Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Quorum Health to sell 5 Illinois hospitals

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health is selling four Illinois hospitals to Evansville, Ind.-based Deaconess Health System and another hospital — the largest of the five — to Glendale, Calif.-based American Healthcare Systems, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Nov. 23.
  2. CDC now tracking subvariant XBB: 3 notes

    The CDC has begun tracking omicron subvariant XBB, which is now estimated to account for 3.1 percent of U.S. cases. 
  3. Measles is 'imminent' global threat, CDC and WHO say

    The pandemic spurred major setbacks in global efforts to eliminate measles, making the disease an "imminent threat" for every part of the world, the CDC and World Health Organization said Nov. 23.  

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  1. RSV could be at peak, Fauci says: 3 updates

    The nationwide surge of respiratory syncytial virus — now at a critical point as pediatric hospitals request additional beds — may be at or near its peak, Anthony Fauci, MD, told CBS News' Face the Nation on Nov. 27. 
  2. The 'great remote work mismatch'

    Many Americans got used to the flexibility that remote work granted them during the pandemic, but fewer employers are willing to grant it to them, The Washington Post reported Nov. 27
  3. Cooper University Health Care credit rating up to A-, its highest ever

    S&P Global Ratings raised Cooper University Health Care's credit rating from "BBB+" to "A-", the highest rating in the Camden, N.J.-based system's 135-year history, roj-nj.com reported Nov. 28.
  4. Joint Commission updates clinician evaluation timeframes

    The Joint Commission has updated its timeline for how often it will evaluate licensed practitioners' ability to provide care from two years to three.

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  1. The pandemic continues: 9 in 10 COVID-19 deaths are in people 65+

    Nearly 9 in 10 COVID-19 deaths in 2022 occur in people 65 and older, The Washington Post reported Nov. 28.
  2. Florida hospital CEO shot by husband in murder-suicide, police say

    The Coral Gables (Fla.) Hospital community is grieving the loss of CEO Maria Cristina Jimenez, who was found dead Nov. 23 at her home in what authorities have called a murder-suicide.
  3. MedStar reports $200M loss amid 'volatile' investment market

    Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health reported a net loss of approximately $200M in fiscal year 2022, as the healthcare group faced a "volatile" investment market, and warned that things are unlikely to change in the near future.
  4. New York governor signs medical debt protection law

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a bill prohibiting healthcare providers from placing home liens on a person's primary residence or garnishing wages to collect on medical debt. 

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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. Epic making EHR feature available to Apple users

    Epic is updating its EHR capabilities to become more compatible with Apple's Mac operating system.
  3. 'I'm actually invigorated': Dr. Rob Phillips on pandemic-era leadership before retiring from Houston Methodist

    Rob Phillips, MD, PhD, was not burned out by the pandemic. In fact, he was invigorated. As executive vice president and chief physician executive at Houston Methodist, he said he was able to be an effective leader and help his community get through the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. 
  4. Mark Cuban in talks with hospitals to solve drug shortages

    Mark Cuban is in talks with hospitals to identify generic drugs that often run in short supply, which he aims to make in a robotics-driven manufacturing plant currently in development in Dallas.
  5. Florida hospital CEO resigns in wake of arrest

    Kidada Hawkins, who took over as president of Winter Haven (Fla.) Hospital earlier this year, has resigned amid allegations that he solicited for prostitution, The Ledger reported Nov. 23.
  6. Federal agency to adopt Oracle Cerner EHR

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to join the integrated federal EHR under Oracle Cerner in summer 2023, GovCIO Media & Research reported Nov. 22.
  7. Memorial Hermann hospital moves forward with $231M expansion project

    Memorial Hermann Sugar Land (Texas) has made a $231 million investment in expanding the campus to meet growing needs in the region.
  8. 16 health system collaborations with Big Tech

    Hospitals and health systems have been busy partnering with Big Tech companies to help advance healthcare's digital shift.
  9. North Carolina health system names CEO

    Rutherfordton, N.C.-based Rutherford Regional Health System has promoted its interim CEO, Tory Shepherd, to the permanent post, effective immediately. 

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