Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Rush health system fills CEO role internally

    Omar Lateef, DO, was selected as the next president and CEO of Chicago-based Rush University System for Health.
  2. UPMC opens cancer center in Sicily

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC Hillman Cancer Center opened its first location in Sicily at  UPMC-managed ISMETT, a "leading transplant and high-specialty" hospital in Palermo. 
  3. What does HIPAA say about employees who become patients?

    Health system employees often become patients of the healthcare entity, creating blurred lines for a health system regarding if and when it can access employees' medical records. 

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  1. CEO resignations hit record high

    Dozens of hospital CEOs have resigned this year as a record number of chiefs across all industries have exited their roles, according to a May 18 Challenger, Gray & Christmas report. 
  2. Mercy Health to build 241-bed hospital in Ohio

    Mercy Health-Youngstown (Ohio) will build a 241-bed hospital and medical office complex next to Kent State University's Trumbull Campus in Warren, Ohio.
  3. Christus St. Frances Cabrini Health System launches virtual care service

    Alexandria, La.-based Christus St. Frances Cabrini Health System launched an on-demand virtual visit service that allows patients to meet with Christus Health caregivers through live video from their smartphone, tablet or computer. 
  4. 17 hospitals hiring chief nursing officers

    Below are 17 hospitals, health systems and hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 

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  1. Ohio cancer hospital CEO to retire

    William Farrar, MD, is retiring as CEO of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute in Columbus.
  2. Futura Healthcare Announces Acquisition of Leading Healthcare IT Solutions Provider

    Futura Healthcare, a trusted industry partner delivering end-to-end healthcare advisory, consulting, and technology solutions, announced today their acquisition of Winola Lake Health IT.
  3. Mississippi hospital to lay off 30 employees to offset losses

    Greenwood (Miss.) Leflore Hospital will lay off 30 employees to help offset continued losses, the Greenwood Commonwealth reported May 18. 
  4. US at risk of COVID-19 drug shortages this summer, official warns

    The U.S. could run out of several key COVID-19 medications this summer if more emergency funding is not secured to replenish supplies, Bloomberg reported May 17. 

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  1. Amwell renegotiates terms of its acquisition of SilverCloud Health

    Amwell reached an agreement May 17 to reduce the earnout period associated with its acquisition of digital mental health platform SilverCloud Health.
  2. UVA Health's app helps patients continue opioid recovery program

    Charlottesville, Va.-based UVA Health's app, which offers patients struggling with opioid addiction easy access to providers and other forms of support, kept most patients engaged in their treatment recovery programs. 
  3. Virtual hospital operations summit to focus on role of Artificial Intelligence in achieving ROI for system wide impact

    While the healthcare industry has faced unprecedented operational constraints in recent years, including limited physical capacity, vulnerable patients, loss of revenue, and shortages of staff, it has also reaped opportunities to adapt and excel.
  4. Platform interoperability is the future for acute and ambulatory care providers

    Healthcare is delivered by an entire ecosystem of players in a highly heterogeneous environment.
  5. UW Health to be 1st to offer upright proton beam cancer therapy

    Madison, Wis.-based UW Health, the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is beginning construction on the first center in the world to offer upright proton beam cancer therapy, it said in an email to Becker's on May 17.
  6. Cleveland Clinic unveils program to provide free cancer medications to eligible patients 

    Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center has initiated a drug repository program providing orally administered drugs used in cancer treatment at no charge to eligible patients. 
  7. 5 ways digital health can reduce disparities

    The pandemic has brought the need to address health inequities into stark focus. The digital health sector, with its ability to expand access to convenient care and spot patient patterns, has an opportunity to reduce those disparities.
  8. Microsoft to boost employee pay, stock compensation

    Microsoft’s chief executive told employees the company would boost pay amid U.S. inflation reaching a four-decade high.
  9. President of UPMC in North Central Pennsylvania to retire, take new role

    Steve Johnson is retiring as president of UPMC in North Central Pennsylvania, effective Dec. 31.

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