Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. UPMC settles data breach lawsuit for $450K

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center agreed to a $450,000 settlement to resolve allegations relating to a 2020 data breach that compromised the protected health information of about 36,000 patients, The National Law Review reported June 16. 
  2. Indiana hospital to get $30M investment, new name

    Lutheran Health Network announced a $30 million investment into Warsaw, Ind.-based Kosciusko Community Hospital on June 23. Additionally, the hospital is being renamed Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital to reinforce its connection to Lutheran Health Network.
  3. Northeast Georgia Health System breaks ground on new hospital

    Northeast Georgia Health System broke ground June 23 on a new hospital in Dahlonega, Ga. The project has been in the planning stages since 2019, when the previous hospital owner closed its doors.

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  1. Erlanger board chair Jim Coleman named CEO

    The board of trustees at Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System named Jim Coleman as the health system's new president and CEO, according to a statement shared with Becker's.
  2. AHA to Congress: Urge CMS to fix inadequate inpatient payment proposal

    The American Hospital Association called on Congress to urge CMS to make two critical changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for the fiscal year 2023.
  3. 17 residency programs launched in 2022 

    Healthcare systems have started residency programs and partnerships to address workforce shortages.
  4. TCU Medical School receives 3rd anonymous donation to cover student tuition

    An anonymous donation to Texas Christian University School of Medicine in Fort Worth will fund full tuition for the class of 2024. The funds will pay for the 2022-23 school year, the 60-person class' third year of tuition at TCU. 

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  1. How IT teams are changing due to the pandemic

    A healthcare leader goes in-depth on how COVID-19 changed how IT teams currently operate. Nicholas Szymanski serves as the vice president and chief information officer at Brockton, Mass.-based Signature Healthcare.  Mr. Szymanski will serve on the panel "Top IT Investments of Smart CIOs" at Becker's 7th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place Oct. 4-7 in Chicago.  To learn more and register, click here.
  2. 1 patient dead in stabbing at Las Vegas hospital

    A patient at University Medical Center in Las Vegas stabbed two other patients June 23, killing one, according to police. 
  3. Texas Health Resources names 5 hospital presidents

    Texas Health Resources, a 29-hospital system based in Arlington, has selected five leaders to fill hospital president roles. They will step into their new positions July 3. 
  4. Tennessee hospital defends CEO selection process

    Blount Memorial Hospital's board has responded to concerns raised about the process used to select its new CEO. 
  1. Job openings at top hospitals and health systems, by the numbers

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and health systems continue to grapple with staffing challenges such as recruitment and retention. Below are the number of job openings at hospitals and health systems that were among the top 20 spots in U.S. News & World Report's's 2021-22 best hospital rankings.
  2. WHO updates respiratory support guidelines for COVID-19 patients

    The World Health Organization issued a fourth update to its living guidelines on COVID-19 clinical management to include suggesting the use of three devices over standard oxygen therapy, according to a press release sent to Becker's. The suggestion is intended for hospitalized COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory failure but who are not at the stage where they need to be intubated. 
  3. 27 former employees sue Mayo Clinic over vaccination policy

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic faces lawsuits from 27 former employees alleging they were wrongly fired after being denied religious exemptions from the health system's program requiring COVID-19 vaccination, the Star Tribune reported June 23. 
  4. Logan Health taps Adrienne Chase as new chief compliance officer

    Adrienne Chase is the new chief compliance and privacy officer at Logan Health in Kalispell, Mont., according to a press release sent to Becker's. She will oversee Logan Health's corporate compliance and privacy program. 
  5. Substance Abuse Before and After the Pandemic in the State of California: Solutions and Statistics

    Although known for its many beautiful beaches and warm, sunny days, California is also where nearly 270 million people travel each year, visiting famous locales and sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood, Yosemite National Park, and Disneyland. While it appears to be a land of dreams; in reality, the population of California is grappling with high rates of a substance use disorder, much like other states within the nation are.
  6. Long COVID-19 in kids: 3 things to know 

    While many studies have estimated how prevalent long COVID-19 is in adults, fewer have explored the risk among children. 
  7. 'We will be in uncharted territory:' 4 leaders on the potential implications of Roe v. Wade reversal

    Editor's note: This article was posted on June 23. The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade June 24. The effects of the Supreme Court's proposed overrule of Roe v. Wade would touch health systems nationwide — leading some clinicians to urge industry leaders to start preparing for potential fallout prior to the decision. 
  8. URMC is using tech to 'power up' staff and provide better care, says Dr. Gregg Nicandri

    Gregg Nicandri, MD, serves as CMIO and professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center. 
  9. Geisinger's plan to grow senior-focused concierge primary care, per Dr. John Bulger

    John Bulger, DO, serves as chief medical officer for Population Health at Geisinger. 

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