Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mississippi College of Nursing names interim dean

    The Mississippi College School of Nursing in Clinton, Miss., has named Lisa Eichelberger, PhD, RN, as its interim dean, according to a Feb. 27 announcement.
  2. Ascension backs White House mission to end hunger by 2030

    St. Louis-based Ascension became one of 141 participants in the White House Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities, an initiative aiming to eradicate hunger, enhance nutrition and boost physical activity levels by 2030.
  3. Healthcare CEOs pledge $10M to tackle gun violence

    Health systems across the U.S. have joined the Ad Council and a coalition of health systems to launch a new public awareness and education campaign focused on gun violence prevention.

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  1. Former dealmakers agree: U of Minnesota needs hospitals back from Fairview

    Former University of Minnesota leaders who were "at the table" when it transferred its hospitals and clinics to Fairview Health Services agree that it's time for the assets to come home, according to a Feb. 25 op-ed in the Star Tribune. 
  2. Ransomware group behind Lurie Children's hack seeks $3.4M

    A ransomware gang that has targeted the healthcare sector has claimed responsibility for the cyberattack on Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and is attempting to sell its data for $3.4 million, The Record reported Feb. 27.
  3. Average pay for 5 largest physician specialties, by state

    Nebraska is the highest paying state for anesthesiologists, while emergency medicine physicians make the most in Kentucky, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data. 
  4. Single, large donations to med schools becoming more common: 7 notes

    A $1 billion gift to Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City will provide free tuition in perpetuity for all future students. It is one of the largest philanthropic gifts ever given to a medical school — following a trend of increasingly large, single donations to these institutions.

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  1. Amgen builds $474M facility in Ohio

    Amgen, a biotech company, has built a $474 million facility in New Albany, Ohio, NBC affiliate WCMH reported Feb. 26.
  2. South Dakota floats video to clarify abortion ban for clinicians 

    South Dakota lawmakers are proposing a bill that would require the creation of an educational video to clarify when abortion is legal in the state, KFF Health News reported Feb. 27.
  3. AHA says Change Healthcare attack will impact hospital finances

    The American Hospital Association penned a letter to the HHS about the Change Healthcare attack stating that the incident will have "an immediate adverse impact on hospitals' finances."
  4. HCA Florida hospital addresses equipment sterilization issues

    HCA Florida North Florida Hospital in Gainesville, which shut down procedures earlier this year to address equipment sterilization issues, has resumed all surgical operations.

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  1. Inspired by a legendary surgeon, Cleveland Clinic heart chief advances 'maturing' technologies

    Lars Svensson, MD, PhD, was on vacation in 1967 when he and his father heard about the first person-to-person heart transplant, performed by South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard. 
  2. Biden administration responds to Alabama's IVF ruling

    White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called the Alabama Supreme Court's recent ruling that frozen embryos are considered children "shameful" during a Feb. 26 press briefing. It was the first time the White House responded to the decision that halted IVF care throughout the state.
  3. R1 RCM posts $3.3M in 2023 income

    R1 RCM reported a $3.3 million net income in 2023 after posting a net loss of $63.3 million in 2022, according to its Feb. 27 financial statement.  
  4. A weight loss drug candidate could rival Ozempic

    Viking Therapeutics reported Feb. 27 strong results from a phase 2 trial of a new drug that could rival other GLP-1 medications like Ozempic, Mounjaro and Wegovy.
  5. Cyber framework cuts healthcare insurance premium hikes

    Healthcare organizations utilizing the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework as their primary framework experienced smaller increases in cyber insurance premiums than those not employing the NIST CSF, a Feb. 27 report from KLAS found.
  6. Cigna affected by Prospect Medical breach

    Some of Cigna's policyholder information has been compromised due to a 2023 cyberattack on Culver City, Calif.-based Prospect Medical Holdings, Hartford Business Journal reported Feb. 27. 
  7. How Americans view healthcare: KFF survey

    U.S. adults have stronger trust and see a lower prevalence of racism in healthcare compared to other industries, according to a KFF survey of more than 6,000 Americans. 
  8. New tool enables health systems to benchmark health equity efforts

    An interactive online tool that enables healthcare organizations and policymakers to benchmark health equity efforts is now live. 
  9. Cincinnati Children's taps chief legal officer

    Bob Carpenter was chosen as the permanent senior vice president and chief legal officer for Cincinnati Children's Hospital, the organization said Feb. 27.

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