Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Baptist Health hires Rick Carrico as its new CFO

    Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health has hired Rick Carrico as its new CFO, replacing Steve Oglesby, who is retiring.
  2. Ohio measles outbreak reaches partially vaccinated kids: 4 updates

    At least three partially vaccinated children in Central Ohio have contracted measles, marking the first cases in the region's outbreak that have not been among unvaccinated children. 
  3. Congress urged to address patient discharge bottlenecks through per diem payments

    Patients are staying longer in hospital — often because there are inadequate resources to discharge them — and the solution may be Congress implementing a per diem Medicare payment to help unblock the bottleneck, the American Hospital Association said Dec. 6.

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  1. 3 questions front-line workers wish hospital executives would ask

    Hospital and health system workers have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic since much less was known about the virus and its effects. Years later, as they continue to serve patients and experience staffing challenges, they have a lot on their minds, including questions they want executives to ask them about longevity in healthcare and their well-being.    
  2. Council amends funding allocation plan for MetroHealth after CEO firing

    The Cuyahoga County Council, the 11-member legislative body of Cuyahoga County government, is altering its plan for release of Cleveland-based MetroHealth's levy allocation for 2023, WCPN reported Dec. 7. 
  3. 150 most promising digital health companies of 2022, according to CB Insights

    CB Insights, a market research and business analytics firm, has released its annual ranking of the 150 most promising digital health startups.
  4. Moderna names new CIO

    Biotechnology giant Moderna is naming Brad Miller its new CIO, as current chief digital officer Marcello Damiani is set to retire in March after seven and a half years at the company.

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  1. High labor costs, inflation make healthcare outlook negative, Moody's says

    Sustained high labor expenses and inflationary pressures will continue to affect the healthcare industry in 2023, keeping the outlook for nonprofit hospital systems negative, Moody's said in a Dec. 7 report.
  2. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital partners with streamer for 24-hour fundraising event

    Memphis, Tenn.-based St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is partnering with streamer DrLupo for the fifth annual 24-hour livestreaming event benefiting the hospital.
  3. Connecticut attorney general calls for review of hospital's proposed closure of labor and delivery services

    Connecticut Attorney General William Tong is calling on regulators to consider the community impact of Sharon (Conn.) Hospital's planned closure of its labor and delivery services following 300 petitions from community members.
  4. Tampa General, Palantir form analytics partnership

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital has partnered with tech company Palantir; the hospital will use Palantir's Foundry platform to cultivate data and analytics in decision-making. 

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  1. 42 cardiology firsts in 2022

    Here are 42 cardiology firsts Becker's covered in 2022:
  2. FDA hands Pfizer priority review for its RSV vaccine candidate

    As hospitals struggle to treat the surge of pediatric respiratory syncytial virus infections with a limited repertoire of treatments, the FDA placed Pfizer's RSV vaccine candidate on its fast-track list Dec. 7. 
  3. NewYork-Presbyterian transformation chief takes on CIO duties

    Peter Fleischut, MD, has been named chief information and transformation officer of New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian, filling the role of former CIO Daniel Barchi, who left for the same position at Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health in November.
  4. Travel nurses' pay, state by state

    The average weekly travel nurse pay in November in the U.S. was $3,204, down 16.32 percent from $3,829 during the same month in 2021, according to a report from Vivian Health, a national healthcare hiring marketplace.    
  5. 9 arrested in Florida for allegedly orchestrating $37M scheme to defraud Blue Cross Blue Shield

    Nine Florida residents were arrested for allegedly conspiring to bill $37 million in fraudulent claims to Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Justice Department said Dec. 6. 
  6. Ascension vs. CommonSpirit vs. Trinity: How the 3 largest nonprofit systems' finances compare

    The largest nonprofit health systems, Ascension, CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health, reported net losses in the three months ended Sept. 30 compared to net incomes in the same period a year earlier.
  7. 8 recent healthcare lawsuits, settlements

    From Pfizer countersuing Moderna to the Texas Medical Association filing a third case challenging the No Surprises Act, here are eight healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements Becker's has reported since Nov. 29.  
  8. Penn Medicine's plan to support the growth of diverse nurse leaders

    The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, part of Penn Medicine, has launched a fellowship program to support the growth of nurses from underrepresented backgrounds. 
  9. Boston Children's to use sequencing tech to identify rare pediatric diseases

    Boston Children's Hospital is partnering with PacBio to use its HiFi sequencing technology to identify rare pediatric diseases.

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