Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. UPMC to raise minimum wage to $18 an hour

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC has made plans to raise minimum wage to $18 per hour, more than double the minimum wage in Pennsylvania. 
  2. Mark Cuban's pharmacy partners with 3rd PBM

    Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drugs Co. and pharmacy benefit manager RxPreferred Benefits partnered to bring Mr. Cuban's online pharmacy to employers and their members part of the PBM, the two companies said Jan. 11. 
  3. PE firm Alpine Investors partners with revenue cycle management company

    Private equity firm Alpine Investors has invested in Medusind, a revenue cycle management company. 

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  1. 7 companies Memorial Hermann is investing in

    Houston-based Memorial Hermann is one of the largest health systems in the country and recently has made some serious investments through its venture capital arm. 
  2. ANA president: New York City nursing strike 'indicative of systemic breakdown'

    A strike that ended Jan. 12 by about 7,000 nurses in New York City is indicative of issues that have long plagued hospitals across the U.S. — like staffing levels and employee safety, said Jennifer Mensik Kennedy, PhD, RN, the new president of the American Nurses Association.
  3. Healthcare private equity deals down in '22: 6 things to know

    Private equity healthcare deals were down in 2022 but still had their second-biggest year on record, a Jan. 10 report from Bain & Co. shows.
  4. 56 best jobs in healthcare, per US News

    U.S. News and World Report on Jan. 10 released its best jobs ranking for 2023. Of the 190 jobs on the list, 56 were healthcare or healthcare support-related. 

Innovation in the ED — The 3 steps South Shore Hospital took to better manage high-risk patients

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  1. 11 recent hospital, health system COO moves

    Here are 11 hospital and health system COO moves that have been reported by Becker's since Dec. 1:
  2. Organ transplants hit record high in 2022: 3 notes

    A record 42,887 organ transplants were performed in the U.S. last year, up 3.7 percent from 2021, according to preliminary data the United Network for Organ Sharing shared Jan. 10. 
  3. Alphabet healthcare unit lays off 15% of staff

    Verily, the healthcare unit of parent company Alphabet, is cutting more than 200 jobs, or about 15 percent of its staff, The Wall Street Journal first reported Jan. 11.
  4. MaineHealth nurse retires after 40 years

    After 40 years of service, a nurse at Pen Bay Medical Center, part of Portland-based MaineHealth, retired Jan. 6, the Courier-Gazette reported. 

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  1. 10 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported by Becker's since Jan. 4: 
  2. Las Vegas hospital issues alert of 970 layoffs

    Employees at Las Vegas-based Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center have been notified of layoffs coming to the facility, which will transition to a freestanding emergency department, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Jan. 10.
  3. Tenet to sell California hospital

    John Muir Health has entered into a definitive agreement with Tenet Healthcare to acquire sole ownership of San Ramon (Calif.) Regional Medical Center. 
  4. Ardent Health launches innovation studio

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Ardent Health Services partnered with SwitchPoint Ventures to launch an innovation studio focused on healthcare delivery and administration.
  5. Northwell rolls out AI chatbot for pregnant patients

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health has rolled out Northwell Health Pregnancy Chats, an artificial intelligence-powered chatbot designed to provide medical advice to pregnant patients.
  6. 2022 was bad. 2023 may have some light at the end of the tunnel, Fitch says: 5 things to know

    While 2022 was one of the most difficult years financially for nonprofit healthcare systems, the outlook for 2023 does provide some cautious optimism, Fitch Ratings analysts said on a webinar Jan. 11.
  7. Hospital capacity concerns intensify as XBB.1.5 spreads

    Hospitals nationwide are facing capacity issues amid ongoing staffing shortages and an early and severe start to the respiratory virus season. Now, the rapid spread of XBB.1.5 — a highly transmissible omicron subvariant with a high capacity for immune escape — threatens to further magnify these challenges.
  8. CMS to post 10 Part D drugs in price negotiation program by Sept. 1

    CMS on Jan. 11 unveiled key dates for the first year of the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program under the Inflation Reduction Act, a $739 billion package that aims to lower drug costs.
  9. The cost and carbon savings of telehealth, quantified

    A new study from UC Davis Health has quantified the benefits of telehealth in terms of patients' cost savings and healthcare's carbon footprint. 

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