Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Intermountain's Good Samaritan Medical Center names new COO

    Steven Hankins is the new COO of Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, Colo., part of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare.
  2. Defective sewer line shuts down services at Mississippi hospital

    Greenwood (Miss.) Leflore Hospital is shutting down several services because of a defective sewer line, The Greenwood Commonwealth reported Aug. 15. 
  3. North Carolina advocates call for state to block Mission Health expansion

    Advocacy group State Employees Association of North Carolina, or SEANC, is calling on the state's Department of Human Health and Services to deny Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare's Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Hospital expansion. 

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  1. How the dismissal of Roe affects pregnancy products

    After Roe v. Wade was overturned in June, access to some drugs and pharmacy products related to pregnancy, such as condoms, has been strained, and some pharmacies are scrambling to provide healthcare without breaking laws.
  2. RIP Medical Debt's growing business: 6 things to know

    Fueled by donations from college students to philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, RIP Medical Debt has relieved $6.7 billion in unpaid debt since 2014, NPR reported Aug. 15. 
  3. Press Ganey to add nurse award nominations to patient surveys

    More than 5,400 healthcare facilities that partner with The Daisy Foundation will have the option to add award nomination information to Press Ganey patient experience surveys, according to an Aug. 15 news release. 
  4. Ascension seeks strategy chiefs

    Ascension is hiring chief strategy officers for its markets in Alabama and Indiana. 

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  1. 9 leaders on health equity priorities for the rest of 2022

    As health equity takes center stage for new policies – with the CDC and HHS unveiling a tool to track health effects of environmental issues and NCQA updating guidelines to address disparities – health systems nationwide are ramping up their own efforts.
  2. 4 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Below are four hospitals that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  3. Healthcare staff info accidentally exposed by education firm

    The contact information of hundreds of healthcare professionals was left inadvertently exposed by education company PlatformQ.
  4. Where Mayo Clinic is exploring clinical AI development

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is exploring artificial intelligence in a variety of areas including patient scheduling, prior authorization with payers, revenue cycle applications, radiology, cardiology, remote diagnostics and management based on healthcare sensor data, according to an Aug. 8 MIT Sloan Management Review article. 
  1. HCA hospitals make 21 leadership changes

    HCA Healthcare, a 182-hospital system based in Nashville, Tenn., has made leadership changes at several of its hospitals in recent months. 
  2. Digital pharmacy Truepill cuts 14% of staff in another round of layoffs

    Truepill has reduced its global workforce by 14 percent in another round of job cuts for the digital pharmacy, a spokesperson told Becker's.
  3. Healthcare billing fraud: 10 recent cases

    From a Florida man being charged with allegedly using a Pennsylvania hospital in a $25 million Medicare scam, to the indictment of a New York physician in an alleged kickback scheme, here are 10 healthcare billing fraud cases that have made headlines since July 26.  
  4. Physician viewpoint: Traumatic injuries should be framed as chronic conditions 

    Traumatic injuries should be classified as chronic conditions to improve outcomes and recovery experiences, Juan Herrera-Escobar, MD, and Jeffrey Schneider, MD, wrote Aug. 13 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
  5. North Carolina Medicaid expansion legislation falls through

    As North Carolina's legislative session came to a close, a deal that included expanding Medicaid fell through, Axios Raleigh reported Aug. 15. 
  6. California hospital names Nana Deeb CEO

    Palmdale (Calf.) Regional Medical Center appointed Nana Deeb as CEO, according to an Aug. 15 report from the Antelope Valley Press. 
  7. US hits high for newly certified PAs: 10 states with the largest increases

    A total of 10,950 physician assistants earned their initial certification last year, marking a record number of newly certified physician assistants, according to new data from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
  8. These are the CIOs for U.S. News' top 10 cancer hospitals

    For specialty and regular hospitals alike, IT is a huge part of healthcare operations, keeping CIOs busy with everything from cybersecurity to cloud migration.
  9. Delivery issues curb monkeypox vaccine supply

    Supply chain issues have impeded the nation's access to Jynneos monkeypox vaccines for months, and health officials say the distribution has been "completely inefficient," The New York Times reported Aug. 15. 

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