Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. NextGen lays off more workers after sale to private equity firm

    EHR vendor NextGen Healthcare is conducting more layoffs in Pennsylvania and Maryland after laying off 84 St. Louis-area workers in November. 
  2. New study emphasizes the importance of cardiovascular health in postpartum care

    Continuing regular check-ups for some mothers into the "fourth-trimester" — the three month after giving birth —may help reduce cardiovascular-related deaths, a top indirect cause of maternal deaths, according to the American Heart Association.
  3. From Barbie to Garth Brooks: When healthcare donations go awry

    Healthcare has long been a favored target of philanthropists, and in most cases, the process is smooth; a new hospital wing is built and named in honor of the donor. However, with millions of dollars changing hands, sometimes donations aren't as simple as signing a check. 

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  1. VUMC taps chief privacy officer from Stanford Health

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., has appointed Sondra Hornsey as chief privacy officer, effective Dec. 4. She succeeds Gaye Smith, who retired earlier this year.
  2. MercyOne hospital scoops pharmacy

    Genesis Medical Center-Dewitt, a MercyOne-owned hospital in Iowa, bought a local pharmacy to include in its network, Our Quad Cities reported Nov. 27. 
  3. Penn State Health posts $160M annual loss, but FY24 looking up

    Hershey, Pa.-based Penn State Health saw a financial loss of $160 million on revenues of $3.8 billion in fiscal year 2023, which ended June 30, the five-hospital system announced in a recent press release.
  4. The payer mix at UPMC

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC reported a $177 million loss on revenues of $20.6 billion for the nine months ended Sept. 30, according to financial documents published Nov. 21.

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  1. 26 highly successful CEO-CFO duos | 2023

    Hospital and health system CEOs and CFOs must work in unison to lead their organizations to success. 
  2. Thanksgiving outages at hospitals caused by ransomware

    An outage that has affected hospitals in at least four states across the South and Midwest is being attributed to a ransomware attack on Ardent Health Services, based in Nashville, Tenn.
  3. 41 heart centers earning designations, accreditations

    Here are 41 heart hospitals and programs recently earning designations and accreditations:
  4. Flu hospitalizations climb for 3rd week in a row: 7 notes

    For the third straight week, flu hospitalizations have climbed in the U.S., according to new CDC data.

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  1. Biden to use Cold War-era policy to boost medical supply chain

    The Biden administration announced Nov. 27 that it plans to broaden the capabilities of the HHS to allow it to make further investments in domestic production of critical medicines and medical supplies. 
  2. Companies bet on the 'envy office' to lure young workers back

    Some companies are working to make their spaces more instagrammable in a bid to attract younger workers back to the office — one that pairs the comfort of a living room with the stylish and glamorous appeal of a vacation, according to The New York Times. 
  3. Brigham and Women's 1st in New England to receive geriatric surgery designation

    Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital became the first hospital in New England to receive the American College of Surgeons' Level 2 Verification-Focused Excellence status in its Geriatric Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program.
  4. Mercy Health on track to open $200M hospital in Q1 2024

    Cincinnati-based Mercy Health is moving forward in its plans for a Mason, Ohio-based $200 million hospital, Cincinnati Business Courier reported Nov. 27.
  5. 10 healthcare jobs for retirees

    There are a number of job opportunities in healthcare for those who have retired but want to work, according to an article posted Nov. 27 by GOBankingRates.
  6. Cleveland Clinic to launch imaging research center

    Cleveland Clinic has partnered with Canon to establish a research collaboration focused on advancing imaging and healthcare IT technologies.
  7. Common hospital disinfectant doesn't work against C. diff, study finds

    A CDC-recommended hospital disinfectant is ineffective against Clostridioides difficile, according to a study published Nov. 21 in Microbiology. 
  8. New York system lowers age for inpatient psychiatric care

    Rome (N.Y.) Health has lowered the age for patients it accepts who need inpatient psychiatric care. 
  9. Wisconsin investigates hospital pharmacist

    The Wisconsin pharmacy board is investigating a hospital pharmacist's license after a federal court charged him for animal cruelty related to research, ABC affiliate WKOW 27 reported Nov. 22. 

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