Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. HonorHealth pays $1.75M to settle disability discrimination suit

    Scottsdale (Ariz.) Healthcare Hospitals, doing business as HonorHealth, has agreed to pay $1.75 million to former employees to resolve allegations that it did not provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, including failing to provide reassignment. 
  2. CVS leans into primary care

    CVS Health said it plans to "move the needle on preventive care" by continuing to expand primary healthcare and using analytics and technology to reach patients where they are.
  3. Optum to transform clinics after layoffs: 'And we're just getting started'

    Optum has big plans for two Seattle-based physician practices it acquired in 2019.

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  1. Why 8 hospitals went bankrupt this year

    Becker's has reported on eight hospital bankruptcies so far in 2023, most of them smaller rural facilities. Some of the facilities remain non-operational, having closed before bankruptcy filings, but most have remained open as, in some cases, they look for partnerships to help right the ship.
  2. Mayo Clinic Arizona names chief AI officer

    Mayo Clinic Arizona, based in Phoenix, has named Bhavik Patel, MD, as its new chief AI officer. 
  3. Northwell hospital breaks ground on $468M expansion

    Bay Shore, N.Y.-based South Shore University Hospital, part of New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, is set to break ground on a new $468 million pavilion, Newsday reported Sept. 19.
  4. This HAI isn't spread in the way previously believed: Study

    Ann Arbor-based Michigan Medicine researchers found Clostridioides difficile infections have more to do with patient characteristics than hospital transmission and that the infection may not be spreading the way previously believed.

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  1. Patient assaulted Rhode Island nurse over phone privileges: Police

    Police said the patient who allegedly put a Rhode Island nurse in the hospital attacked him over phone privileges, ABC affiliate WPRI reported Sept. 18.
  2. Mercy Health opens 4 urgent care centers; more planned for 2024

    Cincinnati-based Mercy Health opened urgent care centers in Fairfield and Hamilton, Ohio on Sept. 13, with two more to open in the coming weeks, local news outlet KWRC reported Sept. 18. 
  3. Amazon mulls tying healthcare to Prime: Insider

    Amazon is deciding whether to tie the primary care services of acquired One Medical to its Prime membership program, Insider first reported Sept. 18.
  4. Baptist Health Care to open $660M campus

    Pensacola, Fla.-based Baptist Health Care is moving into its new $660 million hospital campus, which will begin accepting patients Sept. 23, according to ABC affiliate WEAR News.

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  1. 3 biotech company layoffs

    Here are three recent layoffs in the biotech sector that Becker's has reported on since July 25:
  2. Healthcare AI adoption lags behind other industries, HCA CEO says

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare CEO Sam Hazen said that the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare lags behind other industries, Nashville Business Journal reported Sept. 19. 
  3. Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside taps top leader

    Scott Kashman was named president of Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside in Jacksonville, Fla., part of St. Louis-based Ascension.
  4. Why some frustrated employees are 'rage applying'

    A number of fad terms have gained traction in recent years to describe workplace trends, such as "grumpy staying," "quiet quitting" and "bare minimum Mondays." Members of Generation Z in entry-level jobs have often coined these phrases in reaction to increased dissatisfaction at work. Some employees are also expressing their dissatisfaction by "rage applying."
  5. American Physician Partners files for bankruptcy protection

    American Physician Partners, a medical staffing company based in Brentwood, Tenn., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it winds down its business.
  6. 10 most racially inclusive hospitals: Lown Institute

    A new report from the Lown Institute, an independent healthcare think tank, measures how well more than 3,100 U.S. hospitals serve people of color in their surrounding communities. 
  7. CommonSpirit's plans in Utah, per its new market CEO

    Kevin Jenkins recently began serving as CEO of Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health's Utah market and CEO of Holy Cross Hospital-Salt Lake, and he brings years of leadership experience to the role.
  8. Where nurses, CDC don't see eye to eye

    National Nurses United's recent scrutiny over the CDC's proposed masking standards in hospitals is the latest example of the two entities not seeing eye to eye on infection control.
  9. How Hackensack Meridian is building equity into its AI

    Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health CIO Kash Patel told Becker's that the health system has created a process to ensure that its artificial intelligence algorithms are equitable.

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