Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Cerner CEO Brent Shafer to depart 

    Cerner CEO and Chair Brent Shafer will depart from his position, the Kansas City, Mo.-based EHR company said May 5. 
  2. South Shore Health in Massachusetts names new COO

    William Johnston was named executive vice president and COO of South Shore Health, the South Weymouth, Mass.-based health system said last week. 
  3. Labor deal OK'd for 10,000 HCA healthcare workers in Florida

    Healthcare workers in 19 HCA Healthcare hospitals in Florida have approved a new contract that includes across-the-board raises and other benefits, according to the union that represents them. 

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  1. Saint Francis Health System, BCBS of Oklahoma negotiations hit snag

    Saint Francis Health System in Tulsa, Okla., is set to leave Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma's provider network by July 29 if the organizations don't reach a new contract agreement, according to ABC affiliate News Channel 8.
  2. Cuts anticipated after council rejects emergency funding for DC hospital

    The D.C. Council declined to increase funding for the troubled United Medical Center, which will likely trigger a fiscal management control board to take over finance decisions and make drastic cuts at the Washington, D.C.-based hospital, The Washington Post reported May 4. 
  3. 700 healthcare workers express concern over Essentia's acquisition of 17 CommonSpirit facilities

    About 700 nurses and healthcare workers have filed a petition expressing concern over Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health's plan to acquire 17 facilities from Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, according to the Duluth News Tribune.
  4. HCA shareholders reject ouster of audit director, new exec pay measure

    Shareholders of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare voted against several measures at its annual meeting, including one that would increase the role quality metrics play in executive pay calculations and another to oust a director. 

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  1. UCHealth case study offers insights on treating J&J vaccine-related blood clots

    On April 13, the day the CDC paused use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, a patient with a rare vaccine-induced blood clot sought emergency care at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, according to a case study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
  2. 10 hospitals hiring VPs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking vice presidents during the last few weeks.
  3. 10 best, worst states to work for nurses

    Arizona is the best state to work as a nurse and Maryland is the worst, according to an analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website. 
  4. LSU Health pulls medical residents from VA hospital

    New Orleans-based LSU Health Sciences Center pulled six medical residents from the intensive care unit of Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport, La., according to ABC affiliate KTBS.

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  1. Blessing CFO says new hospital in community will cut revenue, but Quincy Medical disagrees

    The CFO of Blessing Health System in Quincy, Ill., said the opening of a new 25-bed hospital in the community will lead to revenue losses, according to a May 4 report in the Herald-Whig. Quincy Medical Group, which is proposing the hospital, disagrees, and said the project will improve care coordination and clinical outcomes in the area.
  2. COVID-19 death rates by state: May 7

    As of May 7, more than 579,000 people in the U.S. had died after contracting COVID-19, according to The New York Times.
  3. Births fall to lowest level since 1979

    The number of births in the United States decreased by 4 percent from 2019 to 2020, marking the sixth consecutive year of decline and the lowest number since 1979, according to CDC data. 
  4. Ochsner Health to open 2 plants making PPE in Louisiana

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health is opening two personal protective equipment manufacturing facilities this year in Louisiana, the health system said May 3. 
  5. Hartford HealthCare, Yale New Haven & 40+ more providers sign onto Connecticut's new HIE

    Forty-four healthcare providers including Hartford HealthCare and Yale New Haven Health have joined Connecticut's statewide health information exchange, which went live May 3, the CT Mirror reports.
  6. Execs misrepresented New Mexico hospital's finances, audit finds: 'Trustees didn't get an accurate picture'

    An audit requested by the governing board of Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, N.M., found that several systemic management and oversight issues contributed to its financial woes, according to the Silver City Daily Press. 
  7. Franciscan Health to cut 218 inpatient beds at Indiana hospital

    Franciscan Health plans to cut 218 inpatient beds at its 100-year-old hospital in Hammond, Ind., according to The Times of Northwest Indiana.
  8. Record number of NPs are practicing in US

    More than 325,000 nurse practitioners were licensed to practice in the U.S. as of December 2020, marking a new high, according to an estimate the American Association of Nurse Practitioners released May 4.
  9. 11 hospitals hiring quality leaders

    Below are 11 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking chief quality officers or quality directors.

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