Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. City of Hope to rebrand its Cancer Treatment Centers of America locations, restructure leadership to support integration

    City of Hope today announced that its subsidiary, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, will soon undergo a large-scale rebrand. This comes as a part of the next phase in the health system's integration with CTCA, which it acquired just under one year ago.
  2. CaroMont Health reports positive income for 2nd straight year

    Gastonia, N.C.-based CaroMont Health, which holds an "AA-" credit rating, reported net income of $10.3 million for the six months ended Dec. 31, 2022. That figure compared with net income of $40.4 million in the same period in 2021.
  3. Brigham and Women's nurses to highlight patient care concerns amid Magnet visit

    Members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association at Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital plan to hold an informational picket Feb. 1 to highlight their concerns related to patient care and working conditions at the facility.

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  1. 3 things health systems can do to ease the nursing crisis, per top nurse execs

    Burnout, violence and staffing shortages are just a few of the most pressing challenges the nation's 4 million nurses are facing. It's no question that these are pertinent to address across the healthcare sector nationwide, but what remains to be agreed upon is a clear path forward in doing so for compounding, complex issues.
  2. 7 RCM headlines to know from January

    From health systems outsourcing revenue cycle employees to Confier's CEO announcing his retirement later this year, here are seven RCM headlines to know from January:
  3. New chief of staff elected at Scripps hospital

    Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas (Calif.) has named Randall Goskowicz, MD, its new chief of staff. 
  4. 128 nursing homes closed in 2022: Numbers by state

    CMS reported 128 nursing homes have closed or merged in 2022, but the count is likely higher.

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  1. Microsoft to develop AI-based healthcare services

    Microsoft is partnering with Vietnam-based tech company VinBrain to develop artificial intelligence-based healthcare services. 
  2. Telehealth company Wheel lays off 28% of workforce

    Virtual care company Wheel laid off 28 percent of its workforce Jan. 31, a spokesperson confirmed to Becker's. The move affected 56 employees.
  3. 1 dead, 3 blinded: Eye drops may be linked to antibiotic-resistant infection

    The CDC said a brand of over-the-counter eye drops may be linked to a bacterial infection that has killed one, left three blind in at least one eye and sickened eight more, NBC News reported Jan. 31.
  4. 2 questions hospitals should be asking amid the nurse degree scheme

    A coordinated scheme to sell aspiring nurses fake diplomas and transcripts has allowed more than 2,800 individuals to pass the National Council Licensure Examination without proper training, many of whom went on to gain licensure and employment at healthcare facilities nationwide, federal authorities said. 

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  1. Can Amazon disrupt the pharmacy industry?

    Amazon has experimented with different projects in healthcare the past few years, but its current focus seems to be at the pharmacy counter — the digital one, at least.
  2. House bill seeks to end CMS' COVID-19 vaccine rule for healthcare facilities

    The House passed a bill Jan. 31 that would invalidate the Biden administration's rule that requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 if they work in healthcare facilities that receive Medicare or Medicaid funding.
  3. Former medical director drops lawsuit against Cape Cod Hospital, CEO

    The former cardiovascular medical director at Hyannis, Mass.-based Cape Cod Hospital has dropped his lawsuit alleging whistleblower retaliation and defamation, according to a Feb. 1 Cape Cod Times report.
  4. Johns Hopkins nabs Emory's IT leader as CIO

    Richard Mendola has been named vice president and CIO of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins University both based in Baltimore. 
  5. Maryland hospital to close by spring 2024

    Havre de Grace, Md.-based Harford Memorial Hospital, part of the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, is expected to close in late 2023 or early 2024, The Baltimore Sun reported Jan. 31.
  6. 'Hospital purgatory': Confidence in healthcare plunges as criticism grows louder and larger

    Payers, pharmacy benefit managers and drug manufacturers are no strangers to heavy criticism from the public and providers alike. Now another sector of the healthcare system has found itself increasingly caught in the crosshairs of constituents looking to point a finger for the rising cost of care: hospitals.
  7. 11 healthcare organizations outsourcing RCM functions

    Becker's has reported on 11 healthcare organizations that outsourced finance jobs or other revenue cycle functions since Aug. 25. 
  8. Cleveland Clinic adds Vietnamese hospital to partner network

    Vinmec Times City International Hospital, based in Hanoi, Vietnam, joined Cleveland Clinic's partnership network.
  9. One-fifth of distressed bonds issued by healthcare sector as debt worries rise

    One-fifth of distressed bonds are issued by U.S. healthcare companies, raising concerns that healthcare is nearing a debt crisis as service providers struggle with higher interest rates and labor costs, the Financial Times reported Feb. 1.

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