Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. BJC Healthcare taps Tommye Austin as chief nurse executive

    St. Louis-based BJC Healthcare has named Tommye Austin, PhD, RN, senior vice president of patient care systems and chief nursing executive, effective Oct. 3. 
  2. Idaho specialty hospital acquired for $67.5M

    Investment management firm Hammes Partners has acquired Post Falls, Idaho-based Northwest Specialty Hospital for $67.5 million in a deal that includes expansion of the property, the healthcare finance division of First Citizens Bank said Aug. 17. 
  3. What St. Luke's director of revenue cycle's phrase 'Find a need, fill a need' means

    Ashley Toney serves as director of revenue cycle and chief compliance and privacy officer at Columbus, N.C.-based St. Luke's Hospital, Atrium Health. 

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  1. U of Virginia mourns cardiologists Dr. Carlos Ayers, Dr. Lawrence Burwell

    Charlottesville-based University of Virginia is mourning the loss of two trailblazing cardiologists: Carlos Ayers, MD, who died July 26, and Lawrence Burwell, MD, who died July 28.
  2. Washington hospital seeks CEO, board candidates

    Coupeville, Wash.-based WhidbeyHealth is looking for candidates as it seeks to fill board and CEO positions, the South Whidbey Record reported Aug. 16.
  3. Why a single monkeypox case is raising transmission concerns for researchers

    Researchers have raised concern over the potential for modes of monkeypox transmission beyond intimate contact after detailing the case of an infected man with no recent sexual contact whose highest-risk exposure was attending a crowded outdoor event that was not primarily attended by gay and bisexual people.
  4. BA.5 climbs to 89% of US cases

    The highly transmissible omicron subvariant BA.5 continues to gain dominance in the U.S. and now accounts for nearly 90 percent of all cases nationwide, according to the CDC's latest variant proportion estimates.

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  1. Texas hospital computer systems hacked, patient Social Security numbers exposed

    Russian hackers known as the Karakurt gang have allegedly breached computer systems at Texas-based Methodist McKinney Hospital, Methodist Allen Surgical Center and Methodist Craig Ranch Surgical Center, according to an Aug. 16 report from local news source CBS 11. 
  2. 6 recent RCM mergers and acquisitions

    From R1 RCM acquiring Cloudmed to private equity firm Veritas Capital combining two companies, here are six revenue cycle management mergers and acquisitions Becker's has reported since May 25:
  3. 3 recent cancer treatment partnerships, alliances

    Here are three cancer treatment partnerships or alliances formed since July 22. They are listed in chronological order.
  4. Kryuus lands contract to create Christus digital directory

    Irving, Texas-based health system Christus has tapped health IT company Kyruus to implement a data management platform for the health system.
  1. Eyes on EMTALA in abortion fights

    A less-recognized 36-year-old federal law requiring hospitals funded by Medicare to provide all patients with appropriate emergency care is at the center of abortion fights in two states. 
  2. Pipe bomb found on patient at California hospital 

    Security guards found a pipe bomb on a patient brought in by ambulance to Pomona Valley (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center, The Sacramento Bee reported Aug. 16.
  3. Polio may have been spreading for a year, CDC finds 

    Changes in the genetic makeup of the polio virus suggest it has been spreading somewhere in the world for a year, a report from the CDC found.
  4. Kaiser plans $1.7B expansion

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is expanding two hospitals and building two new medical offices, according to The Press-Enterprise. 
  5. Boston Children's faces harassment campaign over transgender healthcare

    Boston Children's Hospital said it has been the target of a harassment campaign based on misinformation about its treatment of the young transgender community.
  6. Top 10 hospitals for consumer loyalty in 2022 

    NRC Health has recognized 100 hospitals nationwide with its 2022 Consumer Loyalty Award, the healthcare data firm said Aug. 16. 
  7. HCA, AdventHealth and Novant compete for hospital beds in North Carolina

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Health Services Regulation is reviewing three proposals for a hospital expansion project in Buncombe County, N.C., according to an Aug. 15 report from Blue Ridge Public Radio.
  8. OHSU Health names Jennifer Doll new CFO

    Portland, Ore.-based OHSU Health has named Jennifer Doll CFO and senior vice president, effective immediately.
  9. Top HCA executive to retire after 36 years

    HCA Healthcare National Group President Chuck Hall is retiring at the end of the year after nearly 36 years with the Nashville, Tenn.-based company. 

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