Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Ascension nurses in Texas vote to unionize

    Nurses at Ascension Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, have voted to unionize.
  2. 2 more drugmakers are low on Adderall supply

    Par Pharmaceuticals and Lannett have joined the list of drugmakers that have placed Adderall generic drugs on back order, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 
  3. Oracle to 'rewrite' VA's Cerner EHR system amid outages

    An Oracle executive in charge of the VA EHR modernization project said the company intends to rewrite the Cerner system as a new, cloud-based application for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Spokesman-Review reported Sept. 21.

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  1. Strike set at Hartford HealthCare hospital

    Members of the Windham Federation of Nurses Local 5041 are set to begin a two-day strike Sept. 22 at Hartford HealthCare's Windham Hospital in Willimantic, Conn.
  2. Researchers may have discovered how prostate cancer starts — and your prostate could be to blame

    U.K.-based University of East Anglia researchers discovered that men with prostate cancer have a different prostate environment than men without prostate cancer.
  3. Memorial Health earns accreditation to establish internal medicine graduate medical education program

    Gulfport, Miss.-based Memorial Health System was granted initial accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to establish its graduate medical education program in internal medicine, according to a Sept. 20 news release.
  4. Inside the bidding war for Signify Health: 5 new details

    UnitedHealth Group, Amazon and Option Care Health all made bids for home health company Signify Health, according to an SEC filing. 

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  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.
  4. 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.

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  1. CHS closes Florida hospital

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems closed a 312-bed hospital in Venice, Fla., Sept. 22. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Yale New Haven Health cuts 155 jobs

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health has eliminated 155 management positions from its nearly 30,000-person workforce. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Northwell exceeds $1B in fundraising campaign

    Northwell announced Sept. 22 that the system-wide fundraising campaign it launched in 2018 has surpassed $1 billion. 
  6. 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. 
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 13 recent hospital upgrades, expansions

    The following 13 hospitals or health systems have announced expansions since Sept. 14: 

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