Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 7 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have recently been reported by Becker's:
  2. Desert Healthcare CEO suddenly dismissed

    The board of Palm Springs, Calif.-based Desert Healthcare District & Foundation announced CEO Conrado Bárzaga, MD, left his role Sept. 25 and appointed Chris Christensen, chief administration officer, as interim CEO.
  3. Patient dead, EMTs in critical condition after ambulance crash

    Two EMTs are in critical condition and a patient is dead after a Jeep crashed into an ambulance in Huntsburg, Ohio, News 5 Cleveland reported Sept. 26.

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  1. COVID-19 admissions dip: 5 updates

    New COVID-19 admissions were down slightly for the week ending Sept. 16, marking the first time since July weekly hospitalizations haven't increased.
  2. HCA system gets CON for $29M freestanding ER

    Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health's certificate of need application to build a $29 million freestanding emergency department has been approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
  3. Feds want to triple No Surprises Act administration fee

    Federal departments are seeking to raise the administrative fee to enter the No Surprises Act arbitration process from $50 to $150 in 2024. 
  4. 6 ways to build strong benefits packages for nurse managers

    Hospitals must ensure they are offering competitive nonsalary forms of compensation to help recruit and retain nurse leaders, according to the American Organization for Nursing Leadership.

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  1. North Carolina Healthcare Association CEO to retire

    Steve Lawler will retire as president and CEO of the North Carolina Healthcare Association.
  2. Tower Health to sell 8 urgent care centers, close 5

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health has agreed to sell eight urgent care centers and will close five others, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Sept. 25.
  3. Sutter hospital names CEO, chief medical exec

    Sutter Roseville (Calif.) Medical Center has named two new executives, Roseville Today reported Sept. 25. 
  4. Tenet's big moves so far in 2023, and what lies ahead

    Tenet Healthcare saw its operating margin for the second quarter come in at 11.9 percent, the same level as Q2 of 2022, when the Dallas-based for-profit giant reported first-half results at the end of July.

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  1. Colorado health system has a new CEO

    Joseph Theine is the new CEO of Southwest Health System in Cortez, Colo.
  2. CEO turnover hits record high

    Companies announced 1,261 CEO exits in the first eight months of 2023, with 116 occurring in hospitals.
  3. 3 hospitals cutting rehab programs

    Three hospitals in Illinois, Connecticut and Texas have cut or closed their rehabilitation programs since the start of 2023.
  4. How Judy Faulkner greets visitors to her office

    Visitors to the conference room adjoining Judy Faulkner's office are greeted by the "culture of Epic," the EHR vendor's founder and CEO wrote.
  5. 75,000 Kaiser workers plan to strike: 6 things to know

    Tens of thousands of Kaiser Permanente employees across the U.S. plan to go on strike early next month if no agreement is reached by Sept. 30. 
  6. Patient permanently blinds roommate at Florida psych hospital: Police

    A patient accused of attacking and permanently blinding his roommate at South Florida State Hospital has been charged with aggravated battery, the Pembroke Pines Police Department said Sept. 24. 
  7. 20 cities with the best job markets

    A good job market allows workers to make a comfortable living, feel confident in their job security, and enjoy a work-life balance and benefits like health insurance, according to SmartAsset. Based on these criteria, not all markets are created equally, a recent analysis found. 
  8. Healthcare executives defend vacation time

    Several years ago, Sachin Jain, MD, decided to take a two-week vacation. He received a call from his boss that he still thinks about to this day, Dr. Jain — now the president and CEO of SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan — wrote in a Sept. 23 LinkedIn post. 
  9. Pediatric cancer drugs in short supply

    As the supply of two staple cancer drugs rebounds after months of scarcity, two medications used in pediatric cancer patients have fallen into shortage, NBC News reported Sept. 25. 

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