Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Nurse anesthetist pay, by state

    Nurse anesthetists in the U.S. make an average of $214,200 annually and have a mean hourly wage of $102.98, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data, released April 3.
  2. 8 CIO moves in 2024

    Here are eight hospital and health system CIO moves as reported by Becker's since Jan. 16:
  3. Hoag receives $25M gift

    Orange County, Calif.-based Hoag has received a $25 million donation from two philanthropists, Ben and Carmela Du.

The present and future of patient marketing is personalization

4 factors guiding one health system's success here.
  1. MyMichigan hospital plans $40M expansion project

    MyMichigan Medical Center Clare (Mich.), part of Midland, Mich.-based MyMichigan, has received funding and design approval from its board of directors and the MyMichigan health board of directors to invest $40 million into a two-phase expansion of its hospital. 
  2. 150+ top places to work in healthcare | 2024

    Becker's Healthcare is delighted to release its 2024 list of 150+ top places to work in healthcare. This list highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that prioritize workplace excellence and the happiness, satisfaction, wellbeing and fulfillment of their employees. 
  3. 8 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From a California hospital appealing a judge's ruling in a bankruptcy case to the Federal Trade Commission seeking to block Novant Health from acquiring two hospitals, here are eight lawsuits, settlements and legal developments Becker's has reported since March 26: 
  4. Kentucky hospital CEO to retire

    Charles Lovell, RN, plans to retire as CEO of Barbourville (Ky.) ARH Hospital.

Overcoming the collections crisis: How ASCs can leverage data to boost patient collections + loyalty

ASCs are seeing an explosion of uncompensated care. Learn how rethinking collections can boost revenue + patient retention here.
  1. States with the most, fewest RNs per capita

    The District of Columbia has the most registered nurses per capita, and Idaho has the fewest, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  2. McLaren medical group taps CEO

    McLaren Medical Group appointed Binesh Patel, MD, CEO effective March 31.
  3. Alabama hospital names COO

    Alabaster, Ala.-based Shelby Baptist Medical Center has Watson Hughston its new COO. 
  4. This hospital CEO is done playing nice with Medicare Advantage

    Bristol Health CEO Kurt Barwis says Medicare Advantage is killing the healthcare industry — but when 64% of his system's Medicare beneficiaries have MA, he has no choice but to keep contracting with plans. 

Clinician onboarding 2.0: How tech can streamline the process + drive savings and retention

Clinician retention starts on day 1. Learn how proactive hospitals are streamlining onboarding to save costs + delight new employees here.
  1. 10 FDA panel members who voted on heart device connected to Abbott: Report

    The FDA convened a committee of advisers to assess a cardiac device made by Abbott, but the agency did not disclose that 10 of the 14 members had received payments from the company or conducted research it had funded, KFF Health News reported April 8. 
  2. New global cancer diagnoses to reach 35M by 2050: 5 new findings

    By 2050, new cancer diagnoses are expected to reach 35 million worldwide — up from the 20 million cases diagnosed in 2022, according to the American Cancer Society's 2024 report on global cancer statistics. 
  3. Utah psychiatric hospital to close following CEO exit

    Midvale, Utah-based Highland Ridge Hospital has shared plans to close on May 7, as the psychiatric facility operates under an amended conditional license.  Jim Hess left his role as CEO of the hospital in mid-March. The hospital appointed Dania O'Connor interim CEO March 13 following his exit.
  4. LMH Health taps new financial leadership after firing CFO

    Lawrence, Kan.-based LMH Health has tapped Rob Chestnut as CFO, effective May 20, after it terminated CFO Mike Rogers in November after nearly a month on the job for lying about his identity and felony record.
  5. 2 states where COVID-19 cases are likely to grow

    Only Texas and Kansas were anticipated to see a growth in COVID-19 infections as of March 30, the CDC said.
  6. 5 hospitalized after New York ambulance crash

    Five people were taken to the hospital after a Syracuse (N.Y.) Fire Department ambulance crashed into an SUV April 5, reported.
  7. Best Buy shifts focus to healthcare arm

    Best Buy is laying off Geek Squad tech-support employees at the same time the company is focusing on healthcare, The Verge reported.
  8. Why the VA is leading on virtual reality

    Leaders from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs told Becker's its use of immersive technology such as virtual reality can inform health systems around the country.
  9. Meet Michigan Medicine's new virtual care assistant: Barbie

    Ann Arbor-based Michigan Medicine physicians have been getting assistance with telehealth visits from an unlikely but iconic source: Barbie.

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