Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Texas hospitals face power outages amid ice storm

    At least three Austin, Texas-area hospitals are working through power outages as the region continues to be hit by a severe ice storm.
  2. Alphabet's Verily to trial antidepressants

    Alphabet's Verily has partnered with Tokyo-based pharmaceutical company Otsuka Pharmaceuticals on a trial for a new antidepressant. 
  3. Hacker steals files from Arkansas health system

    Nashville, Ark.-based Howard Memorial Hospital notified 53,668 patients that some of their protected health information may have been compromised in a December cybersecurity incident after an unauthorized party stole files from its network. 

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  1. 42% of Michigan nurses say high patient load led to deaths

    Compared to 2016, nearly twice as many Michigan nurses in 2023 say they know of an instance of a patient dying due to excessively high patient loads, according to polls commissioned by the Michigan Nurses Association. 
  2. Reducing administrative burdens: 5 chief medical officers weigh in

    The number of hours physicians spend doing paperwork and other administrative duties rose to more than 15 hours a week in 2021, up from 10 hours per week in 2018, according to a Medscape report.
  3. Nebraska health system unifies EHRs with Meditech Expanse

    Valentine, Neb.-based Cherry County Hospital and Clinics has chosen Meditech Expanse for its EHR.
  4. Kaiser, Cigna invest in $34M round for virtual OCD therapy platform

    Kaiser Permanente Ventures and Cigna Ventures participated in a $34 million funding round for NOCD, a company that offers virtual treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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  1. Larry Gray to retire after nearly 40 years with Baptist Health

    Larry Gray will retire later this year as president of Baptist Health Louisville (Ky.).
  2. Trump vows to strip Medicare funding from hospitals that provide gender-affirming care to minors

    If reelected, former President Donald Trump says he will aim to punish physicians and hospitals who provide gender-affirming care to minors, according to a video published on his campaign website Feb. 1. 
  3. TidalHealth outlook revised to negative amid operating pressures

    Salisbury, Md.-based TidalHealth had a debt rating outlook revised from stable to negative as the healthcare system continues to navigate operating losses, S&P Global said.
  4. 34 most admired healthcare companies

    While tech companies Apple, Amazon and Microsoft took top spots on the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" list released by Fortune on Feb. 1, healthcare-related companies were also included.

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  1. 65% of rural hospitals confident they will not merge with larger group, report says

    Despite the issues facing rural healthcare providers,  65 percent of rural hospitals are confident that they will not merge with a larger organization in the next five years, according to a new report from accounting firm Wipfli.
  2. 9 hospitals closing departments or ending services

    Several healthcare organizations have recently closed medical departments or ended services at facilities to shore up finances, focus on more in-demand services or address staffing shortages.
  3. New Jersey hospital fills chief medical officer role after yearlong vacancy

    Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, N.J., has appointed Vasantha Kondamudi, MD, as chief medical officer, effective Jan. 30, according to NJ Advance Media.
  4. Fed raises interest rates 0.25%, expects 'ongoing' increases

    The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate by 0.25 percent and indicated that more increases could be coming before it drops the rates.
  5. Tower Health to sell 17 urgent care centers

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health hopes to cement a deal to sell 17 of its urgent care centers in the coming months, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Feb. 1
  6. Maine's largest hospital ends fundraising campaign after exceeding goal

    Portland-based Maine Medical Center, part of the MaineHealth system, is ending its multiyear fundraising campaign to help with facility expansion after raising more money than it originally planned.
  7. States take action against nurses tied to degree scheme

    At least three states have taken disciplinary action against nurses who allegedly purchased fraudulent degree documents through a recently uncovered scheme.
  8. Norton brings back mask mandate

    Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Ky., plans to require all patients, employees and visitors to wear masks beginning Feb. 3, ABC affiliate WHAS reported Feb. 1.
  9. Former McLaren executive named Prisma Health CFO

    Matt Elsey has been appointed executive vice president and CFO of Greenville, S.C.-based, Prisma Health, an 18-hospital system.

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