Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Cancer death rates fall thanks to new treatments and screenings

    Death rates from cancer have fallen over the past two decades, resulting in more than 18 million cancer survivors in the U.S. — up from three million in 1971. New treatments and screenings are to thank, NBC News reported Sept. 12.
  2. Pandemic 'is not where it was,' Biden clarifies

    President Joe Biden sought to clarify his declaration that the pandemic is "over" after facing backlash from patients, physicians and health experts this week, The Hill reported Sept. 20.
  3. 5 health systems hit with credit downgrades

    Credit rating downgrades for several health systems were tied to capital expenditures and cash flow issues in recent months.

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  1. Rhode Island's healthcare system 'is in crisis,' Lifespan CFO warns

    Hospitals across the country continue to face unprecedented financial challenges, and Lifespan CFO David Kirshner warns that the result has left the Rhode Island healthcare system in crisis, according to a Sept. 15 news release shared with Becker's.
  2. Stabbing of nurse prompts California hospital to intensify security

    Mission Community Hospital in Panorama City, Calif., has increased the security and police presence on campus following the stabbing of an employee.
  3. Michigan health system merges with Trinity Health

    Grand Haven, Mich.-based North Ottawa Community Health System will join Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health on Oct. 1. 
  4. 5 recent pediatric partnerships

    The following pediatric partnerships have been formed or reported on by Becker's since Sept. 13. 

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  1. How 3 health systems bridge workforce generations

    Amid a changing work landscape, health systems must adjust recruiting and retention practices to ensure they meet employee needs and expectations across generations. This is particularly true as more older healthcare workers have retired or plan to retire, and as younger generations such as millennials and Generation Z make up large portions of their workforces.  
  2. AMA, AHA move to dismiss No Surprises Act lawsuit, but concerned about final rule

    The American Hospital Association and American Medical Association have moved to dismiss their legal challenge of the No Surprises Act's independent dispute resolution process, but vowed to make their "voices heard in courts very soon."
  3. Centura Health hospital names Brandon Mencini CEO

    Brandon Mencini was named CEO of Centura Health's Mercy Hospital in Durango, Colo.
  4. 62 benchmarks on nonprofit hospital CEO pay in 11 metro areas

    The compensation of CEOs leading tax-exempt hospitals is but one measure analyzed in Candid's 2022 Nonprofit Compensation Report, which is based entirely on data reported to the IRS. 

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  1. How more efficient EHRs can ease physician burnout

    Physicians are reporting high rates of burnout, which studies suggest can affect patient safety. This can be partially attributed to the administrative burden placed on physicians, who frequently lose clinical hours to EHR tasks. 
  2. Former Amazon Care employees raise $5M for Latino-focused telehealth company

    Zócalo Health, a Latino-focused telehealth company founded by two Amazon veterans, has received $5 million in seed funding to launch its virtual primary care services.
  3. 20% of pediatricians likely to leave their job in the next year, survey finds

    Among surveyed pediatricians, 1 in 5, or 20 percent, indicated plans to leave their job in the next year, and nearly half of those considering leaving in the next five years indicated plans to leave medicine altogether, according to a new report from McKinsey.
  4. Meet the health IT department: Chief data officers

    With healthcare technology expanding in so many different directions, new positions are popping up at health systems that didn't exist even a few short years ago.
  5. Kaiser Permanente Ventures among investors in $75M funding round for plant-based tube feeding company

    Kaiser Permanente Ventures is among the investors in a $75 million series C funding round for Kate Farms, which produces plant-based nutrition for tube or oral feeding.
  6. Is a 'white-collar' recession coming?

    The jobs of young professionals in several white-collar industries are particularly vulnerable as companies scale back hiring plans, pull job listings and lay off workers. 
  7. Lifespan, digital health company Eko to research AI for hypertension

    Providence, R.I.-based Lifespan is partnering with digital health company Eko to develop artificial intelligence that can help diagnose pulmonary hypertension, the firm said Sept. 20.
  8. 4 things to know about enterovirus D68

    Earlier this month, the CDC said hospitals through July and August had detected the largest number of infections caused by enterovirus D68 since 2018. 
  9. Texas physician 'gold card' rules take effect Oct. 1

    Physicians and providers in Texas will begin seeing the effects of the state's "gold card" law Oct. 1. 

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