Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Pennsylvania imposes consent laws for medical students, pelvic exams

    Pennsylvania passed a new law requiring physicians to receive patients' verbal and written consent before allowing medical students to perform pelvic or rectal exams on someone under anesthesia, CBS News reported Nov. 27.
  2. NYU Langone replaces cancer center director after predecessor's firing

    NYU Langone Health has named Alec Kimmelman, MD, PhD, director of its Perlmutter Cancer Center after terminating the former director over social media use. 
  3. HCA hospital in South Carolina names CEO

    Stephen Chandler was named CEO of Summerville (S.C.) Medical Center, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare. 

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  1. Cost Plus Drugs partners with digital health company

    Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Co. has partnered with digital health company Expion Health in an effort to tackle the rising costs of specialty drugs.
  2. AHA letter backs Medicare programs extension bill for rural hospitals

    The American Hospital Association is throwing support behind the Assistance for Rural Community Hospitals Act, which would extend for five additional years the Medicare-dependent hospital program and enhanced low-volume Medicare adjustment.
  3. Virus season in full swing: 2 hospital trends to know

    Respiratory virus season is in full swing across the U.S., with flu, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus metrics all on the rise. 
  4. Nurses vote no confidence in Hennepin Healthcare CEO

    Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association have voted no confidence in the CEO of Minneapolis-based Hennepin Healthcare, according to CBS Minnesota.

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  1. New Mexico system names CEO

    Troy Greer was named president and CEO of Albuquerque, N.M.-based Lovelace Health System, effective Dec. 11. 
  2. Bankrupt Massachusetts health system closes urgent care center

    Gardner, Mass.-based Heywood Urgent Care Center is closing to the general public after its parent company, Heywood Healthcare, filed for bankruptcy in October, The Gardner News reported Nov. 27. 
  3. Alzheimer's is 'a woman's health issue,' Cleveland Clinic says

    Women may be more prone to developing Alzheimer's disease because of differences in immune function, cellular metabolism and communication between brain cells, according to Cleveland Clinic researchers. 
  4. 2023: The year that changed the CEO role

    The CEO role at hospitals and health systems continues to evolve as organizations navigate industry challenges. This evolution is often part of short-term and long-term strategy. 

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  1. NextGen lays off more workers after sale to private equity firm

    EHR vendor NextGen Healthcare is conducting more layoffs in Pennsylvania and Maryland after laying off 84 St. Louis-area workers in November. 
  2. New study emphasizes the importance of cardiovascular health in postpartum care

    Continuing regular check-ups for some mothers into the "fourth-trimester" — the three month after giving birth —may help reduce cardiovascular-related deaths, a top indirect cause of maternal deaths, according to the American Heart Association.
  3. From Barbie to Garth Brooks: When healthcare donations go awry

    Healthcare has long been a favored target of philanthropists, and in most cases, the process is smooth; a new hospital wing is built and named in honor of the donor. However, with millions of dollars changing hands, sometimes donations aren't as simple as signing a check. 
  4. VUMC taps chief privacy officer from Stanford Health

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., has appointed Sondra Hornsey as chief privacy officer, effective Dec. 4. She succeeds Gaye Smith, who retired earlier this year.
  5. MercyOne hospital scoops pharmacy

    Genesis Medical Center-Dewitt, a MercyOne-owned hospital in Iowa, bought a local pharmacy to include in its network, Our Quad Cities reported Nov. 27. 
  6. Penn State Health posts $160M annual loss, but FY24 looking up

    Hershey, Pa.-based Penn State Health saw a financial loss of $160 million on revenues of $3.8 billion in fiscal year 2023, which ended June 30, the five-hospital system announced in a recent press release.
  7. The payer mix at UPMC

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC reported a $177 million loss on revenues of $20.6 billion for the nine months ended Sept. 30, according to financial documents published Nov. 21.
  8. 26 highly successful CEO-CFO duos | 2023

    Hospital and health system CEOs and CFOs must work in unison to lead their organizations to success. 
  9. Thanksgiving outages at hospitals caused by ransomware

    An outage that has affected hospitals in at least four states across the South and Midwest is being attributed to a ransomware attack on Ardent Health Services, based in Nashville, Tenn.

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