Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Maryland hospital to close by spring 2024

    Havre de Grace, Md.-based Harford Memorial Hospital, part of the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, is expected to close in late 2023 or early 2024, The Baltimore Sun reported Jan. 31.
  2. 'Hospital purgatory': Confidence in healthcare plunges as criticism grows louder and larger

    Payers, pharmacy benefit managers and drug manufacturers are no strangers to heavy criticism from the public and providers alike. Now another sector of the healthcare system has found itself increasingly caught in the crosshairs of constituents looking to point a finger for the rising cost of care: hospitals.
  3. 11 healthcare organizations outsourcing RCM functions

    Becker's has reported on 11 healthcare organizations that outsourced finance jobs or other revenue cycle functions since Aug. 25. 

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  1. Cleveland Clinic adds Vietnamese hospital to partner network

    Vinmec Times City International Hospital, based in Hanoi, Vietnam, joined Cleveland Clinic's partnership network.
  2. One-fifth of distressed bonds issued by healthcare sector as debt worries rise

    One-fifth of distressed bonds are issued by U.S. healthcare companies, raising concerns that healthcare is nearing a debt crisis as service providers struggle with higher interest rates and labor costs, the Financial Times reported Feb. 1.
  3. OSF HealthCare develops AI-based discharge platform

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare has partnered with venture builder High Alpha Innovation and Alpine Health Systems to launch an AI-based discharge platform that can identify patients who may be at risk of longer hospital stays.
  4. Single blood test is a 'game changer' in cancer diagnostics

    St. Louis-based Mercy is among the first to offer a simple blood test to detect hard-to-diagnose cancers at the molecular level — before it’s too late. The test is currently available in 11 Mercy hospital labs across three states.

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  1. Billionaire CEO donates $25M to Nicklaus Children's Hospital

    Miami-based Nicklaus Children's Hospital has received a $25 million gift from Kenneth Griffin, founder and CEO of investment firm Citadel.
  2. Patients' retention of care info remains poor, but here's what they say could help improve it

    Roughly half of patients are able to correctly remember post-discharge treatment plans and diagnosis details, even though 90 percent of patients say they feel confident in their knowledge of this upon discharge, a study published by The Joint Commission found.
  3. How Prime Healthcare is tackling labor challenges and what may be on the horizon: Q&A with CFO Steve Aleman

    Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare was affirmed at a "B-" rating by S&P Global in January amid expectations of an improved operating outlook.
  4. Texas group's latest No Surprises Act lawsuit challenges 600% fee hike

    The Texas Medical Association has filed its fourth lawsuit against the federal No Surprises Act, this time challenging a 600 percent hike in administrative fees when seeking dispute resolutions. 

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  1. CHS closing Pennsylvania hospital's emergency room in April

    Commonwealth Health is closing the emergency department at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Pa., on April 1, according to ABC affiliate WNEP.
  2. West Virginia hospital closes ED, will transition into orthopedic hospital

    Charleston, W.Va.-based Saint Francis Hospital closed its emergency department Feb. 1 as part of a plan to transition the facility into the state's first full-service orthopedic specialty hospital, according to Lootpress.
  3. January sees 25 CEO exits as industry woes wear on

    In 2022, 103 hospital and health system CEO exits were recorded by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. In the first month of 2023, Becker's covered 25. 
  4. AdventHealth hospital in Georgia names CEO

    Isaac Sendros was named president and CEO of AdventHealth Redmond in Rome, Ga., part of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth.
  5. Judge dismisses physician's $25M defamation case against Houston Methodist

    A district judge in Texas has dismissed a physician's $25 million defamation case against Houston Methodist Hospital and ordered her to pay attorney fees, according to a hospital statement shared with Becker's. 
  6. Providence's 10 healthcare trends to watch this year

    Providence, which has system offices in Renton, Wash., and Irvine, Calif., released its annual list of predictions Jan. 26 curated by the health system's senior executives. 
  7. Intermountain performs record number of successful organ transplants for 4th year straight

    Physicians at Intermountain Health successfully performed 300 organ transplants for patients last year alone, the Salt Lake City-based system said Jan. 31. In total there were 159 kidney transplants, 104 liver transplants, 29 heart transplants and eight kidney or pancreas transplants — marking a fourth consecutive record-breaking year for the health system.
  8. Dr. Megan Ranney to become next dean of Yale School of Public Health

    Megan Ranney, MD, has been selected to serve as the next dean of the Yale School of Public Health, effective July 1. She will join the New Haven, Conn.-based institution from Brown University in Providence, R.I., where she has spent nearly 20 years from medical resident to various leadership positions. 
  9. California hospital opts for Hewlett Packard IT platform to connect 30,000 devices, Epic EHR

    Chico, Calif.-based Enloe Medical Center is instituting an enterprise IT platform from Hewlett Packard Enterprise subsidiary Aruba that connects its Epic EHR and thousands of devices.

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