Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 'Their crisis is becoming our problem': Washington hospitals hit with Idaho COVID-19 surge

    Some hospitals in Washington are experiencing an influx of COVID-19 patients from neighboring Idaho, where crisis standards of care for hospitals are currently activated for the state's northern region, according to The New York Times.
  2. TransUnion to buy IT services company for $3.1B: 5 details 

    Credit reporting agency TransUnion signed an agreement to acquire Neustar, an information services and tech company that focuses on digital marketing, fraud prevention and communications services, the company said Sept. 13. 
  3. 13 hospital construction projects worth $500M or more

    Since May 1, 13 hospitals and health systems announced, advanced or completed expansion and renovation projects with price tags of $500 million or more.

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  1. Former federal official tapped as CMO of troubled Eleanor Slater Hospital

    Elinore McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, a psychiatrist and former federal government official, was appointed chief medical officer of the troubled Eleanor Slater Hospital in Rhode Island, and the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals, the state agency that runs the facility, according to a Sept. 9 department news release.
  2. University of Vermont Medical Center asks for $210M increase in patient payments

    The Burlington-based University of Vermont Medical Center has asked state regulators to approve a 6 percent increase in revenue from patients for fiscal year 2022, VTDigger reported Sept. 12.
  3. 6 top undergrad nursing programs, ranked by US News

    The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has the best undergraduate nursing program in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings published Sept. 13. 
  4. Corner Office: The question Trinity Health CEO Mike Slubowski asks himself regularly to stay on track

    As president and CEO of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, Mike Slubowski said he is passionate about employee and patient safety, boosting patient access to care and addressing inequities in healthcare.
  1. 7 recent health IT, innovation partnerships

    Here are seven recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives accelerating digital transformation efforts at healthcare organizations. 
  2. Catholic Health hospital workers could strike as soon as Oct. 1, cite staffing concerns

    Workers at Catholic Health's Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (N.Y.) voted Sept. 9 to authorize a strike if it becomes necessary to address their staffing concerns, according to a union news release.
  3. 6 incentives offered by hospitals to attract workers

    As hospitals and health systems grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are offering incentives to attract and retain workers. 
  4. Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital names new president

    Madhu Sasidhar, MD, has been named President of Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital in Port St. Lucie, Fla., a role that will be effective Sept. 15.
  1. New York health system to halt maternity care after staff resign over vaccine mandate

    Lewis County Health System, a single hospital system in Lowville, N.Y., temporarily will close its maternity unit due to staffing challenges worsened by the number of workers unwilling to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to NNY360.com. 
  2. Dosher Memorial Hospital CEO to retire

    Brad Hilaman, MD, will retire from his roles as CEO and CMO at Southport, N.C.-based Dosher Memorial Hospital in December. Lynda Stanley has been named his successor as CEO.
  3. Lake Regional CEO resigns

    Dane Henry will resign from his position as CEO of Osage Beach, Mo.-based Lake Regional Health System, effective Jan. 3, 2022.
  4. American Rescue Plan, marketplace subsidies could lead to permanent coverage, affordability increases

    An Urban Institute report funded by the Commonwealth Fund found that permanently keeping subsidies created by the American Rescue Plan Act and expanding marketplace subsidies to close the Medicaid coverage gap would strengthen insurance coverage and affordability. 
  5. Death risk 11 times higher for unvaccinated amid delta spread, CDC finds

    Relative to vaccinated people, those who are unvaccinated and infected with COVID-19 face a 10 times higher risk of hospitalization and are 11 times more likely to die from the disease, the CDC's Sept. 10 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found. 
  6. Physicians, execs recall 9/11 experiences: 7 quotes

    Two decades after the 9/11 Pentagon and World Trade Center attacks in the U.S., healthcare workers, including physicians, are stopping to reflect on their experiences from Sept. 11, 2001.
  7. 'In God we trust. All others bring data': 7 lessons from Theranos on health IT investing

    Fraud accusations against Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of health IT company Theranos, have sent shockwaves through health IT investing.
  8. Improper disposal of hard drives expose data of 116,000 patients at Maine clinic

    Waterville, Maine-based HealthReach Community Health Centers began notifying 116,898 patients that their personal health and financial data may have been exposed after an employee at a third-party data storage facility improperly disposed of hard drives containing patients' data, according to data shared with the Maine attorney general's office Sept. 9.
  9. 19 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system leadership moves have been reported or shared with Becker's since Sept. 2:

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