Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. CEOs express concern over economy, Dow Jones slumps for 2nd straight day

    Comments from several CEOs at major U.S. companies appeared to spook the stock market Dec. 6 as the Dow Jones Industrial Index declined sharply for a second straight day, CNN reported.
  2. Remote work is slowing CDC overhaul, leaders say

    A heavily remote workforce may be slowing an overhaul of the CDC, Kaiser Health News reported Dec. 5. 
  3. Amazon ends HIPAA compliance tool for Alexa used by Atrium Health, Providence, others

    Amazon will no longer support HIPAA compliance on its Alexa devices after the tech giant had partnered with several healthcare organizations on the tool.

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  1. 21,000 Kaiser nurses approve agreement with 22.5% wage boost

    Members of the California Nurses Association at 21 Northern California Kaiser Permanente facilities have approved a new four-year contract.
  2. New Jersey hospital fined $63K over gun cache

    The New Jersey Department of Health has fined Hudson Regional Hospital $63,000 for various licensure violations after dozens of guns were found in an unlocked closet at the Secaucus, N.J.-based hospital in July. 
  3. 378 labs billed Medicare at questionable levels for COVID-19 tests, OIG report says

    A Dec. 6 OIG report found that 378 labs billed Medicare Part B at questionably high levels for test add-ons.
  4. Oklahoma hospital breaks ground on $150M expansion project

    Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee (Okla.) has broken ground on its new $150 million building, NewsOn6 reported Dec. 6.

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  1. 8 hospital projects costing more than $1B

    Several hospitals and health systems, including Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente and Pittsburgh-based UPMC, have started or planned projects costing $1 billion or more.
  2. Adventist Health downgraded on bonds rating

    Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health reported a downgraded long-term credit rating on bonds it holds Dec. 6, declining from "A" (negative) to "A-" (stable).
  3. New green card proposals will harm international nursing recruitment, AHA warns

    Congressional proposals to change green card rules could have a highly negative effect on the ability of healthcare groups to employ foreign nurses at a time of national labor shortages, the American Hospital Association warned in a letter to House of Representatives leaders Dec. 5.
  4. Top 10 companies hiring tech workers include Humana, Elevance Health

    Despite Big Tech companies such as Amazon and Facebook parent Meta laying off tens of thousands of employees, many businesses — including a couple of payers — continue to hire tech workers at a rapid pace.

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  1. The future hospital pharmacist

    It's time for a rebrand, hospital pharmacy directors told Becker's. 
  2. Gen Z's complex healthcare workforce, explained in 30 numbers

    Generation Z will compose 30 percent of the workforce by 2030 — and their after-tax income is expected to reach $2 trillion in the same time frame, according to a recent report from social media company Snap Inc. 
  3. New Hampshire health system names senior VP, chief human resources officer

    Bedford, N.H.-based SolutionHealth has named Jason Elliott its senior vice president and chief human resources officer. 
  4. Leapfrog's 115 top hospitals in 2022

    The Leapfrog Group has recognized 115 hospitals with its annual Top Hospital Award in 2022. This includes 32 top general hospitals, 13 top rural hospitals, 58 top teaching hospitals and 12 top children's hospitals. 
  5. 5 systems launching, expanding or updating nursing programs

    Colleges and universities are updating and launching nursing programs to help combat nursing shortages. Licensing boards and state legislators are also attempting to create paths for more students to join the profession.
  6. Peter Marinoff to oversee 3 Michigan hospitals

    Peter Marinoff was named president of Traverse City, Mich.-based Munson Healthcare's south region, according to a Dec. 5 news release shared with Becker's.
  7. 8 hospitals, health systems charging for MyChart messaging

    A growing number of health systems are starting to charge patients for asking for their physicians' advice through online patient portals, such as MyChart. Here are some hospitals and health systems partaking in the growing trend:
  8. New hotel targeting nursing, clinical staff moves closer to reality at Loma Linda complex

    The possibility of a new 131-bed hotel to be located next to Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta (Calif.) and designed for temporary nursing staff accommodation and others appears to be taking a step closer to reality, a Dec. 5 patch.com report said.
  9. Oregon Health Authority taps 112 contract workers to help children's hospitals

    Oregon Health Authority is bringing in about 112 nurses and respiratory therapists to meet requests from children's hospitals, the government agency confirmed to Becker's.

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