Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Hawaii opens 1st-of-its-kind clinic in high school

    Hawaii has unveiled the first high school-based clinic in the country, Hawaii News Now reported April 11.
  2. New York hospital physician fired after maternal, infant deaths

    A physician was fired, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull was placed in immediate jeopardy, following two patient deaths in the hospital's maternity ward, The New York Times reported April 11.
  3. SSM Health market president heads to Dignity Health

    Katherine Vergos, RN, was selected president of Dignity Health's Las Vegas market and president and CEO of the Siena Hospital Campus in Henderson, Nev.

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  1. ProMedica partnership eliminating $222M in medical debt

    Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica is partnering with RIP Medical Debt to relieve $222 million in medical debt for more than 108,000 patients. 
  2. Average physician compensation, by region

    Physicians in West North Central states such as Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota reported the highest earning compensation last year, while physicians in Mid-Atlantic states such as New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania reported the lowest, according to Medscape's "2024 Physician Compensation Report," released April 12.
  3. Memorial Hermann says physician altered patient records, closed 2 transplant programs as a result

    Houston-based Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center told The New York Times J. Steve Bynon Jr., MD, a transplant surgeon and head of the system's abdominal transplant program, admitted to altering patient records, which led to denied care and the recent closure of the system's liver and kidney transplant programs.
  4. Biden adds $7.4B in debt relief; healthcare pros again eligible

    The Biden administration is adding $7.4 billion in debt cancellation for a total of $153 billion, with public service workers — including those in healthcare — again eligible in the latest round of relief.

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  1. Physicians see steady compensation growth in 2023: Medscape

    In 2023, physicians saw a steady increase in total compensation. Still, in a year when inflation remained high and federal reimbursement cuts kicked in, 61% of physicians said they believe medicine is an underpaid profession, according to Medscape's "2024 Physician Compensation Report." 
  2. 29 physician specialties ranked by annual compensation

    On average, U.S. physicians' total annual compensation grew by about 3% from 2022 ($352,000) to 2023 ($363,000), with specialized physicians earning more than $100,000 higher on average than primary care physicians.
  3. Advocate's 'thoughtful' approach to data

    Advocate Health formed as a merger between Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium and Chicago and Wisconsin-based Advocate Health Care in 2022, and the IT team has spent the last year integrating systems.
  4. 96% of hospitals share website data: Study

    Ninety-six percent of non-federal acute care hospitals' websites share user data with third-parties, an April 11 study published in JAMA Network Open found. 

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  1. Tennessee hospital weighs lease agreement

    The board of trustees at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn., has unanimously approved a lease agreement with West Tennessee Healthcare: a public medical group with more than 90 locations across Missouri and Tennessee.  
  2. New York neurosurgeon group joins Northwell Health

    Bay Shore, N.Y.-based NeuroCare Long Island, a four-person neurosurgeon group, is now part of New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health and will perform surgeries at Bay Shore-based South Shore University Hospital. 
  3. $80M hospital expansion breaks ground following Salesforce CEO's donation

    Hilo (Hawaii) Benioff Medical Center broke ground April 10 on an $80 million expansion project.
  4. Physicians accuse Legacy Health of unilaterally reducing shifts

    The Pacific Northwest Hospital Medicine Association, a physician and advanced practice provider union represented by the American Federation of Teachers and staffed by the Oregon Nurses Association, is accusing Portland, Ore.-based Legacy Health of reducing hours worked by hospitalists without sufficient bargaining. 
  5. The 8 a.m. meeting debate: 5 health systems weigh in

    Flexibility is currency in today's talent market. As companies lean into work-life balance, pre-pandemic meeting practices have been called into question. 
  6. New York health system president to step down

    Jill Owens, MD, will step down as president of Olean, N.Y.-based Upper Allegheny Health System to return to private medical practice, The Bradford Era reports. 
  7. Medtronic device recalled after Lifespan hospital reports infection cluster

    Providence-based Rhode Island Hospital saw an increase in external ventricular drain infections after switching to a Medtronic device that has since been recalled, the CDC said April 11.
  8. Dr. Mirza Rahman, President of the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM)

    Dr. Mirza Rahman, President of the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) joins the podcast to share insights into his background & ACPM, the lack of funding for residency training, advice for emerging leaders looking to have an impactful and fulfilling medical career, and more.
  9. Mississippi hospitals expected to net $708M annually with CMS plan approval

    Mississippi hospitals are projected to see an increase of more than $700 million in annual funds after CMS approved the second component of the state's Medicaid reimbursement plan. 

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