Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Authorities take down 14K email accounts linked to healthcare hackers

    Authorities shuttered 14,000 email accounts linked to LockBit, a ransomware gang known for targeting the U.S. healthcare industry, Gov Info Security reported Feb. 22. 
  2. Providence nurses approve labor deal

    Nurses represented by United Food and Commercial Workers 3000 have approved a new labor contract with Providence Regional Medical Center Everett (Wash.).
  3. 13 maternity service closures in 2024

    On the heels of financial pressures and workforce shortages experienced last year, many hospitals and health systems are continuing to face maternity service closures in 2024.

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  1. HCA Virginia hospital taps new chief medical officer

    Reston (Va.) Hospital Center, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, named Alice Tang, DO, its new chief medical officer, on Feb. 1.
  2. Yale New Haven Health to provide AI-driven clinical documentation

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health will provide thousands of clinicians within its health system access to AI-powered ambient listening technology. 
  3. Clinicians, local advocates decry Mission Hospital's immediate jeopardy correction plan

    A group of physicians and patient advocates are criticizing HCA Mission Hospital's plan of correction to revoke its immediate jeopardy status because it makes no mention of increasing staff, local news outlets reported Feb. 22. 
  4. CoxHealth expands IT team amid Epic EHR transition

    Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth has begun the pre-planning activities for its Epic EHR install, which is slated to be completed by early 2026. 

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  1. OakLeaf presses expansion plans amid HSHS, Prevea closures

    Eau Claire, Wis.-based OakLeaf Medical Network, the largest independent physician network in the state, has increased care capacity at its 26 clinics amid the planned closure of two Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System hospitals and regional clinics it operates with Green Bay, Wis.-based Prevea Health. 
  2. FBI warned of Chinese malware 'low blows' before Change cyberattack

    FBI Director Christopher Wray said Chinese efforts to embed malware inside U.S. critical infrastructure networks are at "a scale greater than we'd seen before" in remarks made days before a reported cybersecurity event affecting the nation's largest commercial prescription processor. 
  3. Health systems disconnect from Change Healthcare amid attack

    Some health systems disconnected from Optum's Change Healthcare as of Feb. 23 following a cyberattack that affected the company.
  4. Convicted physician impostor allegedly attempted to open another clinic

    A California man who was convicted of 13 felony counts of unauthorized practice of medicine allegedly tried to open another clinic two weeks after being released from prison.

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  1. Dr. Roger Guillemin, Nobel-winning neuroendocrinologist, dies at 100

    Roger Guillemin, MD, PhD, a Nobel Prize-winning neuroendocrinologist whose work on hormones helped lead to the development of birth control pills and treatments for cancer, died Feb. 21 at 100, The Washington Post reported.
  2. 35 measles cases reported in 15 states: CDC

    Louisiana and Indiana have joined the ranks of 13 other states reporting measles cases this year amid a national resurgence of the virus. 
  3. CHS under federal investigation

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems is under federal investigation, according to a statement in a Feb. 21 filing with the SEC by the 71-hospital system.
  4. Norovirus climbs across US

    Norovirus has been on the rise since October, and the stomach virus is now positive in 12.4% of tests sent to labs, according to CDC data. 
  5. AHA urges facilities to disconnect from Optum after cyberattacks

    The American Hospital Association is urging healthcare facilities to disconnect from Optum systemes following a cyberattack on the insurer, The Wall Street Journal reported Feb. 22.
  6. Idaho HCA hospital closing labor and delivery, NICU

    Caldwell, Idaho-based West Valley Medical Center, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, is closing its labor and delivery and neonatal intensive care unit by April 1.
  7. Construction ahead as health systems seek more space

    Most health systems are gearing up to either renovate existing facilities or construct new ones, with the bulk of these plans set to take effect within the coming year.
  8. The 3 companies initiating 58% of surprise billing disputes

    There were 288,810 No Surprises Act disputes initiated through the federal independent dispute resolution portal in the first six months of 2023, which was 13 times greater than federal departments initially estimated. 
  9. Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital to close birth center, transfer services

    Froedtert Menomonee Falls (Wis.) Hospital is closing its birth center and moving services to Wauwatosa, Wis.-based Froedtert Hospital and Froedtert West Bend (Wis.) Hospital by July 1.

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