Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Orlando Health hospital names president

    Orlando (Fla.) Health has named Maggie Bonko president of its Horizon West Hospital in Winter Garden, Fla. 
  2. 5 high-profile health IT acquisitions in 2022

    Here are five key health IT acquisitions that have been announced or have closed in 2022.
  3. 3 health systems seeking chief technology officers

    Below are three hospitals and health systems that posted job listings in the past month seeking chief technology officers.

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  1. 34% of healthcare employees still fear catching COVID-19 at work

    While fear among U.S. workers of catching COVID-19 on the job has faded during the pandemic, this fear remains a factor for about 1 in 4 employed adults, Gallup finds.  
  2. Illness-causing fungi spreading across US

    Researchers found more than 10 percent of fungal infections are diagnosed outside regions where the pathogens were known to be endemic, NBC News reported Nov. 21.
  3. ECU Health names Dr. Trish Baise chief nursing executive

    Greenville, N.C.-based ECU Health named Trish Baise, DNP, RN, its first chief nursing executive.
  4. Encompass Health to build 50-bed rehab hospital in Florida

    Birmingham, Ala.-based Encompass Health is planning to build a 50-bed inpatient clinic in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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  1. Surgeon named in sex discrimination complaints steps down from Maine hospital leadership posts

    A general surgeon and member of Augusta-based MaineGeneral Medical Center's staff has stepped down from leadership roles after being named in sex discrimination and patient care complaints, the Bangor Daily News reported Nov. 21.
  2. 16 healthcare organizations outsourcing RCM

    Becker's has reported on 16 healthcare organizations that have decided to outsource finance jobs or other revenue cycle functions since Jan. 1:
  3. Patient harm vs. medical malpractice: What clinicians fear more

    Attending physicians and advanced practice clinicians in emergency departments are more concerned about medical errors resulting in patient harm than in malpractice litigation, according to a study published Nov. 11 in JAMA Network Open.
  4. Hackensack U Medical Center first in world to implant new heart pump

    Cardiac surgeons at Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center, part of the Hackensack Meridian health system, performed the first-in-human Impella RP Flex heart pump implant on Nov. 8.

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  1. Dr. Ben Robbins uses psychiatry experience to invest with Alphabet VC arm GV

    GV, the venture capital arm of Google parent company Alphabet, is trying to disrupt healthcare by collaborating with — not competing against — health systems, general partner Ben Robbins, MD, told Becker's.
  2. 15 hospital, health system sales in the works

    Consolidation continues across the healthcare industry with many hospitals and health systems looking to complete planned acquisitions or sales by the end of 2022 or early 2023. 
  3. California AG seeks hospital cooperation in racial bias probe

    California Attorney General Rob Bonta is investigating hospital algorithms for racial bias, according to a report published by Kaiser Health News on Nov. 21.
  4. Geisinger CIO leaves for software company

    John Kravitz, the former CIO of Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger, has left the health system for software company Workday, according to a HealthTech Magazine story.
  5. American College of Cardiology adds VR training program

    The American College of Cardiology is partnering with Osso VR to provide VR training to cardiovascular professionals.
  6. RSV caseloads, severity up: 4 notes from a physician survey

    New survey data indicates emergency room and critical care physicians in the U.S. are seeing more patients with respiratory syncytial virus, and that cases are more severe than in previous years. 
  7. LifeBridge Health raises minimum wage for thousands of workers to $16 an hour

    Baltimore-based LifeBridge Health is raising the minimum wage for many of its employees to $16 an hour. The move follows a similar increase that came roughly two years ago to $15 an hour.
  8. Pharma giants ditch Twitter after fake Eli Lilly tweet

    After one fake tweet about Eli Lilly offering insulin for free went viral and the company's shares plunged, 12 of the 18 biggest drugmakers that advertise on Twitter have cut their spending to $0, Endpoints News reported Nov. 21. 
  9. Health system labor expenses still climbing

    When the pandemic began, many hospitals and health systems were forced to pay top dollar for traveling nurses to treat patients. Now, many are cutting back on contracted labor in favor of full-time employed staff. But labor costs are still on the rise.

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