Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. McLaren Flint taps infectious disease specialist as chief medical officer

    McLaren Flint (Mich.) named Varsha Moudgal, MD, an infectious disease specialist, chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs.
  2. Vermont hospital uses baby footprints to improve patient safety

    Rutland (Vt.) Regional Medical Center started a new safety program for newborn babies involving taking pictures of their feet, CBS affiliate WCAX reported March 13.
  3. 10 sectors with the priciest Medicaid fraud cases in 2022

    Medicaid fraud units recovered $415.7 million from criminal convictions and $641.5 million in civil settlements in 2022, according to a report from HHS' Office of the Inspector General.
  1. South Texas Health System breaks ground on 7th freestanding ER 

    Edinburg-based South Texas Health System has started construction of its seventh freestanding emergency room department, NBC affiliate KGBT reported March 11. 
  2. New York hospital names final CEO as closure looms

    Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport, N.Y., has named Maralyn Militello, BSN, RN, its last CEO, according to the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal. 
  3. Lee Health expanding capacity at several locations as Cape Coral population grows

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health is currently involved in a number of capital projects including expanding its 291-bed Cape Coral Hospital, according to a March 13 Naples Daily News report.
  4. 'Facts over fear:' How providers can put patients at ease with AI

    Hospitals and health systems can help alleviate patients' apprehension with AI by discussing the due diligence and care exercised by their organizations in selecting AI tools and evaluating its role in patient care, hospital and health system CIOs told Becker's. 

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  1. 5 Hackensack Meridian executives who started as nurses

    In honor of Women's History Month, Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health is celebrating the work of five executives in the health system who started their careers as front-line nurses. 
  2. New York hospital to raise nurses' pay by up to 40% over 3 years

    Valhalla, N.Y.-based Westchester Medical Center Health Network's HealthAlliance Hospital in Kingston, N.Y., and the New York State Nurses Association have agreed to a new three-year contract that includes raises.
  3. How Johns Hopkins aims to boost nurse leader diversity

    The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is working to diversify healthcare's pipeline of future nurse leaders through a new educational program, the organization said March 13.
  4. 'Ignite passion' and 'prime the pipeline' to manage nursing shortage, per 3 hospital CNOs

    Talking about the nursing shortage isn't going to solve the problem, three chief nursing officers told Becker's. Instead, creating programs that spark an interest in nursing in students, training nurse aides who can move up the nursing ladder and empowering current team members to use their networks to attract new nurses are keys to priming the pipeline.

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  1. Lawmaker: Oracle Cerner should pay VA back over 'absolute disservice'

    A Republican House leader not only hopes to end the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs EHR contract with Oracle Cerner but wants the vendor to pay the government back, FedScoop reported.
  2. Patients question Adderall's efficacy

    A growing number of patients taking Adderall, a drug for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, are questioning whether the treatment works, The New York Times reported March 13. 
  3. Hartford Hospital launching new seat belt safety campaign

    Hartford (Conn.) Hospital is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to launch a new rear seat belt safety campaign. 
  4. Poorer hospitals in Colorado benefited less from federal funds allocation: Report

    Better off hospital and health systems in Colorado may have benefited disproportionately from federal relief funds during the pandemic compared with their poorer rural counterparts, according to a March 12 report in The Gazette.
  5. Apple AirPods could be getting health features soon

    Apple's AirPods and AirPods Pro might be used to monitor heart rates and characterize blood flow in consumer's ear skin, Apple Insider reported March 12. 
  6. 10K patients affected in Massachusetts health center ransomware attack

    Boston-based Codman Square Health Center's systems were encrypted by ransomware, causing the protected health information of 10,161 patients to be compromised.
  7. How Jefferson Health is using an app to remove language barriers

    Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health is using a new app to make interpreting language faster for patients who are deaf or have limited English proficiency. 
  8. More Americans feel effects of healthcare staff shortages, poll finds

    Hospitals and health systems are not alone in experiencing the effects of staff shortages that were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. A growing number of Americans are also concerned about the issue.
  9. Shortages of ER staple drugs increase

    Shortages of several key drugs used in emergency department care continue to create difficulties for practitioners and patients. Pharmaceutical companies cite increased demand, supply issues and manufacturing delays as key reasons for the shortages. 

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