Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 7 systems hiring chief nursing officers 

    Below are seven hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  2. The smartest decision 48 health system executives, leaders made in the last year

    Hospital and health system leaders had to make many critical moves in the last few years to meet the needs of their communities during the pandemic. But they also focused on key areas to set the foundation for success in the future.
  3. 10 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    The following 10 hospitals or health systems have announced expansions since Sept. 28:

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  1. California Medical Association throws support behind Texas No Surprises Act lawsuit

    The California Medical Association has added its name to the list of organizations supporting the Texas Medical Association's lawsuit challenging the No Surprises Act final rule's independent dispute resolution process. 
  2. CommonSpirit hospitals shut down EHR systems after IT incident

    Hospital facilities affiliated with Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health have shut down their EHR systems due to an IT security incident affecting its parent company, the Des Moines Register reported Oct. 4. 
  3. Fall booster campaign could prevent 745,000 hospitalizations, report finds

    Increasing COVID-19 booster administration this fall could save up to 160,000 lives and prevent more than 1 million hospitalizations, according to an Oct. 5 analysis from the Commonwealth Fund.
  4. Physicians sue California over COVID-19 misinformation law

    Two physicians who question COVID-19 vaccines are suing to stop a California law that allows regulators to punish physicians for spreading misinformation or disinformation related to the virus.

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  1. Don't be surprised if a new variant emerges this winter: Fauci

    A new COVID-19 variant could pop up in the coming months, as winter poses a risk for an uptick in respiratory illnesses, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an Oct. 4 interview with the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.
  2. Press Ganey names Dr. Nora Warshawsky as nurse scientist

    Press Ganey has appointed Nora Warshawsky, PhD, RN, as nurse scientist to oversee nursing research and work with clients to help them better address the biggest challenges facing today's nurse leaders, the healthcare performance improvement group said Oct. 5. 
  3. Pennsylvania hospital enters bankruptcy

    Berwick (Pa.) Hospital Center is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy after being plagued by staffing and financial challenges. 
  4. Holding fewer meetings could save $25K per employee, per year: study

    Excessive meetings are draining employees' brains and employers' bank accounts, according to a Sept. 26 report from Otter.ai and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 

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  1. Iowa health system outsourcing medical coding

    West Burlington, Iowa-based Great River Health is outsourcing its medical coding functions, impacting 35 employees at the system's West Burlington and Fort Madison hospitals, the Hawk Eye reported Oct. 4. 
  2. What 7 revenue cycle leaders have told Becker's about labor challenges this year

    Labor shortages are one of the key issues looming over revenue cycle leaders. Here is what seven leaders have told Becker's this year about the challenges they are facing or how they are tackling those issues: 
  3. Biden to nominate surgeon general to join WHO executive board

    President Joe Biden plans to nominate Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, to serve as U.S. representative on the executive board of the World Health Organization, the White House said Oct. 4.
  4. Epic makes 'significant donation' to UW Health for nurse pipeline

    Wisconsin Medicine, the philanthropic arm of UW Health and University of Wisconsin's school of medicine and public health, is launching a workforce development initiative led by a "significant donation" from Epic. 
  5. Fairview workers reach tentative deal as Allina Health workers continue strike

    Members of the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa have reached a tentative agreement with M Health Fairview on a first contract, and union members at Allina Health are on the second day of their three-day strike.
  6. 68% of California county physicians aim to leave public employment: survey

    Physicians serving medical facilities in Santa Clara County, Calif., are speaking out against county management for the second time this year.
  7. Palomar Health launches nurse advice line for all local residents

    Escondido, Calif.-based Palomar Health has debuted an advice line that connects registered nurses with community members in need of guidance and treatment options. 
  8. A single health system among 100 big companies with competitive pay

    Tech reigns supreme and healthcare providers are scant when it comes to competitive compensation among companies with more than 500 employees, according to workplace review site Comparably's 6th annual list of Best Companies for Compensation, released Oct. 4.
  9. John Muir Health sued for allegedly overcharging patients

    The law firm Hagens Berman has filed a lawsuit against Concord, Calif.-based John Muir Health accusing the health system of "unconscionable" billing practices.

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