Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 3 health systems raising their minimum wage

    Many hospitals and health systems are raising their minimum wage for employees to recognize their team's contributions and remain competitive in a high-demand market.
  2. Duke becomes 9th medical school to exit US News rankings

    Durham, N.C.-based Duke University School of Medicine withdrew from U.S. News & World Report's medical school rankings on Jan. 27, becoming the ninth school to make the move. 
  3. Epic in the last 30 days

    From plans to put MyChart on smart televisions to new partnerships with health systems, here are four updates on Epic's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in January.

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  1. COVID-19 still a public health emergency, says WHO: 5 updates

    The World Health Organization has determined COVID-19 remains a public health emergency. The agency's director-general accepted the recommendations of its emergency committee on Jan. 30. 
  2. Hospitals suffer worst financial year since the pandemic

    Eleventh-hour financial improvements were not enough for U.S. hospitals, making 2022 "the worst financial year for hospitals and health systems since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic," according to Kaufman Hall. 
  3. Ascension to close 11 Indiana medical group locations

    Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent plans to partially or fully end services at 11 clinics across Indiana, ABC affiliate WRTV reported Jan. 27.
  4. Half of hospitals ended 2022 with negative margins: 4 takeaways

    Last year was the worst financial year for hospitals and health systems since the start of the pandemic, according to Kaufman Hall's January "National Flash Hospital Report,"

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  1. HCA sends health system president to TriStar hospital

    Tom Ozburn has been named CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based TriStar Centennial Medical Center, a member of HCA Healthcare, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported Jan. 27. 
  2. Idaho hospital investigates employee after 'inappropriate hand gesture' in social media post

    St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls, Idaho, has launched an investigation after a photo of an employee "making an inappropriate hand gesture that is often interpreted as highly offensive" was posted on the hospital's social media sites, according to a hospital statement shared with Becker's.
  3. 50 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs headed into 2023

    Becker's Hospital Review is excited to feature the orthopedic departments of 50 hospitals and health systems across the U.S.
  4. 100 top hospitals for stroke care by state, per Healthgrades

    Healthgrades has awarded 100 hospitals with the Stroke Care Excellency Award, which honors hospitals that provide exceptional outcomes when treating patients who have suffered a stroke. 

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  1. Delaware annuls 26 nurses' licenses amid degree scheme probe

    As state and federal investigations into a fraudulent nurse degree scheme continue, the Delaware Board of Nursing confirmed it has annulled the nursing licenses of 26 individuals, ABC affiliate WPVI reported Jan. 26.
  2. Barbara Kinder to serve as chief nursing officer at 2 Kentucky hospitals

    Effective Feb. 16, Barbara Kinder, BSN, RN, will serve as chief nursing officer of Georgetown (Ky.) Community Hospital and Bluegrass Community Hospital in Versailles, Ky.
  3. University of Texas to offer online master's degree in AI, including health focus

    University of Texas at Austin plans to offer an online master's degree in artificial intelligence, the first large-scale program of its kind.
  4. Samsung's healthcare moves: 5 takeaways

    Tech giant Samsung built its name in smartphones and software. However, the company also has made headline-grabbing moves in the healthcare space.
  5. Lawsuit claims Christ Hospital transmitted patient data to Facebook

    Cincinnati-based Christ Hospital is facing a federal lawsuit over its website's use of the Meta Pixel, WCPO reported.
  6. 5 companies UPMC is investing in

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC is one of the largest health systems in the country and has made notable investments through its venture capital arm. 
  7. Care New England hires CFO from rival health system

    Todd Conklin, former COO at Lifespan, has been appointed executive vice president and CFO of Care New England Health System, effective Feb. 13. Both systems are based in Providence, R.I.
  8. Lab results platform integrated with Epic raises $10M

    Elaborate, a lab results tool integrated with Epic and more than 65 other EHR systems, raised $10 million in its seed financing round. 
  9. Northwell VC arm backs company detecting emotions with AI in $12.7M round

    Northwell Holdings, the venture capital arm of New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, is again backing Hume AI, a startup aiming to detect emotions using artificial intelligence, in a $12.7 million funding round for the company.

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