Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 3M to lay off 2,500 employees, citing hospitals' financial challenges

    3M is reducing its manufacturing staff by about 2,500 employees, citing financial struggles by hospitals as a factor, The Star Tribune in Minneapolis reported.
  2. New standardized hand-off procedure reduced late medication administration by 77%

    Detroit-based Wayne State University researchers found a standardized hand-off procedure between hospitals to skilled nursing facilities that improved communication and decreased late medication administration.
  3. Optum partner Owensboro Health continues to report positive operating income

    Owensboro (Ky.) Health, which recently agreed to partner with Optum, reported positive income in its second quarter earnings report even as expenses continued to rise.

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  1. Phoenix Children's chief innovation officer on AI, predictive algorithms and telehealth

    Hospitals are looking to invest in new technologies and work-on innovations that will improve the care patients receive.
  2. Texas hospital completes 11-hour 'historic' surgery to separate conjoined twins

    A team of 25 medical professionals at Fort Worth, Texas-based Cook Children's Medical Center performed the hospital's first separation procedure for conjoined twin sisters on Jan. 23. The 11-hour surgery required months of planning and several simulation surgeries, the hospital said in a news release. 
  3. Steward Health Care breaks ground on $254M replacement hospital

    Dallas-based Steward Health Care is building a replacement hospital for Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, Texas, Healthcare Design reported Jan. 25.
  4. 4 pharmacy trends to watch in 2023: Moody's

    The launch of new biosimilars and an uptick in drugmaker transactions are expected to make waves in the pharmaceutical industry over the coming months, Moody's Investment Service said in a quarterly healthcare report issued Jan. 24.

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  1. Oregon Nurses Association push back on $90M cancer center over staffing concerns

    The Oregon Nurses Association is raising concerns about St. Charles Health System's plans to build a $90 million cancer center in Redmond, citing staffing shortages and financial issues, KTVZ reported Jan. 25.
  2. HCA's Mission Hospital sues to intervene in rival's expansion

    Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., filed a lawsuit Jan. 10 to stop Hendersonville, N.C.-based Pardee Hospital from expanding its cardiac catheterization services, according to a Jan. 24 report in the Asheville Citizen Times.
  3. Pharmacy techs paid the most, appear the least in hospitals

    Pharmacy technicians have the highest paychecks of all hospital work settings, but most of them aren't working in hospitals, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  4. Walgreens considers selling $2B pharmacy automation business

    Walgreens Boots Alliance is weighing whether to sell its pharmacy automation business, which is worth $2 billion, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. 

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  1. Nurses secure big raises: Where, how much and when

    Nurses and other workers at hospitals and health systems have secured large raises recently amid contract negotiations with unions. Others have also secured raises through minimum wage increases. Below is a breakdown of the raises, reported by Becker's since Dec. 14. 
  2. Tennessee hospital CEO focuses on staff retention, denies hospital is for sale

    Management at troubled Maryville, Tenn.-based Blount Memorial Hospital is working on staff incentives to help retain a robust permanent workforce, the hospital's CEO said in an update to local officials, according to a Jan. 26 report from The Daily Times.
  3. Sanford-Fairview asked to delay merger by Minnesota attorney general

    Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has asked Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health and Minneapolis-based Fairview Health System to slow down their proposed merger, the Star Tribune reported Jan. 25. 
  4. The key to reinvigorating infection control? Getting back to basics, says Mount Sinai's Dr. Aaron Glatt

    After three long pandemic years, the time is now for hospital clinicians to refocus efforts on infection control and prevention, said Aaron E. Glatt, MD, chair of medicine, chief of infectious disease and epidemiologist at Mount Sinai South Nassau in Oceanside, N.Y.
  5. Shooting prompts Florida system to boost security

    Daytona Beach, Fla.-based Halifax Health is ramping up security at its facilities after a fatal shooting in the Select Medical long-term acute care facility within AdventHealth Daytona Beach, NBC affiliate WESH reported Jan. 24.
  6. 6 health systems transferring employees to RCM companies

    Here are six health systems that have transferred revenue cycle department staff to RCM companies since July 14: 
  7. Another blow to hospital finances ahead

    States will be able to disenroll some Medicaid beneficiaries on April 1, which could mean higher bad debt for hospitals, according to a report from Moody's Investment Service Healthcare Quarterly report.
  8. 3,000 employees 'seriously considered' leaving U of Iowa in the last year, survey finds

    More than half of the nearly 6,000 University of Iowa employees who participated in a recent survey said they have "seriously considered" leaving the university in the last 12 months, The Courier reported Jan. 25. 
  9. The 25 most profitable 1-star hospitals

    The most profitable of all 192 CMS 1-star hospitals in the nation is Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia, according to data from Sage Transparency, which was launched by the Employers' Forum of Indiana.

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