Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. MetroWest Medical Center CEO, CNO resign after less than 1 year

    The CEO and chief nursing officer at Framingham, Mass.-based MetroWest Medical Center have stepped down after less than one year in their respective roles. 
  2. Health systems in 10 years: 20 predictions from top executives

    The executives featured in this article are all speaking at the Becker's Healthcare 13th Annual Meeting April 3-6, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.
  3. ECU Health closing 5 regional clinics as part of cost-cutting measures

    Greenville, N.C.-based ECU Health is closing five regional outpatient clinics as part of a cost-cutting strategy to ensure the long-term sustainability of the health system, according to the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald.

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  1. UnityPoint Health Ventures: 11 things to know

    West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health has a venture capital arm that invests in early-stage health companies focused on care experience, financing, delivery and innovation.
  2. 3 most active malware threats in healthcare: Report

    Here are the most active cyber threats facing healthcare, according to a January report from BlackBerry Cybersecurity Consulting that used telemetry to detect malware between September and November 2022.
  3. How 5 CNOs elevate nurses' voices in decision-making

    By and large, nurses want to be involved in decisions that affect their daily practice at the bedside, with recent evidence suggesting it may even combat burnout.
  4. Reorganization at Jefferson Health the key to efficiency, CEO says

    Joseph Cacchione, MD, became CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health in September, and he brought with him experience as an executive with St. Louis-based Ascension.

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Adverse drug events and readmissions can quickly burden EDs. Here are 3 steps this New England hospital took to better manage high-risk patients.
  1. $30K sign-on bonus for night nurses among benefits at new Centura hospital in Colorado

    Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health completed the acquisition of St. Elizabeth Hospital in May. That hospital, in the northeast part of the state, is now offering $30,000 sign-on bonuses for night nurses, among other financial benefits for staff, according to a Jan. 25 report in The Fort Morgan Times.
  2. CEO departs 1 Piedmont hospital for another

    David Kent, former CEO of Covington, Ga.-based Piedmont Newton Hospital, is the new CEO of Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge, Ga. 
  3. New practices to increase blood pressure emerge from national sepsis study

    New research focusing on improving a standard treatment for septic shock has provided clarity around something that has not been well understood in the past: How to best increase blood pressure during an episode of septic shock.
  4. BJC Healthcare invests in minority entrepreneur fund, aims to reduce health inequities

    St. Louis-based BJC Healthcare has made an anchor investment in a local minority entrepreneur support company in a bid to raise generational wealth in underserved communities and reduce health disparities by doing so.

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  1. 'Operation Nightingale': Feds charge 25 in sweeping nurse diploma scheme

    Twenty-five people have been charged for their alleged participation in a coordinated scheme to sell aspiring nurses thousands of fake nursing degree documents, the Justice Department said Jan. 25.
  2. 4 recent updates on long COVID-19 in 2023

    Below are four recent long COVID-19 updates Becker's has covered since the beginning of 2023: 
  3. 6 hospitals seeking chief medical officers

    Below are six health systems and hospitals currently seeking chief medical officers around the country. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. Information was gathered directly from jobseeker websites. 
  4. Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana workers negotiate 40% raises over 4 years

    Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana (Calif.) Medical Center have approved a contract that will raise wages by an average 40 percent, according to hospital and union statements shared with Becker's. 
  5. Boosters as effective against XBB as targeted subvariant: CDC

    The updated COVID-19 vaccines' effectiveness between BA.5 and XBB subvariants are similar, according to CDC data published Jan. 25. 
  6. California hospital aims for merger after CEO, CFO resign

    El Centro (Calif.) Regional Medical Center is looking to a merger to stay afloat after its acting CEO and CFO resigned, the Imperial Valley Press reported Jan. 25. 
  7. HCA invests more than $300K to boost access to healthcare careers

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is providing more than $300,000 in grants to connect high school students and unemployed job-seekers with healthcare career opportunities. 
  8. UCHealth, Parkview agree on deal to combine

    Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth and Parkview Health System on Jan. 24 signed an agreement to merge in mid-2023.
  9. Northeast Georgia Health stays in the black even as income declines

    Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System, which earlier this month agreed to acquire rural hospital Habersham Medical Center, reported positive operating income of $118.2 million in 2022 even in the face of higher expenses.

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