Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Froedtert Health doubles operating income

    Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health ended the first quarter of its fiscal year with higher revenue and operating income than in the same period a year earlier. 
  2. 3 healthcare organizations seeking marketing execs

    Three healthcare organizations that recently posted job listings seeking marketing executives are listed below.
  3. St. Louis Children's Hospital treating adult patients with COVID-19

    St. Louis Children's Hospital, part of BJC HealthCare, is treating adult patients with COVID-19, a spokesperson told St. Louis Public Radio Nov. 20. 

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  1. Walmart heirs back startup developing $10 at-home COVID-19 test

    The Walton family that controls Walmart is among the investors backing NowDiagnostics, a startup aiming to design at home COVID-19 tests, according to The Wall Street Journal. 
  2. 8 big ideas in healthcare innovation

    From their thoughts on how the digital health field will change in 2021 to how hospitals can roll out technologies to improve patient engagement, here are eight key quotes about the role of innovation in healthcare that executives from hospitals and health systems across the country shared with Becker's Hospital Review in the past 30 days:
  3. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  4. 5 Wellstar hospitals earn emergency cardiac care designation

    Five hospitals affiliated with Marietta, Ga.-based Wellstar Health System have received the state's Emergency Cardiac Care Center designation this year — the most of any healthcare organization in the state. 
  1. Ohio hospital nurses go on strike

    Nurses at East Liverpool (Ohio) City Hospital are on strike until 6:59 a.m. Nov. 24 amid contract negotiations, according to the union that represents them.
  2. 40% of Wisconsin hospitals report critical staffing shortages

    Staffing has become a problem at nearly half of Wisconsin hospitals, forcing facilities to use surge plans and take other measures to ensure patients are cared for, according to the state's hospital association.
  3. 2 hospital CIOs on why Walmart is healthcare's biggest retail disruptor

    Walmart has been deepening its presence in the healthcare industry in the past few years through various initiatives, including opening health clinics, offering diagnostic testing and expanding pharmacy programs.
  4. Reimbursement changes needed to protect safety-net hospitals, New York hospital CEO says

    Brooklyn Hospital Center President and CEO Gary Terrinoni believes more safety-net hospitals will be forced to close unless CMS starts reimbursing them more for care provided to Medicaid and Medicare patients, he told Spectrum News NY1 Nov. 19.

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  1. 'It feels like déjà vu': Vermont National Guard working to rebuild field hospital

    National Guard members in Vermont started rebuilding a 250-bed field hospital at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex as a precautionary step amid rising COVID-19 cases, reports the Vermont Digger.
  2. Namesake and benefactor of Ohio State heart center undergoes life-saving surgery

    In 2018, Bob and Corrine Frick donated $18 million to support the development of a hybrid operating room for complex heart procedures at Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center in Columbus — and earlier this year, Mr. Frick himself benefited from the gift when he underwent a life-saving angioplasty and defibrillator replacement, The Columbus Dispatch reports. 
  3. 4 recent partnerships between Oscar and providers

    Oscar Health, a health insurance startup, has expanded its partnerships with four providers for 2021 health coverage since August.
  4. Colon cancer detected earlier in states that expanded Medicaid, study finds

    Patients who live in states that expanded Medicaid under the ACA were more likely to receive an earlier diagnosis of colon cancer than those who live in states that didn't expand the program, according to a study published Nov. 23 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 
  5. Former Providence exec joins health tech PE firm

    Former Providence executive Mike Butler joined a healthcare and technology private equity firm as operating partner.
  6. The CEOs of the nation's 5 largest payers

    Here are the CEOs of the five largest health insurers in the U.S.: 
  7. Insurer participation in ACA marketplace grows for 3rd straight year

    Several health insurers are entering or expanding their footprint in the ACA marketplaces in 2021. It marks the third year of consecutive growth for the marketplaces, according to an analysis published Nov. 23 by the Kaiser Family Foundation. 
  8. 2 nurses on Pennsylvania picket line test positive for coronavirus

    Trinity Health-owned St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa., is taking precautions against a potential community COVID-19 outbreak after two nurses who participated in a strike earlier this month tested positive for the coronavirus.
  9. VA expands 5G hospital pilot sites to Florida and Seattle 

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is extending its 5G hospital innovation project from its Palo Alto, Calif.-based hospital to additional facilities in Florida and Seattle, NextGov reports.

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