Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mercyhealth hospital transitions to standby ED

    Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital-Rockton in Rockford, Ill., transitioned to a standby emergency department May 6. 
  2. 8 recent hospital, health system CFO moves

    Becker's has reported on eight hospital and health system CFO moves since April 4.
  3. Atlanta hospital ends inpatient care

    Marietta, Ga.-based Wellstar Health System closed the emergency department and ended inpatient care at Atlanta Medical Center South on May 6. 

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  1. Joint Commission taps Massachusetts General surgeon to serve as chief patient safety officer

    The Joint Commission has named Haytham Kaafarani, MD, as its new chief patient safety officer and medical director. He will begin his new role Sept. 6. 
  2. Pig virus may have contributed to pig heart transplant patient's death

    Cytomegalovirus, a common virus among pigs, may have been one of several factors in the death of the patient who received the first genetically modified heart, USAToday reported May 5.
  3. Nurses make exit plans after RaDonda Vaught's conviction

    More than 100,000 nurses left the workforce in 2021, according to an analysis published April 13 in Health Affairs. Now a nurse's criminal conviction for a medical error has the profession worried about how that number might swell. 
  4. Columbia University Medical Center cuts ties with Dr. Oz

    Columbia University Medical Center has quietly cut its public ties to Mehmet Oz, MD, the TV celebrity physician who is now a Republican candidate for a Pennsylvania Senate seat, WebMD reports.

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  1. Dignity Health agrees to manage California hospital

    San Francisco-based Dignity Health and the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors have settled on a management services agreement for San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp, Calif.
  2. Children's Hospital Colorado 1st pediatric system to offer debt-free education to staff

    Children's Hospital Colorado is offering tuition-free learning benefits to employees via a partnership with Guild, an education platform.
  3. MyMichigan Health names COO

    Bryan Cross, PharmD, was named COO of Midland-based MyMichigan Health.
  4. Sutter posts $95M operating gain as it cuts costs

    Although Sutter Health saw its operating results improve, the Sacramento, Calif.-based health system ended the first quarter of 2022 with a lower net income, according to financial documents released May 4. 

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  1. Allscripts CEO Paul Black steps down

    Allscripts CEO Paul Black announced in an earnings call May 5 that he is stepping down from his position. 
  2. Medical bills paid by private insurance vs. Medicare: Comparison by state

    Private insurance plans in the U.S. paid 248 percent of what Medicare would have paid for the same medical services in 2020, the 2022 National Hospital Price Transparency Study by Rand found.
  3. Novartis suspends production of 2 cancer treatments over quality concerns

    Novartis is temporarily suspending production of Lutathera and Pluvicto over "potential quality issues identified in its manufacturing processes," it said May 5. 
  4. Healthcare workers protest Crozer closures in Pennsylvania

    Healthcare workers, community members and elected officials protested outside Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa., in response to Crozer Health's plan to end several services, WHYY reported May 4.
  5. Adventist Health names chief people officer

    Joyce Newmyer was selected as chief people officer of Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health.
  6. Pennsylvania university to launch healthcare innovation center

    Gwynedd Mercy University, based in Lower Gwynedd Township, Pa., is using a $10 million gift to develop a healthcare innovation campus.
  7. 9 recent healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a telehealth company accused of using unsafe prescribing practices to dozens of medical practices suing UnitedHealth, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.
  8. Foreign nurses arrive in 31 states to address shortages

    Foreign-educated registered nurses welcomed to the U.S. in the first quarter of 2022 are beginning their employment in 31 states, according to a May 5 news release from healthcare staffing firm Health Carousel.
  9. 2 organizations collaborate to reduce healthcare supply chain snags

    Collaboration is key in building patient care supply resiliency, according to a May 2 report from the Healthcare Industry Resilience Collaborative and Supply Risk Solutions.

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