Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Encompass rehab hospital names CEO

    Dorothy "Dodi" Purtell was named CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Fitchburg (Wis.).
  2. Catholic Health SVP chosen to head up MultiCare hospitals

    Eddie Bratko was appointed president of Tacoma General and Allenmore hospitals, part of Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System.
  3. Telehealth firm files for bankruptcy

    Let's Talk Interactive, a software company specializing in telehealth, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Sept. 21, the Charlotte Business Journal reported. 

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  1. Duke's health innovation institute targets racial disparities

    At Duke University's Duke Institute for Health Innovation, a group of researchers created an algorithm designed to pinpoint individuals with peripheral artery disease by analyzing diagnosis codes and their medical histories, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 24. 
  2. MemorialCare finance leader joins tech nonprofit

    A former financial leader for Fountain Valley, Calif.-based MemorialCare has been named CFO of MCNC, a North Carolina technology nonprofit organization.
  3. States with the best, worst childhood vaccination rates

    Routine vaccination rates for children in the U.S. continue to decline, according to data analyzed by the Center for American Progress. It is a situation that has worsened since COVID-19's onset. 
  4. Arizona health officials warn about rising fungal infection risks

    The Arizona Department of Health Services issued a notice Sept. 26 warning clinicians and residents to be on the lookout for a fungi-caused infection known as Valley Fever. 

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  1. The healthcare workers with the highest suicide risk: Study

    Relative to the general U.S. population, registered nurses, healthcare support workers and health technicians are more likely to die by suicide, according to a new study.
  2. Wisconsin hospital to halt surgical services

    HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls, Wis., will temporarily suspend surgical services Oct. 26, according to NBC affiliate WEAU.
  3. 10 most empathic health system brands

    Ridgewood, N.J.-based Valley Health System is the most empathic health system brand, according to a survey by marketing agency Monigle.
  4. Ascension outlook revised to negative

    While affirming its default rating and $6.6 billion of bonds at "AA+," Fitch Ratings on Sept. 26 lowered the outlook for St. Louis-based Ascension to negative from stable.

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  1. 10 best, worst cities for women

    Three of the best cities for women are located in California, while the worst are concentrated in the South, according to a new analysis from WalletHub. 
  2. Top 58 healthcare companies to work for, per US News

    The best places to work in healthcare include one big health system name, according to U.S. News & World Report's inaugural Best Companies to Work For by Industry.
  3. Geisinger's chief innovation officer transitions to advisory role

    Karen Murphy, PhD, chief innovation and digital transformation of Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger, said she will be stepping down from her role to take on a part time position as senior adviser to the health system's CEO Jaewon Ryu, MD. 
  4. US healthcare workers walk off the job: 18 strikes in 2023

    Healthcare workers have participated in labor strikes across the U.S., citing concerns about staffing, patient care, working conditions and employee retention. 
  5. $10.3M medical supply facility coming to Tennessee

    DePre, a medical supply company that DeRoyal, Premier and S2S Global formed in 2021, plans to invest $10.3 million in an isolation gown manufacturing facility in Powell, Tenn.
  6. Providence sees record year for hiring

    Providence, a 51-hospital health system based in Renton, Wash., has had a record year for hiring.
  7. Florida hospital treats DMD patient with new, $3.2M gene therapy

    For the first time in Florida, physicians administered a recently approved gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy to a pediatric patient. 
  8. 'Stupid stuff' initiative simplifies EHR documentation at 1 system

    Honolulu-based Hawaii Pacific Health created an initiative, dubbed "Get Rid of Stupid Stuff," that created simple fixes to tasks within the EHR that clinicians felt were poorly designed, unnecessary or nonsensical, The Harvard Business Review reported Sept. 26. 
  9. Boston Children's Hospital, T-Mobile ink deal on 1st hybrid 5G network

    Boston Children's Hospital and T-Mobile are partnering to launch the first hybrid 5G network at a health system.

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