their hospital portfolios, offload certain facilities or explore ways to expand their reach.

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  1. Judy Faulkner's philosophy on taking a loss

    When Epic created its first billing system, it charged $3,000 — less than it cost the EHR vendor to make.
  2. 50 states ranked by overall health in 2023

    United Health Foundation released its 2023 America's Health Rankings Dec. 5, which analyzes the overall health of the 50 states and this year identifies a record-high and rising prevalence of chronic conditions.
  3. 34 hospital and health system innovation programs to know | 2023

    Becker's is excited to honor 34 hospitals and health systems with innovation programs. 
  4. CommonSpirit division CFO 'optimistic' heading into 2024

    With 2023 coming to a close, Becker's connected with Shelly Schorer, CFO of the California division of Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, to discuss the continued financial challenges plaguing the healthcare industry and to get her thoughts moving into 2024.

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  1. US metros where hospital employment is growing, shrinking

    Over the past decade, hospital jobs have grown in most major U.S. cities — but not all of them, according to a Dec. 1 analysis from Sechel Ventures. 
  2. Texas hospital executive, physicians agree to pay $880K to settle kickback allegations

    A former executive of Little River Healthcare — a critical access hospital in Rockdale, Texas, — and three physicians have agreed to pay $880,199 between them to resolve False Claims Act allegations, including alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute. 
  3. New Jersey hospitals no longer in divert status after Ardent attack

    Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, N.J., and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, N.J., are no longer refusing ambulances after a cyberattack on Ardent Health Services caused the hospitals to divert them, reported Dec. 4. 
  4. Senators call out US Anesthesia Partners for alleged role in anticompetitive scheme

    Two U.S. senators say it's time for U.S. Anesthesia Partners and its parent company, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity firm, to pay the piper following the Federal Trade Commission's anticompetitive scheme lawsuit in late September.

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  1. CVS CIO exits

    CVS Health CIO and Executive Vice President Roshan Navagamuwa has left the company to pursue a new role, a spokesperson confirmed to Becker's. 
  2. Why non-union pharmacists are protesting

    A tectonic shift in mindsets is inciting non-union pharmacists and other healthcare workers to protest, The New York Times reported Dec. 4. 
  3. Potential treatment for rare spine cancer discovered by California researchers

    Researchers at Santa Monica, Calif.-based Providence Saint John’s Health Center published new findings from a clinical trial that shed light on a possible treatment for a rare spine cancer.
  4. Mount Sinai taps chief of pulmonary hypertension

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System named Raymond Benza, MD, director of pulmonary hypertension.
  5. Mood may affect flu shot protection, evidence suggests

    Some research suggests a positive mindset when receiving a flu shot may lead to greater levels of protection.
  6. Inside the tech revolution at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's new hospital

    Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is gearing up for a leap into the future of pediatric healthcare with the opening of the Arthur M. Blank Hospital on Sept. 29, 2024. 
  7. Mount Sinai gets backlash over planned hospital closure

    Local residents and elected officials packed a town hall meeting on Nov. 28 to voice their opposition and ask questions about Mount Sinai's plan to close its Beth Israel campus in July, The Spirit reported Dec. 4. 
  8. From Gen Z to boomers: 10 cities attracting each generation

    While Gen Xers and baby boomers flock to warm weather in Arizona and Texas, significant shares of young people are clinging to the coasts, according to a recent series of analyses from SmartAsset. 
  9. Millions of syringe products in chaos as FDA probes China-made devices

    At least 60 million syringes and infusion pumps are in turmoil as the FDA investigates China-made plastic syringes that changed dimensions. 

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