Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Northwestern creates healthcare AI hub

    Evanston, Ill.-based Northwestern University has launched the Center for Collaborative AI in Healthcare through the university's Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine.
  2. Nurses intensify pushback on sale of 3 HCA hospitals

    Members of National Nurses United have spoken out against Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's decision to hold a Dec. 8 hearing on New Orleans-based LCMC Health's plan to acquire three Tulane University hospitals in Baton Rouge, La., rather than New Orleans, where union members say residents would be most affected if the transaction is approved. 
  3. 3 CFOs taking CEO roles at hospitals, health systems

    CFOs today are strategic partners to CEOs and are involved in virtually every aspect of a hospital or health system. 

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  1. 5 of the largest health systems carry $100B+ in debt 

    The debt and liability numbers are taken from a variety of financial sources, including hospital groups' quarterly results.
  2. American Hospital Association urges DEA to extend telehealth prescribing rules

    The American Hospital Association is asking the Drug Enforcement Administration to extend and clarify pandemic-era rules that allowed providers to prescribe addiction-treatment medications through telehealth.
  3. 13 recent hospital, health system CFO moves

    Here are 13 hospital and health system CFO moves that Becker's Hospital Review has reported on since Nov. 1:
  4. UNC Health Rex taps Lorie Rhine as chief nursing officer

    UNC Health Rex in Raleigh, N.C., has welcomed Lorie Rhine, MSN, as its new chief nursing officer. She succeeds Joel Ray, MSN, who retired in the summer.

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  1. 33 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker's since Nov. 23:
  2. Texas A&M, University Health partner on training, research hospital

    Executives from Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Bryan-based Texas A&M Health and San Antonio-based University Health have partnered to expand care, medical training and research in South Texas and Bexar County. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 

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  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Henry Ford Health names hospital president

    Emily Moorhead was named president of Henry Ford Jackson (Mich.) Hospital.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. 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.  
  8. 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. 
  9. 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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