Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 7 hospitals closing departments or ending services

    A number of 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.
  2. CMS' primary care model launches in 8 states

    CMS' making care primary model launched July 1 with 133 participants representing 772 practices across the U.S.
  3. Cities with the highest, lowest older adult housing occupancy rates

    Boston is the U.S. city with the highest older adult housing occupancy rate, at 90.6%, according to data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).

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  1. Tennessee hospital gets financial lifeline after $22M sale of skilled nursing facility

    Maryville, Tenn.-based Blount Memorial Hospital has sold MorningView Village, a senior living facility, for $22.7 million to Ocoee Foundation, a Cleveland, Tenn.-based nonprofit. ABC affiliate WATE reported July 9.
  2. Pennant Group to acquire home health company for $80M

    The Pennant Group plans to acquire Signature Healthcare at Home for $80 million. 
  3. New care delivery models are making maternal care more accessible for people of color, qualified programs should take advantage

    Kenyatta Casimir and her partner were thrilled when they found out they were pregnant—but as a Black woman, Kenyatta also felt concern. She was keenly aware that her risk of experiencing pregnancy-related complications was high. It didn’t matter that she was young, healthy, and informed. She knew that for her, having a baby in the U.S. - and in her case, twins - was a risk. Her chances of being dismissed or mistreated by her doctor and care team were high and the possibility of being referred to a specialist if needed was lower than others. 
  4. Power outages, heat wave strain Houston hospitals

    Widespread power outages are complicating care delivery for Houston hospitals amid a severe heatwave in the wake of Hurricane Beryl, The New York Times reported.

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  1. Rural Maryland hospital 1 step closer to construction

    Site preparation and pre-construction on University of Maryland Shore Regional Health's largest hospital will begin later in July.
  2. Medicare Advantage increasingly the lynchpin in hospital-payer fights

    As more older adults opt for Medicare Advantage plans, reimbursement fights between hospitals and insurers are increasingly centered around those contracts.
  3. Amazon donation spurs AI hiring at Children's National

    After receiving funding from Amazon Web Services, Children's National is looking to hire 30 additional positions within its organization in order to advance its artificial intelligence work, Washington Business Journal reported July 11. 
  4. 5 recent hospital, health system CEO exits

    Becker's reported the following hospital and health system CEO departures since June 25, including resignations and other C-suite changes.

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  1. Steal this idea: Sharp CEO on improving your health system's culture

    Where staffing levels and morale are low and burnout remains high at certain hospitals and health systems in the post-pandemic world, San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare is working to strengthen personal care for employees by improving upon a more than 20-year-old philosophy at the health system, The Sharp Experience.
  2. Chicago health system names CEO

    Mark Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, was selected as the new CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics at UIC, or UI Health, based in Chicago.
  3. 12 projects in 9 states elevating equity in the nurse workforce

    Several hospitals and health systems across the country were awarded $275,000 each for projects designed to elevate and tackle equity issues affecting the nurse workforce.
  4. WellSpan breaks ground on 3rd microhospital

    York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health has begun construction on its third hospital in partnership with the microhospital developer Emerus.
  5. UChicago Medicine supply chain workers plan strike

    Trade and supply chain workers at UChicago Medicine plan to begin a strike July 14, according to union SEIU Local 73. 
  6. 32% of US hospitals hired international nurses in 2022: KFF

    Data indicates a growing share of U.S. hospitals rely on international nurses at a time when the federal government is limiting the number of visa applications from foreign-educated nurses being processed.
  7. 12 health systems outsourcing RCM functions

    Becker's has reported on 12 health systems that have opted to outsource finance jobs or other revenue cycle functions in 2024: 
  8. Baxter recalls ventilators after patient injury

    Baxter on July 10 issued a recall on its Life2000 ventilators with an attached battery charger dongle.
  9. 10 hacking groups actively targeting healthcare: Report

    There have been 121 ransomware attacks against the U.S. healthcare industry in the last six months, with 10 hacking groups emerging as the most active within the industry, according to a July 11 report from Atlanta-based software company Cyble.  

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