Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Hardware failure cancels surgeries at MaineHealth

    Three surgeries had to be canceled at MaineHealth due a hardware failure, NBC affiliate WCSH reported April 17. 
  2. Women's remote work conundrum

    Women continue to dominate the applicant pool for remote jobs — but there aren't nearly enough positions to satisfy the demand, according to a new report from LinkedIn. 
  3. 9 health systems seeking revenue cycle vice presidents

    Nine hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle vice presidents. 

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  1. Cleveland Clinic launches women's health center

    Cleveland Clinic is launching a new research center dedicated to women's health. 
  2. Mass General Hospital to add 94 inpatient beds

    Health officials have granted Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital permission to add 94 inpatient beds to the hospital to confront capacity issues, ABC affiliate WCVB reported April 17.
  3. North Carolina backs FTC bid to block Novant's $320M hospital deal

    North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell has backed the Federal Trade Commission's bid to block Novant Health's proposed acquisition of two hospitals from Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems.
  4. Mercy taps president in Oklahoma

    Bennett Geister is the new president of Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City Communities. 

Overcoming the collections crisis: How ASCs can leverage data to boost patient collections + loyalty

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  1. Where employers struggle most, least with hiring

    Employers in Alaska struggle the most with hiring, and employers in California struggle the least, according to an analysis released April 17 by WalletHub.
  2. Eli Lilly to seek label expansion for Mounjaro, Zepbound

    After achieving promising outcomes for patients with sleep apnea, Eli Lilly said April 17 it plans to seek a wider FDA approval for Mounjaro and Zepbound. 
  3. 20 large health systems ranked by reputation score

    A new ranking shows where the largest U.S. health systems fall based on reputation score, which evaluates both solicited and unsolicited feedback from patients to determine a provider's standing. 
  4. Tenet taps CFO of Massachusetts market

    Jeffrey Thomas has been named CFO of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare's Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., and Tenet's Massachusetts market. 

Clinician onboarding 2.0: How tech can streamline the process + drive savings and retention

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  1. BayCare taps VP of home, post-acute care

    Jimmy Baumgartner has been named vice president of home care and post acute services at BayCare. His appointment is effective immediately, the Clearwater, Fla.-based system said April 17. 
  2. Massachusetts governor to hold meetings on Steward finances

    Starting April 18, a series of regional meetings will be held by Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey's administration with hospitals and community health centers to discuss Dallas-based Steward Health Care's ongoing financial difficulties at its Massachusetts hospitals. 
  3. 30 systems sign on to new effort to advance age-friendly care

    Thirty health systems are participating in a new collaborative through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement that aims to accelerate the adoption of age-friendly care for older adults. 
  4. The nation's 15 biggest pharmacies

    With $159.4 billion, CVS Health accounts for a fourth of the U.S. pharmacy industry, according to 2023 prescription dispensing revenue data compiled by Drug Channels. 
  5. 8 health systems with credit rating upgrades

    Here are eight health systems that have had their credit ratings upgraded by Fitch Ratings or Moody's Investor Services in 2024:
  6. Alabama hospital wellness center to close

    Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital is closing its wellness center at the Medical Mall in Huntsville on July 1.
  7. US healthcare workers walk off the job: 8 strikes in 2024

    Last year was marked by labor actions across the U.S. From coast to coast, healthcare workers participated in strikes, citing concerns about issues such as pay, staffing and recruitment, and such actions have continued into 2024.
  8. Pennsylvania hospital to reopen obstetrical unit

    WVU Medicine Uniontown (Pa.) Hospital has received funding for medical equipment needed to reopen its obstetrical unit. 
  9. Adults may need whooping cough booster as cases rise: CDC

    In recent months, parts of the U.S. have reported outbreaks of pertussis, or whooping cough. While some regional outbreaks are expected each year, health officials are underscoring the importance of boosters in adults to protect infants from severe illness, NBC News reported April 17. 

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