Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. What EHR vendor the highest-rated hospitals, health systems are using

    Epic Systems, the EHR vendor that controls nearly a third of the U.S. hospital market share, is one of the most used vendors among the highest rated health systems in the U.S.
  2. COVID-19 origin declassification bill heads to Biden's desk

    A bill to declassify information about the pandemic's origins passed the House on March 10 and now heads to President Joe Biden's desk, according to The Hill. 
  3. 3 patients test positive for Legionella at Cincinnati hospital

    Three patients have tested positive for Legionella at Cincinnati-based Christ Hospital's main campus, NBC affiliate WLWT5 reported March 11.
  1. Arizona hospital CEO exits

    Shawn Morrow is no longer CEO of Show Low, Ariz.-based Summit Healthcare, the White Mountain Independent reported March 10.
  2. Shuttered California hospital files for bankruptcy

    The financially troubled Madera (Calif.) Community Hospital filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy March 10, according to KVPR, the San Joaquin Valley's NPR station.
  3. Missouri health system appoints strategy chief

    St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo., has named Scott Johnson as its chief strategy officer, effective March 13.
  4. Forecasts of SARS-CoV-2 variant scenarios reveal what turns the virus could take

    Looking ahead to June, researchers released forecasts in a preprint for hospitalizations and death tolls of five different SARS-CoV-2 variant scenarios eyeing what might be next and how to prepare accordingly.

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  1. Ascension to shift investment focus to outpatient facilities to meet ongoing trend

    St. Louis-based Ascension will focus some of its future investment in outpatient services, reflecting a nationwide trend in a shift from inpatient care.
  2. Tenet Health Central Coast taps new hospital chief nursing officer

    Tenet Health Central Coast, a division of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, has appointed Aaron Thorne, BSN, RN, as the new chief nursing officer for its Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  3. 3 nurse CEOs on combating assumptions, getting ahead of skill gaps

    CEOs of hospitals and health systems with a background in bedside nursing appear to be few and far between, making the advice from nurses at the helm of hospitals even more valuable to aspiring nurse CEOs. 
  4. CommonSpirit vs. Ascension vs. Trinity: How the 3 largest nonprofit systems' finances compare

    The three largest nonprofit health systems, CommonSpirit Health (140 hospitals), Ascension (139 hospitals) and Trinity Health (88 hospitals), reported operating losses and margins in the red for the six months ending Dec. 31, but experienced slight improvements in performances in the final quarter of the year.

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  1. Ochsner Lafayette General's $16M VC fund: 5 things to know

    Ochsner Lafayette (La.) General has a venture capital arm that supports emerging companies focused on data and deep learning, patient experience, value-based care and automating back-office functions.
  2. Labor board files complaint against UPMC after nurse's termination

    On March 3, the Region 6 office of the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Pittsburgh-based UPMC and one of its subsidiaries, UPMC Altoona (Pa.), over allegations related to the termination of an agency nurse.
  3. 13 hospitals closing departments or ending services

    Several healthcare organizations have recently closed medical departments or ended services at facilities to shore up finances, focus on more in-demand services or address staffing shortages.
  4. Silicon Valley Bank, which backed digital health companies, collapses

    Silicon Valley Bank, which partnered with nearly half of the venture-backed tech and healthcare companies, collapsed March 10, CNN reported.
  5. Franciscan Health names CEO of central Indiana market

    Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Health, a 12-hospital system, has appointed Lori Price, RN, president and CEO of its central Indiana region.
  6. Michigan healthcare workforce gets funding boost amid 27,000 vacant hospital jobs

    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed House Bill 4016, which will provide $75 million to recruit, retain and train the state's healthcare workforce. 
  7. New Hampshire has lost 11 maternity wards since 2000 after Frisbie Memorial ends care

    Eleven hospitals and health systems have closed their maternity wards since 2000, after Rochester, N.H.-based Frisbie Memorial Hospital reached an agreement with the state's attorney general to close its labor and delivery services, NHPR reported March 9.
  8. Nursing retention plan signed into law in Mississippi

    A new law aiming to keep recently qualified nurses working in Mississippi has added itself to a raft of initiatives the state is working on to keep its crumbling health system functioning.
  9. Froedtert hospital to end obstetrics care

    The only hospital in Manitowoc, Wis., a city of nearly 35,000 — Froedtert Holy Family Memorial Hospital — will stop all obstetrics care beginning June 1, according to Fox 11 News.

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