Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. California hospital CEO joins healthcare AI investment firm

    The CEO of 335-bed Los Angeles-based Olive View-UCLA Medical Center is joining MedBright AI, a healthcare technology capital allocator, according to a Dec. 5 MedBright news release. 
  2. Most of ChatGPT's answers to drug questions are wrong: Study

    Nearly 75% of ChatGPT's answers to drug-related questions are incomplete or wrong, according to a study conducted at Brookville, N.Y.-based Long Island University.
  3. Bankrupt California hospital continues lifeline search to reopen

    Nearly one year after being shut down, the clock is ticking for Madera (Calif.) Community Hospital as it continues the push to reopen its doors, Cal Matters reported Dec. 5.

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  1. 5 evolution metrics for hospital supply chains: Gartner

    The healthcare supply chain industry has evolved over the last 15 years in five significant ways, Eric O'Daffer, a Gartner research vice president, wrote in a Dec. 4 piece in Supply Chain Management Review. 
  2. Georgia cancer institute names chief

    Atlanta-based Piedmont Oncology Institute named Walter Curran Jr., MD, its new chief.
  3. Karmanos taps vice president of cancer network

    Doris Ranski-Zazula, BSN, RN, was appointed vice president of the Detroit-based Karmanos Cancer Network, part of McLaren Health Care. 
  4. 3 patients die in cancer drug trial

    Three patients reportedly died in a Merus clinical trial of a new lung cancer treatment.

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  1. Elevance to launch digital pharmacy under Carelon

    Elevance Health is launching CarelonRx Pharmacy, a digital and home delivery pharmacy subsidiary, in 2024.
  2. Mayo Clinic Platform inks new partnership

    Mayo Clinic Platform, Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic's ecosystem for innovators, is teaming up with a new company to minimize the cost, time and risk associated with medtech regulatory compliance. 
  3. Tenet, HCA, CHS, UHS: How each system ranks on pay and culture

    The company culture and pay/promotion practices vary widely at the big four for-profit health systems, according to the most recent American Opportunity Index. 
  4. U-M Health's chief digital officer sees opportunity in tech 'co-pilots'

    Lansing-based University of Michigan Health's regional chief digital information officer, Josh Wilda, is focusing on cultivating a strong digital environment and maximizing the organization's current technologies. 

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  1. Colorado hospital names CEO

    Animas Surgical Hospital, a physician-owned hospital in Durango, Colo., has named Meggin Roberts its next CEO. 
  2. 15 top health systems, per Fortune + Premier

    Fortune and Premier collaborated to identify the top 15 health systems of 2023, considering clinical outcomes, operational efficiency and patient experience in the 15th edition of the list.
  3. Cancer society urges lawmakers to resolve drug shortages

    With 16 ongoing oncology drug shortages disrupting patient care, a cancer society is asking lawmakers to push legislation aimed at systemic fixes to drug shortages. 
  4. Illinois' 3rd-largest health system rebrands

    Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health has a new name.
  5. Task force floats new fall prevention guidelines

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force proposed new recommendations on interventions to prevent falls in older adults Dec. 5.
  6. Steward to close Massachusetts rehab hospital

    Steward Health Care is planning to close Stoughton, Mass.-based New England Sinai Hospital this spring, the system said Dec. 4.
  7. Texas health system opens new hospital

    Lubbock, Texas-based UMC Health opened its new Lubbock-based UMC Health & Wellness Hospital.
  8. 10 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From a California hospital filing an antitrust lawsuit against Optum to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital seeking a retrial in a case made famous by a Netflix documentary, here are 10 hospital lawsuits, settlements and legal developments Becker's has reported since Nov. 20:
  9. Brain implants support recovery in 5 traumatic injury patients

    Five people with traumatic brain injuries performed higher on cognitive tests after receiving an electrode implant in their brain, according to new research. 

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