Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 'Black boxes' make their way into hospital ORs

    Twenty-four hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe are using "black boxes" — named after the recording devices in airplanes — to collect and analyze operating-room practice data in hopes of reducing medical errors and improving patient safety and operating room efficiency, The Wall Street Journal reported March 19.
  2. Man with gun arrested at New York hospital

    A man in possession of a loaded gun was arrested March 16 at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, according to Fox affiliate WNYW. 
  3. 3 former psychiatric hospital employees charged with murder of patient

    Three former employees of Central State Hospital in Petersburg, Va., have been charged with second-degree murder in a patient's death, along with seven law enforcement deputies. 
  1. Why 400K+ Americans in their 20s aren't working

    Workers in their 20s are missing from the workforce — hundreds of thousands of them, Bloomberg reported March 17. It's hard to pin down a reason why. 
  2. How a shortage of biomedical technicians could affect hospitals

    A looming shortage of biomedical technicians and engineers, plus the closure of their programs, spells concern for the profession, according to the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.
  3. 14 health systems with strong finances

    Here are 14 health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from credit rating agencies Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investors Service and S&P Global in 2023. 
  4. Providence suffers rating downgrade as operational challenges persist

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence, which reported a fiscal 2022 operating loss of $1.7 billion, was downgraded as the 51-hospital system continues to deal with ongoing operational challenges, Fitch Ratings said March 17.

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  1. Clinicians know the value of hand hygiene, but barriers get in the way: study

    While the majority of clinicians view hand hygiene as critical to patient safety, environment and other factors can stand in the way of high reliability, according to a new survey-based study led by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital. 
  2. Amgen to lay off 450

    Amgen, a drugmaker based in Thousand Oaks, Calif., will lay off 450 people — 2 percent of its workforce — with many separations occurring by May 26, according to a statement shared with Becker's. 
  3. 10 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From Wellstar Health getting hit with three federal complaints over the closure of two Atlanta-area hospitals, to a former CEO suing a Missouri hospital for slander, here are 10 hospital lawsuits and settlements reported by Becker's since Feb. 27:   
  4. 5 highlights from Match Day 2023

    2023 marked the largest match year in the National Resident Matching Program's 70-year history with 42,952 applicants, according to a March 17 news release.

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  1. Sutter fills 100% of residency openings in record match year

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health has filled all of its residency openings in what the organization claims is a record for the upcoming year. 
  2. Chicago to begin wastewater surveillance for polio

    As part of an expansion to its wastewater surveillance program, the Chicago Department of Public Health will begin testing for poliovirus, according to a March 17 report from NBC NBC 5 Chicago.
  3. New York hospital to close in June

    Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport, N.Y., is set to close June 17 after years of financial turbulence. 
  4. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  5. 27 hospitals, health systems cutting jobs

    A number of hospitals and health systems are trimming their workforces or jobs due to financial and operational challenges. 
  6. Hospitals must be 'vigilant and proactive': Why OCR is asking for $78M budget

    The HHS Office of Civil Rights is asking to nearly double its budget in fiscal 2024, to $78 million, to deal with the increasing number of healthcare data breaches, its director told Politico.
  7. 100 hardest-working cities in America

    The hardest working cities in the U.S. aren't the biggest. New York City barely makes the top 100, according to a recent ranking from WalletHub. 
  8. UMass Memorial spending up to $20M a month on contract labor, CFO says

    UMass Memorial Health CFO Sergio Melgar said the Worcester, Mass.-based health system spent "up to $20 million a month" on contract labor as the hospital went into the fiscal year 2022 with 600 open positions, local news outlet GBH reported March 16.
  9. Allegheny Health Network names new president

    Allegheny Health Network COO James Benedict was named president of the Pittsburgh-based health system.

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