Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. DeVos Children's Hospital makes emergency request to add beds amid RSV surge

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based DeVos Children's Hospital has filed an emergency request with the state health department to add 48 additional beds as it grapples with a surge of patients sick with respiratory syncytial virus, local news outlets reported Nov. 21. 
  2. MUSC Health, UpStream partner on improving equity for underserved and patients with chronic conditions

    The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleson has partnered with healthcare risk management company UpStream with the aim of improving health equity for underserved patients and patients with chronic conditions.
  3. Patient advocacy leads North Carolina hospital to post charity care application online

    Ashville, N.C.-based Mission Healthcare, a subsidiary of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, has made its charity care financial assistance application available online following a public advocacy campaign, Asheville Citizen Times reported Nov. 21.

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  1. Inflation slowing as Wall Street looks bullish on healthcare sector

    Wall Street's roil has stabilized somewhat in recent days, with the S&P 500 brushing up against its 200-day moving average and rising more than 10 percent since its October lows, as of publication time.
  2. Utah hospital names CFO

    Price, Utah-based Castleview Hospital has named Jay Noyes as its CFO.
  3. Walmart Health seeks Epic analyst

    Walmart Health is seeking an Epic revenue cycle analyst. 
  4. Fewer coinfections than expected: 3 COVID-19 surveillance trends to note

    Although COVID-19 positivity rates are up, there have been fewer coinfections with other respiratory viruses than expected, according to recent findings from Helix, a lab that assists the CDC with variant tracking. 

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  1. 5 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Here are five hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  2. Healthcare billing fraud: 10 recent cases

    From 10 people being charged in a $11.1 million scheme that defrauded both public and private insurers, to a Connecticut physician agreeing to pay $2.6 to settle allegations against him, here are 10 recent healthcare billing fraud cases Becker's has reported since Nov. 1:
  3. FEMA awards $15.5M to Hartford Hospital for COVID response expenses

    Hartford (Conn.) Hospital will receive a $15.5 million FEMA Public Assistance grant to reimburse it for costs incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hartford Courant reported Nov. 19.
  4. Cooper Health System, US Department of Labor reach agreement to settle hiring, pay discrimination allegations

    Camden, N.J.-based Cooper Health System and the U.S. Department of Labor have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve alleged hiring and compensation discrimination at a teaching hospital and biomedical research facility. 

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  1. Board recall effort at Oregon hospital won't proceed

    Efforts by two unions seeking the ouster of Bay Area Hospital elected board members will not move forward due to lack of enough valid signatures of registered district voters.
  2. Inflation Reduction Act will restrict oncology drug development, Bristol-Myers Squibb CEO says

    With tighter rules from the Inflation Reduction Act approaching, Bristol-Myers Squibb will cancel plans for some drug development programs and cancer treatments, the drugmaker's CEO, Giovanni Caforio, MD, recently told the Financial Times. 
  3. Blood banks plead for donors

    About two weeks after the American Red Cross issued a warning about a severe flu season hindering blood supply, multiple states are facing critical shortages. 
  4. Banner's loss hits $113M, contract labor up 7%

    Phoenix-based Banner Health reported a $26 million operating loss for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, bringing the health system's total loss to $113 million.
  5. Hospital chief administrative officer leaving UI Health Care

    Pamela Johnson-Carlson, DNP, RN, is leaving her role as chief administrative officer of Iowa City-based University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.
  6. HHS unveils report on supporting long COVID-19 patients

    HHS on Nov. 21 released an 88-page report on how the healthcare and public sector can best support the estimated 7.7 million to 23 million Americans living with long COVID-19.
  7. CommonSpirit hospital employees cite payroll irregularities after ransomware attack

    After a ransomware attack affecting Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health's facilities across the U.S., employees at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, Ore., are questioning their paychecks, The News-Review reported Nov. 19.
  8. The future of hospital-at-home amid Medicaid uncertainty

    Medicare has granted waivers to 256 hospitals in 37 states to conduct hospital-at-home programs, but uncertainty over Medicare's future involvement has been hindering these programs from being adopted more widely, The New York Times reported Nov. 19. 
  9. 5 injured in Missouri rehab center fire

    Five people were sent to the hospital after a fire broke out at Florissant, Mo.-based Bentwood Nursing and Rehab Center, NBC affiliate KSDK reported Nov. 19.

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