Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Healthgrades: 25 cities leading the way in healthcare

    Healthgrades on Tuesday released its inaugural National Health Index, which provides consumers with an analysis of 25 cities leading the way in health and healthcare.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. Northwest Texas Healthcare System CEO resigns: 5 notes

    Mark Crawford, CEO of Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, has resigned, according to a statement published by  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Western Montana Mental Health Center CEO steps down

    Missoula-based Western Montana Mental Health Center CEO Jodi Daly resigned to take on a new job opportunity, according to a Montana Standard report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Small hospital realizes big savings: Community Hospital, McCook, NE

Even with a GPO, Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska was paying too much for its supplies. They needed a community-hospital focused Supply Chain Solution.
  1. Seattle Children's names Suzanne Beitel CFO: 4 things to know

    Seattle Children's tapped Suzanne Beitel to serve as senior vice president and CFO, effective in December.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws amid controversy spurred by opioid report

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning tweeted his nominee for drug czar, Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., withdrew himself from consideration for the post, according to a report from The Washington Post.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. Only 33 of 250 beds on USNS Comfort hospital ship being used in Puerto Rico

    Deployment of the USNS Comfort hospital ship was regarded as an essential part of Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico, but only 33 of its 250 beds are being utilized, according to CNN.  By Leo Vartorella -
  4. Trump renews promise to curb rising drug prices

    President Donald Trump renewed his promise to combat skyrocketing drug prices during a press conference Monday, according to The Hill.  By Alia Paavola -

Overcoming MACRA obstacles with positive patient identification

Learn how to prepare for changes associated with the new Medicare card initiative.
  1. 12 recent healthcare layoffs

    The following healthcare layoffs were reported by Becker's Hospital Review so far in October. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Beaumont contract termination prompts rehab provider to lay off 113 employees

    Home Rehabilitation Services of Michigan will close its business in Commerce Township, resulting in the permanent layoff of all its employees, according to a WARN Act notice filed with the state.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. RCM tip of the day: Audit for underpayments

    Healthcare organizations have various methods at their disposal to help identify and fix underpayments from payers, according to Leonard Wenyon, vice president of solutions at New York City-based IKS Health.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. UnitedHealth reports 9% increase in Q3 revenues, offset by ACA exchange exit

    UnitedHealth Group generated revenues of $50.3 billion in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, up 9 percent compared to the same period last year.  By Morgan Haefner -

Evidence-based success for HAI reduction using UV disinfection

How C. diff and other HAIs greatly affect patient outcomes and benefits of UV disinfection to combat HAIs.
  1. Inside sources say Apple pursued talks to buy medical clinics

    Apple was reportedly in talks to purchase Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Crossover Health, a healthcare startup that works with self-insured employers to provide medical and wellness services at onsite clinics. The move heightens speculation about the tech giant's potential foray into the healthcare space, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNBC.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Atlanta hospital delays toddler's kidney transplant because donor father violated parole

    Two-year-old A.J. Burgess was scheduled to receive his father's left kidney in a life-saving transplant at Atlanta-based Emory University Hospital Oct. 3. The procedure did not occur. Although the hospital deemed A.J.'s father a match, his recent parole violation brought the operation to a halt.   By Molly Gamble -
  3. Adventist Health Simi Valley cuts 31 positions

    Adventist Health Simi Valley (Calif.), formerly Simi Valley Hospital, laid off 31 employees, according to a Ventura County Star report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Ohio hospital closed indefinitely after fire

    Summa St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, remains closed after a fire broke out in the facility's basement Friday morning.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. Northwell Health to lay off 107 as it winds down long-term care plan

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health will lay off 107 employees in January when it shuts down its Medicaid long-term care plan, North Shore-LIJ Health Plan.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. Where to invest $10k right now? Chinese hospitals, says one fund manager

    Chinese hospitals and healthcare companies represent a great investment opportunity, as their profitability is likely to improve due to several factors, including inevitable consolidation and healthcare reform, said Sarah Ketterer, CEO and fund manager at Causeway Capital Management, in a recent Bloomberg article.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. Study: Nursing workforce is more diverse, educated and male than before

    There is increased diversity in gender and race/ethnicity within the nursing workforce, according to a study by New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing researchers.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Use interim C-Suite leadership to its full advantage: 4 Qs with BE Smith's SVP of Interim Leadership Sue Martin

    Becker's Hospital Review caught up with Sue Martin, senior vice president of interim leadership at B.E. Smith, about C-suite leaders' strategic options when an executive suddenly departs.  By Brooke Murphy -
  9. Gov. Jerry Brown declares state of emergency over California's hep A outbreak

    California's Democratic Governor Jerry Brown on Oct. 13 declared a state of emergency regarding an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak primarily affecting the homeless and illicit drug user populations in the counties of San Diego, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles.    By Brian Zimmerman -

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