Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Penn State Health taps new regional chief nursing officer 

    Hershey, Pa.-based Penn State Health selected Leslyn Williamson, DNP, RN, as its west shore regional chief nursing officer for two hospitals.
  2. Florida providers now able to order COVID-19 vaccines for young kids

    After Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state would not employ any resources to support the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5, the White House announced pediatricians, children's hospitals and other healthcare providers in Florida will be able to order the shots directly from the federal government, The Tampa Bay Times reported June 17. 
  3. TMC Health scraps plan to buy Arizona hospital

    Tucson, Ariz.-based TMC Health has ended its bid to buy Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital in Green Valley, Ariz., Green Valley News reported June 17.

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  1. Epic will join health data interoperability task force

    Epic plans to join the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, a new health information exchange network that aims to improve health data interoperability across the U.S.
  2. Former Tennessee health system director sentenced to prison for fraud

    The former director of risk management at West Tennessee Healthcare has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for wire fraud. 
  3. Monkeypox infection rates may not be accurate due to lack of testing

    The low number of monkeypox tests could be obscuring the true infection rates, similar to the plunge of reported COVID-19 tests, public health experts say.
  4. Network and computer systems administrator pay by state

    Network and computer systems administrators, who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of computer networks, make an average of $80,600 annually, according to the latest data released March 31 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  1. Do not buy into 'misguided' assessments of price transparency compliance, hospital group says

    The American Hospital Association said patients should be wary of reports regarding federal hospital price transparency compliance reports from organizations other than CMS. 
  2. Connecticut health system lays off managers, cuts 21 vacant jobs

    Citing the current healthcare environment and financial pressures, Bristol (Conn.) Health on June 16 eliminated 31 positions, including both filled and vacant, according to a news release shared with Becker's. 
  3. Telemedicine company owner sentenced to 14 years for $20M fraud scheme

    A Florida telemedicine company owner was sentenced to 14 years in prison for healthcare and wire fraud that cost Medicare more than $20 million dollars. 
  4. North Carolina hospital CEO to exit

    The CEO of Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, N.C., will step down in July. 
  1. Congressional deal for COVID-19 funds 'all but dead' after heated hearing

    A tense June 16 Senate health committee hearing weakened the path forward for $10 billion in compromised funding for COVID-19, which has already stalled in Congress for months. 
  2. 12 hospitals scaling back care

    Several hospitals are scaling back services for a variety of reasons, including financial challenges and staffing issues. 
  3. HCA, Steward make for 2nd called-off hospital deal within days of FTC challenge

    HCA Healthcare and Steward Health Care System have abandoned their proposed deal involving five Utah hospitals. The decision comes 13 days after the Federal Trade Commission challenged the transaction.
  4. Mayo Clinic CHRO departs

    Three executive changes are occurring among Mayo Clinic's administrative and human resources senior ranks, including the departure of the health system's chief human resources officer.  
  5. Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO Dr. Paul Rothman readies for July 1 retirement

    Paul Rothman, MD, is winding down a 10-year run (to the day) as the dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. 
  6. COVID-19 testing not crucial for every surgical patient, anesthesiologists say

    Perioperative COVID-19 testing is no longer recommended for every patient undergoing nonemergent surgery in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, according to a new guidance from the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation. 
  7. A state health leader's views on racism cause strain in health department

    Virginia's top public health official is causing tension in the state's health department for his belief that racism in healthcare is too political to discuss and for his refusal to acknowledge its role in health disparities, The Washington Post reported June 16.
  8. 7 recent hospital innovation investments

    Hospitals across the country have been busy investing in health tech companies and helping launch spinoff companies.
  9. Plummet in COVID-19 testing could be hiding infection rates

    As omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 gain traction and infection "waves" slam into California, Texas, and St. Louis, infectious disease experts warn the nearly 80 percent decrease in testing over the last three months is disguising the current COVID-19 risk. 

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