Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. West Virginia hospital to reopen following $2M in federal funding

    Williamson (W.Va.) Memorial Hospital, its county's only hospital, will reopen following a $2 million federal grant it received after being closed since 2020, CBS affiliate WYMT reported Sept. 29. 
  2. One strike planned, another averted in Minnesota

    Members of the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa have called off a planned strike at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center, the Star Tribune reported Sept. 29.
  3. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist reveals plans for $450M care tower

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist plans to build a new $450 million patient care tower on its Ardmore hospital campus, Winston-Salem Journal reported Sept. 29. 

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  1. Shepherd Center to embark on $350M expansion, its largest ever

    Atlanta-based Shepherd Center, a hospital specializing in brain and spinal cord injury, is planning a $350 million expansion, marking its largest-ever expansion, WSB-TV2 reported Sept. 29.
  2. Yale New Haven Health selects new CFO

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health selected Gail Kosyla as its new CFO, according to a Sept. 28 press release shared with Becker's.
  3. Trial date set for Kentucky nurse charged in patient's death

    A former Kentucky nurse accused of killing a patient will go to trial June 12, 2023, Lexington Herald Leader reported Sept. 30.
  4. Beaumont Health greatly expands robotic surgery

    Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health is expanding its robotic surgery capabilities by nearly 50 percent as it aims to offer minimally invasive surgery to more patients.

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  1. Seattle Children's notifies 6,750 patients of third-party data breach

    Seattle Children's is alerting patients about a ransomware attack at a mail service vendor that has compromised the protected health information of 6,750 patients. 
  2. CHS shares hit 1-year low

    Shares of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems hit a 52-week low of $2.14 Sept. 30. 
  3. Hospitals face evacuations, water disruptions amid Ian: 3 updates

    As hospitals and health systems in Florida grappled with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Sept. 29, organizations in South Carolina prepared for the effects of the storm.
  4. Charity care lacking at Mayo Clinic, other top hospitals, advocates say

    Charity care spending at Mayo Clinic is on the lower end compared to other nonprofit hospitals, the Post-Bulletin reported. 

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  1. Iowa hospital closes, lays off 151 workers

    Blessing Health System closed its hospital in Keokuk, Iowa, Sept. 30. 
  2. Duke LifePoint hospital under CMS review for alleged EMTALA violations

    CMS regulators are reviewing the results of an investigation into potential violations of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act at Wilson (N.C.) Medical Center, part of the Duke LifePoint network, The News & Observer reported September 30. 
  3. Senator has questions for Providence CEO on billing practices

    U.S. Senator Patty Murray of Washington is seeking answers from Renton, Wash.-based Providence's CEO following a Sept. 24 New York Times report detailing the system's alleged debt collection practices. 
  4. Pulse oximeter flaws may have delayed COVID-19 treatment for Black patients: study

    Black COVID-19 patients may have faced 4.5-hour treatment delays due to pulse oximeters' inability to accurately read their blood oxygen levels, according to researchers at Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health. 
  5. Michigan health system to make 'several hundred' job cuts

    Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Health System will make "several hundred" job cuts, primarily in leadership and non-patient care roles, the Lansing State Journal reported Sept. 29. 
  6. Hospital for Special Surgery sues HHS for allegedly shorting relief funds

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery filed a lawsuit against HHS for allegedly reducing the hospital's COVID-19 relief funds by $51.2 million, Bloomberg Law reported Sept. 27. 
  7. Viewpoint: Diversity leaders' perspectives key in back-to-office policies

    Chief diversity officers should play a key role in the development and implementation of back-to-office policies, according to a Sept. 29 Fortune article. 
  8. Atlanta Medical Center to close ED in October

    Wellstar Health System is closing the emergency department at Atlanta Medical Center Oct. 14 before the hospital shuts down Nov. 1. 
  9. California hospital launches 'fast track' emergency department

    Los Angeles-based CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, one of the highest volume emergency rooms in Los Angeles County, has opened a fast track emergency department to expedite care. 

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