Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 2 Vermont hospitals receive $25M+ total from USDA

    St Johnsbury-based Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital and Morristown-based Copley Hospital recieved millions in funding from the United States Department of Agriculture, NBC5 reported March 24.
  2. Memorial Hermann backs value-based care tech startup in $84M round

    Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System backed tech-focused, value-based care company Wellvana Health in an $84 million funding round.
  3. New guidelines aim to limit transgender care in Catholic hospitals

    U.S. Catholic bishops issued a guideline March 20 that encourages Catholic hospitals to not offer gender-affirming medical treatments. 
  1. Connecticut Children's to spend $47M on parking garage

    Hartford-based Connecticut Children's plans to spend $47 million on a 900-space parking garage, the Hartford Courant reported March 27.
  2. How Amazon is working with Mass General, Intermountain to reduce healthcare burnout

    Amazon Web Services has selected 23 startups for an accelerator program aimed at easing healthcare burnout that some health systems will assist with.
  3. UAB Health names system CFO, flagship hospital CEO

    The University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System has named a permanent CEO for its flagship hospital and CFO of the system. 
  4. Meritus Health CEO: Make health inequity a 'never event'

    It's time for healthcare organizations to label health inequities as "never events" and abandon the idea that eliminating them is a "journey" or "marathon," Maulik Joshi, DrPH, president and CEO of Hagerstown, Md.-based Meritus Health, wrote in a March 25 opinion piece published in Medpage Today.

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  1. An unintended consequence of medical escort rules

    Requiring the name and phone number of the individual responsible for picking a patient up and transporting them home after a procedure involving anesthetics has been routine safety practice for years — but can it be more of a burden than a benefit?
  2. Maryland health system integrates MyChart with Apple Health

    Salisbury, Md.-based TidalHealth has merged its Epic MyChart patient portal with the Apple Health app.
  3. Lee Health looks to change-up digital strategy with new partnership

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health is partnering with digital platform b.well to launch Lee HealthPass, a digital transformation that will work to bring patient data into a single interface. 
  4. Virginia system to open $400M tower

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held March 28 for the Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University, a $400 million project, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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  1. Penn Medicine Princeton receives $2.5M for geriatric oncology program

    Plainsboro, N.J.-based Penn Medicine Princeton Cancer Center received $2.5 million to fund its geriatric oncology program.
  2. New FDA guidance updates clinical trials for accelerated oncology drug approval

    The FDA issued draft guidance for clinical trials of oncology drugs in the accelerated approval application.
  3. Why the CIO title is disappearing

    The CIO title is declining as tech leaders take on new functions and people see the moniker as limiting for their careers, Forbes reported.
  4. AHA: MedPAC's 2024 Medicare payment recommendation is 'out of touch with reality'

    MedPAC's recommendation that acute care hospitals don't need a significant increase in 2024 Medicare rates is "totally insufficient and out of touch with reality," according to the American Hospital Association.
  5. Staff concerns rise after nurse hospitalized from drug smoke in patient room

    Nurses at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital are raising staff safety concerns after a nurse was exposed to narcotics smoke in a patient's room and had to be hospitalized, The San Francisco Standard reported March 27.
  6. Indiana system closing women's health offices

    Plymouth, Ind.,-based St. Joseph Health System is the latest system to announce closures of  women's health services, CBS affiliate WSBT reported March 25.
  7. Northern Light ends some eye surgeries at Maine hospital

    Northern Light Health is no longer providing cataract, glaucoma and oculoplastic surgeries at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, leaving many patients in the lurch after their procedures were suddenly canceled, Bangor Daily News reported March 26.
  8. Nurse charged with involuntary manslaughter in patient's death

    A grand jury has indicted Deborah Sue Damron, 56, of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a patient at an adult detention center in Virginia, according to the Henry County (Va.) Sheriff's Office. 
  9. SSM Health has ratings affirmed amid expectations of operating improvement

    St. Louis-based SSM Health had an "AA-" rating affirmed on a series of bonds it holds as the 23-hospital system dipped in operating income in fiscal 2022 after "several years of consistently solid performance," according to a March 24 report from Fitch Ratings.

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