Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Crafting the C-suite of tomorrow: How 4 top health systems approach leadership development

    Developing leaders from within a health system can serve the system on several fronts. It can cut back on hiring costs and funnel employees into long, fruitful careers. Providing growth opportunities shows staff they are valued and equips them with the tools they need to be successful — which in turn improves retention and satisfaction, top leadership development organizations told Becker's. 
  2. Startup founded by Novant Health, Intermountain veterans lands $8.5M in seed funding

    SaVia Health, a clinical decision support startup led by veterans of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health and Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, has received $8.5 million in seed funding.
  3. New Jersey health system expands remote monitoring to all its hospitals

    Marlton, N.J.-based Virtua Health has expanded its hospital-at-home program to all five of its hospitals.

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  1. CHS chair to receive additional $265K annual payment in new role

    Wayne T. Smith, who is retiring as executive chair of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, is to receive a $265,000 stipend on top of a regular compensation package in his new role as nonexecutive chair, the company said in a Dec. 8 filing.
  2. Man indicted in Methodist Dallas hospital shooting that killed 2 workers

    A Dallas County grand jury has indicted the man accused of fatally shooting two workers inside Methodist Dallas Medical Center in October, The Dallas Morning News reported Dec. 9, citing court records. 
  3. Healthcare must innovate to attract and retain workforce, AHA says in new report

    The U.S. nursing workforce lost more than 100,000 people between 2019 and 2022, its largest decline in 40 years, and the American Hospital Association wants to do something about that to ensure healthcare systems can retain workers, a new report said.
  4. Adults who took Paxlovid 50% less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19: 10 CDC findings

    Adults who were prescribed Paxlovid for mild to moderate COVID-19 were 50 percent less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19, according to the CDC's COVID-19 Weekly Tracker published Dec. 9. 

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  1. Hospitals transmitting patient data to Twitter, Facebook? 5 things to know

    Facebook parent company Meta and now Twitter are accused of receiving patient data from hospitals and health systems via "pixel" advertising tracking tools.
  2. How 40 donors gifted $1.7 billion to hospitals

    In 2022, 40 donors collectively gifted, pledged or bequeathed more than $1.7 billion dollars to hospitals and health systems in the U.S. to further causes ranging from precision oncology to addressing health inequities.
  3. Lima Memorial Health System taps Dr. Susan Kaufman as VP, chief medical officer

    Lima (Ohio) Memorial Health System — an affiliate of Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica — has chosen Susan Kaufman, DO, to serve as its next vice president and chief medical officer. 
  4. HCA funds digital platform to bring music to patients' bedside

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is donating $1 million to Musicians On Call, a nonprofit that brings live music to patients' bedsides, to help MOC create an online platform.

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  1. Michigan hospital set to be named after philanthropist couple

    The new $920 million hospital on the Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan medical campus will be called the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion after the couple's foundation donated $50 million to the health system, The Detroit News reported Dec. 8.
  2. 'I am not here to negotiate': AMA president pushes Congress to block Medicare cuts

    Provider groups and congressional allies are lobbying vigorously to prevent a wave of Medicare payment cuts in the face of inflationary price hikes, The Washington Post reported Dec. 9.
  3. BayCare promotes 3 leaders under new CEO

    Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System, which recently appointed Stephanie Conners, BSN, RN, as president and CEO, has promoted three senior executives to expanded roles within the nonprofit organization. 
  4. 'Resilience isn't a pillar by itself': CommonSpirit's plan to support 44,000 nurses in 2023

    Leaders at small health systems might be quick to dismiss the idea of an internal nurse staffing agency, thinking it's not an option for them. Kathy Sanford, DBA, RN, would challenge that assumption.
  5. Tenet-owned Massachusetts hospital to pay $1.78M to settle false claim allegations

    Worcester, Mass.-based St. Vincent Hospital will pay more than $1.78 million to settle allegations it received impermissible payments from Medicare by inflating charges and failed to fully reimburse the government. 
  6. Highest paid specialties for PAs

    Year over year, median total cash compensation for physician assistants and nurse practitioners climbed by 4.5 percent, according to a survey released Dec. 7 by consulting firm SullivanCotter. 
  7. Last week alone, 26,000 flu patients were hospitalized: 8 FluView notes

    Nearly 26,000 lab-confirmed flu patients were admitted to hospitals for the week ending Dec. 3, up from the nearly 20,000 that were admitted the week prior. 
  8. 29 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker's since Dec. 2:
  9. Judge puts voter-approved medical debt relief measure on hold in Arizona

    Arizona voters in November overwhelmingly passed a measure designed to reduce interest rates on medical debt, but a judge has temporarily halted the measure from taking full effect, the Arizona Republic reported Dec. 8.

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