Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Workers at Missouri hospitals fired following company takeover

    Workers at Audrain Community Hospital in Mexico, Mo., and Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton, Mo., were fired after a Texas-based company took over the facilities from Kansas City, Mo.-based Noble Health, Kaiser Health News reported Sept. 22.
  2. Aspen U surrenders nursing program license

    Phoenix-based Aspen University voluntarily surrendered its nursing program license Sept. 20 after notifying the Arizona State Board of Nursing that it cannot meet the minimum required first-time pass rate percentage on the national nursing exam. 
  3. 92 systems, colleges that launched nursing programs in 2022

    Colleges and universities have launched nursing programs and partnerships to address persistent shortages around the country.

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  1. Liberty Hospital promotes chief medical officer Dr. Raghu Adiga to CEO role

    Raghu Adiga, MD, has been selected to serve as president and CEO of Liberty (Mo.) Hospital. He has served in the role in an interim capacity since June.
  2. CHS closes Florida hospital

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems closed a 312-bed hospital in Venice, Fla., Sept. 22. 
  3. Texas physician accused of tampering with IV bags held without bail: 5 updates

    A federal judge on Sept. 19 denied a request from Raynaldo Rivera Ortiz Jr., MD, to be released from jail while he awaits trial on charges related to allegedly tampering with IV bags that led to a death and multiple patient complications, CBS News reports. 
  4. Yale New Haven Health cuts 155 jobs

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health has eliminated 155 management positions from its nearly 30,000-person workforce. 

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  1. 10 states with the highest, lowest average physician office visit price

    The average physician office visit price is highest in Alaska and lowest in Vermont, according to an analysis conducted by data analytics company Hospital Pricing Specialists. 
  2. Northwell exceeds $1B in fundraising campaign

    Northwell announced Sept. 22 that the system-wide fundraising campaign it launched in 2018 has surpassed $1 billion. 
  3. How 4 healthcare leaders are tackling diversity challenges

    Emphasizing diversity, equity and inclusion has proven benefits in the healthcare industry, from enhancing care outcomes to improving employee retention. However, DEI leaders still struggle to prove the initiative's importance within the sector, among other challenges. 
  4. Tennessee attorney general vows to investigate claims against VUMC transgender health clinic

    Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti has pledged to investigate allegations of illegal conduct at the Clinic for Transgender Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

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  1. Health tech startup Curative lays off 109 employees

    Curative, a startup that offers testing and telehealth services, has laid off 109 employees, according to a state filing in California.
  2. 13 recent hospital upgrades, expansions

    The following 13 hospitals or health systems have announced expansions since Sept. 14: 
  3. Omicron boosters for kids expected by mid-October: CDC

    Retooled COVID-19 booster shots that target omicron subvariants could be authorized and available for children to receive within a month, the CDC said in an vaccination planning guide released Sept. 20.
  4. Georgia hospital confirms cybersecurity incident

    Tifton, Ga.-based Southwell confirmed it was the victim of a cybersecurity incident after a report claimed the health system had been involved in a ransomware attack.
  5. Oracle Cerner + interoperability: 7 takeaways

    Oracle Cerner has been working on interoperability for years and announced new efforts in recent months since its $28.4 billion acquisition by Oracle.
  6. Missouri hospital, physician group enter partnership

    Marshall, Mo.-based Fitzgibbon Hospital will employ providers from Missouri Valley Physicians, also in Marshall, effective Jan. 2. 
  7. Long COVID-19 is 'greatest mass-disabling event in human history,' patient advocate says 

    Experts and patients with long COVID-19 say the government is not providing enough relief or resources for what one advocate called "greatest mass-disabling event in human history," Time reported Sept. 19.
  8. US healthcare workers more emotionally exhausted amid pandemic, study says

    Emotional exhaustion among U.S. healthcare workers worsened over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and threatens to compromise patient care, according to a Sept. 21 analysis from JAMA Network Open.
  9. DHR Health renames trauma center after Dr. Kenneth Mattox

    Edinburg, Texas-based DHR Health has renamed its level 1 trauma center after renowned surgeon Kenneth Mattox, MD, the Monitor in McAllen, Texas, reported Sept. 20.

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