Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Quest Diagnostics acquires Northern Light lab in Maine

    Quest Diagnostics has acquired select assets of Northern Light Laboratory, the outreach lab services business of Brewer, Maine-based Northern Light Health.
  2. Northwell picks Epic in EHR switch

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health is moving from Allscripts to Epic Systems.  
  3. Staffing, strict abortion laws lead Idaho hospital to end obstetrics services

    A combination of a loss of pediatricians, changing demographics and some of the strictest abortion laws in the country is forcing Sandpoint, Idaho-based Bonner General Hospital to stop delivering babies, the hospital said in a news release.
  1. Mass General Brigham physicians look to unionize

    Medical residents and fellows at Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham are preparing to organize a housestaff union.
  2. Physicians and their bosses don't see eye to eye on retirement

    A new survey finds physicians have different expectations and reasons for retirement than their administrators assume.
  3. Chuck Lorre donates $30M to Cedars-Sinai to fund new school

    Film and TV producer and writer Chuck Lorre has donated $30 million to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to develop a school for underserved individuals seeking to pursue a career in healthcare.
  4. New York system CEO steps down

    Kimberly Boynton has stepped down as president and CEO of Syracuse, N.Y.-based Crouse Health.

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  1. Montefiore Health reports $98.5M operating loss in 2022

    New York City-based Montefiore Health System has reported an operating loss of $98.5 million for 2022 on approximately $7 billion of annual revenues as expenses rose 4.7 percent over the previous year.
  2. Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center names vice president of cancer disparities

    Edith Mitchell, MD, was appointed enterprise vice president for cancer disparities at Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health's Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.
  3. 'Black boxes' make their way into hospital ORs

    Twenty-four hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe are using "black boxes" — named after the recording devices in airplanes — to collect and analyze operating-room practice data in hopes of reducing medical errors and improving patient safety and operating room efficiency, The Wall Street Journal reported March 19.
  4. Man with gun arrested at New York hospital

    A man in possession of a loaded gun was arrested March 16 at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, according to Fox affiliate WNYW. 

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  1. 3 former psychiatric hospital employees charged with murder of patient

    Three former employees of Central State Hospital in Petersburg, Va., have been charged with second-degree murder in a patient's death, along with seven law enforcement deputies. 
  2. Why 400K+ Americans in their 20s aren't working

    Workers in their 20s are missing from the workforce — hundreds of thousands of them, Bloomberg reported March 17. It's hard to pin down a reason why. 
  3. How a shortage of biomedical technicians could affect hospitals

    A looming shortage of biomedical technicians and engineers, plus the closure of their programs, spells concern for the profession, according to the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.
  4. 14 health systems with strong finances

    Here are 14 health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from credit rating agencies Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investors Service and S&P Global in 2023. 
  5. Providence suffers rating downgrade as operational challenges persist

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence, which reported a fiscal 2022 operating loss of $1.7 billion, was downgraded as the 51-hospital system continues to deal with ongoing operational challenges, Fitch Ratings said March 17.
  6. Clinicians know the value of hand hygiene, but barriers get in the way: study

    While the majority of clinicians view hand hygiene as critical to patient safety, environment and other factors can stand in the way of high reliability, according to a new survey-based study led by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital. 
  7. Amgen to lay off 450

    Amgen, a drugmaker based in Thousand Oaks, Calif., will lay off 450 people — 2 percent of its workforce — with many separations occurring by May 26, according to a statement shared with Becker's. 
  8. 10 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From Wellstar Health getting hit with three federal complaints over the closure of two Atlanta-area hospitals, to a former CEO suing a Missouri hospital for slander, here are 10 hospital lawsuits and settlements reported by Becker's since Feb. 27:   
  9. 5 highlights from Match Day 2023

    2023 marked the largest match year in the National Resident Matching Program's 70-year history with 42,952 applicants, according to a March 17 news release.

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