Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Are meeting-free Fridays the future of work?

    Employers across the U.S. aim to create greater well-being and sustainability for their employees, and that means considering flexibility of hours and strategies around meetings.
  2. 3 recent CEO retirements

    Becker's reported on the following healthcare CEOs' retirement announcements in July: 
  3. Demand for hospital pharmacists dips

    The second quarter of 2024 saw about a 5% decrease in hospital pharmacist job postings compared to last year, according to a report from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. 

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  1. Health systems, hospitals getting new IT execs

    Here are 25 hospitals and health systems appointing new IT executives to their teams, as reported by Becker's since Dec. 12:
  2. 9 hospitals, health systems recently creating new leadership roles

    Hospitals and health systems are making changes in their leadership ranks based on organizational needs in today's healthcare environment. Some of the changes have involved adding inaugural roles to their C-suites. 
  3. AI-powered revenue cycle automation company secures $20M in Series A funding

    Thoughtful AI, an artificial intelligence-powered revenue cycle automation company, has raised $20 million through a Series A funding round.
  4. CMS unveils payment option to ease prescription costs

    CMS has published the final part two guidance regarding plan outreach and education for the Medicare prescription payment plan, which aims to ensure that people with Medicare prescription drug coverage are aware of the payment option. 

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  1. A delay in hospital closure is posing patient safety risks, execs say

    An ongoing exodus of healthcare workers from Mount Sinai Beth Israel is posing risks to patient safety "in the very near future," Politico reported July 17.
  2. Ohio hospital taps chief nursing officer

    Wilmington, Ohio-based Clinton Memorial Hospital tapped Debra Dozier, MSN, RN, as chief nursing officer, effective immediately.
  3. Adventist HealthCare taps VP of ambulatory revenue cycle

    Gaithersburg, Md.-based Adventist HealthCare has named Pamela McClain vice president of ambulatory revenue cycle and managed care, according to a July 17 post on her LinkedIn page. 
  4. Meet the leaders of the US News' best hospitals

    Here are the CEOs from each hospital on U.S. News & World Report's 2024-2025 Best Hospitals Honor Roll: 

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  1. A 3-pronged challenge leading to an FQHC's clinic closure

    Providence (R.I.) Community Health Centers is closing its Olneyville Health Center on July 31, The Providence Journal reported on July 18.
  2. Washington lowers age of consent to rape kit, hospital care following sexual assault

    Patients as young as 13, who are victims of sexual assault or rape, no longer need parental permission to receive hospital treatment and for rape kit evidence collection, according to a new law in Washington that went into effect July 1. 
  3. Bon Secours Mercy Health hospital appoints new CFO

    Cincinnati, Ohio-based Bon Secours Mercy Health has appointed Gabriel Bahala as CFO of Mercy Fairfield (Ohio) Hospital, according to a July 17 LinkedIn post. 
  4. How healthcare can adapt to an aging America: Viewpoint

    With an aging population and a plunging birth rate, the need for age-friendly health systems in the U.S. is growing, Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, wrote in an article posted July 11 by the American Hospital Association.
  5. Experts weigh nurses practicing before NCLEX results

    Amid a nationwide push to educate, train and hire more nurses at the bedside, and faster, Rhode Island passed a law that allows new nurses to practice before their NCLEX results are known. But patient safety is a concern.
  6. Nurses slam Prime for 'systematic' hospital cuts

    Nurses rallied outside Suburban Community Hospital in East Norriton, Pa., on July 17 to protest Prime Healthcare's downsizing of the facility and to seek answers to questions they argue that the health system has evaded. 
  7. 25 drugs at Mark Cuban's online pharmacy with biggest cost reductions

    Customers of Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Co.'s mail-order pharmacy can now save more than $20,000 on the cancer drug everolimus. 
  8. Texas hospital invests in $278M expansion

    Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System's board has approved a $277.5 million expansion project for Memorial Hermann Cypress (Texas) Hospital. 
  9. Nurse self-scheduling makes a comeback

    Self-scheduling has emerged as an increasingly popular option for hospitals and health systems to provide nurses with greater flexibility. However, the concept is not entirely new. 

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