Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Cleveland Clinic to bill up to $50 for MyChart messages

    Cleveland Clinic will begin to bill for Epic MyChart messages requiring a provider's clinical time and expertise beginning Nov. 17.
  2. Amazon Clinic makes debut: 6 things to know

    Amazon is expanding its healthcare presence with a new virtual offering called Amazon Clinic.
  3. 3-hospital system in Mississippi up for sale

    Potential buyers can now submit offers for Singing River Health System, a three-hospital system with locations in Ocean Springs, Pascagoula and Gulfport, Miss., local news outlet WLOX reported Nov. 14. 

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  1. Tufts Medicine makes 6 leadership changes

    Burlington, Mass.-based Tufts Medicine has made several leadership changes to its executive team and the executive teams at its hospitals, according to information shared with Becker's on Nov. 14.
  2. Illinois OKs Atrium, Advocate Aurora merger

    The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board unanimously approved a plan to change ownership for 10 Advocate Aurora facilities in the state covered by the system's plan to merge with Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health, the Chicago Tribune reported Nov. 14. 
  3. General Catalyst partners with MetroHealth, Banner Health, 7 others on digital innovation

    General Catalyst is partnering with nine more hospitals and health systems as the venture capital firm aims to drive healthcare's digital transformation.
  4. New Renown CEO to staff: Short stints not his style

    Brian Erling, MD, the new president and CEO of Reno, Nev.-based Renown Health, said he is excited to keep business local — both the health system's and his own. 

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  1. State of union on virus season: Where COVID-19, flu & RSV stand

    It's still unclear how a COVID-19 surge may play out this winter, but already, many U.S. hospitals are under capacity strain from an influx of patients sick with the flu and respiratory syncytial virus. 
  2. Amid strike plans, Kaiser offers 21.25% in wage increases

    As more than 21,000 of its nurses in Northern California plan to strike for two days, Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente said it has put an offer on the table, which includes 21.25 percent in wage increases over four years.
  3. Michigan health systems face budgets full of red ink

    Several Michigan health systems have risen from the worst of the pandemic with negative operating margins and millions in losses, the Detroit Free Press reported Nov. 14. 
  4. Private equity's power in healthcare continues to grow, raising concerns: KHN report

    Private equity groups have invested about $1 trillion into nearly 8,000 healthcare transactions in the past decade, and some experts are pushing for more scrutiny of its increasing influence on the industry amid concern it may be causing higher medical bills and diminished quality of care, a Nov. 14 Kaiser Health News report said.

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  1. U of Iowa seeks pause on $12.8M jury award to contractors for children's hospital

    Iowa City-based University of Iowa is asking a judge to put a hold on its $12.8 million jury award to a Cedar Rapids construction company, Modern Piping, The Gazette reported Nov. 14. 
  2. Mass casualty procedures enacted at hospital where nurse called 911

    Silverdale, Wash.-based St. Michael Medical Center — which has consistently made headlines since one of its nurses called 911 on the overcrowded emergency room — employed the help of fire crews again Nov. 11, the Kitsap Sun reported Nov. 12. 
  3. Public health failures spurred RSV surge, nurses say

    The notion that rising cases of respiratory syncytial virus are due to children's lack of exposure amid masking and stay-at-home orders is "flawed conjecture that is not based on science," National Nurses United said Nov. 14.
  4. Michelle Blakely takes reins of 2 Advocate hospitals

    Michelle Blakely, PhD, has assumed her new role as president of Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, Ill., and Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago.
  5. Loma Linda University Medical Center enjoys upgraded debt rating from Fitch

    Fitch Ratings upgraded the debt outlook for Loma Linda (Calif.) University Medical Center as the hospital group's new location shows solid operating performance in a high-growth area.
  6. William Petasnick, former Froedtert CEO, dies at 76

    William "Bill" Petasnick, former president and CEO of Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health, died Nov. 8 at age 76, according to his obituary.
  7. Ascension hospital, nurses disagree over wages

    Members of the Michigan Nurses Association are seeking more from Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich., when it comes to issues at the bargaining table, including wages.     
  8. Long-term care planning lacking for Americans with disabilities: 6 things to know

    Experts and advocates warn that a lack of long-term planning, coupled with a flawed social safety net, could create a crisis where people with disabilities are no longer able to live independently, Kaiser Health News reported Nov. 11. 
  9. MD Anderson, Exscientia collaborate on AI-powered drug development

    Houston-based University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is collaborating with artificial intelligence company Exscientia to develop new oncology treatments.

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