Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Long COVID-19 threatens US workforce: 4 notes

    Long COVID-19 is keeping a significant number of Americans out of the workforce, according to a Jan. 24 report from the New York State Insurance Fund.
  2. Consolidated health systems offer 'marginally better care at significantly higher costs': Study

    Consolidated health systems have led to "marginally better care at significantly higher costs," according to a study published Jan. 24 in JAMA. 
  3. Public hospital district, Ascension Texas sue each other over care for low-income patients

    Central Health — Travis County, Texas' public hospital district — has filed a lawsuit against Ascension Texas alleging Ascension "failed to meet contractual obligations" to provide services to low-income residents." Ascension responded by filing a lawsuit against Austin, Texas-based Central Health.

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  1. Boston Medical Center CEO to head up Massachusetts' HHS

    Kate Walsh, CEO of Boston Medical Center Health System, is headed to lead Massachusetts' health department, with her appointment announced Jan. 25 by Gov. Maura T. Healey.
  2. Texas raising salaries, starting pay for state hospital workers

    The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is increasing salaries and starting pay at state hospitals and state-supported living centers to address staffing shortages, maintain competitive wages and bring hospital beds back online. 
  3. Illinois hospital seeks approval to cut certain inpatient services

    HSHS St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur, Ill., is seeking state approval to discontinue the service lines of advanced inpatient rehabilitation, obstetrics and newborn nursery, pediatrics and inpatient behavioral health services, according to a Jan. 23 news release shared with Becker's.
  4. The 12 least profitable 1-star hospitals, ranked

    CMS updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings on July 27, recognizing 192 hospitals with one star.

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  1. CDC director gains more oversight amid structural shifts

    CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, will hire new leadership and reshape parts of the agency in an effort to gain more visibility and direct oversight into key areas, according to a Jan. 24 Bloomberg report.
  2. Stanford Medicine creates Theranos-like test using single drop of blood

    Researchers at Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Medicine have developed a Theranos-like test that screens for health measures using a single drop of blood.
  3. Every CMS 1-star hospital in New York, ranked by profitability

    New York holds more CMS one-star hospitals than any state, the most in the nation.
  4. 7 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported by Becker's since Jan. 17. 

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  1. High supply expenses dent positive operating income for Stamford Health

    Stamford (Conn.) Health continued to report positive operating income in 2022 even as expenses climbed, notably with supplies.
  2. 20 best online master's in nursing programs, per US News

    U.S. News & World Report released its 2023 rankings for the best online master's in nursing programs on Jan. 24. 
  3. The CEOs who 'unretired'

    A number of retired CEOs have sprung back on the scene in recent months, typically taking the reins at small community hospitals. 
  4. Harris Health affirmed at 'AA' by Fitch amid strong tax base support

    Houston-based Harris Health System had its overall credit rating and that on specific bonds and other debt affirmed at "AA" because its strong tax revenue base largely offsets what Fitch Ratings called a "weak payor mix" and concerns about long-term capital expenditure.
  5. 10 hospitals seeking chief nursing officers

    Below are 10 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  6. 5 medical schools withdraw from US News' rankings

    As of Jan. 24, five medical schools have withdrawn from U.S. News & World Report's ranking system. 
  7. Kroger to launch its 1st personalized medicine trial

    Kroger Health, the national grocery chain's healthcare division, will set up clinical trial sites for research on colorectal cancer gut and immune health with the aim of developing personalized medicines. 
  8. 14 health systems that charge for patient portal messages

    Several hospitals and health systems now charge patients for electronic messages through patient portals like Epic's MyChart.
  9. URMC pediatric hospital launches workforce app for surgical staff

    University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center-Golisano Children’s Hospital partnered with digital health company Elemeno Health to launch an app for perioperative surgical staff.

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