Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. ECU Health names Dr. Trish Baise chief nursing executive

    Greenville, N.C.-based ECU Health named Trish Baise, DNP, RN, its first chief nursing executive.
  2. Encompass Health to build 50-bed rehab hospital in Florida

    Birmingham, Ala.-based Encompass Health is planning to build a 50-bed inpatient clinic in Daytona Beach, Fla.
  3. Surgeon named in sex discrimination complaints steps down from Maine hospital leadership posts

    A general surgeon and member of Augusta-based MaineGeneral Medical Center's staff has stepped down from leadership roles after being named in sex discrimination and patient care complaints, the Bangor Daily News reported Nov. 21.

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  1. 16 healthcare organizations outsourcing RCM

    Becker's has reported on 16 healthcare organizations that have decided to outsource finance jobs or other revenue cycle functions since Jan. 1:
  2. Patient harm vs. medical malpractice: What clinicians fear more

    Attending physicians and advanced practice clinicians in emergency departments are more concerned about medical errors resulting in patient harm than in malpractice litigation, according to a study published Nov. 11 in JAMA Network Open.
  3. Hackensack U Medical Center first in world to implant new heart pump

    Cardiac surgeons at Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center, part of the Hackensack Meridian health system, performed the first-in-human Impella RP Flex heart pump implant on Nov. 8.
  4. Dr. Ben Robbins uses psychiatry experience to invest with Alphabet VC arm GV

    GV, the venture capital arm of Google parent company Alphabet, is trying to disrupt healthcare by collaborating with — not competing against — health systems, general partner Ben Robbins, MD, told Becker's.

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  1. 15 hospital, health system sales in the works

    Consolidation continues across the healthcare industry with many hospitals and health systems looking to complete planned acquisitions or sales by the end of 2022 or early 2023. 
  2. California AG seeks hospital cooperation in racial bias probe

    California Attorney General Rob Bonta is investigating hospital algorithms for racial bias, according to a report published by Kaiser Health News on Nov. 21.
  3. Geisinger CIO leaves for software company

    John Kravitz, the former CIO of Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger, has left the health system for software company Workday, according to a HealthTech Magazine story.
  4. American College of Cardiology adds VR training program

    The American College of Cardiology is partnering with Osso VR to provide VR training to cardiovascular professionals.

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  1. RSV caseloads, severity up: 4 notes from a physician survey

    New survey data indicates emergency room and critical care physicians in the U.S. are seeing more patients with respiratory syncytial virus, and that cases are more severe than in previous years. 
  2. LifeBridge Health raises minimum wage for thousands of workers to $16 an hour

    Baltimore-based LifeBridge Health is raising the minimum wage for many of its employees to $16 an hour. The move follows a similar increase that came roughly two years ago to $15 an hour.
  3. Pharma giants ditch Twitter after fake Eli Lilly tweet

    After one fake tweet about Eli Lilly offering insulin for free went viral and the company's shares plunged, 12 of the 18 biggest drugmakers that advertise on Twitter have cut their spending to $0, Endpoints News reported Nov. 21. 
  4. Health system labor expenses still climbing

    When the pandemic began, many hospitals and health systems were forced to pay top dollar for traveling nurses to treat patients. Now, many are cutting back on contracted labor in favor of full-time employed staff. But labor costs are still on the rise.
  5. 6 health systems choosing Oracle Cerner EHRs

    Oracle Cerner continues to be a major player in the EHR market. Here are six hospitals and health systems opting for Oracle Cerner that Becker's has reported on since Sept. 9:
  6. Lawmakers urge Justice Department to respond to anti-trans threats against children's hospitals

    Lawmakers are joining medical associations in asking the Justice Department to step in to protect hospitals that have reported threats and harassment over medical care they provide to transgender children.
  7. Providence closes all 27 retail clinics in Southern California

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence closed all 27 of its ExpressCare retail clinics in Southern California on Nov. 17, three days after it reported a $1.1 billion operating loss for the first nine months of 2022. 
  8. House committee 'seriously disappointed' in No Surprises Act final rule

    The House Ways and Means Committee is calling for "swift action" to fix the No Surprises Act final rule issued in August, which it said violates the law passed by Congress "in the same way as before."
  9. MetroHealth fires CEO over more than $1.9M in unreported bonuses

    The board of trustees at Cleveland-based MetroHealth System has fired President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD.

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