Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. NYU Langone gets $75M gift

    NYU Langone Health has received a $75 million donation from the Julia Koch Family Foundation to open a new ambulatory care center in West Palm Beach, Fla.
  2. Healthcare billing fraud: 10 recent cases

    From the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations covering an alleged scheme that could be costing Medicare $2 billion to a telemedicine company owner pleading guilty to a $110 million scheme, here are 10 healthcare billing fraud cases that Becker's reported since Feb. 5: 
  3. Pancreatic cancer vaccine trial to begin at Cincinnati hospital

    The University of Cincinnati Cancer Center is the first site in the Midwest to launch a phase 2 clinical trial to test a pancreatic cancer vaccine.

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  1. States ranked by hospital beds per 1,000 population

    The District of Columbia has the most hospital beds per 1,000 population of all U.S. states, while Washington has the fewest for the second year in a row, according to a ranking Kaiser Family Foundation released.
  2. Oregon considers making hospital worker assault a felony

    Legislation introduced in Oregon aims to address violence against hospital workers, according to The Lund Report.
  3. Illinois hospital CEO steps down

    Brian Dietz has chosen to step down as president and CEO of Macomb, Ill.-based McDonough District Hospital, effective Feb. 20.
  4. Who is winning surprise billing disputes?

    Providers, facilities and air ambulance companies prevailed in 77% of No Surprises Act payment determinations in the first half of 2023. 

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  1. AACN's new tool simplifies ICU nurse onboarding

    The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses launched a knowledge assessment tool, Feb. 13 to more easily find knowledge gaps and personalize new training to streamline onboarding time for ICU nurses. 
  2. Affordability of healthcare worries Americans most: KFF poll

    The ability to afford unexpected medical bills and the cost of healthcare services top the list of Americans' financial concerns headed into the 2024 presidential election.
  3. Groups detail new scholarship for obesity medicine studies

    Even amid the rapid rise in popularity of obesity drugs, still only 1% of physicians have formal obesity medicine training. It's a disconnect that a new scholarship established by the Obesity Medicine Association and the Obesity Action Coalition aims to shift.
  4. HCA Mission Hospital enacts changes in wake of CMS warning: Report

    Patients triaged and assigned a nurse within 10 minutes of ED arrival. Lab orders collected within 30 minutes. These are among the policies HCA Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., has enacted as part of its plan of correction to address serious deficiencies the facility was cited for in January, according to internal documents obtained by The Asheville Watchdog. 

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  1. UChicago sued for negligence in death of Silver Cross Hospital CEO

    UChicago Medicine and one of its cardiothoracic surgeons have been named in a lawsuit over the death of Ruth Colby, the former CEO of New Lenox, Ill.-based Silver Cross Hospital. 
  2. CHS posts $957M operating gain following hospital sales

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems reported a $957 million in operating income (7.7% margin) in 2023, improving on the $821 million gain (6.7% margin) posted in 2022.
  3. What's old is new again in the fight against cancer

     Drugmakers are pouring billions of dollars toward the advancement of treatments that target cancer more precisely than mainstay treatments like radiation and chemotherapy. 
  4. Elon Musk says Neuralink patient can control computer mouse with mind

    Elon Musk said the first patient who implanted a Neuralink chip into their brain now has the ability to control a computer mouse just by thinking, CNBC reported Feb. 20. 
  5. Nurses accuse Ascension of wage theft

    Nurses at Ascension Saint Joseph-Joliet (Ill.), who are members of the Illinois Nurses Association, have filed a lawsuit on behalf of themselves and more than 90 of their co-workers who they say were not paid wages they earned for the extra shifts worked by them during the last two-week pay period of November 2023, according to court documents shared with Becker's.
  6. Chuck Bogosta, exec behind UPMC's global reach, to step down

    UPMC is placing new leaders at the top of its cancer and international divisions as longtime leader, Chuck Bogosta, plans to step down.
  7. Henry Ford Health, Acadia tap CEO for new Michigan behavioral health hospital

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health and Franklin, Tenn.-based Acadia Healthcare have named Emily Sexton, MSN, RN, as CEO of West Bloomfield, Mich.-based Henry Ford Behavioral Health Hospital.
  8. Why 1 health system is moving IT operations back in-house

    Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth recently decided to move its IT operations back in-house in a bid to create one structure with "stronger synergies," Patrick Murfee, vice president and chief technology officer of the organization, told Becker's.
  9. The unique perspectives of healthcare leaders under 40

    Leaders of all backgrounds bring varying styles and perspectives to roles at hospitals and health systems. This includes the next generation of healthcare leaders, who bring their own approaches to the issues they focus on each day, including philanthropy, technology and culture.

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