Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Wyoming hospital and board member settle over noncompete dispute, report

    Management at Jackson, Wyo.-based St. John's Hospital have reached an agreement with a current physician board member over a noncompete conflict, averting the need for a possible trial and payment of up to $260,000, according to a Nov. 30 report in the Jackson Hole News & Guide.
  2. MetroHealth reports $5M quarterly loss amid CEO upheaval: 5 notes

    Cleveland-based MetroHealth reported operating loss for the quarter ending Sept. 30, but $24.3 million operating income for the 2022 calendar year so far shortly after the system's CEO departed.
  3. Meditech in the last 30 days

    From piloting a clinical search tool with Google Health to partnering with new health systems, here are seven updates on Meditech's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in November.

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  1. Alaska hospital CEO steps down

    Anne Marie Lynch is no longer CEO of Anchorage, Alaska-based North Star Behavioral Health System, the Anchorage Daily News reported Nov. 30.
  2. GE board approves GE healthcare spinoff

    GE said Nov. 30 its board approved the planned spin-off of its healthcare business, GE Healthcare. 
  3. Massachusetts clinics bring back incentives to increase COVID-19 booster rates

    To incentivize people to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, clinics across Massachusetts are offering $75 dollar gift cards through the end of the year, or until supplies last, according to CBS Boston. 
  4. FDA approves 1st fecal transplant therapy for C. diff

    The FDA approved the first fecal transplant therapy, Rebyota, for people with ongoing Clostridioides difficile, ABC News reported Nov. 30.

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  1. HCA names East Florida CFO

    The East Florida division of HCA Healthcare named Richard Read as its CFO, effective January 1, 2023. 
  2. Nearly 10% of Texas hospitals are at risk of closing: 7 things to know

    The number of Texas hospitals at risk of closing has nearly doubled in the past two years, rising from 4.7 percent in 2020 to 9.2 percent this year, according to a November report from Kaufman Hall. 
  3. California hospital losing staff 'left and right' to competitors that can pay more, COO says

    Like most hospitals and health systems, staffing is the number one priority for Colton, Calif.-based Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, a 3,500-employee organization that faces stiff competition in the labor market from big-box stores that can afford to pay staff more. 
  4. Adventist Hospital outlook downgraded to negative amid operational pressures: Fitch

    Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Hospital has had its outlook downgraded from stable to negative, reflecting "continued negative operational pressure," Fitch Ratings said Nov. 30.

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  1. California healthcare district CEO exits

    Caroline Wasielewski is no longer CEO of the healthcare district that owns Adventist Health Tehachapi (Calif.) Valley hospital, Tehachapi News reported Nov. 27.
  2. All for one and one for all: Creating culture alignment after a merger

    At a time when many healthcare organizations are in flux, physicians are becoming rapidly and increasingly employed by corporate entities.
  3. CDC expands polio wastewater testing to more states

    The CDC is expanding wastewater testing for polio in certain areas of the country to determine whether the virus is circulating outside of New York, where an unvaccinated person in Rockland County contracted a case of paralytic polio this summer. 
  4. 11 hospital and health system merger and acquisition updates from November

    The following are hospital and health system deals that were announced, completed or canceled in the month of November:
  5. 'Gaslighting' is 2022's word of the year. Healthcare is not immune to its flame.

    "Gaslighting" was Merriam-Webster's word of the year in 2022, the dictionary announced Nov. 28. As "gaslighting" has become more pervasive in the English language, it has gained associations with the medical field — albeit less obvious ones than last year's word, "vaccine." 
  6. Texas Medical Association files 3rd lawsuit challenging No Surprises Act

    The Texas Medical Association has filed another federal lawsuit challenging the No Surprises Act, arguing in its latest suit that portions of the rule "artificially deflate the qualifying payment amount."
  7. Florida hospital board begins new session by agreeing to review COVID-19 protocols

    The board for one of Florida's largest public health systems plans to investigate Sarasota Memorial Hospital's protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported Nov. 30. 
  8. Largest US medical school to open campus in Florida

    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, the nation's largest medical school, has partnered with Jacksonville (Fla.) University to open northeast Florida's first four-year medical school. 
  9. CMS looks to create national healthcare provider directory

    CMS is looking to create a national healthcare provider directory that would make it easier for Americans to find physicians and other providers.

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