Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Iowa board suspends physician's license over 'incompetence'

    The Iowa Board of Medicine issued an emergency order to suspend the license of a Davenport-based dermatologist due to incompetence and practicing in an unsafe manner, the Iowa Capital Dispatch reported March 27.
  2. Mercy to invest $6.5M in Epic installation for Missouri hospital takeover

    St. Louis-based Mercy is spending $6.5 million to install Epic at its recently acquired Perryville, Mo.-based Perry County Memorial Hospital.
  3. Colorado hospital running low on cash after CFO resigns

    Delta (Colo.) County Memorial Hospital is looking for ways to stabilize its financial situation after discovering that nearly all of its cash on hand was being used to pay off debts when CFO Larry Vincent unexpectedly resigned March 13, The Denver Post reported March 28.
  1. Pennsylvania hospital cited over safety issue

    State health officials cited St. Luke's Hospital-Monroe Campus for failing to properly monitor a patient experiencing suicidal ideation, The Morning Call reported March 27.
  2. Pennsylvania health system said to be pondering merger

    Washington (Pa.) Health System — one of only three independent health systems in the Pittsburgh area — may be considering a merger, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported March 28. 
  3. How ChatGPT could revolutionize healthcare research, education and clinical care

    ChatGPT could revolutionize healthcare as it could help healthcare researchers develop questions, act as an interactive encyclopedia for medical students and could be incorporated into health systems' EHRs, according to a March 27 viewpoint published in JAMA. 
  4. Mercy inks deal to operate 17th critical access hospital

    St. Louis-based Mercy has finalized a lease agreement to operate and manage the county-owned Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, Mo., with the organizations expected to integrate this fall. 

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  1. Man in custody after locking himself in Albany Medical Center hospital room 

    A 61-year old man is in custody after he barricaded himself in a hospital room at Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center, where his mother was a patient, and with a gun reportedly in the room, according to a March 27 WNYT report.
  2. Ohio hospital to lay off 743, including leaders and RNs

    McLaren St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee, Ohio, will lay off 743 workers when it permanently closes this spring, according to a notice filed with state regulators. 
  3. Whistleblower lawsuit alleges Erlanger surgeons billed for concurrent surgeries

    A whistleblower lawsuit filed against Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System alleges hospital leaders knowingly overlapped surgeries and allowed trainees to operate without physician supervision, leading to patient safety issues and illegal billing practices, Times Free Press reported March 27.
  4. Razor-thin hospital margins become the new normal

    Hospital finances are starting to stabilize as razor-thin margins become the new normal, according to Kaufman Hall's latest "National Flash Hospital Report," which is based on data from more than 900 hospitals.

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  1. Ascension St. Vincent taps new leader

    Kevin Speer has been tapped to lead Indianapolis-based Ascension St. Vincent.
  2. Lawmaker says VA must have increased oversight on Oracle Cerner EHR rollout or face termination

    House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Mike Bost, R-Ill., said Congress must provide increased oversight of the VA's Oracle Cerner EHR rollout, or the program will be terminated, NextGov reported March 27. 
  3. 9 recent hospital, health system executive exits

    A number of hospital and health system executives have recently stepped down or announced they would be stepping down from their positions. 
  4. California physicians avert strike

    Members of the Physicians' and Dentists' Organization of Contra Costa have reached a new contract with county management, avoiding a potential strike, according to a March 27 union news release shared with Becker's. 
  5. 30 large health systems ranked by online reputation

    A new ranking shows where the 30 largest U.S. health systems fall based on reputation score, which evaluates both solicited and unsolicited feedback from patients to determine a provider's standing. 
  6. $20M verdict awarded to man who lost leg after hospital error

    A court has awarded $20 million to a man who alleged that his left leg had to be amputated after his blood clot was misdiagnosed as sciatica by staff at Lowell (Mass.) General Hospital, according to The Boston Globe. 
  7. Insight acquires Iowa hospital that closed Oct. 1

    Flint, Mich.-based Insight, a health network that includes two hospitals and multiple ASCs, has completed the acquisition of Blessing Health Keokuk (Iowa), which closed Oct. 1, according to ABC affiliate KHQA.
  8. Digital therapeutics company lays off 35% of workforce

    Better Therapeutics, a digital therapeutics company, laid off 35 percent of its workforce, according to a March 23 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  9. Law firm representing New York hospitals forced to pay $200K over health data breach

    Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy & Bach, a law firm that represented New York City area hospitals, has been forced to pay $200,000 to the state for its role in a 2021 data breach that compromised the health information of 114,000 patients.

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