Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Vermont hospital names CEO

    St. Albans, Vt.-based Northwestern Medical Center has named Peter Wright its CEO. 
  2. HCA names CEO for 2 Virginia hospitals

    Lance Jones was named CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare's Chippenham and Johnston–Willis hospitals, both in Richmond, Va.
  3. New York hospital turns away patients for 3rd time in a few weeks

    Gloversville, N.Y.-based Nathan Littauer Hospital was forced to turn away patients for the third time in less than a month amid a surge in seasonal infections such as influenza and an uptick in COVID-19 cases, according to a Daily Gazette report Dec. 9.

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  1. Medical equipment company CEO gets 80 months for $50M fraud scheme

    Tanya Grant, 51, was sentenced Dec. 8 for a healthcare fraud scheme carried out through two companies she controlled between 2017 and 2021. 
  2. University Hospitals closing last open unit at Ohio hospital

    University Hospitals' Richmond Heights (Ohio) Medical Center will close its behavioral health unit, the last unit in operation at the hospital, on Dec. 17, according to
  3. GE Healthcare to cut debt, explore acquisitions after spinoff

    GE Healthcare is looking to cut debt, bring down costs and pursue tuck-in acquisitions after it spins off from GE in January, The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 8. 
  4. Weill Cornell CIO Dr. Curtis Cole named university's 1st chief global information officer

    Curtis Cole, MD, CIO for New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine, has been named inaugural vice president and chief global information officer of Ithaca, N.Y.-based Cornell University.

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  1. 10 biggest healthcare moves from Google in 2022

    From entering into an agreement with EHR vendor Epic to helping some of the biggest health systems improve health equity through data, Google is continuing its push into the healthcare industry. 
  2. New York hospital network still recovering after a November cybersecurity incident

    New York City-based One Brooklyn Health's hospitals are still working to fully restore some of its IT and EHR systems after a November cybersecurity incident caused three of its hospitals to shut them down, GovInfoSecurity reported Dec. 8.  
  3. Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital workers to strike

    Members of Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West are set to begin a five-day strike Dec. 12 at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey (Calif.) Hospital.
  4. $20M gift to support health tech innovation at Cornell

    New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell Tech have received a $20 million gift to collaborate on health tech innovation.

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  1. VillageMD, CareCentrix leader departs Walgreens board after tiff over independence

    Steven Shulman, a healthcare executive with ties to VillageMD and CareCentrix, has resigned from Walgreens' board after a spat with other members over whether he was an independent voice, according to a securities filing.
  2. Top 10 negative, positive words in patient EHR messages

    Patients sending negative words in EHR messages isn't associated with provider burnout, a study in JAMA Network Open found, but natural language processing may identify ways to filter them out and otherwise improve the patient experience.
  3. Trinity Health issues $50M in bonds to finance new and existing projects

    Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, one of the largest nonprofit hospital groups in the country, is issuing $50 million of new bonds both to finance new projects and to help refinance existing ones.
  4. Long COVID's toll on retirement planning

    Americans living with long COVID-19 have not only experienced the health effects related to the condition, but also significant effects to their finances, medical expenses and jobs, CNBC reported Dec. 8.
  5. White House unveils dashboard to track opioid overdoses

    The White House on Dec. 8 launched a dashboard to track nonfatal opioid overdoses at the state and county level, offering those on the front line of the opioid epidemic a better look at the hardest-hit areas and where to target lifesaving resources. 
  6. Parkview Health, Neurobell to explore efficacy of AI-based EEG equipment

    Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Parkview Health has partnered with neonatal medical technology company Neurobell to study the effectiveness of portable artificial intelligence-based  electroencephalography equipment in detecting seizures in newborns. 
  7. Hartford HealthCare, Chinese investment firm partner to advance digital health

    Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare has entered into an agreement with Chinese venture capital firm Morningside to accelerate its digital health portfolio.
  8. 10 women on the move in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by Becker's since Dec. 2. 
  9. CHS 'rapidly reducing contract labor': CEO, CFO insights ahead of 2023

    Community Health Systems posted a net loss of $42 million for the third quarter — down from a net gain of $111 million in the same period last year -– amid high labor costs and as demand for non-COVID-19 care services returned more slowly than projected, but it is seeing significant reductions in its temporary staffing costs, according to company executives. 

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