Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. U of Kentucky HealthCare improperly collected medical debt, judge rules

    A Kentucky judge ruled that Lexington-based UK HealthCare improperly used the state's department of revenue and tax statutes to collect unpaid medical bills, the Lexington Herald Leader reported Aug. 19.
  2. Maine Medical Center nurses vote to keep union

    Nurses at Portland-based Maine Medical Center have voted to keep the Maine State Nurses Association as their bargaining representative.  
  3. The lab industry is ready for monkeypox, says Quest exec

    The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global emergency July 23, and the U.S. issued a similar declaration Aug. 4. More than 14,000 cases have been confirmed in the U.S. as of Aug. 18, according to CDC data.

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  1. Former UT Medical Center board chair dies

    William Rukeyser, former board of directors chair at Knoxville-based University of Tennessee Medical Center, died Aug. 16. 
  2. Florida medical center names chief physician executive

    Jupiter (Fla.) Medical Center named Rogerio Lilenbaum, MD, as its new senior vice president and chief physician executive. 
  3. Nonprofit hospitals' 'deceptively strong' financial metrics likely to end, Fitch says

    Nonprofit hospitals' median financial metrics showed improvement last year, but Fitch Ratings is projecting declines for next year and beyond. 
  4. Frustrated with drug prices, some pharmacies bypass insurance

    A small but growing number of pharmacies are opting to bypass the nation's health insurance system and sell generic drugs straight to consumers at lower prices, NBC News reported Aug. 19.

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  1. JPS Health Network's SVP's list of effective leadership necessities for today's leaders

    Lara Burnside is the senior vice president and chief experience officer at Fort Worth, Texas-based JPS Health Network. 
  2. California plan to invest $4.7B in children's mental health

    California plans to invest $4.7 billion to increase access to mental health and substance use services for individuals 25 and younger.
  3. Digital health company Thirty Madison lays off 10% of staff

    Thirty Madison, a company that treats patients for a variety of chronic conditions through telehealth and its proprietary medications, has reduced its workforce by 10 percent, a spokesperson confirmed to Becker's.
  4. US to boost monkeypox vaccine supplies: 2 updates

    An additional 1.8 million doses of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine will be available for health departments to order starting Aug. 22, according to White House officials. 
  1. 17 recent CMS actions

    CMS recently blocked Georgia from privatizing its ACA marketplace, updated its hospital quality star ratings and released its final inpatient payment rule for 2023. Becker's has reported on the following 17 CMS moves in the last month. 
  2. 10 best, worst states to retire in 2022

    Several Southern and Midwestern states make the best places to retire as poor affordability weighs down other states, according to 2022 rankings from Bankrate, a publisher offering financial comparison services on real estate, budgeting and retirement plans. 
  3. Healthcare providers from PeaceHealth vote to unionize

    Healthcare providers from four clinics operated by PeaceHealth in the Eugene, Ore., area have voted in favor of unionization.
  4. Evolving cybersecurity requirements make it harder for healthcare providers to keep up

    Insurers significantly increased premiums for cyber coverage and are making stricter criteria for those applying, but healthcare organizations are finding it difficult to add all of the required additions, especially smaller providers, SC Media reported Aug. 18. 
  5. Report calls for more study of racial, gender differences in heart disease symptoms

    In a new report updating knowledge of cardiovascular disease symptoms, the American Heart Association highlights the importance race and gender play and calls for further study of these differences.
  6. 14 women making moves in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since Aug. 12.
  7. Singing River Health System leaders push for sale of hospital

    Gautier, Miss.-based Singing River Health System's administration is asking Jackson County leaders to sell the hospital, which has been owned by the county for almost a century, due to financial troubles, the Sun Herald reported Aug. 18. 
  8. Dr. Cristy Page is helping to create an inclusive work environment at the UNC School of Medicine. See how she's doing it. 

    Cristy Page, MD, is the executive dean at Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC School of Medicine. 
  9. Facebook, Instagram suspend Robert Kennedy Jr.'s nonprofit over medical misinformation

    Instagram and Facebook suspended nonprofit Children's Health Defense for repeated violations of policies on COVID-19 misinformation, The New York Times reported Aug. 18. 

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