Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Digital is the new enabler in healthcare, leader says

    A vice president goes in-depth about digital transformation in healthcare.  Robbie Freeman, MSN, RN, serves as the system vice president of clinical innovation and chief nursing informatics officer at New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System. Mr. Freeman will serve on the panel "Elevating CNIOs for Better Patient Care" at Becker's 7th Annual Health IT + Digital Health + RCM Annual Meeting: The Future of Business and Clinical Technologies. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place Oct. 4-7 in Chicago.  To learn more and register, click here.
  2. 'There are billions of dollars being wasted': What CIOs think of digital health startups

    Digital health startups have raised billions of dollars over the last two years as telemedicine, virtual care and digital capabilities were thrust into the forefront of healthcare during the pandemic. But not every startup adds value.
  3. CHS hospital in Indiana gets new CEO

    Clyde Wood has been named CEO of Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., effective July 25. The 396-bed hospital is part of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems. 

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  1. Detroit hospital housekeepers fired for blowing whistle on unsanitary conditions, lawsuit says

    Two women contracted as housekeepers at Detroit's Harper University Hospital and Hutzel Women's Hospital filed a lawsuit June 30, claiming they were fired in retaliation for reporting concerns about what they described as dirty operating rooms and other unsanitary conditions, according to court documents obtained by Becker's.
  2. MCG Health faces lawsuit after data breach affecting patients at 8 hospitals

    A lawsuit was filed against clinical guidance software vendor MCG Health over a March data breach that has affected at least eight healthcare organizations. 
  3. Steward hospital in Ohio names Cindy Russo new president

    Cindy Russo, BSN, RN, was named president of Dallas-based Steward Health Care's Trumbull Regional Medical Center in Warren, Ohio, according to a June 30 news release shared with Becker's.
  4. After Supreme Court abortion decision, hospitals grapple with uncertain legal landscape

    With the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade, hospitals and health systems are reviewing the decision and potential effects it may have on their reproductive health services.

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  1. Hospitals in less competitive regions have higher price transparency compliance, study finds

    Hospitals in less competitive hospital referral regions and hospital systems with greater market shares are more compliant with CMS' price transparency rules, a study published June 24 in JAMA Health Forum found.
  2. HCA hospitals make 16 leadership changes

    HCA Healthcare, a 183-hospital system based in Nashville, Tenn., has made leadership changes at several of its hospitals in recent months. 
  3. The hospital with the greatest COVID-19 burden in 19 cities

    The first year of COVID-19 was incredibly difficult for hospitals, as they dealt with an unknown virus, shortages of staff and equipment, financial difficulties and other challenges.
  4. 8 hospitals laying off workers

    Several hospitals are trimming their workforces due to financial and operational challenges, and some are offering affected workers new positions.
  1. Ascension St. Vincent abruptly closes 11 immediate care centers

    Ascension St. Vincent gave one day's notice that it was closing 11 immediate care centers by the end of the day June 30, according to the Indianapolis Star.
  2. OSF Ventures taps new vice president

    OSF Ventures, the investing arm of Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare, named Mayank Taneja as vice president of venture investments. 
  3. St. Christopher's Hospital for Children gets $50M lifeline

    Drexel University and Tower Health, co-owners of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, announced on June 30 that private donors joined with some of Philadelphia's leading institutions to secure more than $50 million in financial support over the next two years.
  4. Patient safety standards not always backed by strong evidence, Northwestern researchers find

    Of 20 actionable standards issued by The Joint Commission during a one-year period, only six were fully supported by cited references, according to a recent study led by researchers at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. 
  5. Cleveland Clinic, Nuvance Health enter cardiology affiliation 

    The Nuvance Health Heart and Vascular Institute in Danbury, Conn., became an affiliate of Cleveland Clinic’s Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute on June 30.
  6. Newman Regional Health taps Heather Aylward as chief nursing officer 

    Emporia, Kan.-based Newman Regional Health has selected Heather Aylward as its new chief nursing officer, KVOE reported June 29. She begins July 1.
  7. University Hospitals names chief medical officer of 2 Ohio hospitals

    University Hospitals has selected Kevin Andryc, DO, to serve as chief medical officer of UH Conneaut (Ohio) Medical Center and UH Geneva (Ohio) Medical Center, the Cleveland-based health system said June 30.
  8. Michigan hospital secures loan to stay open through July

    The Sturgis (Mich.) City Commission unanimously approved a $645,000 loan on June 30 to help Sturgis Hospital stay open while awaiting potential state funding.
  9. Viewpoint: Hospitals shouldn't expect quick pay despite 340B win

    Despite their U.S. Supreme Court win, 340B hospitals shouldn't expect to receive withheld program funds soon, McDermott Will & Emery partner Emily Cook said in a July 1 opinion piece for Bloomberg Law. 

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