Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 6 health systems with Super Bowl ads

    A local school band and a dog were among the stars of health system Super Bowl commercials that aired during the big game Feb. 11.
  2. 3 healthcare organizations expanding access amid HSHS closures

    Three additional healthcare organizations are stepping up to the plate to ensure patient care access for those affected by Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System's closure of two hospitals and clinics it operates with Green Bay, Wis.-based Prevea Health. 
  3. Steward Florida hospital shutters obstetrics unit early

    Miami-based North Shore Medical Center, part of Dallas-based Steward Health Care, has closed patient care in its obstetrics unit, effective Feb. 14, a few weeks earlier than its initial March 10 planned closure.

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  1. Yale New Haven Hospital names president

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health has named Katherine Heilpern, MD, president of its 1,541-bed flagship hospital. 
  2. 30 cities with the highest flu vaccination rates

    When it comes to flu vaccination rates, the Midwest reigns supreme, according to a Feb. 12 analysis from SmartAsset. 
  3. Care deficiencies put brighter spotlight on Steward hospital: Report

    A series of events pointing to shortcomings at Brockton, Mass.-based Good Samaritan Medical Center has led the hospital to be understaffed and overcrowded, The Boston Globe reported Feb. 14.
  4. Missouri hospitals treat victims after shooting at Kansas City Chiefs rally

    One person is dead and at least 21 others were shot when gunfire rang out near the end of the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl parade Feb. 14. 

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  1. Transgender patient sues Colorado hospital for $1.5M over canceled surgery

    Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora ceased performing certain gender-affirming surgeries for patients 18 and older in July. Now, seven months later, a patient is suing the hospital over their canceled surgery, The Colorado Sun reported Feb. 14.
  2. Healthcare layoffs in 14 numbers

    Financial headwinds continue to blow through the healthcare industry, forcing hospitals and health systems to cut costs — and in some cases, jobs. 
  3. How much 4 health systems are paying for EHRs

    Here is how much four health systems are expected to pay or have paid for the cost of purchasing, installing and upgrading a new or current electronic health record system:
  4. FTC probes whether GPOs, wholesalers cause drug shortages

    The Federal Trade Commission and HHS launched an investigation Feb. 14 into how group purchasing organizations and drug wholesalers might cause drug shortages. 

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  1. Mercy to acquire Ascension hospital

    St. Louis-based Mercy plans to acquire ownership of Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan.
  2. Providence allocating 5% of budget to AI

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence is allocating 5% of its fixed budget to generative AI in 2024, B.J. Moore, CIO of the organization, told Becker's. 
  3. Hackers are using AI to be more 'productive'

    Microsoft research found that government-sponsored hackers affiliated with Russia, China and Iran have been utilizing tools associated with OpenAI to create cyberattacks, The New York Times reported Feb. 14. 
  4. How a health system removed 'pebbles in the shoe' from its EHR

    One health system eased physician burnout by removing "pebbles in the shoe" from its EHR, the American Medical Association reported.
  5. States ranked by projected growth in new cancer cases

    The U.S. is projected to see more than 2 million new cancer diagnoses this year, marking a record high, according to estimates from the American Cancer Society. Arizona is estimated to see the largest jump in new cases relative to how many were reported in the state in 2020. 
  6. 'Long concerned': Massachusetts lawmakers probe Cerberus for Steward answers

    Lawmakers in Massachusetts have sent a letter to Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity firm that founded Dallas-based Steward Health Care, demanding answers related to the health system's financial troubles, The Boston Globe reported Feb. 15.
  7. HCA hospital in California to end trauma care

    Regional Medical Center in San Jose, Calif., plans to end its trauma services in August, citing low utilization rates. 
  8. Virtual visits down at Kaiser Permanente

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente furnished tens of millions of virtual visits and online prescription orders in 2023, though patients' use of those digital tools was down from previous years.
  9. 'Pressure is on' for prior authorization reform, AMA president says

    A series of recent prior authorization policy wins has American Medical Association President Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, optimistic that "momentum is building toward meaningful prior authorization reform." 

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