Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 8 recent executive resignations from hospitals, health systems

    Here are eight hospital and health system executive resignations, including those mutually agreed upon, that occurred or were announced since Nov. 7:
  2. Ozarks Healthcare promotes Lacey Carter to chief nursing officer

    Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains, Mo., has promoted its executive director of nursing, Lacey Carter, MSN, to chief nursing officer. 
  3. 'A bureaucratic mess': insurers' slow payments frustrating hospitals

    Mike DeWerff, CFO for Lincoln, Neb.-based Bryan Health said the health insurance industry has been slowing down payments, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Dec. 3. 

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  1. CVS, Walgreens, Walmart appeal Ohio $650M opioid ruling

    CVS, Walgreens and Walmart have appealed a ruling that ordered them to pay $650 million for fueling the opioid epidemic in two Ohio counties, arguing the case should be thrown out or a new trial introduced, NBC affiliate WFMJ reported Dec. 5.
  2. Where XBB is most prevalent: 5 COVID-19 updates

    In about a week since the CDC started tracking omicron subvariant XBB, it has grown to account for 5.5 percent of U.S. cases, according to the latest variant proportionate estimates. 
  3. Lawsuit, new clients, VA troubles: What Oracle Cerner has done in past month

    From being ordered to stand trial in a brain damage lawsuit to picking up several new hospital clients, here are 12 headlines about EHR vendor Oracle Cerner from the past month.
  4. Minnesota strike could mean 'Category 5 storm' for hospitals, group says

    A second walkout by nurses in Minnesota could have significant financial effects on hospitals that exceed effects from a strike in September, the Star Tribune reported Dec. 3.

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  1. HCA, Tenet and CHS' margins have topped 2019 results since pandemic began

    Recent industry reports have highlighted the financial challenges that many hospitals and health systems are facing, with shrinking operating margins potentially contributing to one of the worst financial years in decades, according to one report. 
  2. What not to tell patients after cancer surgery

    A recent viewpoint article posted on JAMA Oncology pointed to a single common phrase that can lead to misunderstandings, medical mistrust and even refusal of necessary treatment. 
  3. Elon Musk claims Neuralink is 6 months away from being put into a human brain

    Elon Musk said that Neuralink is nearing its human trials phase and could put a chip into a human brain in six months, The Washington Post reported Dec. 1. 
  4. Crib shortages send pediatric hospitals scrambling

    As the "tridemic" of flu, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus continues, pediatric hospitals are running into a new problem: a shortage of medical-grade cribs, CNN reported Dec. 5.

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  1. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Here are 10 hospitals or health systems that recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  2. Dr. Airica Steed replaces fired MetroHealth CEO

    This week, Airica Steed, EdD, RN, replaces Akram Boutros, MD, who was fired as president and CEO of Cleveland-based MetroHealth System.
  3. $28M Chestnut Hill Hospital sale gets final approval

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health's $28 million sale of Philadelphia-based Chestnut Hill Hospital to a consortium led by Philadelphia-based Temple University Health System has been approved by an Orphans Court judge, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Dec. 2.
  4. North Dakota lawmakers mull psychiatric hospital to replace aging facility

    North Dakota legislators are considering a new psychiatric hospital to boost mental health services in the state, the Dickinson Press reported Dec. 1.
  5. Virtual urgent care, remote monitoring: How CHOP's health IT team met the viral surge

    The health IT team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been helping manage the recent surge of pediatric respiratory illnesses by shifting to virtual urgent care and boosting remote patient monitoring, CIO Shakeeb Akhter told Becker's.
  6. Bronson Health lauded for cancer care fundraising

    The Bronson Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Bronson Healthcare, has been recognized for its fundraising efforts after it exceeded a number of targets.
  7. University Hospitals suspends workers linked to Jan. 6 Capitol attack

    University Hospitals has suspended two workers who were charged in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
  8. Primary care in the US: 9 numbers to know

    Eighty-nine percent of U.S. adults say they have a regular physician or place of care, according to a report from the Commonwealth Fund published earlier this year. 
  9. UCLA Health data chief uses 'magic of math' to improve patient care, operations

    Los Angeles-based UCLA Health is going big on big data, using it to not only streamline operations and gauge the patient experience but also predict disease progression and identify the rarest of conditions, said Chief Data Officer Albert Duntugan.

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