Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Rare brain abscesses spiked in kids last winter, CDC finds

    Rare brain abscesses in children sharply increased last winter amid a surge in respiratory infections, a June 2 CDC report shows.
  2. Mercy Health debuts hospital police department

    Mercy Health-Springfield (Ohio) Regional Medical Center unveiled its own police department and vehicle on May 25. 
  3. HCA system agrees to raises in new contract for Las Vegas workers

    Sunrise Health System and its three Las Vegas hospitals, which are part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, have reached a tentative three-year contract with SEIU 1107.
  1. Labor expenses still wreak havoc on health systems

    Labor expenses continue to increase for large health systems across the nation as many report losses or small gains for the first quarter of the calendar year.
  2. How Dartmouth Health handles violence toward staff

    Last year, workplace violence was the fifth most common cause of workplace injury at Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth Health, and nurses were the most affected group.
  3. 'A big win for our economy': Debt ceiling deal heads to Biden's desk

    The U.S. Senate, by a vote of 63-36, passed legislation to raise the country's debt ceiling and avoid a potentially economically disastrous default days before the June 5 deadline, according to The New York Times. 
  4. Shuttered Massachusetts medical group owes $16M to Steward

    Compass Medical, a group of six Massachusetts clinics, closed abruptly and still owes $16 million to Dallas-based Steward Healthcare as part of fraud damages awarded to the health system from an October 2022 lawsuit, local news outlet WCVB reported June 1.

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  1. Illinois health system awards $200K in inaugural innovation grants

    Peoria-based OSF HealthCare and Bradley University gave out their first Innovation for Health grants totaling nearly $200,000, the 15-hospital system said June 1.
  2. Where maternal care is disappearing

    Rural obstetrics, labor and delivery care is at risk as hospitals increasingly close obstetrics services.
  3. Mississippi hospital taps CEO from pool of 60

    South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel, Miss., has named Gregg Gibbes president and CEO, The Laurel Leader Call reported June 1. 
  4. Indiana hospital ending heart transplants, inpatient burn care

    Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lutheran Hospital is closing its heart transplant and inpatient burn units due to low patient volumes.

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  1. Pennsylvania hospital promotes COO to CEO

    Kittanning. Pa.-based ACMH Hospital has named Nichole Geraci president and CEO, The Leader-Vindicator reported June 1. 
  2. Acadia Healthcare names CFO

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Acadia Healthcare named Heather Dixon CFO, effective July 10. 
  3. 'Mandatory Mondays': Which in-office day is most popular?

    As bosses and workers return to in-person work, more organizations are mandating Mondays in-office, according to management consulting firm Korn Ferry. 
  4. FDA issues warning to heart monitor manufacturer

    The FDA issued a warning letter to iRhythm Technologies after inspectors found faults with how one of its facilities makes its heart monitors.
  5. 10 states with the largest dips in travel nurse pay

    The average weekly travel nurse pay in May in the U.S. was $2,488, down nearly 10.4 percent from $2,776 during the same month in 2022, according to a report from Vivian Health, a national healthcare hiring marketplace.    
  6. 4 health systems in Oregon have lawsuit over psychiatric patients dismissed

    Four of the largest health systems operating in Oregon can't simultaneously say they want to help patients originally destined for the state's largest psychiatric facility and then complain about both the expense and harm such patients can cause, a judge has ruled, according to a May 30 Lund Report article.
  7. FDA weighs importation of chemo drugs from unapproved manufacturers amid shortage

    The FDA is deciding whether to temporarily allow the importation of chemotherapy drugs from unapproved manufacturers outside of the U.S. as the nation grapples with a shortage of key cancer drugs, a spokesperson with the agency told CNBC June 1. 
  8. Alzheimer's Association at odds with CMS' plan for drug coverage

    After CMS announced plans to preserve availability of Alzheimer's drugs, the Alzheimer's Association has issued a statement in opposition of it.
  9. Workers at Asante Health facility may form union to highlight safety concerns

    Over 1,000 workers wishing to set up their own Service Employees International Union chapter are expected to vote on possible unionization next week at a Medford, Ore.-based Asante Health facility amid what some claim are dangerous staffing levels.

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