Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Broward Health North names 4 new executives

    Four new executives are entering the C-suite at Broward Health North in Lighthouse Point, Fla.
  2. Two deaths possibly tied to flawed Oracle Cerner VA EHR rollout, House members say

    Three members of Congress wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs expressing concerns that the problematic rollout of the Oracle Cerner EHR at the agency could have played a role in the deaths of two veterans.
  3. California hospital leaders threatened workers against participating in strike, complaint alleges

    Members of Service Employees International Union Local 521 have filed a complaint against Santa Clara  County, Calif., alleging that hospital leaders threatened them against participating in a strike by physicians in the county's public health and hospital system.

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  1. Officials fight to keep Mississippi hospital open through legislative session

    Greenwood (Miss.) Leflore Hospital is fighting to stay open through the legislative session, as the hospital recently laid off 80 employees and closed its labor and delivery unit, Mississippi Today reported Nov. 17.
  2. Butler, Excela close in on merger

    After signing a letter of intent to merge in June, two Pennsylvania health systems have almost sealed the deal. 
  3. Oregon Health Authority director resigns

    Patrick Allen, director of the Oregon Health Authority, has submitted his resignation after five years in the role, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Nov. 18. 
  4. Employees more engaged at companies that clearly define DEI: survey

    Companies with a clear, robust internal plan for diversity, equity and inclusion see higher employee engagement, according to a recent survey from Aon. 

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  1. Hospitals' high-interest payment plans can mean more patient debt

    More health systems are offering high-interest payment plans and credit cards to their patients, but the ethics of the practice have been called into question, according to a Nov. 17 NPR article published in partnership with Kaiser Health News. 
  2. California hospital nurses sound alarm over planned bankruptcy

    Hollister, Calif.-based Hazel Hawkins nurses are raising concerns over how the hospital's planned bankruptcy will affect patient care, according to a Nov. 9 news release from the California Nurses Association.
  3. Half of COVID-19 cases are now BQ.1 + BQ.1.1 infections: 10 CDC findings

    Omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 — dubbed "escape variants" for their immune evasiveness — now account for 49.7 percent of U.S. COVID-19 cases, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published Nov. 18. 
  4. 8 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Eight chief medical and nursing officer moves Becker's has covered since Nov. 7: 

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  1. Sanford Health revenue up 11%

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health reported $5.2 billion in 2021 revenue and total expenses of $4.8 billion, reported Nov. 17.
  2. Wyoming approves $10M for new hospital

    Wyoming's State Loan and Investment Board approved a $10 million grant to build a new hospital in Riverton, Cowboy State Daily reported Nov. 17.
  3. Amedisys CEO out after less than 1 year

    Chris Gerard, CEO of Baton Rouge, La.-based home health provider Amedisys, left the company Nov. 17 after about seven months in the role. 
  4. Prime Healthcare taps new California hospital CEO

    Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare has chosen Clay Farell for CEO of St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, Calif.
  5. UF Shands names chief human resources officer

    The University of Florida Health Shands in Gainesville has named Ed Daech chief human resources officer, effective Jan. 2. 
  6. Baptist Health hospital promotes chief nursing officer to president

    April Bennett, MSN, RN, has been named president of Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway (Ark.) after serving as chief nursing officer since 2020. 
  7. Orlando Health names hospital COO

    Orlando (Fla.) Health has named Joseph Khayat chief operating officer of its Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Fla. 
  8. Stamford Health names Liz Longmore COO

    Liz Longmore, MSN, was named the senior vice president and chief operating officer of Stamford (Conn.) Health, which became effective in October. 
  9. How COVID-19 therapeutics stack up against BQ.1

    When the FDA advised vaccine-makers in late June to engineer their boosters to target subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, at the time the "sister variants" accounted for a slight majority of infections. Four months later, new mutations BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 have surpassed the subvariants the omicron boosters targeted. 

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