Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 34 most admired healthcare companies

    While tech companies Apple, Amazon and Microsoft took top spots on the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" list released by Fortune on Feb. 1, healthcare-related companies were also included.
  2. 65% of rural hospitals confident they will not merge with larger group, report says

    Despite the issues facing rural healthcare providers,  65 percent of rural hospitals are confident that they will not merge with a larger organization in the next five years, according to a new report from accounting firm Wipfli.
  3. 9 hospitals closing departments or ending services

    Several healthcare organizations have recently closed medical departments or ended services at facilities to shore up finances, focus on more in-demand services or address staffing shortages.

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  1. New Jersey hospital fills chief medical officer role after yearlong vacancy

    Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, N.J., has appointed Vasantha Kondamudi, MD, as chief medical officer, effective Jan. 30, according to NJ Advance Media.
  2. Fed raises interest rates 0.25%, expects 'ongoing' increases

    The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate by 0.25 percent and indicated that more increases could be coming before it drops the rates.
  3. Tower Health to sell 17 urgent care centers

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health hopes to cement a deal to sell 17 of its urgent care centers in the coming months, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Feb. 1
  4. Maine's largest hospital ends fundraising campaign after exceeding goal

    Portland-based Maine Medical Center, part of the MaineHealth system, is ending its multiyear fundraising campaign to help with facility expansion after raising more money than it originally planned.

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  1. States take action against nurses tied to degree scheme

    At least three states have taken disciplinary action against nurses who allegedly purchased fraudulent degree documents through a recently uncovered scheme.
  2. Norton brings back mask mandate

    Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Ky., plans to require all patients, employees and visitors to wear masks beginning Feb. 3, ABC affiliate WHAS reported Feb. 1.
  3. Former McLaren executive named Prisma Health CFO

    Matt Elsey has been appointed executive vice president and CFO of Greenville, S.C.-based, Prisma Health, an 18-hospital system.
  4. Iowa hospital uses Healthcare Triangle to accelerate Meditech EHR implementation

    Charles City, Iowa-based Floyd County Medical Center employed health IT company Healthcare Triangle to accelerate its Meditech EHR implementation.

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  1. Monument Health names chief health care information officer

    Patrick Woodard, MD, has joined Rapid City, S.D.-based Monument Health as chief health care information officer.
  2. Sepsis risks linger for up to 12 years after hospital discharge: 3 study notes

    After discharge, patients who had sepsis faced an elevated risk of rehospitalization for any cause, heart failure and death within 12 years, according to new findings published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. 
  3. 'Unacceptable and preventable': Medical associations respond to Tyre Nichols' death

    Days after the Memphis, Tenn., Police Department released body cam footage of the violent beating that led to Tyre Nichols' death, National Nurses United, the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved have released statements condemning police brutality and urging public health professionals to join in the fight against racism's systemic roots.
  4. Ochsner Health names regional COO

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health has named Thomas Rhodes chief operating officer of its River Region. 
  5. 17 health system leaders named to Essential Women's Leadership Academy class

    America's Essential Hospitals has named 17 rising female hospital leaders from 13 health systems to its 2023 Essential Women's Leadership Academy class. 
  6. Deer may harbor old SARS-CoV-2 strains, research suggests

    With the Biden administration's plan to end the COVID-19 emergency declaration this coming May, the coronavirus — in some ways — shows signs of slowing, at least for now. It's likely to become something U.S. health officials treat similarly to the flu, experts say.
  7. 29 physician specialties ranked by 2022 burnout rates

    Last year, 53 percent of physicians reported burnout. Among them, emergency medicine specialists had the highest rate at 65 percent, according to Medscape's latest report on physician burnout and depression. 
  8. Medical schools need to improve obesity training, physicians say

    A condition that affects 42 percent of adults in the U.S. is one that medical schools only spend around 10 hours training future physicians on, a new study found. Obesity was formally declared an epidemic by the World Health Organization more than 25 years ago — in 1997.
  9. Mercy hospital looks to build employee housing

    Mercy Health-Springfield (Ohio) is looking to build a 50-unit employee housing complex on an old Mercy Hospital site, NPR affiliate WVXU reported Feb. 1.

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