Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. South Carolina's certificate-of-need reform legislation dies

    A South Carolina bill that would have repealed the certificate-of-need regulatory process — which requires healthcare providers to get state permission for capital projects or expensive medical equipment purchases — died in the legislative process, The Post and Courier reported May 5.
  2. US may see 'pretty sizable' fall COVID-19 surge, Dr. Ashish Jha warns

    The U.S. may see a "pretty sizable wave" of COVID-19 infections this fall and winter as the virus continues to evolve and immunity wanes, White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha, MD, said May 8 on ABC News' "This Week."
  3. Travel nurses see abrupt pay drops, canceled contracts

    Steady COVID-19 hospitalizations and the meltdown of pandemic relief funding are contributing to substantially lower demand for travel nurses, including lower pay and canceled contracts, NBC News reports. 

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  1. Strike set to begin at Cedars-Sinai

    Members of the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West are set to begin a weeklong strike May 9 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
  2. Kaiser posts net loss of $961M in Q1

    Driven mainly by nonoperating losses, Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente recorded a net loss of $961 million in the first quarter of 2022, down from a net income of $2 billion in the same quarter in 2021, according to financial data released May 6. 
  3. CMS telehealth expansion increased use in disadvantaged neighborhoods, study shows

    The expansion of Medicare coverage for telehealth visits during the pandemic increased use among socioeconomically disadvantaged beneficiaries in both rural and urban areas, according to a study published May 2 in Health Affairs.
  4. AMA turns 175: How CEO Dr. James Madara sets priorities as healthcare's agenda grows

    No one can predict what the future of the nation's healthcare system will look like, but there are certain needs that are "musts" to prioritize, no matter how healthcare shifts over the next century. That's how the American Medical Association's CEO sets the organization's objectives.  

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  1. US flu hospitalizations fall for 1st time in months

    A total of 3,070 people in the U.S. were admitted to hospitals for the flu for the week ending April 30, marking the first time flu hospitalizations have dropped since January, according to the CDC's latest FluView report. 
  2. Providence's chief marketing and digital experience officer is all in on personalized experiences

    Providence's chief marketing and digital experience officer plans to utilize data and insights to bring the most useful and personalized experiences to patients.
  3. COVID-19 admissions jumped 16.6% last week: 9 CDC findings

    The U.S. reported double-digit increases in both COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations last week, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published May 5.
  4. 25 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker's Hospital Review since April 29: 

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  1. Nearly 1 in 4 physicians experience workplace mistreatment: 3 notes

    Nearly 24 percent of physicians experienced workplace mistreatment in the past year, according to new research published May 6 in JAMA Network Open. 
  2. Mayo Clinic breaks ground on $155M Minnesota hospital expansion

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Health System broke ground May 5 on its $155 million hospital expansion project in Mankato, Minn., a spokesperson for the system confirmed to Becker's.
  3. Where do health systems build innovation centers?

    Over the past five years, some health systems have been creating dedicated spaces to explore digital health by launching innovation centers. These centers often serve as places where digital health products are developed, but where are these facilities housed?
  4. 15 health systems with strong finances

    Here are 15 health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings.
  5. Healthcare adds 34K jobs in April

    The U.S. labor landscape improved as it gained jobs and unemployment remained unchanged. The healthcare sector in particular added thousands of new roles, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics April 2022 report. 
  6. When new hires go dark

    Increasingly, organizations are being ghosted by new hires as the freshly recruited employees never show up for work, reported The Wall Street Journal May 5. 
  7. Anti-racism plan violates Medicare law, 8 states allege in lawsuit

    Eight states are asking a federal judge in Mississippi to throw out a CMS rule encouraging the formation of physician anti-racism plans, arguing the rule violates a Medicare reimbursement law. 
  8. ThedaCare breaks ground on $100M hospital modernization project

    Neenah, Wis.-based ThedaCare broke ground on its $100 million hospital modernization project for ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah, which will double the size of the current emergency department.
  9. 3 ways the VA, DOD failed to achieve interoperability during Cerner launch

    The Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs failed to achieve interoperability during their deployment of their Cerner Millennium EHRs, according to a joint audit conducted by both departments' Offices of Inspector General.

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