Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. EHR go-lives by the numbers: 8 notable rollouts in 2021

    From EHRs that span several years to deals that surpass billions of dollars, here are the eight most notable EHR go-lives Becker's Hospital Review reported in 2021.
  2. Phoenix Children's email identifies vaccine-exempt employees

    Phoenix Children's Hospital inadvertently listed the names of 368 employees exempt from its COVID-19 vaccination mandate in an email to staff about new protocols, CBS affiliate KPHO-TV reported Oct. 22. 
  3. 9 companies that expanded into telehealth in 2021

    Here are nine companies Becker's Hospital Review has covered that have unveiled telehealth strategies in 2021.

3 physician strategies to improve performance in 2022

The current changes in reimbursement and care delivery models, along with increased physician burn out make it a critical time to reevaluate your physician strategy. 
  1. HCA names chief clinical officer to succeed Dr. Jonathan Perlin

    HCA Healthcare has appointed Michael Cuffe, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer, effective Jan. 1, 2022. He will replace Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD, who is leaving to become president of Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based healthcare accreditor The Joint Commission.
  2. 431-bed Trinity Health hospital latest to challenge Aetna contract

    Syracuse, N.Y.-based St. Joseph's Health, a 431-bed, Trinity Health-owned hospital, is the latest in the network to alert patients of a looming contract termination deadline. 
  3. Anthem asks regulators to probe Sentara after contract scuffle

    Anthem is asking Virginia state regulators to investigate alleged anticompetitive behavior from Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare after the provider threatened to end its contract with Anthem's Medicare and Medicaid lines of business. 
  4. Arizona physician indicted in decade-long billing fraud case

    A jury returned a 50-count indictment against an Arizona physician relating to an alleged $50 million fraudulent healthcare billing scheme, the Justice Department said Oct. 22. 
  1. Prospect Medical says 'strategic review' may not result in sale of Crozer Health

    For-profit hospital operator Prospect Medical Holdings said it is conducting a strategic review of Springfield, Pa.-based Crozer Health but that it may not result in a sale of the four-hospital system as previously reported, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.
  2. Kindred Healthcare CEO to step down following LifePoint sale

    Benjamin Breier will step down from his role as CEO of Kindred Healthcare following the company's sale to Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health at the end of the year. 
  3. Colorado hospital bounced back after being on brink of bankruptcy, closure

    Nearly seven years ago, Leadville, Colo.-based St. Vincent Health was on the verge of bankruptcy and closure, an experience many rural hospitals struggle with. In September, it opened its brand-new facility, CBS Denver reported Oct. 21.
  4. Top health system priorities for 2022: 3 CEOs weigh in

    Three health system CEOs shared with Becker's what their No. 1 priorities are for next year.
  1. Froedtert paid $29.9M for majority stake in Wisconsin hospital

    Wauwatosa, Wis.-based Froedtert Health acquired an 80 percent controlling interest of Manitowoc, Wis.-based Holy Family Memorial for $29.9 million, according to the health system's recent financial disclosure.
  2. Nurses union calls on FTC to investigate sale of 5 Salt Lake City hospitals

    National Nurses United released a letter Oct. 21 calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the proposed sale of five Steward Health Care hospitals in Salt Lake City to HCA Healthcare, citing concerns about increases in prices and decline in quality care. 
  3. Houston Methodist CFO on the importance of being more than a 'numbers' guy

    Kevin Burns is executive vice president, CFO and chief business officer of Houston Methodist, an eight-hospital system with more than 26,000 employees. 
  4. Why becoming a nurse is more difficult now

    Hospitals nationwide are trying to address nurse shortages by hiring new graduates. However, becoming a nurse has become more challenging, narrowing the pipeline for new nurses, NPR reported Oct. 25.
  5. New York legislation aims to prevent employee layoffs

    New legislation in New York allows employees facing potential layoffs to petition their employers to apply to participate in a shared work program, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced.
  6. CVS launches $25M ad campaign to showcase its health services

    CVS Health launched a $25 million ad campaign to show how its products and services can make a healthy lifestyle more attainable, The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 25.
  7. Ballad Health, East Tennessee State U announce center for nursing advancement 

    Ballad Health announced Oct. 25 a $10 million commitment to creating the Appalachian Highlands Center for Nursing Advancement at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn.
  8. 76% of Americans want healthcare system reforms

    Three-quarters of Americans want major healthcare change and system reform, making the U.S. stand out as an outlier on this topic, according to research published Oct. 21. 
  9. The 3 health system vital signs Dr. Joanne Conroy monitors as CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock

    Joanne Conroy, MD, CEO and president of Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, became accustomed to monitoring her patients' vital signs during her clinical career as an anesthesiologist.

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