Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Healthcare workers urge CDC to reconsider proposed mask guidance

    Concern is mounting among healthcare workers over draft CDC infection control guidance that puts surgical masks on par with N95 masks. Nurses and other clinicians are urging the advisory committee to reconsider the proposals to prevent "disastrous" effects on patient and healthcare worker safety, KFF News reported Sept. 16.
  2. Oregon State Hospital in immediate jeopardy

    Salem-based Oregon State Hospital has been cited by CMS with immediate jeopardy after inspectors found safety issues related to secure medical transport, The Lund Report reported Sept. 16.
  3. Gen Z moves into boardrooms

    Boardrooms are still dominated by baby boomers and Gen Xers — but in some spaces, younger voices have a seat at the table, Fortune reported Sept. 15. 

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  1. States with highest, lowest 'left before being seen' rate 

    Nationwide, 3 percent of patients left emergency departments before being seen in 2021, up from 2 percent in 2020 and 2019, CMS data shows. 
  2. Kaiser workers in DC, Virginia, Maryland authorize strike

    Kaiser Permanente workers in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland have joined workers in other states in voting to authorize a strike.
  3. Oracle launches generative AI healthcare assistant

    Oracle launched a new generative artificial intelligence healthcare assistant designed to save clinicians time by responding to voice commands.
  4. Florida system to build new hospital in Fort Myers

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health is advancing plans for a new hospital in the city licensed for 400 beds.

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  1. Home health provider laying off 785 Alabama workers as it exits state

    Chicago-based home health provider Help at Home will lay off 785 workers in Alabama as it plans to leave the state, laying blame on the state's inaction to expand Medicaid, reported Sept. 15. 
  2. Dana-Farber Merrimack Valley nurses issue strike notice

    Members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association plan to hold a 24-hour strike beginning Sept. 27 at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute-Merrimack Valley in Methuen, Mass.
  3. 100 hospital financial benchmarks | 2023

    Hospitals had a challenging financial year in 2022 as expenses skyrocketed without a similar lift in revenue and reimbursement. But there are signs of improvement through the first half of 2023.
  4. 153 hospital and health system chief nursing officers to know | 2023

    After years of navigating their hospitals and health systems through the COVID-19 pandemic, chief nursing officers are now addressing staffing shortages, managing nursing budgets and creating professional pathways for the next generation of nurses. 

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  1. An efficiency 'easy button' that hospital CEOs overlook

    Most incoming CEOs have devoted their focus to the hospital setting, whether operational or clinical. Kevin Cullinan, on the contrary, has spent the past few years outside of it. 
  2. Humana chair backs funding round for healthcare AI company

    Chair of Humana Kurt Hilzinger backed a $5 million seed funding round for Carenostics, a healthcare artificial intelligence startup that focuses  on diagnosing chronic disease.
  3. Mississippi hospital struggles to meet payroll

    After CMS declined to make Greenwood (Miss.) Leflore Hospital a critical access hospital, officals say they have enough cash to pay employees through the end of the month, but beyond that is uncertain, Mississippi Today reported Sept. 15.
  4. LCMC Health is in 'hyper-growth'

    "Epic is our EHR that we currently use and it is going to be the EHR of the future from our technology platform," David Singer, CIO of New Orleans-based LCMC Health, told Becker's. 
  5. California clinic chain illegally fired CFO whistleblower, HHS alleges

    Federal investigators alleged that Clinicas del Camino Real — a 16-location clinic chain headquartered in Camarillo, Calif. — illegally terminated its former CFO in an act of retaliation in 2021, the Ventura County Star reported Sept. 15.
  6. Side effects of a 1st place US News ranking

    The first thing you do when your hospital is deemed best in the nation: feel the affirmation, the verification, the pride. The second thing you do: get back to work. 
  7. Jefferson doesn't have to use outside oncologists, judge says

    A federal judge temporarily denied a motion that would force Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals to use outside oncologists to treat patients, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Sept. 15.
  8. Hartford HealthCare, UConn renew residency affiliation

    On Sept. 14, Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine renewed their affiliation to train physicians and agreed to expand the number of residency and fellowship spots available for UConn students. 
  9. Behind Ballad's push for more physicians in the C-suite

    Physician input is crucial to making and enforcing tough business decisions as financial stressors on the healthcare industry grow in strength, according to leaders at Ballad Health. 

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