Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Where are the 22 Leapfrog straight-'A' hospitals?

    The Leapfrog Group released its spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades on May 10, assigning "A" through "F" letter grades to nearly 3,000 general acute care hospitals in the U.S. for patient safety performance.
  2. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  3. USC Keck physicians vote to join union

    Resident and fellow physicians at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles have voted to unionize with the Committee of Interns and Residents.

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  1. Where are the 17 Leapfrog 'F' hospitals? 

    The Leapfrog Group gave 17 hospitals failing grades in its spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades list, released May 10.
  2. Making remote work work

    Today's healthcare leaders face vast uncertainty and a multitude of complex questions that can feel impossible to answer. These uncertainties include the labor market, the future of remote work, the organization's infrastructure and technology, the role of automation — and much more.
  3. COVID-19 hospitalizations to rise through late May, CDC predicts

    Hospitals will likely see new COVID-19 admissions increase through the end of the month, federal modeling suggests.
  4. 5 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    Several hospital construction projects have been recently announced or have advanced. Becker's reported on the following five projects in the last week.

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  1. 29% of nurses considering leaving profession: 5 takeaways from the 2022 nurse salary report

    The 2022 "Nurse Salary Research Report" found 29 percent of nurses are considering leaving the profession — a dramatic increase from the 11 percent who said the same in the 2020 survey. 
  2. 226-bed hospital explores joining MultiCare Health System

    Yakima (Wash.) Valley Memorial signed a letter of intent to explore joining Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System. 
  3. Nurses call for reopening of services amid UMass Memorial-Heywood affiliation talks

    Massachusetts nurses' concerns about the closure of mental health and pediatric beds at Heywood Hospital were "intensified" by the May announcement that Worcester-based UMass Memorial Health and Heywood Healthcare are exploring an affiliation deal, the Massachusetts Nurses Association said May 6.
  4. 5 systems seeking chief quality officers 

    ​​Below are five hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have recently posted job listings seeking chief quality officers.

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  1. 11 health systems opening hospitals

    Several hospital openings by health systems have taken place, been announced, advanced or delayed in April. Here are 11 reported by Becker's since April 6:
  2. Viewpoint: The case for labor peace agreements

    The federal government should step in to help stabilize turbulent healthcare workforce issues by enforcing labor peace agreements between health systems and unions, Gabriel Winant, PhD, and Theresa Brown, PhD, BSN, RN, argue in a May 9 New York Times op-ed.
  3. Texas hospital lifts water advisory after limiting services

    Fort Bliss, Texas-based William Beaumont Army Medical Center has lifted its water advisory, which was issued for 30 days due to contaminated water found at the hospital.
  4. Feds offer $10M for info about hacker group that targets hospitals

    The State Department is offering a $10 million reward for information that may lead to the identification or location of individuals who hold a leadership position in the Conti ransomware group, which has been known to target hospitals and the healthcare industry. 
  5. Port contract negotiations could be new supply chain snag

    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and cargo-handling companies at West Coast ports are set to begin contract negotiations May 10 for 22,400 workers across 29 ports, which has some experts concerned about further supply chain disruptions, The Wall Street Journal reported May 8. 
  6. X-ray dye shortage hinders hospitals

    Healthcare facilities across the globe are seeing shortages of chemicals used in imaging services as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns in China.
  7. HHS to increase monitoring after audit finds security program 'ineffective'

    The Department of Health and Human Services will implement continuous monitoring of its systems, after an audit conducted by the department's Office of Inspector April 25 found its information security program "not effective" for fiscal year 2021, FedScoop reported May 6.
  8. Researchers turn attention to those who've dodged COVID-19

    Researchers around the world are working to understand how a shrinking number of people have managed to avoid contracting the coronavirus for more than two years in hopes of uncovering better preventive measures and more effective treatments, The Washington Post reported May 8. 
  9. Bronson Healthcare launches travel nurse program

    Bronson Healthcare has created an internal travel staffing program for nurses and other hard-to-fill clinical positions, the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based system said May 9.

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