Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 100 top rural and community hospitals, by state

    The Chartis Center for Rural Health released its annual list of the top 100 rural and community hospitals in the U.S. on Feb. 15.
  2. Lawmakers eye new designation for safety net hospitals

    Two House lawmakers have introduced a bill that would establish an "essential health system" designation that would create more opportunities for safety net hospitals to receive federal funding. 
  3. $1.48B Kaiser Sacramento hospital could break ground in 2024

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente might be breaking ground on a hospital in the Sacramento rail yards this year, the Sacramento Business Journal reported Feb. 15.

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  1. 20 largest for-profit hospitals

    Texas is home to many of the largest for-profit hospitals in the U.S. as measured by total beds. 
  2. California hospital plans more layoffs to avoid closure

    Ridgecrest (Calif.) Regional Hospital is laying off 31 more employees just two months after it announced plans to layoff 29 others and suspend its labor and delivery unit, Bakersfield.com reported Feb. 15.
  3. Health systems rethink nursing

    Hospitals are redesigning nursing and care team models to meet patient needs and leverage technology to better support nurses. While still in the early stages, a few health systems are seeing promising results for patient care and nurse satisfaction.
  4. 'A never-ending battle': 2 systems take new approach to behavioral health

    Mental health is a crisis for many communities.

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  1. 100 top critical access hospitals, by state

    The Chartis Center for Rural Health released its annual list of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the U.S on Feb. 15.
  2. Baystate Health to sell insurance subsidiary

    Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health reached a deal to sell Health New England, its insurance subsidiary, to Point32Health. 
  3. Mercy Springfield president named to 2 hospital group boards

    David Argueta, president of Mercy Springfield, was named to two national and state hospital association boards.
  4. The 911 nurse program that saved $500K+ in 1 year

    A California city piloted a nurse triage program for incoming 911 calls that has helped 581 residents and saved over $573,000, ABC affiliate CBS8 reported Feb. 15.

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  1. Sanford doubles operating income to $402M

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health reported an operating income of $402.2 million in 2023, more than double the $192.3 million it posted in 2022, according to its financial report released Feb. 14. 
  2. Senators to FDA: Take action on proliferation of social media drug ads

    Senators are urging the FDA to update decade-old guidance and take action to rein in social media advertisements of prescription drugs from telehealth companies, requesting that the agency respond to their concerns by March 27, according to a Feb. 15 Wall Street Journal report. 
  3. 18 women making moves in healthcare

    The following leadership moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's this year:
  4. UT Health acquires 6 urgent care clinics

    Tyler-based UT Health East Texas has completed its acquisition of six urgent care clinics, including one from its partner Baton Rouge, La.-based Premier Health, an urgent care company. 
  5. Boston nursing home to close after nearly 100 years

    The Edgar P. Benjamin Healthcare Center in Boston has filed a notice of planned closure after nearly a century in operation, ABC affiliate WCVB reported Feb. 14.
  6. Long COVID research gets $515M boost

    The National Institutes of Health will pump an additional $515 million into researching long COVID-19, the agency announced Feb. 13.
  7. CommonSpirit exits the red with $356M Q4 gain

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit posted an operating income of $356 million (3.5% margin) in the quarter ended Dec. 31, a significant turnaround from the $440 million loss (-5.4% margin) reported in the same period the previous year.
  8. HCA enhances data strategy

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is moving operational data and analytic workloads to the cloud. 
  9. Intermountain Health inks jersey sponsorship deal

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health has inked a deal to have its name on the jerseys of two professional soccer teams

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