Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Press Ganey names Dr. Nora Warshawsky as nurse scientist

    Press Ganey has appointed Nora Warshawsky, PhD, RN, as nurse scientist to oversee nursing research and work with clients to help them better address the biggest challenges facing today's nurse leaders, the healthcare performance improvement group said Oct. 5. 
  2. Pennsylvania hospital enters bankruptcy

    Berwick (Pa.) Hospital Center is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy after being plagued by staffing and financial challenges. 
  3. Holding fewer meetings could save $25K per employee, per year: study

    Excessive meetings are draining employees' brains and employers' bank accounts, according to a Sept. 26 report from and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 

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  1. Iowa health system outsourcing medical coding

    West Burlington, Iowa-based Great River Health is outsourcing its medical coding functions, impacting 35 employees at the system's West Burlington and Fort Madison hospitals, the Hawk Eye reported Oct. 4. 
  2. What 7 revenue cycle leaders have told Becker's about labor challenges this year

    Labor shortages are one of the key issues looming over revenue cycle leaders. Here is what seven leaders have told Becker's this year about the challenges they are facing or how they are tackling those issues: 
  3. Biden to nominate surgeon general to join WHO executive board

    President Joe Biden plans to nominate Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, to serve as U.S. representative on the executive board of the World Health Organization, the White House said Oct. 4.
  4. Epic makes 'significant donation' to UW Health for nurse pipeline

    Wisconsin Medicine, the philanthropic arm of UW Health and University of Wisconsin's school of medicine and public health, is launching a workforce development initiative led by a "significant donation" from Epic. 

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  1. Fairview workers reach tentative deal as Allina Health workers continue strike

    Members of the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa have reached a tentative agreement with M Health Fairview on a first contract, and union members at Allina Health are on the second day of their three-day strike.
  2. 68% of California county physicians aim to leave public employment: survey

    Physicians serving medical facilities in Santa Clara County, Calif., are speaking out against county management for the second time this year.
  3. Palomar Health launches nurse advice line for all local residents

    Escondido, Calif.-based Palomar Health has debuted an advice line that connects registered nurses with community members in need of guidance and treatment options. 
  4. A single health system among 100 big companies with competitive pay

    Tech reigns supreme and healthcare providers are scant when it comes to competitive compensation among companies with more than 500 employees, according to workplace review site Comparably's 6th annual list of Best Companies for Compensation, released Oct. 4.

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  1. John Muir Health sued for allegedly overcharging patients

    The law firm Hagens Berman has filed a lawsuit against Concord, Calif.-based John Muir Health accusing the health system of "unconscionable" billing practices.
  2. Mount Carmel Health System names Andy Priday CFO

    Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System named Andy Priday as CFO, according to an Oct. 4 news release shared with Becker's.
  3. Women's Health Awards names Best Children's Hospitals 

    More than 300 pediatric hospitals were named Best Children's Hospitals by the Women's Choice Award on Oct. 3.
  4. Good Samaritan Medical Center taps Dr. Ann Gantzer as chief nursing officer

    Lafayette, Colo.-based Good Samaritan Medical Center appointed Ann Gantzer, PhD, RN, as its new chief nursing officer, it said in an email to Becker's Oct. 4. Her appointment was effective Sept. 28.
  5. Official suggests repurposing Atlanta Medical Center as equity center

    One week after the mayor of Atlanta blocked the redevelopment of Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center, a city councilman proposed repurposing it as an equity center, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Oct. 4. 
  6. Summa Health reshuffles executive team

    Akron-based Summa Health is making 10 changes to its executive team with the creation of three roles, elimination of four roles and appointments of three senior leaders, the Akron Beacon Journal reported Oct. 4.  
  7. UPMC pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50%

    UPMC intends to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent within the next eight years, according to an Oct. 4 news release shared with Becker's.
  8. Less than half of workers say they're in a 'good job.' But what defines 'good'?

    Only 44 percent of workers say they have a "good job," according to a recent Gallup report. Now, a statement from the Good Jobs Champions Group — formed by the nonprofit Aspen Institute's Economic Opportunities Program and the Families and Workers Fund — aims to define what makes a job "good."
  9. Georgia county CEO unveils $20M hospital aid plan as Atlanta facility shutters

    As Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center approaches its Nov. 1 closure date, DeKalb (Ga.) County CEO Michael Thurmond has proposed $20 million to support hospitals expected to assume its patient load. 

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