Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Walgreens to acquire specialty pharmacy for $1.3B

    A year after buying a majority share of specialty pharmacy services provider Shields Health Solutions, Walgreens will pay $1.37 billion for the remaining 30 percent stake. 
  2. CDC: More than 80% of maternal deaths are preventable 

    More than 80 percent of maternal deaths between 2017 and 2019 were due to preventable causes, a report from the CDC found. 
  3. California hospital employee stabbed, police say

    An employee of Mission Community Hospital in Panorama City, Calif., was in stable condition Sept. 19 and a suspect was at large after a stabbing occurred, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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  1. Ohio hospital to lay off 978 employees

    St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland will lay off 978 workers when it ends many services in November, according to a notice filed with state regulators. 
  2. Ascension reports $1.8B annual loss

    St. Louis-based Ascension reported higher expenses in the 12 months ended June 30 and closed out the year with a loss, according to recently released financial documents. 
  3. Mayor to Marshall University healthcare students: Change the world

    Huntington, W.Va., Mayor Steve Williams addressed a first-year class of medical students at Marshall University and delivered a tall order for students to fulfill: He wants them to change the world, according to a Sept. 19 report from The Herald-Dispatch.
  4. Judge signs off on UnitedHealth-Change deal, rejects DOJ challenge

    A Washington, D.C., federal judge cleared the path for UnitedHealth Group to move forward with the $7.8 billion acquisition of Change Healthcare, which has been highly scrutinized by the federal government.

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  1. UCSF physicians authorize strike

    Members of the Committee of Interns and Residents have voted to authorize their union's bargaining committee to call a strike at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland (Calif.).
  2. Texas hospital's longest-serving nurse to retire after 45 years

    Palestine (Texas) Regional Medical Center's longest-serving nurse is planning to retire in June 2023 after more than 45 years with the hospital.
  3. 51 COVID-19 findings in 2022

    From long COVID-19 to vaccine efficacy to maternal outcomes, Becker's covered dozens of COVID-19-focused studies since the start of the year.
  4. HCA opens North Carolina hospital

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare opened a $68 million hospital in Franklin, N.C., on Sept. 18.

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  1. Uninsured, publicly insured more likely to report negative care experiences

    Patients who are publicly insured or uninsured are more likely to be treated unfairly in healthcare settings compared to patients with private insurance, according to a report from the Urban Institute with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 
  2. Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips leaves Providence

    Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, left her role as president of clinical operations at Renton, Wash.-based Providence Sept. 1. 
  3. Interoperability is a 'unicorn,' says Franciscan Health's Chuck Christian

    Chuck Christian has been working on healthcare data exchange and interoperability for decades.
  4. Healthcare system gas emissions cost 98,000 lives each year, House committee says

    The healthcare system's climate practices are costing high sums of money — and are taking years off lives — according to a Sept. 15 report from the House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee. 
  5. PillPack founders leaving Amazon

    The co-founders of PillPack plan to leave Amazon, four years after the tech giant acquired the digital pharmacy as part of its initial foray into healthcare, GeekWire reported Sept. 19.
  6. 20% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients have symptoms 2 years later, study finds

    Nearly 20 percent of COVID-19 survivors may experience lingering, worsening or new-onset symptoms two years after infection, according to a study of nearly 2,000 patients who were hospitalized at the start of the pandemic in Wuhan, China. 
  7. A war for talent: CIOs detail the challenges of retaining health IT professionals

    With the global increase in demand for IT professionals, health system CIOs are competing with Big Tech and federal agencies for technology talent. But the healthcare sector sometimes struggles to keep tech talent on board as workers seek higher incomes and other perks that the industry can't always offer.
  8. Albany Med to rebrand 4 hospitals

    Albany (N.Y.) Med Health System unveiled a plan Sept. 19 to rebrand four hospitals, a medical college and home care agency. 
  9. 8 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Here are eight hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.

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