Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Staff shortages contribute to Maine cancer center limiting new patients

    Northern Light Cancer Center in Brewer, Maine, is no longer accepting some oncology referrals due to staff shortages, radio station Q106.5 reported Dec. 7.
  2. Nevada may fast-track nurse licensing process to fight RSV

    Nevada state leaders are discussing a new process which would give qualified nurses an immediate temporary license, 2News report Dec. 6.
  3. The startups hospital, health system VC arms are investing in

    Hospital and health system venture capital arms help provide financial investment and resources to startups. If successful, these companies have the potential to generate additional revenue for the health system.

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  1. Federal judge declines 14 states' challenge to CMS vaccine mandate

    A federal judge in Louisiana on Dec. 2 declined a case brought by 14 states challenging the Biden administration's rule that requires COVID-19 vaccination for eligible staff at healthcare facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs. 
  2. Dignity, 2 Tenet affiliates to resolve billing fraud allegations for $22.5M

    San Francisco-based Dignity Health and two Tenet Healthcare-affiliated facilities in California agreed to pay more than $22 million combined to settle Medi-Cal billing fraud allegations.
  3. Mark Cuban Cost Plus partners with 2nd PBM; hints at insulin market entry

    Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Co. and pharmacy benefit manager EmsanaRx forged a partnership to launch EmsanaRx Plus Dec. 8. 
  4. Ochsner acquires Mississippi urgent care provider

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health, a 47-hospital system with more than 36,000 employees, has acquired Diamondhead (Miss.) Urgent Care, NBC affiliate WXXV reported Dec. 7.

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  1. An acquisition and a new leader: R1 RCM's 2022

    From announcing a new CEO and president to completing its acquisition of Cloudmed, here are five headlines about R1 RCM from 2022. 
  2. MetroHealth board member resigns shortly after CEO firing

    A member of the MetroHealth board of trustees has resigned after Akram Boutros, MD, was fired as the Cleveland-based health system's president and CEO, The Plain Dealer reported Dec. 7.
  3. Penn State Health Medical Group names CFO

    Peter Ostasewski, RN, has been appointed CFO for Penn State Health Medical Group in State College, Pa., effective Dec. 19.
  4. Colorado hospital without funds to pay employees this week

    The board of directors at Leadville, Colo.-based St. Vincent Health held a Dec. 7 meeting saying that they currently do not have enough money to pay employees on Dec. 9, 9News reported.

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  1. MSU Health Care names Dr. Nathan Fitton as new chief medical information officer

    East Lansing, Mich.-based MSU Health Care named Nathan Fitton, DO, as its new chief medical information officer. 
  2. Walmart's research institute aims to solve the diversity gap in clinical trials

    Walmart looks to overhaul healthcare's research system with its new Healthcare Research Institute, Politico reported Dec. 7. 
  3. Mayo Clinic defends executive raises

    Mayo Clinic returned to raises for its executive team in 2021 with top-paid employees seeing the largest increases of 20 percent or more, the Rochester Post Bulletin reported Dec. 8.
  4. Illinois system cuts, reshuffles 76 management jobs

    Southern Illinois Healthcare, a four-hospital system based in Carbondale, is eliminating or restructuring 76 jobs in management and leadership, a decision President and CEO Rex Budde called "truly a last resort," The Southern Illinoisan reported Dec. 7. 
  5. Ochsner Ventures participating in $113M fund for startups in Louisiana

    Ochsner Ventures, the venture capital arm of New Orleans-based Ochsner Health, is among the organizations participating in a $113 million venture fund in Louisiana.
  6. COVID-19 rebound 'uncommon' after antivirals, researchers say

    Among more than 12,000 COVID-19 patients treated with antivirals in Hong Kong, the incidence of viral rebound was very low, according to a study published Dec. 6 in JAMA Network Open.
  7. Baptist Health hires Rick Carrico as its new CFO

    Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health has hired Rick Carrico as its new CFO, replacing Steve Oglesby, who is retiring.
  8. Ohio measles outbreak reaches partially vaccinated kids: 4 updates

    At least three partially vaccinated children in Central Ohio have contracted measles, marking the first cases in the region's outbreak that have not been among unvaccinated children. 
  9. Congress urged to address patient discharge bottlenecks through per diem payments

    Patients are staying longer in hospital — often because there are inadequate resources to discharge them — and the solution may be Congress implementing a per diem Medicare payment to help unblock the bottleneck, the American Hospital Association said Dec. 6.

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