Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Boston Medical Center crossing out healthcare messages that don't work

    Boston Medical Center is "rewriting healthcare" with a new ad campaign that debuted May 22, Marketing Daily reported.
  2. Minnesota system taps logistics partner

    In a new partnership, Minneapolis-based Allina Health recently chose Elmhurst, Ill.-based MedSpeed to transport physical materials including pharmaceuticals and specimens.
  3. AdventHealth affirmed at 'AA' amid strong financial profile: Fitch

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth had both its default rating and that on a series of 2023 $286 million bonds affirmed May 22, Fitch said.
  1. 'Rely on the voice of the customer': Lessons IU Health's marketing chief brought from pharma

    Health system marketing leaders not only promote the brand but can directly affect patient care as well as hiring and retention, the marketing chief of Indianapolis-based IU Health, told Becker's.
  2. Memorial Sloan Kettering establishes immunotherapy center with $40M gift

    New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center received a $40 million gift from Henry Kravis in honor of his wife, Marie-Josée Kravis, vice chair of the MSK board of trustees.
  3. 35 systems among Forbes' best employers for new grads

    Forbes recognized 35 health systems on its annual list of "America's Best Employers for New Grads," released May 23. 
  4. Kaiser shelves plans for outpatient complex

    Kaiser Permanente has decided that it will not buy a property in Live Oak, Calif., where it had planned to develop a 160,000-square-foot medical building, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported May 21. 

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  1. Patient wants cyber-suit against Lehigh Valley Health to stay alive

    A Lehigh Valley Health Network patient, whose breast cancer treatment photos were posted to the dark web by a Russian ransomware gang after a cyberattack at the health system, is trying to keep her lawsuit against the Allentown, Pa.-based system alive, Law360 reported May 22. 
  2. Iowa hospital discloses data breach

    Osceola, Iowa-based Clarke County Hospital is notifying current and former patients that some of their protected health information may have been compromised after an unauthorized third-party accessed its network. 
  3. 'Almost the Uber of how we deliver care': UVM Health CEO on creative rural staffing solutions

    The CEOs of three New England health systems said they are struggling to find staffing in rural communities even as they increase training opportunities, NBC affiliate WPTZ reported May 22. 
  4. Washington hospital loses expansion funds by 5 votes in special election

    Voters narrowly rejected a bond that would have provided extra financial support to Ilwaco, Wash.-based Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics, according to the Chinook Observer.

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  1. A nurse's 'gut feeling' could stop hospital violence before it happens

    Hospitals across the country are responding to the recent surge in violence against healthcare workers by launching violence prevention campaigns to spread the message to all who enter: acts of aggression will not be tolerated here. 
  2. Google's 5 top-searched injuries

    The five most searched injuries on Google are related to orthopedics and sports medicine.
  3. Ozempic pill results in 15% weight loss: Novo Nordisk

    A pill version of Ozempic (semaglutide), a Type 2 diabetes drug in high demand for its off-label use for weight loss, resulted in 15.1 percent weight loss among phase 3 study participants. 
  4. 30 OTC health products recommended by pharmacists

    In U.S. News' newest over-the-counter medicine and health products ranking, the news organization collaborated with The Harris Poll to determine what 350 pharmacists recommend among more than 700 products. 
  5. Oregon hospital nurses authorize strike

    Members of the Oregon Nurses Association voted to authorize a strike at St. Charles Bend on May 21. 
  6. How hospitals fared on Leapfrog's maternity measures amid COVID-19

    Hospitals made significant improvements on reducing episiotomies and early elective deliveries during the pandemic, but cesarean sections among patients least likely to need them increased, according to newly released data from The Leapfrog Group
  7. Washington patient who refuses TB treatment was spotted on public transportation despite court no-show

    The woman at the center of an ongoing civil case in Washington state — who is infected with tuberculosis and has repeatedly refused both isolation and treatment — failed to appear in court again on May 19, according to Pierce County Superior Court documents. Judge Philip Sorensen again issued an order of contempt of court and for involuntary detention.
  8. How Wellstar plans to invest $100M in digital health over next 10 years

    Marietta, Ga.-based Wellstar Health System plans to invest $100 million over the next decade in digital health and other startups to help build the "innovations that our patients need the most," its digital chief told Becker's.
  9. The barriers to digital transformation in healthcare

    As hospitals and health systems continue to accelerate digital transformation throughout their organizations, many do not consider the required changes needed — people, technology, culture and processes — for digital projects to be successful, Kathy Narain, chief digital officer of Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Hospital, told Becker's.

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