Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 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.
  2. 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."
  3. 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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  1. Medtech startup expands to Phoenix after Mayo Clinic partnership

    Sense Neuro Diagnostics, a startup developing a noninvasive brain scanner to improve outcomes for patients with stroke or brain injuries, is expanding after a partnership with Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, Cincinnati Business Inquirer reported.
  2. Oregon health systems fire back at state in mental healthcare lawsuit

    Four large Oregon health systems are squaring up with the Oregon Health Authority over their federal lawsuit they say protects the civil rights of patients with mental illness, KTVZ reported Jan. 26.
  3. 32 recent hospital sales

    After a slight uptick last year, hospital and health system mergers and acquisitions are expected to continue to rise in 2023.
  4. Emory University School of Medicine names renowned epidemiologist as interim dean

    Dr. Carlos del Rio has been appointed interim dean of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He will also serve as the chief academic officer for Emory Healthcare.

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  1. COVID-19 admissions fall 14% in 1 week: 7 CDC updates

    The U.S. saw double-digit decreases in COVID-19 admissions and hospitalizations this week, even as XBB.1.5 grew to account for nearly two-thirds of all infections, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published Jan. 27. 
  2. Why California hospitals spend the most on contract labor

    Eleven of the 20 hospitals with the highest contract labor expenditures are located in California, accounting for the top 30 percent. 
  3. HCA aims to hit labor, growth goals with 'winning plays' in 2023, CEO says

    HCA Healthcare's agenda in 2023 will focus on overcoming labor and capacity challenges, countering inflationary pressures and accelerating growth through "winning plays," CEO Sam Hazen said during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call on Jan. 27.
  4. Kaiser names Washington region leader

    Angela Dowling was tapped as the new president for Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente's Washington region.

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  1. 32 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by or shared with Becker's since Jan. 20:
  2. CEO named for 2 Baptist Health South Florida hospitals

    Jared Smith was named CEO of Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West, both in Boynton Beach, Fla.
  3. Data breach involving online appointment forms affects 94,000 at UCLA Health

    Los Angeles-based UCLA Health said analytics tools it used on its website and mobile app may have transmitted the data of 94,000 individuals to third parties.
  4. Flu activity still high in 2 regions

    Flu metrics continue their steady decline in most of the U.S., though New Mexico and New York City are still reporting high levels of activity, according to the CDC's latest FluView report. 
  5. Where CMOs, CNOs and clinical leaders think health systems are headed

    Becker's asked health system leaders: Question: What will hospitals and health systems look like in 10 years? What will be different and what will be the same?
  6. CEO named for HCA Florida Capital Hospital

    Chris Mosley was named CEO of HCA Florida Capital Hospital in Tallahassee, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare.
  7. What to expect from the hospital of the future, from 8 CIOs, innovation chiefs

    Hospitals and health systems accelerated their technology integration and digital transformation during the pandemic to best serve their communities. Many organizations see the shift to digital continuing to affect hospital strategy in the next decade.
  8. Digital health: Who's up, who's down

    The digital health market is constantly changing, with startups coming onto the scene and more established companies restructuring their strategies.
  9. Johns Hopkins researchers develop AI to predict 'ICU delirium'

    Researchers at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University have created an artificial intelligence tool to predict the risk of a patient developing "ICU delirium," a condition in which patients admitted to the intensive care unit develop bouts of confusion, inattention, paranoia and, in some cases, hallucinations. 

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