Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. South Dakota hospital launches health IT apprenticeship program

    Huron (S.D.) Regional Medical Center will launch a 12-week information technology apprenticeship program aimed at teaching the ins and outs of healthcare IT. 
  2. Biofourmis to power Orlando Health's home-based care program

    Orlando (Fla.) Health has entered into an agreement with global technology-enabled care delivery provider Biofourmis to use its tools to power its hospital-at-home program.  
  3. 5 health systems choosing Ensemble for RCM services

    Here are five health systems that have selected Cincinnati-based Ensemble Health Partners for revenue cycle management services in the past year: 

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  1. 'Be the loudest voice': Stanford Health's Amanda Chawla on elevating the supply chain

    Amanda Chawla, chief supply chain officer at Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Health Care, said she is all about innovation and maximizing impact.
  2. 25% of critical healthcare staff willing to quit over workplace violence

    Most healthcare workers in critical care settings experience on-the-job violence, with 25 percent saying they were willing to quit because of the issue, according to a global survey presented Jan. 21 at the Society of Critical Care Medicine's 2023 Critical Care Congress. 
  3. ChristianaCare making progress in reducing contract labor, inpatient costs

    Wilmington, Del.-based ChristianaCare is seeing early progress under a new initiative to lower both length of inpatient stay and contract labor costs.
  4. ScionHealth acquisition adds 15 specialty hospitals

    Louisville, Ky.-based ScionHealth has completed the acquisition of Dallas-based Cornerstone Healthcare Group, adding 15 specialty hospitals, eight senior living locations and about 3,000 providers to its network.

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  1. Abbott faces Justice Department investigation after baby formula shortage

    The Justice Department opened a probe into Abbott Laboratories over 2022's baby formula shortage, The Washington Post reported Jan. 21. 
  2. UNC Health Caldwell appoints chief nursing officer 

    UNC Health Caldwell in Lenoir, N.C., has tapped Jerrell Suddreth, BSN, RN, as its chief nursing officer, the hospital said Jan. 20.
  3. 4 nurse practitioner trends to watch in 2023

    Hospitals should look to nurse practitioners in 2023 to help fill gaps created by the surging shortage of primary and mental healthcare professionals throughout the U.S., according to a Jan. 18 statement by the president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
  4. Trailblazing pharmacist Dr. Charles Champion dies at 92

    Charles Champion, PharmD, the first Black pharmacist to work at a Memphis, Tenn., hospital, died Jan. 21 at 92, ABC24 reported Jan. 21.

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  1. New Jersey hospitals secure $10M for violence intervention

    New Jersey's Hospital-based Violence Intervention Program secured a $10 million grant in the form of American Rescue Plan funds, TapInto reported Jan. 23.
  2. Biden to name former COVID-19 response coordinator as next chief of staff

    President Joe Biden is expected to name Jeff Zients, who previously served as the nation's COVID-19 response coordinator, as the next White House chief of staff, officials familiar with the decision told The New York Times on Jan. 22. 
  3. Civica chooses exclusive distributor

    Civica Rx, a nonprofit drugmaker formed four years ago by health systems, picked AmerisourceBergen as its exclusive distribution partner. 
  4. Cyberattack partly to blame for Illinois hospital closure, leaders say

    Leaders of Spring Valley, Ill.-based St. Margaret's Health say a cyberattack is partly to blame for their decision to close its Peru, Ill., hospital, 25 News Now in Peoria reported Jan. 20.
  5. Measles case in Kentucky tied to Ohio outbreak

    A case of measles in Kentucky has been linked to the outbreak in Ohio, which has infected at least 85 people. 
  6. Yale New Haven Health's planned 3-hospital acquisition 'critical' to growth, CEO says

    Despite hospital consolidation concerns, "growth is critical" to the success of Yale New Haven Health, and its planned 3-hospital acquisition will benefit patients in the state, CEO Christopher O'Connor told the Hartford Courant.
  7. Optum partner Northern Light Health reports $178M loss

    Brewer, Maine-based Northern Light Health, which earlier this month agreed to transfer 1,400 of its employees to health services company Optum, reported a $178 million loss in fiscal 2022, according to a Jan. 23 filing.
  8. BlackCat ransomware group targets EHR vendor

    BlackCat, a "triple-extortion" ransomware group that combines ransomware attacks with threats to leak data and disable websites, attacked EHR vendor NextGen Healthcare, The Washington Post reported Jan. 23.
  9. Feds to pharmacies: Give unused N95s to healthcare workers

    The federal government asked pharmacies to scrounge up the N95 respirators they received and offer them to healthcare providers and health centers. 

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