Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Stay nimble and surround yourself with talent: The pandemic lessons that stuck with CEOs 3 years later

    It's been three years since COVID-19 crept across the U.S., with the World Health Organization declaring the virus outbreak a pandemic in March 2020. Though the early days of the pandemic are over, hospital and health system CEOs told Becker's there are certain lessons that will stay with them in 2023 and beyond. 
  2. Bon Secours Mercy Health launches plans to boost system as it reports $402.9M operating loss

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health said it has put in place a number of initiatives that could boost the system by $280 million.
  3. is violating drug law, FDA warns

    The site, which touted ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment despite a lack of clinical evidence, is temporarily suspended after the FDA warned the site of violating the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
  1. 50+ health system chief experience officers to know | 2023

    Becker's Healthcare is pleased to honor these impactful chief experience officers for hospitals and health systems across the U.S. for 2023.
  2. US child mortality rising at rates not seen in 50 years

    Child and adolescent mortality rates are climbing in the U.S. at the sharpest rates in nearly 50 years, a trend that has "ominous implications," new research published in JAMA on March 13 revealed.
  3. 2 more deaths linked to infections from eye drops

    The CDC has reported two more deaths linked to a bacterial infection from eye drops.
  4. Brigham study looks at reducing harm from medication discrepancies

    Medication discrepancies lead to the deaths of between 7,000 and 9,000 U.S. patients each year, but collecting a consolidated medication list before admission and upon discharge can significantly reduce the frequency, a study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found. 

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  1. VA to move legacy EHR to cloud amid Oracle Cerner issues

    Even as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs transitions to a new Oracle Cerner EHR, it is moving its legacy system, VistA, to the cloud, ensuring it will be around for a while, Federal News Network reported.
  2. 'It all comes back to storytelling': How Kaiser's marketing chief brings the brand to life

    With all the new digital competitors in healthcare, Kristy LoRusso, national chief marketing officer of Kaiser Permanente, told Becker's she is focusing more than ever on highlighting the Oakland, Calif.-based health system's human touch.
  3. 10 health systems reporting net profits in 2022

    Health systems across the country reported significant losses in 2022 due to inflation and the rising costs of supplies, equipment and labor, but some systems saw investment returns and enhanced revenues offset expenses for the year.
  4. How health systems are using generative AI to ease clinician burden

    Healthcare startups that are offering hospitals and health systems similar AI-based technology such as the one used in ChatGPT could make headways into the industry as organizations look to ease provider burnout and increase automation, The Wall Street Journal reported March 21. 

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  1. Baptist Health creates 1st center for heart rhythm disorders

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Baptist Health opened the region's first center for heart rhythm disorders.
  2. California hospital halts labor and delivery

    Palomar Medical Center Poway (Calif.), part of Escondido, Calif.-based Palomar Health, will close its labor and delivery unit in June, at least temporarily, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported March 21. 
  3. Texas medical center sees return of chief nursing officer

    Laredo (Texas) Medical Center named Christine Martinez, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer.
  4. Brigham and Women's Hospital to verify education effects of medical VR

    Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital is partnering with medical technology company Jolly Good to test its medical VR technology. 
  5. Physicians are moving to unionize: Where and when

    As hospitals and health systems face financial challenges and workforce shortages, they are seeing physicians seek representation at the bargaining table.
  6. Ballad Health ends relationship with Moody's

    Johnson City, Tenn.-based Ballad Health confirmed it has terminated its engagement with Moody's after almost a year of not providing company information to the rating agency.
  7. 'They serve 9K meals a day': How Epic feeds its employees

    How does Epic feed 13,000 employees at its Wisconsin campus? With a lot of meat, that's how.
  8. All hormonal contraceptives have increased risk of breast cancer, study says

    A recent study found progestogen-only contraceptives have a similar risk of breast cancer as combined hormone options, NBC News reported March 21.
  9. UnityPoint hospital completes $14M surgical center renovation

    UnityPoint Health St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, completed its $14 million renovation of its surgical specialty unit, Iowa's News Now reported March 21.

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