Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Texas hospital says coding problem caused $555K COVID-19 billing error

    A coding error was the reason Midland (Texas) Memorial Hospital paid $555,141 to resolve improper claims allegations made by the HHS Office of the Inspector General, hospital leaders told local television station KWES-TV Sept. 16.
  2. Detroit Medical Center CEO resigns

    Audrey Gregory, PhD, is resigning from her role as CEO of Detroit Medical Center, part of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare. Her last day will be Oct. 22.
  3. UMass Memorial Health offers COVID-19 bonuses to 15,500 employees

    Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Health will give its 15,500 employees bonuses to recognize their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  1. Court approves antitrust settlement, capping Geisinger's stake in 132-bed hospital

    A U.S. district court on Sept. 16 approved an antitrust settlement agreement between the Justice Department, Geisinger and Evangelical Community Hospital, according to The Daily Item.
  2. Sanford Health Fargo reduces surgical capacity by 30% amid staffing crunch

    Sanford Health hospitals in Fargo, N.D., are reducing surgical capacity by 30 percent amid staffing strain and a surge of COVID-19 cases, a hospital official confirmed to Becker's.
  3. Recruiter pulled names from Craigslist to defraud CHS, Quorum, feds say

    A former human resource coordinator and the owner of a recruiting company have been sentenced for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud two hospital management companies, the Justice Department announced Sept. 10. 
  4. Cerner, FDA + 4 recent HIT exec moves

    These health IT moves have been reported since Sept. 3:
  1. 12 states banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates & how they affect healthcare workers

    A dozen governors have signed legislation restricting COVID-19 vaccine mandates in their states, according to a Sept. 9 report from the National Academy for State Health Policy.
  2. Montana hospital enacts crisis standards of care; state updates guidance for hospitals

    Helena, Mont.-based St. Peter's Health enacted crisis standards of care Sept. 16 as their critical care units and morgue hit 100 percent capacity, according to KTVH-DT.
  3. Off-shift nurse delivers baby in Sparrow Hospital's parking ramp elevator

    An off-duty nurse at Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Hospital helped deliver a baby in the elevator of the hospital's parking lot Sept. 13, reports the Lansing State Journal.
  4. UMass Memorial giving employees appreciation bonuses

    Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Health Care is giving employees bonuses for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  1. Ascension, Vanderbilt eye expansions in same Tennessee city

    Days after Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced it would seek approval to build a 42-bed hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital announced its own 58-bed expansion on its campus in Murfreesboro, according to the Daily News Journal. 
  2. Children's Hospital Colorado scales back services amid staff shortage

    Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora will suspend some services because of staffing shortages and an influx of patients, local news station KDVR reported Sept. 16. 
  3. Quorum to sell North Carolina hospital

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health plans to sell its 49-bed hospital in Williamston, N.C., to Dallas-based Affinity Health Partners, a Quorum spokesperson confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review on Sept. 16. 
  4. Vaccine passports: 10 states with digital credentials & 20 states with bans

    As vaccine mandates emerge nationwide, 10 states have provided a digital solution for storing proof of vaccination. Meanwhile, 21 states have prohibited their use in some way.
  5. Stanford Health Care names new CIO: 4 things to know 

    Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Health Care recently tapped Michael Pfeffer, MD, to lead its IT and digital transformation efforts as CIO, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 16.
  6. 6 things to know on the WHO's World Patient Safety Day 

    Sept. 17 is World Patient Safety Day — a campaign established by the World Health Organization in 2019 to raise awareness about adverse patient safety events. 
  7. 125 unvaccinated employees leave IU Health

    Some employees at IU Health have left the Indianapolis-based organization after choosing not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, which had been mandated by the health system. 
  8. States ranked by percentage of population fully vaccinated: Sept. 17

    Vermont has the highest percentage of its population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the CDC's COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration data tracker.
  9. 10 things to know about Valley fever, a fungal infection rising in the southwest US

    In recent years, cases of Valley fever have been on the rise in the southwestern region of the U.S., Grist reports. 

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