Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Norton Healthcare expanding financial assistance program

    Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Healthcare is expanding its financial assistance program to those with a household income equal to or less than 350 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. 
  2. CVS, Amazon, Optum: Health system CIOs on who will be the biggest disrupter of '23

    As Amazon, CVS and Optum continue to utilize upstart companies that provide primary care, virtual care and in-home care to try to buy their way into the healthcare industry, health system CIOs told Becker's that they're betting on CVS and Optum to make the most disruption to the primary care arena in 2023. 
  3. Northern Light hospital, physician ordered to pay $6.5M in wrongful death suit

    Portland, Maine-based Northern Light Mercy Hospital and one of its physicians, John Henson, MD, has been ordered by a jury to pay $6.5 million to the parents of a man who died from Lyme disease, Bangor Daily News reported Feb. 2.

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  1. Indiana health system rolls out cardiac remote monitoring platform

    South Bend, Ind.-based Beacon Health System is partnering with digital care company Biofourmis to roll out a cardiac post-discharge remote monitoring program.
  2. Duke works to create AI algorithmic oversight

    Durham, N.C.-Duke Health is creating the Algorithim-Based Clinical Decision Support Oversight Committee to provide guidance and overview of predictive artificial intelligence algorithms in healthcare, WRAL TechWire reported Feb. 2. 
  3. Weill Cornell to create organ groupings dataset

    New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine is partnering with life sciences technology company NanoString Technologies to create multicellular, single-cell and sub-cellular datasets and maps of 30 non-diseased organs.
  4. CMS grants Laguna Honda hospital extended patient discharge grace period

    CMS agreed to let Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center hold off on patient discharges until May 19 after San Francisco city officials advocated for the extension, radio station KQED reported Feb. 1.

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  1. TriHealth leases property across from new Mercy Health hospital

    Cincinnati-based TriHealth is leasing a 6,400-square-foot property right across from a planned Mercy Health hospital, according to a Feb. 2 Cincinnati Business Courier report.
  2. Corewell Health names chief government affairs officer

    Corewell Health, with dual headquarters in Grand Rapids and Southfield, Mich., has named Kristina Ko chief government affairs officer and vice president, government relations and public policy. 
  3. Bellin and Gundersen tap former Mayo Clinic executive

    Bellin Health and Gundersen Health System — which completed their "merger of equals" and combined operations in November — have named a human resources executive to their joint system, dual headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. and La Crosse, Wis. 
  4. Tennessee hospital, CEO receive AHA's rural leadership award

    Bolivar (Tenn.) General Hospital and its CEO Ruby Kirby have received the American Hospital Association's Rural Hospital Leadership Team Award. 

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  1. Tennessee hospital CEO to retire

    Paul Korth will retire as CEO of Cookeville (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center after serving a decade in the role. 
  2. Minnesota nurses push hospital merger oversight bill

    The Minnesota Nurses Association is encouraging legislators to pass a bill which would give the state's health department power to approve or deny hospital mergers based on how they can affect patients and communities. 
  3. Intermountain names COO

    Nannette Berensen, PharmD, has been tapped to serve as the new COO of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health.
  4. Colorado hospital opens new $52.8M lab

    Grand Junction, Colo.-based Saint Mary’s Hospital is opening a $52.8 million laboratory, ABC affiliate KJCT8 reported Feb. 1.
  5. Travel nurses' pay in each state: A month-over-month comparison

    Average weekly travel nurse pay in January in the U.S. varied across states compared to the month prior, according to a report shared with Becker's from Vivian Health, a national healthcare hiring marketplace.    
  6. 'We See All of You': Trinity Health launches 1st national brand campaign

    Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, has launched its first-ever brand marketing campaign, "We See All of You."
  7. 12 things to know about Providence's venture capital arm

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence has a venture capital arm that targets early- to late-stage investments in health IT/digital health/tech-enabled services, medical devices and diagnostics.
  8. 5 health systems opting for Meditech EHRs

    Below are five health systems that launched a new Meditech EHR system or announced plans to do so since Jan. 18: 
  9. Report: 'KillNet' targeting hospitals in countries helping Ukraine in war efforts

    On Feb. 1, Dutch cyber authorities confirmed that several hospital websites in the Netherlands and Europe were targeted by 'KillNet's' DDoS campaign, along with U.S. hospitals and health systems, Security Week reported Feb. 1. 

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