Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Joint Commission updates clinician evaluation timeframes

    The Joint Commission has updated its timeline for how often it will evaluate licensed practitioners' ability to provide care from two years to three.
  2. The pandemic continues: 9 in 10 COVID-19 deaths are in people 65+

    Nearly 9 in 10 COVID-19 deaths in 2022 occur in people 65 and older, The Washington Post reported Nov. 28.
  3. Florida hospital CEO shot by husband in murder-suicide, police say

    The Coral Gables (Fla.) Hospital community is grieving the loss of CEO Maria Cristina Jimenez, who was found dead Nov. 23 at her home in what authorities have called a murder-suicide.

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  1. MedStar reports $200M loss amid 'volatile' investment market

    Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health reported a net loss of approximately $200M in fiscal year 2022, as the healthcare group faced a "volatile" investment market, and warned that things are unlikely to change in the near future.
  2. New York governor signs medical debt protection law

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a bill prohibiting healthcare providers from placing home liens on a person's primary residence or garnishing wages to collect on medical debt. 
  3. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Here are 10 hospitals or health systems that recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  4. Epic making EHR feature available to Apple users

    Epic is updating its EHR capabilities to become more compatible with Apple's Mac operating system.

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  1. 'I'm actually invigorated': Dr. Rob Phillips on pandemic-era leadership before retiring from Houston Methodist

    Rob Phillips, MD, PhD, was not burned out by the pandemic. In fact, he was invigorated. As executive vice president and chief physician executive at Houston Methodist, he said he was able to be an effective leader and help his community get through the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. 
  2. Mark Cuban in talks with hospitals to solve drug shortages

    Mark Cuban is in talks with hospitals to identify generic drugs that often run in short supply, which he aims to make in a robotics-driven manufacturing plant currently in development in Dallas.
  3. Florida hospital CEO resigns in wake of arrest

    Kidada Hawkins, who took over as president of Winter Haven (Fla.) Hospital earlier this year, has resigned amid allegations that he solicited for prostitution, The Ledger reported Nov. 23.
  4. Federal agency to adopt Oracle Cerner EHR

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to join the integrated federal EHR under Oracle Cerner in summer 2023, GovCIO Media & Research reported Nov. 22.

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  1. Memorial Hermann hospital moves forward with $231M expansion project

    Memorial Hermann Sugar Land (Texas) has made a $231 million investment in expanding the campus to meet growing needs in the region.
  2. 16 health system collaborations with Big Tech

    Hospitals and health systems have been busy partnering with Big Tech companies to help advance healthcare's digital shift.
  3. North Carolina health system names CEO

    Rutherfordton, N.C.-based Rutherford Regional Health System has promoted its interim CEO, Tory Shepherd, to the permanent post, effective immediately. 
  4. Mercy Health taps hospital president for dual role

    Cincinnati-based Mercy Health has named Andrea Gwyn president of its Toledo, Ohio-based St. Anne Hospital in addition to her role as president of Perrysburg (Ohio) Hospital. 
  5. Oregon children's hospital adds video game therapy

    Portland, Ore.-based Doernbecher Children's Hospital, part of Oregon Health & Science University, is adding a new program to its Child Life Therapy Program: video game therapy.
  6. CommonSpirit looking to grow through M&A with new CEO, exec says

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health is always on the lookout for possible M&A activity, according to a senior executive within the health system featured on a Nov. 20 Becker's podcast.
  7. Blood bag shortage complicates collection efforts

    Blood bag shortages nationwide, particularly for the only universal blood type, O-negative, has been causing organizations to issue an urgent appeal to donors, multiple sources report.
  8. Tower Health's proposed sale of Chestnut Hill Hospital faces one final hurdle

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health's proposed sale of Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia to three local health care organizations faces one final hurdle: approval from the Philadelphia Orphans' Court, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Nov. 22.
  9. Indiana hospital merging with Deaconess Health System Jan. 1

    Tell City, Ind.-based Perry County Memorial Hospital is affiliating with Deaconess Health System, effective January 1, 14 News reported Nov. 22.

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