Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. North Carolina hospital names Dr. Thresa Hardy chief nursing, operating officer

    UNC Health Rockingham in Eden, N.C., has named Thresa Hardy, DNP, MSN, as chief nursing officer and chief operating officer. She joined the 108-bed community hospital in September 2020 as accreditation manager. 
  2. Helen DeVos Children's, McLaren to expand pediatric care access

    Helen DeVos Children's Hospital will provide pediatric hospitalists and neonatal nurse practitioners to the Lansing, Mich., region through a partnership with  McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital. 
  3. Vanderbilt welcomes 1st Black woman into neurosurgery residency

    Tamia Potter made history by matching with Vanderbilt University Medical Center's neurological surgery program on March 17. She is the first Black woman to be selected by the unit, which began over 90 years ago, VUMC confirmed to Becker's. 
  1. LockBit 3.0 can now dismantle malware detection, Feds warn

    The LockBit 3.0 ransomware is more invasive than its previous versions and is capable of dismantling malware detection, federal officials warn. 
  2. St. Luke's Health System rolls out Meditech's 'smart' pump integration

    Duluth, Minn.-based St. Luke's Health System implemented Meditech's smart pump infusion integration into its Baxter Spectrum IQ infusion system so that the health system's medical records and IV pumps can communicate electronically.
  3. 3 universities working to graduate students faster, curb health worker shortages

    Universities across the U.S. are accelerating curriculum tracks to graduate medical students faster and help curb the ongoing healthcare workforce shortage.
  4. Washington hospitals will 'cease to exist' if losses continue, leaders say

    Washington hospitals are in dire financial straits. Service cuts and closures are inevitable if such losses continue, The News Tribune reported March 22. 

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  1. 25 COO moves in 2023

    The following hospital and health system COO moves have been shared with or reported by Becker's this year:
  2. Providence suffers 2nd downgrade in a few days

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence had its second downgrade in less than a week amid higher expenses that helped lead to steeper-than-expected losses and an expectation of a multiyear recovery.
  3. Stay nimble and surround yourself with talent: The pandemic lessons that stuck with CEOs 3 years later

    It's been three years since COVID-19 crept across the U.S., with the World Health Organization declaring the virus outbreak a pandemic in March 2020. Though the early days of the pandemic are over, hospital and health system CEOs told Becker's there are certain lessons that will stay with them in 2023 and beyond. 
  4. Bon Secours Mercy Health launches plans to boost system as it reports $402.9M operating loss

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health said it has put in place a number of initiatives that could boost the system by $280 million.

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  1. is violating drug law, FDA warns

    The site, which touted ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment despite a lack of clinical evidence, is temporarily suspended after the FDA warned the site of violating the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
  2. 50+ health system chief experience officers to know | 2023

    Becker's Healthcare is pleased to honor these impactful chief experience officers for hospitals and health systems across the U.S. for 2023.
  3. US child mortality rising at rates not seen in 50 years

    Child and adolescent mortality rates are climbing in the U.S. at the sharpest rates in nearly 50 years, a trend that has "ominous implications," new research published in JAMA on March 13 revealed.
  4. 2 more deaths linked to infections from eye drops

    The CDC has reported two more deaths linked to a bacterial infection from eye drops.
  5. Brigham study looks at reducing harm from medication discrepancies

    Medication discrepancies lead to the deaths of between 7,000 and 9,000 U.S. patients each year, but collecting a consolidated medication list before admission and upon discharge can significantly reduce the frequency, a study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found. 
  6. VA to move legacy EHR to cloud amid Oracle Cerner issues

    Even as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs transitions to a new Oracle Cerner EHR, it is moving its legacy system, VistA, to the cloud, ensuring it will be around for a while, Federal News Network reported.
  7. 'It all comes back to storytelling': How Kaiser's marketing chief brings the brand to life

    With all the new digital competitors in healthcare, Kristy LoRusso, national chief marketing officer of Kaiser Permanente, told Becker's she is focusing more than ever on highlighting the Oakland, Calif.-based health system's human touch.
  8. 10 health systems reporting net profits in 2022

    Health systems across the country reported significant losses in 2022 due to inflation and the rising costs of supplies, equipment and labor, but some systems saw investment returns and enhanced revenues offset expenses for the year.
  9. How health systems are using generative AI to ease clinician burden

    Healthcare startups that are offering hospitals and health systems similar AI-based technology such as the one used in ChatGPT could make headways into the industry as organizations look to ease provider burnout and increase automation, The Wall Street Journal reported March 21. 

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