Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Wake Forest creates digital platform to increase support for stroke patients

    Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist's Comprehensive Stroke Center created a digital platform aimed at ​​increasing support for patients who suffer major health events such as strokes.
  2. 3 best, worst states for long-term care

    Arizona is the best state for long-term care, while the District of Columbia is the worst, a report published Aug. 8 by personal finance service ValuePenguin found. 
  3. Oncologists' wealth, debt in 2022: 6 findings

    Oncologists’ average income rose about 2 percent to $411,000 in 2022, according to Medscape's "Oncologist Wealth & Debt Report," published Aug. 5.

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  1. Biden to appoint Dr. Monica Bertagnolli as National Cancer Institute director

    President Joe Biden will appoint Monica Bertagnolli, MD, as the new director of the National Cancer Institute. 
  2. UNC Health inks deal with Gozio, Well Health to bolster digital health patient experiences

    Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health is partnering with digital health companies Gozio Health and Well Health to release new features for its mobile application. 
  3. Seattle Children's nurses call for better pay amid staff shortages

    Members of the Washington State Nurses Association held an informational picket Aug. 9 outside Seattle Children's Hospital for higher wages to retain nurses.
  4. Top 13 online master's in computer science programs

    Despite layoffs and hiring freezes across the tech industry, technologists remain in demand in a variety of industries, including healthcare.

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  1. News organization sues 8 Indiana hospitals for withholding public spending data

    IndyStar sued eight Indiana hospitals for allegedly violating state records laws by withholding information on how they are spending public funding they've received for their nursing homes, IndyStar reported Aug. 10. 
  2. Nurses voice concerns as California hospital sale nears

    Watsonville, Calif.-based Pajaro Valley Health Care District is $6 million away from acquiring Watsonville (Calif.) Community Hospital, and its nurses are concerned, The Pajaronian reported Aug. 9. 
  3. 10 best hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery, per US News 

    NYU Langone Hospitals in New York City earned the No. 1 spot on U.S. News & World Report's "2022-23 Best Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery" ranking. 
  4. US hits COVID-19 plateau: 4 updates

    The BA.5 omicron subvariant has maintained its dominance since early July, accounting for 87 percent of U.S. COVID-19 cases for the week ending Aug. 6, according to the CDC's latest variant proportions update. 
  1. OSF Health to open clinic at former hospital

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF Healthcare plans to move its PromptCare clinic to shuttered Galesburg, Ill.-based Cottage Hospital's emergency department, The Register-Mail reported Aug. 10. 
  2. Leader of LifePoint's Sovah Health to retire

    Sovah Health CEO and Market President Alan Larson will retire at the end of 2022, according to an Aug. 9 news release.
  3. Tenet, Steward feud after $1.1B deal

    Tenet Healthcare and Steward Health Care System are battling in Delaware Chancery Court over whether Tenet can end information technology and data services to hospitals it sold to Steward last year, according to Law360. 
  4. Travis Capers tapped to lead Vanderbilt Health community-based hospitals

    Travis Capers was selected as president of Vanderbilt Regional Community Hospitals. 
  5. Providence's collection agencies broke the law while collecting medical debts, Washington AG says

    Two collection agencies have been added to the Washington attorney general's lawsuit against 14 Providence-affiliated hospitals. 
  6. Flagler Health+ explores joining another system

    St. Augustine, Fla.-based Flagler Health+ announced that the board of trustees and leadership team began a formal process to explore joining a 'like-minded health system,' according to an Aug. 9 press release from the organization.
  7. Credit score provider to exclude all medical debts from scores

    Credit-score provider VantageScore Solutions said it will stop factoring all medical debts that are in collections into its scores, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 10. 
  8. 'Talent management must be pursued daily': Houston Methodist VP of revenue cycle operations on the challenges and successes she's seeing now

    Like many Houstonians, Houston Methodist Vice President of Revenue Cycle Operations Lisa Schillaci began her career in the oil and gas industry, but when the opportunity came up to work in the healthcare industry, she jumped at the opportunity. 
  9. 10 states with the largest increases to travel nurse pay

    The average weekly travel nurse pay in July in the U.S. was $2,997, up 12 percent from $2,681 during the same time in 2021, according to a report from Vivian Health, a national healthcare hiring marketplace. 

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