Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Washington hospital seeks CEO, board candidates

    Coupeville, Wash.-based WhidbeyHealth is looking for candidates as it seeks to fill board and CEO positions, the South Whidbey Record reported Aug. 16.
  2. Why a single monkeypox case is raising transmission concerns for researchers

    Researchers have raised concern over the potential for modes of monkeypox transmission beyond intimate contact after detailing the case of an infected man with no recent sexual contact whose highest-risk exposure was attending a crowded outdoor event that was not primarily attended by gay and bisexual people.
  3. BA.5 climbs to 89% of US cases

    The highly transmissible omicron subvariant BA.5 continues to gain dominance in the U.S. and now accounts for nearly 90 percent of all cases nationwide, according to the CDC's latest variant proportion estimates.

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  1. Texas hospital computer systems hacked, patient Social Security numbers exposed

    Russian hackers known as the Karakurt gang have allegedly breached computer systems at Texas-based Methodist McKinney Hospital, Methodist Allen Surgical Center and Methodist Craig Ranch Surgical Center, according to an Aug. 16 report from local news source CBS 11. 
  2. 6 recent RCM mergers and acquisitions

    From R1 RCM acquiring Cloudmed to private equity firm Veritas Capital combining two companies, here are six revenue cycle management mergers and acquisitions Becker's has reported since May 25:
  3. 3 recent cancer treatment partnerships, alliances

    Here are three cancer treatment partnerships or alliances formed since July 22. They are listed in chronological order.
  4. Kyruus lands contract to create Christus digital directory

    Irving, Texas-based health system Christus has tapped health IT company Kyruus to implement a data management platform for the health system.

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  1. Eyes on EMTALA in abortion fights

    A less-recognized 36-year-old federal law requiring hospitals funded by Medicare to provide all patients with appropriate emergency care is at the center of abortion fights in two states. 
  2. Pipe bomb found on patient at California hospital 

    Security guards found a pipe bomb on a patient brought in by ambulance to Pomona Valley (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center, The Sacramento Bee reported Aug. 16.
  3. Polio may have been spreading for a year, CDC finds 

    Changes in the genetic makeup of the polio virus suggest it has been spreading somewhere in the world for a year, a report from the CDC found.
  4. Kaiser plans $1.7B expansion

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is expanding two hospitals and building two new medical offices, according to The Press-Enterprise. 
  1. Boston Children's faces harassment campaign over transgender healthcare

    Boston Children's Hospital said it has been the target of a harassment campaign based on misinformation about its treatment of the young transgender community.
  2. Top 10 hospitals for consumer loyalty in 2022 

    NRC Health has recognized 100 hospitals nationwide with its 2022 Consumer Loyalty Award, the healthcare data firm said Aug. 16. 
  3. HCA, AdventHealth and Novant compete for hospital beds in North Carolina

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Health Services Regulation is reviewing three proposals for a hospital expansion project in Buncombe County, N.C., according to an Aug. 15 report from Blue Ridge Public Radio.
  4. OHSU Health names Jennifer Doll new CFO

    Portland, Ore.-based OHSU Health has named Jennifer Doll CFO and senior vice president, effective immediately.
  5. Top HCA executive to retire after 36 years

    HCA Healthcare National Group President Chuck Hall is retiring at the end of the year after nearly 36 years with the Nashville, Tenn.-based company. 
  6. Missouri healthcare workers protest proposed PTO overhaul

    University of Missouri employees, including workers with the school's academic health system in Columbia, are voicing their opposition to a proposal that would change staff paid leave policies, Inside Higher Ed reported Aug. 16.  
  7. Rising out-of-pocket costs has 'dramatic effects' on hospital's revenue cycle performance

    Chicago-based company Crowe, a public accounting, consulting and technology firm, released a report detailing hospital collection rates for self-pay patients. 
  8. CXO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center to step down

    Paul Sternberg, MD, is stepping down from his roles of chief patient experience officer of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and chief medical officer of Vanderbilt Medical Group, the Nashville, Tenn.-based system announced Aug. 16.
  9. Seton nurses call for hospital finance probe in wake of no-confidence vote in administrator

    Members of the California Nurses Association at AHMC Seton Medical Center in Daly City, Calif., said they have taken a vote of no confidence in their hospital administrator, Sarkis Vartanian, BSN.

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