Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Admissions, symptoms and origins: 6 COVID-19 updates

    COVID-19 hospital admissions and deaths have risen for the eighth consecutive week, according to the CDC's most recent data tracking these metrics through Sept. 2. 
  2. Broward Health gets rating upgrade

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health saw its revenue bond rating raised to "Baa1" from "Baa2" by Moody's.
  3. 5 Google healthcare job openings

    Google recently posted several job openings related to its health business. Below are five open positions as of Sept. 18:

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  1. How Mount Sinai plans to grow revenue, cut costs

    New York City-based Mount Sinai's operating income for the first six months of 2023 fell 14.3 percent year over year to $87.2 million, but the system is focusing on various initiatives to end the year with a projected net operating surplus of $153.1 million, according to recently released financial documents. 
  2. Hospitals urge Congress to scrap $8B in cuts as shutdown looms

    More than 250 hospitals and health systems are urging Congress to halt the $8 billion reduction to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital funding, set to begin Oct. 1.
  3. Ransomware gang stealing data from North Carolina hospitals

    Russian ransomware gang Clop is being attributed to the attack on a vulnerability in software called MOVEit that has affected multiple hospitals and health systems around the U.S., Security Affairs reported Sept. 17. 
  4. Providence automates IT platforms with Oracle

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence has merged its finance, human resources and supply chain IT operations in the cloud via a partnership with Oracle.

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  1. Atrium launches 24/7 virtual primary care

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health has launched 24/7 virtual primary care, making its providers available around the clock for nonurgent video visits.
  2. Healthcare workers urge CDC to reconsider proposed mask guidance

    Concern is mounting among healthcare workers over draft CDC infection control guidance that puts surgical masks on par with N95 masks. Nurses and other clinicians are urging the advisory committee to reconsider the proposals to prevent "disastrous" effects on patient and healthcare worker safety, KFF News reported Sept. 16.
  3. Oregon State Hospital in immediate jeopardy

    Salem-based Oregon State Hospital has been cited by CMS with immediate jeopardy after inspectors found safety issues related to secure medical transport, The Lund Report reported Sept. 16.
  4. Gen Z moves into boardrooms

    Boardrooms are still dominated by baby boomers and Gen Xers — but in some spaces, younger voices have a seat at the table, Fortune reported Sept. 15. 

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  1. States with highest, lowest 'left before being seen' rate 

    Nationwide, 3 percent of patients left emergency departments before being seen in 2021, up from 2 percent in 2020 and 2019, CMS data shows. 
  2. Kaiser workers in DC, Virginia, Maryland authorize strike

    Kaiser Permanente workers in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland have joined workers in other states in voting to authorize a strike.
  3. Oracle launches generative AI healthcare assistant

    Oracle launched a new generative artificial intelligence healthcare assistant designed to save clinicians time by responding to voice commands.
  4. Florida system to build new hospital in Fort Myers

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health is advancing plans for a new hospital in the city licensed for 400 beds.
  5. Home health provider laying off 785 Alabama workers as it exits state

    Chicago-based home health provider Help at Home will lay off 785 workers in Alabama as it plans to leave the state, laying blame on the state's inaction to expand Medicaid, al.com reported Sept. 15. 
  6. Dana-Farber Merrimack Valley nurses issue strike notice

    Members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association plan to hold a 24-hour strike beginning Sept. 27 at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute-Merrimack Valley in Methuen, Mass.
  7. 100 hospital financial benchmarks | 2023

    Hospitals had a challenging financial year in 2022 as expenses skyrocketed without a similar lift in revenue and reimbursement. But there are signs of improvement through the first half of 2023.
  8. 153 hospital and health system chief nursing officers to know | 2023

    After years of navigating their hospitals and health systems through the COVID-19 pandemic, chief nursing officers are now addressing staffing shortages, managing nursing budgets and creating professional pathways for the next generation of nurses. 
  9. An efficiency 'easy button' that hospital CEOs overlook

    Most incoming CEOs have devoted their focus to the hospital setting, whether operational or clinical. Kevin Cullinan, on the contrary, has spent the past few years outside of it. 

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