Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. How the Leapfrog results rank by state

    Of the seven hospitals in North Dakota, one recently nabbed a "B" rating and the other six got a "C" in Leapfrog's fall 2022 rankings. 
  2. UVM Health Network details plan to improve margins after $90M annual loss: 6 notes

    The University of Vermont Health Network, a six-hospital system, posted $90 million in fiscal year 2022 losses (-3.3 percent margin), but provided details on how it plans to improve revenue, reduce expenses, and recruit and retain talent in 2023, according to a Nov. 17 news release shared with Becker's.
  3. St. Luke's Health names Kimberly Shaw president of St. Joseph Health

    Kimberly Shaw, BSN, was named president of Bryan, Texas-based St. Joseph Health, a member of Houston-based St. Luke's Health.

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  1. Gene-editing spinoff led by Mass General Brigham veterans

    Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston has spun off a gene-editing diagnostics company aiming to partner with pharma companies to create new therapies that use the technology.
  2. Researchers found C. difficile has a secret ally

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researchers found that Enterococcus, an antibiotic-resistant pathogen, works with Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff, to change the metabolic environment in the gut so C. diff can thrive, Science Daily reported Nov. 16.
  3. MedStar selects Kyndryl to transform IT services

    Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health has selected IT company Kyndryl for a five-year digital transformation contract.
  4. Fearing layoffs, more employees search for a 'plan B' job. Are their worries warranted?

    More employees are anticipating layoffs and have started looking for "plan B" jobs to beat their employer to the cut. Such measures may not be necessary, recent data suggests — though workers could be spurred on by tech giants' recent mass firings.

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  1. Pharmacist viewpoint: Punishing retailers for opioid crisis 'unacceptable'

    Walmart proposed a $3.1 billion settlement for its pharmacies' role in opioid abuse, and the move has one independent pharmacist worried about unintended consequences, CBS affiliate KTVQ reported Nov. 16.
  2. Cheshire Medical names Anne Tyrol chief nursing officer

    Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H., named Anne Tyrol, MSN, RN, its permanent chief nursing officer, The Keene Sentinel reported Nov. 16.
  3. Amazon's healthcare ambitions: 5 recent moves

    From launching Amazon Clinic to backing startups that aim to tackle healthcare burnout, Amazon continues to strengthen its healthcare presence. Here are five recent healthcare moves from the company as reported by Becker's.
  4. Memorial Sloan Kettering appoints Dr. Lawrence Schwartz chair of radiology

    New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center appointed Lawrence Schwartz, MD, as chair of the department of radiology.

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  1. MSU Health Care integrates data sharing capabilities into EHR

    MSU Health Care has integrated Higi's patient engagement platform into its EHR system using healthcare interoperability company Ellkay, in order to have a complete view of a patient's medical history.  
  2. 15,000 Minnesota nurses to consider 2nd potential strike

    Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association will vote Nov. 30 on whether to authorize a second strike.
  3. 15% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients can't take Paxlovid: study

    While often the antiviral of choice among high-risk patients, a new study found nearly 15 percent of 62,525 hospitalized COVID-19 patients had a medical contraindication to Paxlovid's antiviral combination of nirmatrelvir and ritonavir.
  4. 5 ways health systems can get creative with cost cutting

    It has been one of the worst financial years for hospitals and health systems, and few are immune to tight budgets. Even large health systems have made cuts to their workforces, and entire states have reported sinking into the red.
  5. Intermountain taps COO for CEO post

    Rob Allen has been selected as the new president and CEO of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare.
  6. Ascension creates foundation to address health inequities

    Ascension, a 143-hospital nonprofit system based in St. Louis, has created a national philanthropic organization that will develop, support and promote health equity initiatives.
  7. MemorialCare VC arm: 8 things to know

    MemorialCare Innovation Fund, the venture capital arm of Fountain Valley, Calif.-based MemorialCare, invests in privately held early-to-mid-stage companies focused on health IT, healthcare services and medical device innovations and partners with emerging firms with proven management teams.
  8. Babylon, Fitbit to provide health monitoring for members

    Digital health company Babylon is teaming up with Google's Fitbit to provide Fitbit wearable devices to a subset of members for care coordination and proactive health management.
  9. 3 health systems choosing Meditech EHRs

    Below are three health systems that have implemented or announced plans to implement an EHR system from Meditech:

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