Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Emory Healthcare names Rashard Johnson CEO of 3 hospitals

    ​​Rashard Johnson has been appointed CEO of three Emory Healthcare hospitals. 
  2. 5 hospitals seeking CEOs 

    Below are five hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  3. Ransomware attack on finance company affects 600 hospitals, practices

    More than 600 healthcare organizations have been affected by a February data breach on accounts receivable management company Professional Finance Company's network. 

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  1. NorthShore University Health called in 20 physicians to treat July 4th parade shooting victims

    Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University Health System called in 20 physicians to Highland Park (Ill.) Hospital to treat victims of a mass shooting at a suburban Chicago  Fourth of July parade, CBS News reported.
  2. COVID-19 cases to jump 32% by July 16 + 2 more forecasts

    COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths will remain stable through late July while cases will continue to rise, national disease modeling suggests. 
  3. Northwell nurse to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Sandra Lindsay, RN, a nurse who made history as the first American vaccinated against COVID-19, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House said July 1.
  4. PeaceHealth cuts travel nurse budget, struggles with staff shortage

    A PeaceHealth hospital in Springfield, Ore., has begun phasing out travel nurses, resulting in staff shortages that have caused emergency room patients to be boarded in hallways because there aren't enough nurses on the floors to care for them, CBS affiliate KVAL reported July 1. 

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  1. US monkeypox cases rise to 460: 4 outbreak updates

    As of July 1, 460 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed across 31 states and Washington, D.C. That's up from 351 cases as of June 29. 
  2. Disposable gowns may pose infection risk for healthcare staff

    Isolation gowns worn by healthcare staff may fall short of safety standards, leaving workers with a greater risk of infection, Scientific American published July 5.
  3. Amazon exec is new CEO of Alto Pharmacy

    San Francisco-based Alto Pharmacy has tapped Alicia Boler Davis, who was recently Amazon's senior vice president of global customer fulfillment, to be its CEO effective Sept. 1. 
  4. UVM Health seeks 19.9% rate increase as CFO says system faces 'most challenged financial position' of his career

    The University of Vermont Health Network is asking the state's healthcare cost regulator to approve a 19.9 percent commercial rate increase for fiscal year 2023 to cover the cost of inflation, according to a July 1 report from Vermont Business Magazine.
  1. CMS' proposed rule for Rural Emergency Hospital designations: 8 things to know

    CMS on June 30 issued proposed conditions of participation for hospitals looking to receive the rural emergency hospital designation. 
  2. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Here are nine hospitals or health systems that recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  3. New Hampshire system to join Beth Israel Lahey Health

    Exeter (N.H.) Health Resources and Cambridge, Mass.-based Beth Israel Lahey Health signed a definitive agreement on June 30 to establish terms under which Exeter would join BILH.
  4. New tech shouldn't stress out providers or staff, hospital CIOs say

    As the healthcare industry's shift to digital charges ahead, hospital systems want to ensure the transition doesn't overburden their already stressed-out workforces, several health IT leaders told Becker's.
  5. Temple names Dr. Chaudron Carter Short to dual academic, health system nursing roles

    Temple Health has appointed Chaudron Carter Short, PhD, EdD, RN, senior vice president and associate chief nursing officer, the health system said July 1.
  6. Bates County Memorial selects Jennifer Klinsick as chief nursing officer

    Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, Mo., has selected Jennifer Klinksick, RN, as its new chief nursing officer, 921 News reported June 30. 
  7. Top 100 hospitals for 2022 named by Fortune/Merative

    Merative, formerly IBM Watson Health, on June 30 released its 2022 rankings of the top hospitals and health systems in the U.S., in partnership with Fortune.
  8. MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena taps Mike Erickson as new president

    Mike Erickson was named the new regional president of MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena. He is replacing Chuck Sherwin, who has transitioned to be president of MyMichigan Medical Center Midland. 
  9. FDA plans to allow pig organ transplants in clinical trials

    The FDA is planning to allow clinical trials involving the transplantation of pig organs, The Wall Street Journal reported June 30. It's unclear when such trials could begin, according to a person familiar with the matter. 

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