Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Reinvesting in caregivers and charting a more sustained path, but uncertainties remain, says St. Charles Health CFO

    Bend, Ore.-based St. Charles Health has had to deal with many of the challenges facing health and hospital systems across the country. For St. Charles, that included resulting cost-cutting measures such as laying off 105 employees and eliminating 76 vacant positions in May 2022. New initiatives are underway to help further mitigate such challenges.
  2. What health system digital execs expect next from Best Buy in healthcare

    Best Buy isn't just the place where you buy big-screen TVs and computers. It also provides technology that might one day help take care of you or a loved one at home.
  3. California nurses sound alarm on staffing: 6 recent cases

    The staffing crisis has affected nurses nationwide — but recently, multiple complaints have clustered in the Golden State. 
  1. McLaren Health has ratings affirmed as it emerges profitably from pandemic

    Grand Blanc, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care had its ratings affirmed at "AA-" as the 14-hospital system continues to enjoy strong market share and resilient profitability, Fitch Ratings said March 20.
  2. 10 cities where a $100K salary stretches furthest

    In several cities across Texas and the Midwest, a $100,000 salary isn't eaten up by taxes and a high cost of living, Bloomberg reported. 
  3. Private equity in healthcare a mixed bag, Harvard Business Review says

    A Harvard Business Review analysis of 42 hospital-leveraged buyouts from 2003 to 2017 urged policy discussions on private equity in healthcare to move beyond a "good" or "bad" framing.
  4. Senator questions private equity's role in employee death, assaults at Iowa hospital

    Private equity involvement in a rural hospital in Iowa raises questions over a possible link with the recent death of a hospital staff member there and the subsequent discovery of sexual assaults on several female patients, Sen. Chuck Grassley said March 17.

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  1. Amazon to lay off 9,000

    Retail and tech giant Amazon plans to cut 9,000 workers after the company laid off 18,000 workers in January, CBS News reported March 20.
  2. Nicklaus Children's launches VR driving program

    Miami-based Nicklaus Children's Hospital has launched a virtual reality driving program for autistic and neurodivergent teens preparing to take their driver's exam.
  3. Buffalo General joins with Mount Sinai, UPMC to host Synchron's brain-computer interface tech trial

    The Gates Vascular Institute at Buffalo (N.Y.) General Medical Center is partnering with brain-computer interface company Synchron to launch a trial exploring restoring functionality to patients with severe paralysis. 
  4. Top 5 nursing homes by state, per Newsweek

    Newsweek and Statista, a global data research firm, have released their "2023 America's Best Nursing Homes" list.

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  1. Beth Israel Lahey taps former Mount Sinai exec as chief clinical officer

    Beth Israel Lahey Health has named Robert (Rob) Fields, MD, as executive vice president and chief clinical officer.
  2. PrEP pill gained traction for white gay men — why not others?

    Vulnerable groups are less likely to adopt daily HIV preexposure prophylaxis pill than white gay and bisexual men, NBC News reported March 18.
  3. Missouri system eliminates 5 hospital leadership roles

    Columbia-based University of Missouri Health Care is eliminating five hospital leadership positions across the organization, spokesperson Eric Maze confirmed to Becker's March 20. 
  4. Pediatric care access is worsening: 7 figures to know

    Pediatric care access has been in decline since even before the pandemic. Forty states saw declines in pediatric bed availability prior to 2020, according to CNN, and now compounding factors are exacerbating the issue.
  5. Facial recognition difficulties may be linked to long COVID

    Further research into the effects of long COVID-19 has revealed that in addition to the myriad neurological symptoms that have been linked to the disease, face blindness may also be one of them.
  6. Why the FTC didn't block Amazon's deal for One Medical

    The Federal Trade Commission didn't contest Amazon's $3.9 billion deal for primary care company One Medical despite agency officials' beliefs that the acquisition would hurt competition, Politico reported March 20.
  7. Healthcare marketers to increase spending on TikTok ads

    Marketers said they look to increase TikTok ad spending by 75 percent, MM+M reported March 17. 
  8. 8 health systems affected by data breaches in the last 30 days

    From employee insider breaches to an anonymous call informing a health system of a data breach, here are the health systems that have been affected by a cybersecurity or data breach incident since Feb. 28:
  9. NYC Health + Hospitals further expands its affordable housing initiative

    NYC Health + Hospitals is investing further in affordable housing on land it owns in a bid to improve the health outcomes of some of its most vulnerable patients, according to a March 17 Affordable Housing Finance report.

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