Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Iowa hospital to close long-term care unit, lays off 58 workers

    Jefferson, Iowa-based Greene County Medical Center will close its long-term care department by Sept. 28, Raccoon Valley Radio reported July 31. 
  2. CIOs reshift priorities amid economic woes

    Following the Commerce Department's announcement of a second straight quarter of shrinking economic returns, CIOs are preparing to tighten budgets and reevaluate partner relations, The Wall Street Journal reported July 28.
  3. GV backs $65M funding for precision medicine startup

    Google's venture capital arm, GV, participated in the $65 million series A fundraising round for precision medicine startup Vicinitas Therapeutics.

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  1. 10 best hospitals for rehabilitation: US News 

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago earned the No. 1 spot on U.S. News & World Report's 2022-23 Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation ranking released July 26. 
  2. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  3. Ascension executive to exit for top job at Jefferson

    Joseph Cacchione, MD, has been named CEO of Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health and Thomas Jefferson University, effective Sept. 6. 
  4. Hospital margins still in red halfway through 2022, Kaufman Hall says

    Operating margins were up in June compared to May, but expenses remain at historic highs, leaving hospitals and health systems with cumulatively negative margins, according to Kaufman Hall. 

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  1. 95% of Medicare beneficiaries worry about inflation's impact on health costs

    Nearly all Medicare beneficiaries surveyed are worried about inflation's impact on healthcare costs, according to a July 28 report from the private health insurance marketplace eHealth.
  2. How the baby boomer generation is affecting Michigan's healthcare system with Brian Peters

    Brian Peters is the chief executive officer at Lansing-based Michigan Health & Hospital Association. 
  3. Phishing attack affects 8,000 Allegheny Health Network patients

    Allegheny Health Network notified patients July 29 about a May phishing attack that compromised the protected health information of 8,000 patients. 
  4. 3 COVID-19 forecasts to know this week

    CDC models are, for the second week in a row, forecasting an uncertain trend for COVID-19 admissions, as the highly transmissible omicron subvariant BA.5 spreads nationwide. 
  1. Striking Dignity hospital workers agree to 4-year deal

    Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 829, who began an open-ended strike July 18 at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, Calif., have approved a new labor deal.
  2. New Hampshire hospital where fentanyl went missing names interim chief nursing officer

    Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H., has named Anne Tyrol, MSN, RN, interim chief nursing officer as state regulators continue an investigation into how gallons of fentanyl went missing from the hospital, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported July 31. 
  3. 5 best, worst states for healthcare in 2022

    Residents of Rhode Island receive the best healthcare in the country, while those in Mississippi receive the worst, according to an analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website. 
  4. New York polio case tied to virus in Israel, UK

    An investigation of the first U.S. polio case in nearly a decade found evidence of a connection between the U.S. infection and sewage samples from London and the Jerusalem area, according to a July 29 ProPublica report. 
  5. St. Louis nursing school closes after 124 years

    The St. Louis-based Lutheran School of Nursing has closed, according to an Aug. 1 report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which cites financial troubles and struggling enrollment.
  6. The 10 men and 2 women on CHS' board

    A comprehensive list of the men and women sitting on the corporate board of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health System. 
  7. Ohio hospital to end labor and delivery services

    Hicksville, Ohio-based Community Memorial Hospital will close its obstetrics department and end labor and delivery services effective Sept.18.
  8. The balance between work-life and self-care with Matthew Painter

    Matthew Painter, Ph.D., is the director of leadership development at Birmingham, Ala-based UAB Health System.
  9. California hospital transfers patients as McKinney Fire spreads

    Fairchild Medical Center in Yreka, Calif., began transferring patients to other facilities July 30 as the McKinney Fire became the state's largest wildfire of the year so far. 

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