Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mass General Brigham adjusts policy on child neglect reports

    Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham will stop reporting suspected abuse or neglect to child welfare officials solely because a baby is born exposed to drugs, The Boston Globe reported April 2. 
  2. UHS' 5 highest-earning executives in 2023

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services executives saw their total compensation increase in 2023 after seeing it shrink by millions in 2022, according to a proxy statement filed April 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.    
  3. U of Utah Health CEO to step down

    Michael Good, MD, the CEO of University of Utah Health and the University of Utah senior vice president of health sciences, will transition from his administrative roles later in 2024 after a national search for his successor.

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  1. Cybercriminals pose as hospital finance employees, divert payments

    A cybercriminal group is targeting health system IT help desks in a new scheme to gain access to the organization's computer systems and divert payments, according to an April 4 warning from the American Hospital Association.
  2. FDA approves antibiotic for 3 uses

    On April 3, the FDA approved Zevtera, an antibiotic with three different uses. 
  3. Average annual wage for 38 hospital jobs

    The types of jobs available at hospitals vary widely, and so do the average annual wages for those jobs. 
  4. 8 best healthcare companies to work for, per Fortune

    Eight healthcare organizations, including five health systems, are recognized by Fortune on its latest annual list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." 

Overcoming the collections crisis: How ASCs can leverage data to boost patient collections + loyalty

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  1. New Jersey hospital taps former Brigham and Women's exec as dual chief medical, quality officer

    West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health has named Christopher Gilligan, MD, senior vice president, chief medical officer and chief quality officer of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, its flagship academic medical center in New Brunswick. 
  2. Mass General Brigham establishes 21 endowed chairs

    Boston-based Mass General Brigham has created 21 endowed chairs to elevate cancer care and research across the integrated academic health system. 
  3. AI-generated music: Just 1 part of Northwell's marketing strategy

    As some health systems continue to lose money, marketing teams have to work harder with less dollars, Ramon Soto, chief marketing officer of Northwell Health said on an MM+M podcast.  
  4. Florida hospital sells former medical office for $38M

    Boynton Beach, Fla.-based Bethesda Hospital, part of Coral Gables, Fla.-based Baptist Health South Florida, has sold its former medical office campus in Boynton Beach for $37.75 million, a spokesperson for the health system confirmed with Becker's. 

Clinician onboarding 2.0: How tech can streamline the process + drive savings and retention

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  1. New monitor to oversee HCA's Mission Health purchase

    A new firm, Affiliated Monitors, has been selected to oversee HCA Healthcare's compliance with commitments set forth in its 2019 purchase agreement of Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health. 
  2. Nurse practitioner average annual wage for all 50 states

    Nurse practitioners in the U.S. make an average of $128,490 annually and have a mean hourly wage of $61.78, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data, released April 3.
  3. Mercy names regional president

    St. Louis-based Mercy has promoted two leaders to guide its growing Ozarks region. 
  4. 5 most challenging requirements in 2023: Joint Commission

    Maintaining infection prevention and control during disinfection and sterilization activities was the most challenging compliance standard for hospitals in 2023, according to The Joint Commission.
  5. Maine hospital CEO to step down

    Crystal Landry, RN, has decided to step down as CEO of Lincoln, Maine-based Penobscot Valley Hospital.
  6. HHS to launch cybersecurity prep 'one-stop shop' following Change attack

    HHS is launching a "one-stop-shop" for cybersecurity preparedness in response to the cyberattack on UnitedHealth's Change Healthcare in February, Federal News Network reported April 1.
  7. Florida hospital opens $149M patient care tower

    Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice (Fla.), part of Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Health Care System, has opened a five-story Northeast Tower for patients.
  8. 400+ Kaiser physicians move toward unionization

    More than 400 resident and fellow physicians employed by Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California have launched a campaign to unionize.
  9. 4 hospital CFOs becoming CEOs

    In 2023, a record 8.4% of companies represented in the S&P 500 and Fortune 500 promoted a finance chief to CEO, up from 5.8% 10 years ago, according to data from executive search firm Crist Kolder Associates.

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