Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Attorneys for fired MetroHealth CEO allege board retaliation

    Attorneys for Akram Boutros, MD, are alleging retaliation by the board of trustees at Cleveland-based MetroHealth System after the board fired Dr. Boutros as health system president and CEO on Nov. 21.
  2. Saint Francis CIO named top health IT leader in St. Louis area

    Lori Sturgill, CIO of Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based Saint Francis Healthcare System, has been named the top health IT leader by St. LouisCIO.
  3. Apple Watch app gets FDA clearance for Parkinson's care

    An Apple Watch-based app from digital health startup h2o therapeutics that monitors patients with Parkinson's disease has gotten 510(k) marketing clearance from the FDA.

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  1. 15 health executives named 'most influential women in corporate America'

    The magazine WomenInc. has named 118 executives the most influential women in corporate America. Fifteen health executives are among them. 
  2. 'You are seen, heard, admired': 6 hospital execs say thank you to staff

    The week of Thanksgiving provides an especially appropriate time to express gratitude. With this year's own challenges, including an omicron surge and earlier-than-usual surges of respiratory syncytial virus, the holiday season is a time to reflect on the positive aspects of the year and say thank you to those who have made it brighter.
  3. Heritage eyed by Carlyle-led consortium in possible $10B deal, report

    The Carlyle Group, a Washington, D.C-based buyout company, is putting together a consortium of private equity buyers to acquire California's Heritage Provider Network in a deal that could be worth up to $10 billion, according to a Nov. 15 Reuters report.
  4. Mississippi hospitals are in crisis. But aid may be slow to arrive.

    Nearly all 111 of Mississippi's hospitals are facing financial difficulties in multiple areas, but the state's senators might not be committed to proposed solutions, Mississippi Today reported Nov. 21. 

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  1. 1 in 8 deaths tied to bacterial infections, global study finds

    Bacterial infections accounted for nearly 14 percent of deaths globally in 2019, trailing heart disease as the world's second-leading cause of death, according to a study published Nov. 21 in The Lancet.  
  2. EvergreenHealth board votes to count COVID-19 aid as revenue, triggering management bonuses

    Kirkland, Wash.-based EvergreenHealth's board of directors voted 4-3 to count COVID-19 aid as revenue, which triggered an average bonus of $9,200 for the system's 206 managers, Crosscut reported Nov. 22.
  3. Kaiser Permanente employee inappropriately accessed EHR — 8,000 patients affected

    Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States notified 8,556 patients that some of their information was compromised due to an employee inappropriately accessing portions of its electronic health records.
  4. Florida hospital partners with city on affordable housing

    Pensacola, Fla.-based Baptist Hospital may partner with the city government to turn its West Moreno Street Campus into 214 affordable housing units as the hospital plans to relocate to Brent Lane next year, Pensacola News Journal reported Nov. 22.

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  1. SSM Health reports $484M loss amid excess costs, investment problems

    St. Louis-based SSM Health, which operates 23 hospitals and over 300 physician locations across four states, has revealed losses totaling over $484 million for the nine months ending Sept. 30. That figure compares with a net income of $447.5 million for the same period last year.
  2. Low demand forces Pennsylvania hospital to cut emergency surgery

    Geisinger Jersey Shore (Pa.) Hospital has cut emergency surgery from its service list due to low demand, PennLive reported Nov. 20. 
  3. Top health tech CTOs of 2022, per Healthcare Technology Report

    Chief technology officers play a big role in the increasingly tech-driven world of healthcare. Here are the top 25 chief technology officers at health tech companies for 2022, according to market researcher Healthcare Technology Report.
  4. California law subsidizes cost of health insurance for striking workers

    A new California law slated to take effect in July provides workers at private employers and their family members with continued access to health coverage during a strike.
  5. 7 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported by Becker's since Nov. 15: 
  6. Bon Secours Mercy Health president sets retirement

    Brian Smith, president and chief operating officer of Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health, has made plans to retire Dec. 31. 
  7. Prospect Medical Holdings offloading 2 hospitals to nonprofit

    The Centurion Foundation, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization, has inked an asset purchase agreement to acquire the CharterCare Health Partners system from Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings. 
  8. Stanford researchers to test Paxlovid as a long COVID-19 treatment

    Researchers from Stanford (Calif.) University are enrolling 200 participants in a phase 2 study to see if Paxlovid could be used to treat the millions of Americans experiencing long COVID-19, according to a Nov. 21 entry on clinicaltrials.gov. 
  9. McLaren Oakland appoints Dr. Laura Harmon chief nursing officer

    Pontiac, Mich.-based McLaren Oakland appointed Laura Harmon, DNP, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services.

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