Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 7 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Seven chief medical and nursing officer moves at hospitals and health systems since May 13: 
  2. Senator urges HHS to keep California rehabilitation hospital open

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., urged HHS May 25 to reverse the decision by CMS to terminate Laguna Honda Hospital's participation in Medicare and Medicaid programs.
  3. White House launches 1st federally supported 'test-to-treat' site 

    The Biden administration launched the first federally supported "test-to-treat" site in Rhode Island on May 26. 

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  1. Baystate Health urges selective ER use ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

    Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health is urging people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infections to avoid its emergency rooms unless they are seriously ill to preserve capacity and resources over the Memorial Day weekend, MassLive reported May 27.
  2. Abbott recalls imaging catheters 

    Abott recalled 4,800 Dragonfly OpStar imaging catheters May 26 due to the marker band becoming loose and, in two instances, separating from the device. 
  3. Cleveland Clinic Innovations spun off 2 companies, oversaw $23M in investments in 2021

    Cleveland Clinic's Innovations department spun off two companies and oversaw $23.2 million in investments in 10 portfolio companies last year, according to health system financial statements.
  4. Cincinnati Children's AI program aims to curb violence in schools

    A program developed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital that seeks to use artificial intelligence to predict and curb student violence will be introduced in two Cincinnati-area schools this year.

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  1. 9 recent healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a health system facing an antitrust lawsuit to a Georgia hospital accused of disability discrimination, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  2. Meditech adds obstetric hemorrhage tools to its EHR system

    Meditech added an obstetric hemorrhage toolkit to its Expanse EHR system.  
  3. Mission Health to open 2 ERs

    Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health has received certificate of need approval for two new emergency rooms in Western North Carolina.
  4. 10 recent hospital, health system executive resignations

    Dozens of hospital and health system executives have stepped down from their positions in 2022. 
  1. Soaring labor costs 'No. 1 thing' keeping Temple Health CFO up at night

    Temple Health CFO Nicholas Barcellona said rising salary and benefit expenses are "probably the No. 1 thing that is keeping me up at night," the Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 27. 
  2. FDA: Formula shortage won't end until July, urges stockpile 

    The infant formula shortage will likely last until late July, FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, MD, said during a Senate Health Committee meeting, The Hill reported May 26.
  3. Saint Francis Health System taps new chief medical officer

    Tulsa, Okla.-based Saint Francis Health System appointed Reetu Singh, MD, its new chief medical officer. 
  4. Judge dismisses UPMC lawsuit over pension fund

    A lawsuit filed by UPMC McKeesport (Pa.), part of Pittsburgh-based UPMC, over union claims that the hospital owes about $300,000 in pension contributions has been dismissed, according to a May 26 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.
  5. Amazon is looking to hire a HIPAA compliance advisor

    Amazon is hiring for a Healthcare Engagement Advisor to work in its AWS HIPAA Compliance Program. 
  6. How UCSF is bringing families into care conversations

    Transparency is key when it comes to connecting family members and caregivers – there has a been an increase in attention towards new communication tools that give families visibility into inpatients’ health status without adding stress to care teams or interrupting their workflow. 
  7. 4 women making moves in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since May 20.
  8. Florida health system to spend $65M on Cerner to Epic transition

    Naples, Fla.-based NCH Healthcare System will spend $65 million to transition its Cerner EHR system to an Epic system, Naples Daily News reported May 26.
  9. UPMC's big losses in Q1: 6 things to know

    The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center recorded a decline in operating income of over 80 percent, and the system lost over $240 million in investing and financing during the first quarter, according to the company's earnings report released May 26.

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