Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Where the General Catalyst-Summa Health deal stands

    The proposed acquisition of Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health by Health Assurance Transformation Corp., or HATCo, is making progress, The Alliance Review reported July 2. 
  2. 27 unwound, canceled hospital deals

    At least two dozen hospital mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations and partnerships were unwound or called off throughout the past 24 months.
  3. High schoolers flock to University Hospitals' nursing program

    A new program at Cleveland-based University Hospitals that gives high school students a glimpse into nursing careers is proving worthwhile in attracting more young people to healthcare — a growing priority for many health systems looking to bolster the pipeline of future clinicians. 

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  1. Children's hospitals have 'stopped competing on safety' — maybe adult hospitals should too

    In 2012, a program for children's hospitals in the U.S. and Canada launched to eliminate patient and employee harm.
  2. Intermountain grows liver transplants 367% in 5 years

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare has more than tripled the number of liver transplants performed since 2018. 
  3. Break through burnout with partnerships, Premier Health CMO says

    Burnout. It's a topic that has been heavily discussed across the healthcare industry over the last few years and is a challenge that is still prevalent with providers today. To combat this, Roberto Colón, MD, vice president of medical affairs, chief medical officer at Dayton, Ohio-based Premier Health, is urging healthcare organizations to lean on partnerships.
  4. FDA approves Eli Lilly Alzheimer's drug

    Eli Lilly's experimental Alzheimer's disease treatment, Kisunla — which slowed decline by up to 35% in clinical trials — has been approved by the FDA, after previously delaying its decision in March, the agency announced July 2.

Overcoming the collections crisis: How ASCs can leverage data to boost patient collections + loyalty

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  1. Former Kentucky hospital nurse charged with patient credit card fraud

    A nurse previously employed by Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, Ky., was arrested July 1 for allegedly using patients' stolen credit cards, according to ABC affiliate WHAS.
  2. 12 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have recently been reported by Becker's:
  3. Biden, Sanders to Ozempic maker: 'Stop ripping off' Americans

    President Joe Biden, who has challenged the pharmaceutical industry for decades, joined Sen. Bernie Sanders' clash with Novo Nordisk in a July 2 op-ed published in USA Today. 
  4. DOJ looking into Prospect Medical Holdings, court documents reveal

    The Justice Department issued a civil investigation demand to Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings on Nov. 3, according to a June 27 court document filed by Prospect.

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

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  1. Hackensack Meridian sues HHS secretary in wake of Chevron ruling

    In the wake of the Supreme Court's overturning of Chevron deference, Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health has filed a lawsuit against HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra challenging what the system calls the secretary's "irrational and unlawful interpretation of the statutes he is entrusted to administer." 
  2. Hospitals to CISA: Simplify cyber incident reporting

    The American Hospital Association is raising concerns about hospital reporting requirements proposed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency under the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act. 
  3. New York system names chief medical officer

    Oswego Health in New York has named Wajeeh Sana, MD, chief medical officer. 
  4. North Carolina to boost Medicaid pay for hospitals that write off medical debt

    Gov. Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are using the state's Medicaid program to push hospitals to relieve $4 billion in medical debt for about 2 million low and middle-income people.
  5. Michigan Medicine CEO to retire

    Marschall Runge, MD, PhD, has shared plans to retire as executive vice president of medical affairs and CEO of Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Michigan Medicine and dean of University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor once his contract ends on June 30, 2025.
  6. 29 rehabilitation hospitals opening, expanding in 2024

    Here are 29 hospitals opening or expanding rehabilitation units and centers in 2024:
  7. Sylvester surgeon 1st to use blue laser to treat laryngeal cancer

    A surgeon at Miami-based Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first in the U.S. to use a blue laser to treat early glottic cancer, a common type of laryngeal cancer.
  8. Safety coaches take off at Cincinnati Children's

    In 2005, Cincinnati Children's had a serious patient safety event every 21 days on average. Now, there are hundreds of days between safety events.
  9. U of Maryland Medical member system names chief medical officer

    Glen Burnie, Md.-based University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, a member of the University of Maryland Medical System, has appointed Jason Heavner, MD, as its new senior vice president and chief medical officer, it announced July 1.

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