Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Violence affects nursing recruitment, retention, NNU report finds

    Violence against nurses in the workplace is rising, and healthcare employers are failing to address it. The combination of the two is hurting recruitment and retention, according to a report published Feb. 5 from National Nurses United.
  2. States with the most, fewest trauma centers per capita

    Arizona has the most level 1 trauma centers per capita and Washington has the fewest centers per capita, a study found.
  3. States projected to have the most, fewest nurse vacancies by 2030

    Alaska is projected to have the biggest shortage of nurses in 2030, while Wyoming is projected to have the biggest overage of nurses, a registerednursing.org analysis found.

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  1. Connecticut teases early plan to clear residents' medical debt

    Connecticut is looking to forgive medical debt for residents in the first half of the year, with many details yet to be finalized.
  2. California hospital sale called off

    Arcata, Calif.-based Mad River Community Hospital and management company Southwest Healthcare Services have ended sale discussions for the hospital.
  3. Amazon Prime is both bigger and slimmer, even with healthcare option

    Amazon has redesigned offerings and add-ons for Amazon Prime users, including a $9 per month healthcare supplement, that can obscure the apples-to-apples value of the subscription's price tag. 
  4. Healthcare job growth hits 32-year high

    Throughout 2023, healthcare saw a rate of employment growth that it hadn't seen in more than three decades. 

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  1. Maine health system takes EHR offline after servers compromised

    Brewer, Maine-based Northern Light Health took its EHR offline Feb. 3 after some of its servers were compromised, according to a notice on the health system's website.
  2. Iowa medical group cuts 52 positions

    Dubuque, Iowa-based Grand River Medical Group laid off 52 employees Feb. 1, according to an Iowa WARN notice filed Feb. 1.
  3. New York man ordered to pay $336M for billing fraud scheme 

    A New York man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and ordered to pay over $336 million in restitution for an elaborate healthcare billing fraud, wire fraud and identity theft scheme.
  4. HCA taps new CIO

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare has named Chad Wasserman its senior vice president and CIO, effective Feb. 1.

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  1. 6 cancer vaccines showing promise

    Here are six cancer vaccines showing promise or in development since May 2023: 
  2. HAZMAT crews respond to incident at Nebraska hospital

    Emergency crews were called to CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy in Omaha, Neb., Feb. 3 after healthcare staff noticed a strong smell and became light-headed while treating a critical patient, according to a report from ABC affiliate KETV. 
  3. New York hospital system joins Guthrie

    Binghamton, N.Y.-based Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital system has officially joined Sayre, Pa.-based the Guthrie Clinic.
  4. Rush lays off admin, leadership staff

    Chicago-based Rush University System for Health has laid off an undisclosed number of workers in administrative and leadership positions, citing "financial headwinds affecting healthcare providers nationwide."
  5. Texas Children's unveils $485M hospital

    Houston-based Texas Children's has unveiled its $485 million freestanding Texas Children's Hospital North Austin Campus.
  6. Hospital groups push for Supreme Court to review DSH formula

    Six national hospital groups, including the American Hospital Association, are urging the Supreme Court to review a case that challenges how HHS applies Congress' formula for calculating Disproportionate Share Hospital payment. 
  7. Mount Sinai partners with Estée Lauder's Clinique for dermatology center

    Estée Lauder's Clinique cosmetic company has partnered with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City to establish a dermatology center to research skin health. 
  8. 1st county in US names loneliness a public health emergency

    California's San Mateo County has declared loneliness a public health emergency, making it the first county in the nation to do so. 
  9. 10 health systems with strong finances

    Here are 10 health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from credit rating agencies Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Service released since Dec. 1. 

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