Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 10 hospitals with highest, lowest heart failure readmission rates

    Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital has the lowest 30-day readmission rate for heart failure in the country, according to CMS data.
  2. 8 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have recently been reported by Becker's:
  3. HCA Florida hospital taps interim chief

    Brent Burish was named interim CEO of HCA Florida St. Petersburg Hospital, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare.

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  1. The secret sauce to a high-performing revenue cycle

    Houston-based MD Anderson University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Columbus-based OhioHealth are consistent winners of the Healthcare Financial Management Association's MAP award. Revenue cycle leaders shared with Becker's a common thread to their success: their people. 
  2. 3 more hospitals appeal price transparency fines

    Three hospitals that have been recently fined by CMS for alleged price transparency violations are appealing their punishments. 
  3. South Carolina health system gets CON for $56M hospital

    Florence, S.C.-based McLeod Health received a certificate of need to break ground on a new $56 million hospital at its McLeod Health Carolina Forest Campus.
  4. 12 executive appointments at Ascension

    Ascension is a St. Louis-based nonprofit and Catholic health system that operates more than 2,600 care sites,  including 139 hospitals in 19 states. Eduardo Conrado serves as president of Ascension, and Joseph Impicciche is CEO.

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  1. How an RSV surge might strain US children's hospitals

    This fall will mark the first time vaccines are available to prevent the spread of respiratory syncytial virus. Uptake of those vaccines will be telling of how the virus affects hospital capacity, particularly in children's hospitals.
  2. Mayo Clinic takes down webpage after ex-Trump official cites it

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic removed information on hydroxychloroquine from its website after a former Trump administration official said the health system validated its use as a COVID-19 treatment, the Post Bulletin reported Sept. 26.
  3. Oregon governor calls on PeaceHealth to delay hospital closure for 9 months

    Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek has urged Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth to delay the planned closure of its hospital in Eugene, describing the current timeline of the system's plans as "woefully inadequate" in a Sept. 22 The Lund Report article.
  4. Another health system caught in Nuance breach

    WVU Medicine said data for a limited number of its patients was compromised due to a breach at Nuance Communications, a healthcare artificial intelligence company owned by Microsoft that the health system works with. 

Do more with your EHR: How interoperability innovation is easing patient + staff burdens

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  1. Ruminating on work harms leaders' performance: Study

    Being in constant work mode can damage a leader's performance, according to a recent study covered by The Wall Street Journal. 
  2. Viewpoint: The 'last straw' for healthcare workers

    Increasing workplace violence has left many healthcare workers feeling unsafe on the job and, in some cases, is motivating them to consider a career change, Harry Severance, MD, wrote in a Sept. 26 op-ed for Medpage Today. 
  3. Nurses weigh in on the longest shift they've ever worked

    Three 12-hour shifts a week has long been considered the standard schedule for hospital nurses. However, many nurses can recall times they've worked far beyond 12 hours due to staffing pressures at their facility. 
  4. FTC accuses Amazon of 'monopolistic practices' in lawsuit

    The Federal Trade Commission and 17 state attorneys general filed a lawsuit against Amazon alleging that the online commerce giant engages in unfair monopolistic practices.
  5. UNC Health plans standalone children's hospital

    Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health is drawing up plans for its flagship freestanding children's hospital. 
  6. Physician compensation in 2023: 22 numbers to know

    Several reports have come out in recent months highlighting physician compensation trends. While data periods, criteria and samples differed over such reports, some trends emerged that showed consistent data, including a strong correlation between compensation increases in certain specialties.
  7. Main Line Health names 1st new CFO in 25 years

    Radnor, Pa.-based Main Line Health named Leigh Ehrlich as its next executive vice president and CFO, replacing Mike Buongiorno, who is retiring from the position at the end of 2023 after 25 years. 
  8. Penn State study: Rapid sepsis test saves more lives at lower cost

    A new blood test designed to detect sepsis earlier in at-risk patients demonstrated a survival rate of 95 percent in a study led by Penn State.
  9. Weight-loss drug market could reach $100B by 2035

    The market for drugs like Eli Lilly's Mounjaro and Novo Nordisk's Ozempic and Wegovy is projected to reach $100 billion by 2035, Fortune reported Sept. 22.

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