Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Utah health systems seek crutches, wheelchair donations amid supply shortage

    Health officials in Utah are urging the public to donate metal crutches, wheelchairs, walkers and canes amid an aluminum shortage that has depleted hospitals of their supply of mobility-assist equipment, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. 
  2. Cigna leverages MDLive acquisition to expand virtual care services

    Cigna announced Oct. 26 that it is bolstering its health plans with services from MDLive, the telehealth company acquired by subsidiary Evernorth in April. 
  3. 20 best business schools worldwide, per US News

    U.S. News & World Report released its "2022 Best Global Universities Rankings" on Oct. 25, including the top universities worldwide for economics and business.

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  1. Vaccination-related employee departures at 33 hospitals, health systems

    Amid health system and state COVID-19 vaccination requirements, workers have been fired for noncompliance, and some have resigned or quit. 
  2. Ballad Health CEO to testify in Congress on critical workforce issues

    Alan Levine, chair and CEO of Johnson City, Tenn.-based Ballad Health, is slated to testify Oct. 26 before the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
  3. UHS grows to 360 hospitals, posts $218M profit in Q3

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services reported higher revenue but a lower profit in the third quarter of 2021. 
  4. Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth up incentive pay to nurses

    Cleveland-based health systems are offering incentive pay to nurses as they face staffing challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to, a news and information website.
  1. Vaccine mandates are affecting CEO recruitment: Here's how

    The effect of vaccination mandates and the COVID-19 pandemic have often been discussed from the angle of employees who have left their organizations and their managers, but the effect on executive hiring is less explored. Becker's spoke to an executive search hiring manager at WittKieffer to understand how the pandemic has changed executive recruitment in healthcare.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  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. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

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