Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Meet the supply chain leaders at US News' 5 top hospitals

    The COVID-19 pandemic uprooted the supply chain industry and forced teams to find new approaches to disruptions. 
  2. FBI takes down Hive ransomware

    The FBI infiltrated notorious ransomware group Hive, which has targeted hospitals across the U.S., according to a report from the Justice Department.
  3. Novant Health raises minimum wage to $17 per hour

    Winston, Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health will raise its minimum wage from $15 per hour to $17 per hour, effective March 3. 

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  1. HCA posts $5.6B profit for 2022: 6 details

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare saw revenue of $15.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022, up from $15.1 billion over the same period in 2021, according to its financial report released Jan. 27. 
  2. UPMC backs health data company in $30M investment round

    UPMC Enterprises, the venture capital arm of Pittsburgh-based UPMC Health, backed health data company Smile Digital Health in a $30 million series B financing round.
  3. Physician burnout and depression continue to climb: Medscape

    A recent Medscape report found physician burnout has increased to 53 percent — up 6 percent since 2021 — and 23 percent of physicians reported experiencing depression.
  4. 8 executive exits in 10 days

    Nearly one month into 2023, executive exits continue at hospitals and health systems.

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  1. Former UCLA Health leader joins Latino-focused telehealth startup started by Amazon vets

    Sarah Lopez, MD, a former patient safety officer for Los Angeles-based UCLA Health, has joined Latino-focused telehealth startup Zócalo Health as its first chief medical officer.
  2. Corewell hospital names nurse president

    Debbie Guido-Allen, RN, has been named the new president of Corewell Health Dearborn (Mich.) Hospital, a Jan. 26 article in Press & Guide stated. She will move to the role from her current position as the interim president of Corewell Health William Beaumont University Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.
  3. The ins and outs of Optum partnerships

    In a matter of days, Optum inked two major deals with health systems. Mike Valli, president of Optum's Northeast Region, says the organization is poised for more — that such quick succession is not mere coincidence. 
  4. Xploro gets funding from 2 hospital VC arms, hires former Akron Children's innovation chief

    Xploro, a pediatric-focused digital health startup founded in the U.K., has opened a U.S. headquarters after receiving funding from two health system venture capital arms and hiring the former chief innovation officer of Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital.

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  1. OU Health to cut 100 jobs

    Oklahoma City-based OU Health is eliminating about 100 positions as part of an organizational redesign to complete the integration from its 2021 merger. 
  2. NYU Langone reports increased positive operating income

    New York City-based NYU Langone Health posted improved operating income for fiscal 2022.
  3. Bird flu's spread to mammals elevates concern among virologists

    Concern is rising among health experts about the possibility of an H5N1 avian flu pandemic, as the strain has now been found in mammals. A Spanish mink farm was infected with the virus in October, signaling to experts the strain's capability to evolve and spread to other mammals, including humans, at possible pandemic levels.
  4. OR fire prompted 'immediate jeopardy' warning at OHSU

    A patient incurred minor injuries at Portland, Ore.-based OHSU Hospital after a fire broke out in an operating room in Demember, a spokesperson confirmed to Becker's in a Jan. 26 statement. The incident prompted a CMS investigation and a corrective plan from the hospital. The news was first reported by NBC affiliate KGW8. 
  5. Good faith estimates, more consumer tools: Turquoise Health on the state of price transparency

    As more price transparency data becomes available from hospitals and payers, developers are finding ways to make this data useful for providers and patients. 
  6. Boston Children's sees steep decline in investment values for overall loss

    Boston Children's Hospital suffered a steep loss in 2022 driven overwhelmingly by declines in investment values, reporting a net loss of $520 million.
  7. Fred Hutch physician named endowed chair in cancer care at UW Medicine

    Ajay Gopal, MD, a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center medical oncologist, was appointed the Stephen H. Petersdorf Endowed Chair in Cancer Care at Seattle-based UW Medicine.
  8. Nurse practitioners at physician offices served with more malpractice claims: study

    New research found that nurse practitioners have more malpractice suits when working in a physician office than in an office owned by a nurse practitioner.
  9. Cedars-Sinai partners with womens home health company

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai is partnering with women's home health and virtual care company Tia to expand primary and specialty care options for women across Los Angeles.

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