Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. California hospital to become 1.2M-square-foot homeless center

    Los Angeles (Calif.) County General Hospital has been vacant for more than 14 years. Now, county leadership is preparing to transform the 1.2 million-square-foot facility into a housing and treatment center for the homeless, Los Angeles Magazine reported Nov. 30. 
  2. Alabama health system reports more than 1,400 open jobs

    Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital System currently has more than 1,400 open jobs, CBS affiliate WHNT reported Dec. 1. 
  3. COVID-19 deaths drop 32%, admissions rise 17% in 1 week: 10 CDC findings

    Omicron subvariants BQ.1.1 and BQ.1, which knocked down the last monoclonal antibody treatment to be authorized for COVID-19, now account for 62.8 percent of COVID-19 cases, according to the CDC. 

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  1. Kuakini Health reports lower $10.45M loss for fiscal 2022 as performance improves

    Honolulu-based Kuakini Health System, which has suffered operating losses and negative cash flows in recent years, improved its performance in 2022 and can continue to operate as a going concern, the group's auditors and management said in a report.
  2. 10 Massachusetts health centers switch to Epic EHR with $5M grant

    Ten Massachusetts health centers went live Dec. 1 with new Epic EHRs thanks to $5 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan.
  3. Henry Ford Health names hospital president

    Emily Moorhead was named president of Henry Ford Jackson (Mich.) Hospital.
  4. Hospitals' 8 asks of Congress right now

    Amid the challenges facing healthcare organizations, the American Hospital Association is planning an all-out effort to secure additional support from Congress on issues ranging from payments to prior authorization requirements.

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  1. Severely understaffed nursing homes rarely fined

    Of the thousands of nursing homes that are understaffed, federal regulators only cited 4 percent and fined even fewer, according to a USA Today investigation. 
  2. New Jersey hospital nurses to see historic wage increase, salaries starting at $43 per hour

    Nurses at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health-owned hospital in Livingston, N.J., have approved a new contract that includes wage increases.  
  3. New flu hospitalizations spike nearly 74% in one week: 8 FluView notes

    Nearly 20,000 lab-confirmed flu patients in the U.S. were hospitalized for the week ending Nov. 26, up from 11,269 flu patients admitted the week prior, according to the CDC's latest FluView report. 
  4. Will CVS, Amazon and Walgreens deals shift the U.S. healthcare system to a value-based care model?

    Amazon, CVS and Walgreens are investing millions of dollars into primary care practices as part of a push to shift the U.S. healthcare system to a value-based care model, The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 2. 

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  1. 2023 may be the most 'catastrophic' year yet for hospital data breaches: 5 reasons why

    In 2023, healthcare organizations will see some of the most "catastrophic" cybersecurity attacks due to constraints on resources needed to implement better security, SC Media reported Dec. 2. 
  2. Texas hospital names CEO

    UT Health East Texas has named Zach Dietze CEO of its Tyler hospital. 
  3. West Virginia hospital names COO, interim VP of finance

    Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.Va., has named a new COO and vice president of finance, nearly six months after it was acquired by Huntington, W.Va.-based Mountain Health Network. 
  4. Stanford to investigate president over research misconduct allegations

    Stanford (Calif.) University's board of trustees has opened an investigation into its president amid allegations that at least four research papers he co-authored may contain altered images, according to a Dec. 1 report from The Washington Post. 
  5. Integra acquires Northwestern surgical spinoff for $140M

    Integra LifeSciences will pay as much as $140 million to acquire Surgical Innovation Associates, a spinoff company of Evanston, Ill.-based Northwestern University.
  6. Atrium, Advocate Aurora complete merger

    Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health closed on their formal combination Dec. 2, resulting in a newly combined $27 billion, 67-hospital system called Advocate Health — the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. 
  7. Structured patient handoffs cut adverse effects by nearly 50%, researchers find

    The I-PASS Handoff Program, created to improve handoff miscommunications when providers change shifts, resulted in a 47 percent reduction in adverse events, a new study found.
  8. UC Davis generates $12.5B+ in statewide economic activity, report finds

    An economic impact analysis of how direct employment and spending by Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis affects the local, regional and statewide economies found that the university generated $12.56 billion in statewide economic activity and supported 68,900 jobs in 2019. 
  9. The group missing from the labor market

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and evolving economic circumstances, middle-aged men have had a slower return to the workforce than other groups, The New York Times reported Dec. 2.

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