Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Nebraska hospital names CFO

    Scottsbluff, Neb.-based Regional West Health Services has appointed Jeanne McKerrigan as its new CFO.
  2. Dartmouth negotiates hospital acquisition terms to avoid 'creating a monopoly'

    New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella has negotiated terms for Dartmouth Health's proposed acquisition of Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. 
  3. 11 hospital closures in 2024

    Many hospitals and emergency departments have been forced to close in 2024 due to circumstances like high costs and shifts in care needs. 

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  1. US reports human bird flu case

    A person in Texas has tested positive for bird flu, state and federal health officials confirmed April 1. The individual is believed to have been exposed to dairy cattle in Texas presumed to be infected with the H5N1. 
  2. 10 richest states in America

    New Jersey topped a U.S. News & World Report ranking of the richest states in the U.S. 
  3. AdventHealth Florida hospital opens $12M patient tower floor

    AdventHealth Kissimmee (Fla.), part of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth, opened a new $12.3 million floor in its patient tower April 1.
  4. 9 health systems outsourcing RCM functions

    Becker's has reported on nine health systems that have opted to outsource finance jobs or other revenue cycle functions in 2024: 

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  1. Duke Lifepoint hospital names CEO, chief nursing officer

    Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford, N.C., has appointed Dave Santoemma as CEO and Connette Gill, MSN, RN, as chief nursing officer, effective April 1. Both leaders previously held the positions in an interim capacity. 
  2. 4 exec exits in 2 days

    The end of March brought a flurry of hospital and health system executive exits. 
  3. Measles cases jump 51% in 1 week, CDC data shows

    Measles cases have increased sharply in the U.S. over the past week, new CDC data shows. 
  4. Ballad taps chief growth officer

    Bo Wilkes was named chief growth officer for Ballad Health, a 21-hospital health system based in Johnson City, Tenn.

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  1. 1,400+ MultiCare workers cancel strike

    Members of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW have called off a seven-day strike that was set to begin April 7 at MultiCare Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Wash., and MultiCare Valley Hospital in Spokane Valley, Wash., according to hospital and union statements shared with Becker's.
  2. NYU Langone plans $22M transplant center upgrades

    New York City-based NYU Langone Hospital filed a certificate of need application with the New York State Department of Health March 28 to consolidate its transplant services with nearly $22 million in renovation upgrades.
  3. Change hack won't affect nonprofit hospitals' credit: Fitch

    Nonprofit hospitals will not face credit impact from the Feb. 21 cyberattack on UnitedHealthcare subsidiary Change Healthcare, according to Fitch. 
  4. UCI Health to install Epic EHR at former Tenet facilities

    Orange, Calif.-based UCI Health will transition four former Tenet hospitals to an Epic EHR system.
  5. Best, worst cities to retire with $0 in savings

    More than a quarter of Americans haven't contributed a penny to retirement savings accounts. But there are still many cities where they can retire on a budget — specifically in Arkansas, according to a new analysis from GoBankingRates.  
  6. Up to 15% of patients on weight loss drugs may be 'non-responders'

    Physicians estimate up to 15% of people who try GLP-1s — the popular class of anti-obesity medications that includes drugs that include Ozempic and Wegovy — lose less than 5% of their body weight, The Wall Street Journal reported April 1. 
  7. New York hospital names president

    Justin Lundbye, MD, was named president at Good Samaritan University Hospital in West Islip, N.Y., part of Rockville Centre, N.Y.-based Catholic Health, according to his LinkedIn page.
  8. Walgreens seeks provider status for pharmacists: CEO

    Walgreens CEO Tim Wentworth said the company is continuing its mission to secure provider status for its pharmacists during a March 28 Walgreens' earning call for the second quarter of 2024. 
  9. Walgreens-owned VillageMD exits another state

    Walgreens-owned VillageMD plans to exit the state of Nevada, where it has six Village Medical clinics.

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