Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Stonebridge Healthcare offers $675M to buy 3 Tower Health hospitals

    Stonebridge Healthcare, a hospital turnaround firm, has offered West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health $675 million to purchase Reading Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital and Pottstown Hospital, all in Pennsylvania, and their related assets, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Nov. 29.
  2. Epic in the last 30 days

    From entering into an agreement with Google Cloud to making its EHR system more compatible with Apple users, here are seven updates on Epic's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in November.
  3. Hazel Hawkins explores options, holds off filing for bankruptcy

    Hollister, Calif.-based Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital is "pursuing multiple angles to resolve the hospital's fiscal emergency."

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  1. Dr. Stephen Mansfield, former CEO of Methodist Health System, named dean of Texas business school

    Stephen Mansfield, PhD, former president and CEO of Dallas-based Methodist Health System, was appointed as the new dean of the Dallas Baptist University College of Business.
  2. Tennessee county officials vote to fire Blount Memorial Hospital board members

    In an often heated meeting lasting almost three hours, Eastern Tennessee's Blount County board of commissioners on Nov. 29 voted to remove the entire board of the troubled Blount Memorial Hospital.
  3. 5 health systems choosing Ensemble for RCM services

    Here are five health systems, including Nicklaus Children's Health System, that have selected Cincinnati-based Ensemble Health Partners for revenue cycle management services this year:  
  4. California medical board warns of new physician extortion scam using its number

    The Medical Board of California is warning physicians of scam artists impersonating law enforcement officers, Drug Enforcement Agency agents or the medical board staff.

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  1. Court approves health system's sale of 2 Illinois hospitals

    El Segundo, Calif.-based Pipeline Health System's sale of two of two hospitals to Princeton, N.J.-based Ramco Healthcare Holdings and Resilience Healthcare was approved Nov. 29 by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, subject to docketing of a final order.
  2. Southeast hospitals watch for more potential tornadoes

    After severe weather in the Southeast turned into tornadoes late in the afternoon on Nov. 29, hospitals in Mississippi and Arkansas braced for potential impact but didn't report changes in care coordination. 
  3. Kaiser Permanente names CEO of new Colorado, Washington unit

    Kaiser Permanente named Paul Minardi, MD, executive vice president and CEO of KP Medical Foundation, a new entity for the system's Colorado and Washington state markets created through a restructuring earlier this year. 
  4. Billings Clinic CFO to step down

    Priscilla Needham will step down as CFO of Billings (Mont.) Clinic, according to a statement shared with Becker's on Nov. 29.

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  1. Blount Memorial deal on hold amid reputational concerns, CEO says

    The real estate investment trust planning to buy a Blount Memorial Hospital location in Eastern Tennessee has cooled on the deal because of concerns about its national reputation, the hospital's CEO said at a special meeting Nov. 29.
  2. Some California hospitals fail to comply with charity care transparency law: report

    In January, a law went into effect in California requiring hospitals to post their financial assistance policies on their websites. More than nine months later, some still had not complied, the Los Angeles Times reported Nov. 29. 
  3. Piedmont physician accepts new CEO role

    Lily Henson, MD, was named president and CEO of the Piedmont Augusta (Ga.) Hub.
  4. Physicians sue Mission over noncompetes

    Two North Carolina physicians who have accepted new roles within UNC Health Care's Pardee system are suing Mission Health Community Multispecialty Providers, alleging they were "threatened" with noncompete legal action, the Asheville Citizen Times reported Nov 29.
  5. These 17 digital health companies landed nearly $800M over the past month

    Despite a slowing market for digital health funding, investors — including health system venture capital arms — continue to pour money into promising ideas and solutions.
  6. Optum innovation arm opens digital health research center at Cornell

    Optum Labs, the innovation arm of UnitedHealth Group, has opened a digital health research hub at New York City-based Cornell University.
  7. Viewpoint: Healthcare workers deserve to pursue mental care 'without fear of losing their license'

    To support the mental health and well-being of healthcare workers, states must ensure intrusive mental health questions are not part of licensure and credentialing applications, experts argue in an article published Nov. 29 by U.S. News & World Report.   
  8. Most physicians question NPs' care decisions, survey finds

    Nearly 80 percent of physicians say they occasionally or regularly question a nurse practitioner's treatment decisions, according to Medscape's Evolving Scope of Practice Report published Nov. 29.
  9. Mayo Clinic vs. Banner vs. SSM Health: How 3 health systems' finances compare in Q3

    Rochester,Minn.-based Mayo Clinic reported a strong third-quarter operating margin despite widespread challenges, while Banner Health and SSM Health posted operating losses that were due in part to staff shortages, inflation, and increased labor and supply costs.

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