Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 1 in 8 deaths tied to bacterial infections, global study finds

    Bacterial infections accounted for nearly 14 percent of deaths globally in 2019, trailing heart disease as the world's second-leading cause of death, according to a study published Nov. 21 in The Lancet.  
  2. EvergreenHealth board votes to count COVID-19 aid as revenue, triggering management bonuses

    Kirkland, Wash.-based EvergreenHealth's board of directors voted 4-3 to count COVID-19 aid as revenue, which triggered an average bonus of $9,200 for the system's 206 managers, Crosscut reported Nov. 22.
  3. Kaiser Permanente employee inappropriately accessed EHR — 8,000 patients affected

    Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States notified 8,556 patients that some of their information was compromised due to an employee inappropriately accessing portions of its electronic health records.

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  1. Florida hospital partners with city on affordable housing

    Pensacola, Fla.-based Baptist Hospital may partner with the city government to turn its West Moreno Street Campus into 214 affordable housing units as the hospital plans to relocate to Brent Lane next year, Pensacola News Journal reported Nov. 22.
  2. SSM Health reports $484M loss amid excess costs, investment problems

    St. Louis-based SSM Health, which operates 23 hospitals and over 300 physician locations across four states, has revealed losses totaling over $484 million for the nine months ending Sept. 30. That figure compares with a net income of $447.5 million for the same period last year.
  3. Low demand forces Pennsylvania hospital to cut emergency surgery

    Geisinger Jersey Shore (Pa.) Hospital has cut emergency surgery from its service list due to low demand, PennLive reported Nov. 20. 
  4. Top health tech CTOs of 2022, per Healthcare Technology Report

    Chief technology officers play a big role in the increasingly tech-driven world of healthcare. Here are the top 25 chief technology officers at health tech companies for 2022, according to market researcher Healthcare Technology Report.

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  1. California law subsidizes cost of health insurance for striking workers

    A new California law slated to take effect in July provides workers at private employers and their family members with continued access to health coverage during a strike.
  2. 7 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported by Becker's since Nov. 15: 
  3. Bon Secours Mercy Health president sets retirement

    Brian Smith, president and chief operating officer of Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health, has made plans to retire Dec. 31. 
  4. Prospect Medical Holdings offloading 2 hospitals to nonprofit

    The Centurion Foundation, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization, has inked an asset purchase agreement to acquire the CharterCare Health Partners system from Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings. 

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  1. Stanford researchers to test Paxlovid as a long COVID-19 treatment

    Researchers from Stanford (Calif.) University are enrolling 200 participants in a phase 2 study to see if Paxlovid could be used to treat the millions of Americans experiencing long COVID-19, according to a Nov. 21 entry on 
  2. McLaren Oakland appoints Dr. Laura Harmon chief nursing officer

    Pontiac, Mich.-based McLaren Oakland appointed Laura Harmon, DNP, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services.
  3. Houston Methodist hospitals achieve national Magnet recognition

    Houston Methodist received national Magnet recognition for nursing excellence at all seven of its acute care hospitals.
  4. New partnerships for Epic, Oracle Cerner, Meditech

    Electronic health record vendors Epic, Oracle Cerner and Meditech are adding new partnerships and entering into new agreements with Big Tech companies and startups in order to upgrade their offerings for healthcare organizations. 
  5. 4 female execs share advice for future healthcare leaders

    Leadership requires a curious mind and a deep understanding of an individual's organization, in addition to authenticity and integrity, according to women leading some of the nation's most prominent health systems. 
  6. 3 healthcare moves from JPMorgan

    From launching a healthcare venture capital firm to opening three new primary care clinics, JPMorgan continues to strengthen its healthcare presence. Here are three recent healthcare moves from the company as reported by Becker's.
  7. Penn Medicine's telehealth program improves opioid use disorder treatment

    Penn Medicine's telehealth program was able to help alleviate barriers to opioid use disorder treatment and increased buprenorphine prescriptions by 89 percent, according to a study published Nov. 16 in NEJM Catalyst.
  8. Kaleida Health taps New York children's hospital president

    Stephen Turkovich, MD, has been named president of John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y.
  9. Orlando Health hospital names president

    Orlando (Fla.) Health has named Maggie Bonko president of its Horizon West Hospital in Winter Garden, Fla. 

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