Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. John Muir Health sued for allegedly overcharging patients

    The law firm Hagens Berman has filed a lawsuit against Concord, Calif.-based John Muir Health accusing the health system of "unconscionable" billing practices.
  2. Mount Carmel Health System names Andy Priday CFO

    Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System named Andy Priday as CFO, according to an Oct. 4 news release shared with Becker's.
  3. Women's Health Awards names Best Children's Hospitals 

    More than 300 pediatric hospitals were named Best Children's Hospitals by the Women's Choice Award on Oct. 3.

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  1. Good Samaritan Medical Center taps Dr. Ann Gantzer as chief nursing officer

    Lafayette, Colo.-based Good Samaritan Medical Center appointed Ann Gantzer, PhD, RN, as its new chief nursing officer, it said in an email to Becker's Oct. 4. Her appointment was effective Sept. 28.
  2. Official suggests repurposing Atlanta Medical Center as equity center

    One week after the mayor of Atlanta blocked the redevelopment of Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center, a city councilman proposed repurposing it as an equity center, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Oct. 4. 
  3. Summa Health reshuffles executive team

    Akron-based Summa Health is making 10 changes to its executive team with the creation of three roles, elimination of four roles and appointments of three senior leaders, the Akron Beacon Journal reported Oct. 4.  
  4. UPMC pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50%

    UPMC intends to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent within the next eight years, according to an Oct. 4 news release shared with Becker's.

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  1. Less than half of workers say they're in a 'good job.' But what defines 'good'?

    Only 44 percent of workers say they have a "good job," according to a recent Gallup report. Now, a statement from the Good Jobs Champions Group — formed by the nonprofit Aspen Institute's Economic Opportunities Program and the Families and Workers Fund — aims to define what makes a job "good."
  2. Georgia county CEO unveils $20M hospital aid plan as Atlanta facility shutters

    As Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center approaches its Nov. 1 closure date, DeKalb (Ga.) County CEO Michael Thurmond has proposed $20 million to support hospitals expected to assume its patient load. 
  3. Banner Health names Dr. Michael Kupferman senior vice president

    Phoenix-based Banner Health has named Michael Kupferman, MD, its senior vice president of physician enterprise, effective Sept. 28. 
  4. EDs see more patients leaving without care: study

    Patients left emergency departments without being seen at record rates in 2021, according to a study published Sept. 30 in JAMA Network Open. 

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  1. No funds for Oklahoma Children's if gender-affirming care continues, governor decides

    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed legislation Oct. 4 to immediately tie funding for Oklahoma Children's Hospital at OU Health to its halting of gender-affirming care for minors.
  2. Hospital floors, employees' shoes may be 'underappreciated source' of MRSA spread: study

    Hospital floors and shoes could be an overlooked source for dissemination of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and other healthcare-associated pathogens, according to a study performed at a VA hospital in Ohio. 
  3. Kirby Medical Center picks Augmedix for automated medical documentation

    Monticello, Ill.-based Kirby Medical Center has selected Augmedix for its automated medical documentation.
  4. Ardent Health names 2 executives

    Carlene Callis was named chief system integration and growth officer and Ben Jacobs was chief strategy and development officer of Nashville, Tenn.-based Ardent Health Services. 
  5. 'We're playing with fire': Lawmaker urges action on fight against superbugs

    Lawmakers may miss a crucial window to pass legislation to address the proliferation of drug-resistant infections, also known as superbugs, Politico reported Oct. 2.
  6. 5 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since Sept. 27: 
  7. Cleveland Clinic saves $180M with employee wellness initiatives

    A wellness initiative at Cleveland Clinic has effectively improved its employees' health, saving the system $180 million in healthcare costs over the past few years, according to Michael Roizen, MD, the clinic's emeritus chief wellness officer. 
  8. HCA Healthcare Capital Division names regional VP

    Richmond, Va.-based HCA Healthcare Capital Division and the Nashville, Tenn.-based Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute have named Angela Fletcher regional vice president of cancer programs. 
  9. Georgia hospital taps new CEO

    Albany, Ga.-based Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital has named Deborah Angerami its new CEO, effective Oct. 3. 

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