Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. South Dakota health system CEO to step down

    K.C. DeBoer is resigning as CEO of Watertown, S.D.-based Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, Watertown Public Opinion reported July 27.
  2. South Carolina's fastest-growing county to get 36-bed hospital

    Tidelands Health got state approval to build a 36-bed hospital in Horry County, the Murrells Inlet, S.C.-based health system said July 27. 
  3. McLeod Health gets approval to build 48-bed hospital

    Florence, S.C.-based McLeod Health received approval to build a 48-bed, 4-story hospital in South Carolina, the system announced July 27.

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  1. 14 hospitals, systems sue HHS over graduate medical education payments

    A group of 14 hospitals and health systems, including Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor and Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, is suing HHS over a calculation used to determine payments for physician training programs, according to court documents.
  2. OHSU cuts medical school class size due to lack of clinical placements

    Oregon Health & Science University is reducing some class sizes because of a shortage of clinical placement positions in the region, according to The Lund Report.
  3. 6 recent hospital, health system CNO, CMO moves

    The following hospital and health system chief medical officer and chief nursing officer moves have been reported since June 14.
  4. Tampa General urgent care employee allegedly stole photos of patients' personal, credit card info

    A former employee of Tampa General urgent care has been accused of taking photos of some patients' driver's licenses and credit card information, according to a July 27 WTSP report. 

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  1. 6 big ideas in healthcare innovation

    From their thoughts on how to craft an effective digital health strategy to hospital at home initiatives to the most overused terms in the health IT field, here are six quotes about the role of innovation in healthcare that hospital and health system executives shared with Becker's Hospital Review in July:
  2. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  3. 13 numbers that show Optum's Q2 growth

    UnitedHealth Group saw a notable slip in second-quarter profits, but Optum flaunted an uptick in revenue, operating margins and scope of service. 
  4. Patients prefer sharing insurance data, survey says

    Across the board, patients are requesting their data be more accessible to themselves and their providers — including insurance information.
  1. Most Americans want hospitals' data-sharing to go beyond federal requirements, Pew says

    Eighty-one percent of U.S. adults support increased access to health information for patients and providers, according to survey results released July 27 by Pew Research.
  2. Medicare expansion could reduce racial disparities, study finds

    Access to Medicare is making a marked difference in reducing race-related healthcare disparities, according to a new study. 
  3. New Jersey earmarks $10M to support pediatric cancer treatment, open new center

    New Jersey has appropriated $10 million to advance pediatric cancer research and support the development of a children's cancer center at Rutgers Cancer Institute. 
  4. Hackers accessed UC San Diego Health employee email accounts for 4 months

    UC San Diego Health began notifying patients July 27 of an employee email security event that may have exposed their protected health information. 
  5. Dr. Ferdinand Venditti to retire after 22 years at Albany Med

    Albany (N.Y.) Med Executive Vice President and hospital General Director Ferdinand Venditti, MD, is retiring, health system officials said July 26.
  6. Former VA IT exec: 6 insights on VA's $16B Cerner EHR

    Roger Baker, a former assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs for Information and Technology, shared six reasons why he thinks the VA's $16 billion Cerner EHR rollout is rocky, according to a July 26 article published by Federal Computer Week.
  7. 8 recent hospital credit rating upgrades

    At least eight hospital and health system credit rating downgrades and upgrades have occurred since Jan. 1.
  8. 'We had no choice': Rural Pennsylvania healthcare clinic to close

    Snow Shoe, Pa.-based Mountaintop Area Medical Center — which offers primary care, minor surgeries, lab services and more — will close Aug. 31. 
  9. Nurses strike canceled after McLaren Macomb, union reach deal

    More than 500 nurses at Mount Clemens, Mich.- based McLaren Macomb have agreed to a tentative three-year labor contract, according to statement from the hospital and union.

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