Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. More M&A in the cards for Ascension, CommonSpirit

    On the heels of successful financial reports from Chicago-based CommonSpirit and St. Louis-based Ascension, the two health systems are actively reworking their hospital portfolios through investing in multiple mergers and acquisitions to improve upon their financial performances.
  2. Wisconsin hospital embraces new identity

    Darlington, Wis.-based Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County is undergoing a rebrand, which will give the hospital a new name and an updated logo. 
  3. Health systems want to boost digital health budgets

    As economic pressures on healthcare organizations begin to cool, hospital and health system leaders are looking to dedicate additional resources to initiatives focused on digital transformation, a Feb. 21 report from Panda Health found.

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  1. CHS eyes $1B in potential hospital sales

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has sold a number of hospitals over the past several years and is evaluating interest for sales that could yield more than $1 billion in additional proceeds, CEO Tim Hingtgen said on the company's Feb. 21 earnings call. 
  2. How Cleveland Clinic finds common ground with competitors

    "Cleveland Clinic" is recognized around the world — but unlike its name, the health system doesn't stand alone. 
  3. Oregon hospital taps CEO

    Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Ore., has named Patrick Sharp CEO. 
  4. Nearly 4,000 weight loss drug prescriptions in 2023 were for US teens

    There were around 4,000 prescriptions for weight loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic written for U.S. patients between the ages of 12 and 18 in 2023, alone, NBC News reported Feb. 21. 

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  1. New York hospital CEO resigns

    Emily Mastaler is stepping down as CEO of River Hospital in Alexandria Bay, N.Y.
  2. The strategies that dropped vacancy rates at 10 systems

    In the midst of staff shortages, health systems and healthcare groups have become more creative and focused on retention strategies.
  3. Exec convicted of insider trading over $1.6B Medtronic deal

    Doron Tavlin, a former executive at Mazor Robotics, has been convicted of insider trading related to the device company's $1.6 billion acquisition by Medtronic.
  4. Where 'the rich are getting richer'

    In a number of U.S. cities — particularly those on the West Coast — wealth has been multiplying. 

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  1. How to close the research gap in women's leading cause of death: Viewpoint

    In 1912, a researcher described cardiovascular disease in men. It was not until 1928, however, that the same researcher wrote another paper showing women also suffered from the disease. This is one example of how research into and treatments for heart disease in women, the leading cause of death in women, has lagged for decades, a Feb. 1 Circulation Research article said.
  2. Pharmacist explores delivering vaccines directly to white blood cells

    Delivering vaccines directly into the body's immune cells could make the preventions even more effective, according to new research from a pharmaceutical scientist and professor at West Virginia University in Morgantown.
  3. New York governor dedicates added $100M for SUNY Downstate transformation

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul's 30-day budget amendments have allotted up to $300 million for a capital investment as part of the transformation plan for University Hospital at Downstate, part of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, along with an additional $100 million to cover its deficit in the first year of the transition. 
  4. Texas system breaks ground on $450M hospital

    San Antonio-based University Health broke ground on a $450 million community hospital Feb. 21, marking its second new hospital project since the start of 2024. 
  5. RWJBarnabas names chief people officer

    Lynda Markoe was named chief people officer of West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health.
  6. 10 health systems, hospitals seeking chief medical officers

    Below are 10 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have posted job listings seeking chief medical officers:
  7. Methodist Le Bonheur, anesthesia group end 50-year partnership

    Memphis, Tenn.-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and its longtime anesthesia provider, Medical Anesthesia Group, have ended their partnership after contract negotiations hit an impasse.
  8. NP employment per 1K jobs, by state

    Among all U.S. states, Tennessee has the highest number of jobs for nurse practitioners per 1,000 jobs in the state, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  9. Dartmouth shifts hospital CEO to COO role

    Tom Manion is wrapping up his time as president and CEO of New London (N.H.) Hospital.

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