Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Merged Spectrum, Beaumont system welcomes diversity chief

    Carlos Cubia was selected as chief inclusion, equity, diversity and sustainability officer of BHSH System, the 22-hospital organization formed by the February merger of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health with Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health. 
  2. UK HealthCare plans to build new medical campus: 3 details

    Lexington-based University of Kentucky HealthCare is seeking to buy 27 acres of property for a medical campus at a cost of $20.3 million.
  3. More Minnesota nurses take aim at executive pay

    Nurses in the Twin Ports area and Hastings plan to hold informational pickets June 21 at hospitals operated by Essentia Health, St. Luke's and Allina Health to call for contracts that will prioritize patients, according to the Minnesota Nurses Association.

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  1. Home health firms to lose $810M in Medicare payments: 6 home health CMS updates

    Home health agencies would lose $810 million in Medicaid payments in 2023 under a CMS proposal released June 17. 
  2. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  3. 50 innovative chief digital officers to know

    Chief digital officers are an emerging role for hospital IT teams and taking on increasing importance as systems dive deep into digital transformation.
  4. Startup says $100 genome could be on the way

    Ultima Genomics, a startup that has raised more than $600 million, said it plans to release a $100 genome, a step that could revolutionize disease diagnosis and precision medicine.

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  1. 10 top players in expected $132.5B wearable medical device industry

    The market for wearable medical devices is set to explode in the coming years amid the increasing adoption of artificial intelligence and 5G, the embrace of self-monitoring of health conditions and the predilection for home healthcare, a study by Growth Plus Reports found.
  2. Vermont hospital taps COO as interim CEO

    Jonathan Billings, COO of Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, Vt., was selected as the hospital's interim CEO.
  3. NYC Health + Hospitals hosts 400 clinicians, social service providers for long COVID-19 symposium

    New York City-based NYC Health + Hospitals partnered with the city's health department to host a long COVID-19 symposium, an event aimed at advancing care coordination for residents experiencing persistent symptoms. 
  4. U of Illinois at Chicago teams up with Moroccan university for health IT partnership 

    The University of Illinois at Chicago teamed up with  the University of Mohamed Premier (UMP) in Oujda, Morocco, to collaborate on health IT and clinical informatics. 
  1. 9 hospital, health system deals called off this year

    Nine health system and hospital deals have been canceled this year, whether it be a scrapped merger or acquisition or the unwinding of a partnership.
  2. San Francisco's largest SNF begins discharging patients ahead of closure

    Laguna Honda, San Francisco's largest skilled nursing facility, began discharging its 700 patients as part of a federally mandated plan to relocate all residents by September, The San Francisco Chronicle reported June 17. 
  3. Walmart to raise pay for 36,000 pharmacy technicians

    More than 36,000 Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacy technicians will be paid more than $20 per hour effective this week, according to a June 16 press release. 
  4. 8 hospital groups support bill that would protect healthcare workers like flight crews

    Eight national hospital organizations have endorsed a bill to protect healthcare workers from violence that is modeled after protections for aircraft and airport workers.
  5. 12 health systems opening hospitals

    Several health systems have recently opened hospitals, announced plans to do so or have advanced projects. Here are 12 reported by Becker's since May 16:
  6. Georgia hospital adds digital diagnostic imaging sharing for patients

    Habersham Medical Center partnered with software company PocketHealth to give its 80,000 patients access to their medical reports and images via any device.
  7. Nursing home booster rates slow as COVID-19 cases quadruple: AARP

    COVID-19 infections in U.S. nursing homes quadrupled between mid-April and mid-May as booster rates waned, a new AARP analysis published June 16 found.
  8. Pandemic-era flu shot rates mirror COVID-19 vaccine polarization: Study

    Concerns and polarized views about COVID-19 vaccinations spilled over to flu vaccination rates in adults, according to a study by researchers who examined over two pandemic years on both vaccines by state. 
  9. HCA Florida Osceola Hospital taps new chief nursing officer

    HCA Florida Osceola Hospital announced the appointment of Michelle Farris, BSN, as its new chief nursing officer. 

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