Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Hospitals suffer worst financial year since the pandemic

    Eleventh-hour financial improvements were not enough for U.S. hospitals, making 2022 "the worst financial year for hospitals and health systems since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic," according to Kaufman Hall. 
  2. Ascension to close 11 Indiana medical group locations

    Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent plans to partially or fully end services at 11 clinics across Indiana, ABC affiliate WRTV reported Jan. 27.
  3. HCA sends health system president to TriStar hospital

    Tom Ozburn has been named CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based TriStar Centennial Medical Center, a member of HCA Healthcare, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported Jan. 27. 

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  1. Idaho hospital investigates employee after 'inappropriate hand gesture' in social media post

    St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls, Idaho, has launched an investigation after a photo of an employee "making an inappropriate hand gesture that is often interpreted as highly offensive" was posted on the hospital's social media sites, according to a hospital statement shared with Becker's.
  2. 50 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs headed into 2023

    Becker's Hospital Review is excited to feature the orthopedic departments of 50 hospitals and health systems across the U.S.
  3. 100 top hospitals for stroke care by state, per Healthgrades

    Healthgrades has awarded 100 hospitals with the Stroke Care Excellency Award, which honors hospitals that provide exceptional outcomes when treating patients who have suffered a stroke. 
  4. Delaware annuls 26 nurses' licenses amid degree scheme probe

    As state and federal investigations into a fraudulent nurse degree scheme continue, the Delaware Board of Nursing confirmed it has annulled the nursing licenses of 26 individuals, ABC affiliate WPVI reported Jan. 26.

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  1. Barbara Kinder to serve as chief nursing officer at 2 Kentucky hospitals

    Effective Feb. 16, Barbara Kinder, BSN, RN, will serve as chief nursing officer of Georgetown (Ky.) Community Hospital and Bluegrass Community Hospital in Versailles, Ky.
  2. University of Texas to offer online master's degree in AI, including health focus

    University of Texas at Austin plans to offer an online master's degree in artificial intelligence, the first large-scale program of its kind.
  3. Samsung's healthcare moves: 5 takeaways

    Tech giant Samsung built its name in smartphones and software. However, the company also has made headline-grabbing moves in the healthcare space.
  4. Lawsuit claims Christ Hospital transmitted patient data to Facebook

    Cincinnati-based Christ Hospital is facing a federal lawsuit over its website's use of the Meta Pixel, WCPO reported.

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  1. 5 companies UPMC is investing in

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC is one of the largest health systems in the country and has made notable investments through its venture capital arm. 
  2. Care New England hires CFO from rival health system

    Todd Conklin, former COO at Lifespan, has been appointed executive vice president and CFO of Care New England Health System, effective Feb. 13. Both systems are based in Providence, R.I.
  3. Lab results platform integrated with Epic raises $10M

    Elaborate, a lab results tool integrated with Epic and more than 65 other EHR systems, raised $10 million in its seed financing round. 
  4. Northwell VC arm backs company detecting emotions with AI in $12.7M round

    Northwell Holdings, the venture capital arm of New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, is again backing Hume AI, a startup aiming to detect emotions using artificial intelligence, in a $12.7 million funding round for the company.
  5. Nebraska completes $26.7 million ER renovation, expansion

    Omaha, Neb.-based Methodist Hospital hosted a tour of its completed $26.7 million emergency department expansion and renovation, the Omaha World-Herald reported Jan. 27.
  6. VillageMD's roster nearing 700 practices with Kentucky primary care acquisition

    VillageMD has acquired the largest independent primary care practice in central Kentucky days after buying one in Texas.
  7. How profitable are Florida's 1-star hospitals?

    Florida is a hotbed of healthcare activity. The state holds 181 hospitals, and CMS rated 18 of them with one star, based on five quality categories.
  8. Viewpoint: Gen Z workers, it's time to 'knuckle down'

    "The labor market sounds a lot like the Woody Allen joke," Bloomberg columnist and economist Allison Schrager, PhD, wrote in a Jan. 25 opinion piece. "The food is terrible and there is so little of it."
  9. New Jersey plans $80.5M grant to strengthen workforce, modernize data

    The New Jersey Department of Health will use an $80.5 million grant from the CDC to bolster public health workforce development and training, the department said Jan. 26.

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