Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Hospitals face evacuations, water disruptions amid Ian: 3 updates

    As hospitals and health systems in Florida grappled with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Sept. 29, organizations in South Carolina prepared for the effects of the storm.
  2. Charity care lacking at Mayo Clinic, other top hospitals, advocates say

    Charity care spending at Mayo Clinic is on the lower end compared to other nonprofit hospitals, the Post-Bulletin reported. 
  3. Iowa hospital closes, lays off 151 workers

    Blessing Health System closed its hospital in Keokuk, Iowa, Sept. 30. 

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  1. Duke LifePoint hospital under CMS review for alleged EMTALA violations

    CMS regulators are reviewing the results of an investigation into potential violations of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act at Wilson (N.C.) Medical Center, part of the Duke LifePoint network, The News & Observer reported September 30. 
  2. Senator has questions for Providence CEO on billing practices

    U.S. Senator Patty Murray of Washington is seeking answers from Renton, Wash.-based Providence's CEO following a Sept. 24 New York Times report detailing the system's alleged debt collection practices. 
  3. Pulse oximeter flaws may have delayed COVID-19 treatment for Black patients: study

    Black COVID-19 patients may have faced 4.5-hour treatment delays due to pulse oximeters' inability to accurately read their blood oxygen levels, according to researchers at Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health. 
  4. Michigan health system to make 'several hundred' job cuts

    Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Health System will make "several hundred" job cuts, primarily in leadership and non-patient care roles, the Lansing State Journal reported Sept. 29. 

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  1. Hospital for Special Surgery sues HHS for allegedly shorting relief funds

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery filed a lawsuit against HHS for allegedly reducing the hospital's COVID-19 relief funds by $51.2 million, Bloomberg Law reported Sept. 27. 
  2. Viewpoint: Diversity leaders' perspectives key in back-to-office policies

    Chief diversity officers should play a key role in the development and implementation of back-to-office policies, according to a Sept. 29 Fortune article. 
  3. Atlanta Medical Center to close ED in October

    Wellstar Health System is closing the emergency department at Atlanta Medical Center Oct. 14 before the hospital shuts down Nov. 1. 
  4. California hospital launches 'fast track' emergency department

    Los Angeles-based CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, one of the highest volume emergency rooms in Los Angeles County, has opened a fast track emergency department to expedite care. 

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  1. Northwell Holdings: Key things to know

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health has a venture capital arm that invests in innovative early-stage companies, develops and commercializes internal innovations, and brings new products and medical devices to market.
  2. CFO to CEO pipeline hits new peak

    Companies are looking for — and promoting — CFOs with CEO qualities, Fortune reported Sept. 29. 
  3. Michigan State U, Henry Ford Health, Brown U launch suicide prevention research center

    East Lansing-based Michigan State University, Detroit-based Henry Ford Health, and Providence, R.I.-based Brown University established the National Center for Health and Justice Integration for Suicide Prevention Sept. 29, the universities shared in an email with Becker's.
  4. Healthcare for homeless stretching San Francisco resources thin: study

    The same small group of San Francisco, Calif.-residents — most of them homeless — frequently cycle through the city's hospitals and criminal justice system. The cost is high and the health outcomes are poor, according to a recent study reported Sept. 27 by the San Francisco Chronicle.  
  5. President of highly-ranked Cleveland Clinic Weston on the mission-reputation connection

    Cleveland Clinic Weston (Fla.) Hospital was recently listed among the world's best specialized and smart hospitals by Newsweek. According to Weston's president, Rodolfo Blandon, MD, focus, empathy and collaboration are key contributors to the hospital's top marks. 
  6. Baltimore historically Black college to open new medical school

    Baltimore-based Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital plans to open a new medical school at historically Black college Morgan State University, also in Baltimore, CBS affiliate WJZ reported Sept. 27.
  7. More than 16,000 cancer deaths due to COVID-19 complications, American Cancer Society finds

    More than 16,000 cancer deaths between March and December 2020 involved COVID-19 complications, according to a Sept. 28 American Cancer Society news release.
  8. Obama: US has 'more of a disease care system than a healthcare system'

    Precision medicine research is advancing, but the U.S. healthcare system is not nimble in its implementation of new technologies, according to former President Barack Obama. 
  9. 6 hospitals seeking chief medical officers

    Below are six hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking chief medical officers in the last two weeks.

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