Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. WHO shares guidance on catheter-related bloodstream infections

    The World Health Organization is aiming to reduce the global prevalence of catheter-related bloodstream infections via a new guidance released May 9.
  2. UVM Health hospital president to oversee two facilities

    Bob Ortmyer has been named president of both Middlebury, Vt.-based Porter Medical Center and Elizabethtown (N.Y.) Community Hospital, part of Burlington, Vt.-based UVM Health. He will also serve as COO of Porter Medical Center. 
  3. 1 in 8 adults have taken a GLP-1: 5 notes

    One in 8, or 12% of adults said they have taken GLP-1s and 6% of adults said they currently take the drugs, KFF Health reported May 10.

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  1. Hospitals to get cybersecurity mandates

    The Biden administration plans to introduce cybersecurity mandates for hospitals that would be accompanied by free training for smaller facilities, Bloomberg reported.
  2. Drug resistant infections reported after stem cell treatments in Mexico

    Three people have contracted Mycobacterium abscessus after receiving stem cell treatments in Mexico, according to a May 9 report issued by the CDC.
  3. Geisinger rehab hospital names CEO

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital appointed Brian Mann CEO.
  4. Harris Health breaks ground on $1.6B hospital

    Bellaire, Texas-based Harris Health has broken ground at the Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital campus in Houston on its $1.6 billion Northeast Houston Hospital.

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  1. Illinois hospital temporarily closes due to flooding

    Eldorado, Ill.-based Ferrell Hospital has stopped accepting patients, including in the emergency department, after significant flooding May 8.
  2. 800+ California nurses to receive 22.5% pay hike

    Members of the California Nurses Association have approved a new labor contract with Washington Hospital Healthcare System in Fremont, Calif.
  3. Bon Secours Mercy Health digs into AI for value-based care

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health is on a mission to provide better patient outcomes, increase patient engagement and reduce overall operational costs by becoming more efficient. Digital transformation and artificial intelligence are enabling the move, which has already yielded great results.
  4. Ascension expects IT outages 'for some time'

    A cybersecurity incident has left 140-hospital Ascension with its EHR disabled, some appointments and surgeries postponed, and the expectation that the 19-state health system will operate on downtime procedures "for some time." 

Clinician onboarding 2.0: How tech can streamline the process + drive savings and retention

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  1. Justice Department forms healthcare competition task force

    The Justice Department formed a task force to study monopolies and anti-competitive behavior in healthcare. 
  2. Keck Medicine creates nursing institute 

    Keck Medicine of USC is aiming to promote nurse education and development through a new institute, the Los Angeles-based system said May 9.
  3. What healthcare learned from the Change hack

    The February cyberattack on UnitedHealthcare's subsidiary Change Healthcare affected healthcare organizations across the country as revenue flow was crippled. But what has healthcare learned from the incident?
  4. 168 top maternity hospitals, state by state

    Newsweek has released its third annual list of best maternity hospitals in the U.S., and 404 hospitals made the ranking. 
  5. ER diversions, canceled appointments: Ascension cyberattack fallout continues

    Ascension hospitals across the country continued to deal with the fallout of a "cybersecurity event" May 9 involving its St. Louis-based parent system.
  6. CHS sues MultiPlan

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems is the latest health system to sue MultiPlan over allegations the data analytics firm conspired with major payers to underpay providers by tens of billions annually.
  7. Medical Properties Trust Q1 losses attributed to Steward, again

    Dallas-based Steward Health Care led losses again for Medical Properties Trust, one of the world's largest hospital real estate owners, in the first quarter of 2024, ended March 31, according to MPT's recent financial reports. 
  8. Former NBA player gets 40 months in prison for role in healthcare fraud scheme

    Former NBA player Glen "Big Baby" Davis was sentenced to 40 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the league's healthcare plan out of $5 million, USA Today reported May 9. 
  9. Johns Hopkins hospital names president, COO

    LeighAnn Sidone, DNP, RN, was named president and COO of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., part of Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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