Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Lehigh Valley reports $23M net loss in 2022 as expenses rise, investments decline

    Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network, which operates 13 hospitals and numerous other clinical care sites in Eastern Pennsylvania, reported a net loss of $23.6 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, amid higher labor costs and losses on investments. That figure compared with a net gain of $402 million in 2021.
  2. Weill Cornell Medicine executive vice provost retires

    Stephen Cohen retired as executive vice provost of New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine on Sept. 30. He spent 16 years in the role. 
  3. General Catalyst adds UC Davis Health to list of health system partners

    UC Davis Health has joined the growing list of healthcare systems to partner with venture capital firm General Catalyst to focus on digital medicine transformation strategy.

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  1. Patient codes of conduct should be the norm, says hospital quality veteran

    Amid the threat of workplace violence, hospitals must take further actions to protect employees, like instituting a patient code of conduct, a former UF Health-Jacksonville (Fla.) leader argues in a letter published Nov. 12. 
  2. $1B Hoag expansion will add 2 hospitals, up to 1,500 staff

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag is spending $1 billion on a project that will add two specialty hospitals and expand its Sand Canyon Medical Center in Irvine, The Orange County Register reported Nov. 14.
  3. Mass General Brigham lowers breast density scan wait times with AI imaging tool

    Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham is among the first health systems to use a new artificial intelligence-powered medical imaging platform from Nuance Communications and Nvidia.
  4. Google Cloud, Epic partner; Hackensack first health system to migrate EHR

    Google Cloud and Epic have reached an agreement to enable health systems to migrate their EHRs to the cloud, while Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health will be the first organization to do so.

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  1. HCA Florida hospital 1st in state to use complete aortic replacement procedure

    Physicians at Miami-based HCA Florida Mercy Hospital became the first in the state to perform a new procedure called thoraflex hybrid complete aortic replacement.
  2. Fentanyl vaccine could stop opioid use disorder relapses

    University of Houston researchers have developed a fentanyl vaccine that could prevent relapses for individuals with opioid use disorder.
  3. Oracle Cerner, Labcorp partner to manage hospital labs in 10 states

    Oracle Cerner has partnered with life sciences company Labcorp to manage hospital-based laboratories in 10 states. 
  4. Nurse celebrated for 56-year run at PeaceHealth

    Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth recently held a ceremony to celebrate Sister Aileen Trainor, who has worked as a nurse in nearly every unit at the system's hospital in Springfield, Ore., since joining in 1971, The Register Guard reported Nov. 14.

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  1. 'Social jet lag' makes the workforce drag: study

    An "insidious" misalignment is hiding in almost half of U.S. adults' sleep schedules — and researchers have termed it "social jet lag," The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 8. 
  2. How the critical access designation helped keep Montana hospitals open

    The critical access hospital designation — which turned 25 this year — has supported more than 49 rural hospitals in Montana, including three that reopened because of the designation, Montana Hospital Association President and CEO Rich Rasmussen said in an opinion piece on the American Hospital Association website. 
  3. Why CEO Dr. John Brumsted has forgone marketing calls

    John Brumsted, MD, is looking back at his decadeslong career — including never making a marketing call — as he prepares to retire as president and CEO of the University of Vermont Health Network.
  4. Traumatic injury raises risk for medical debt, bankruptcy for insured patients

    Commercially insured adults who sustain traumatic injuries are at increased risk of medical debt and bankruptcy, a study published in JAMA Health Forum found. 
  5. Hacker gains access to NewYork-Presbyterian laptops through remote IT program

    New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital said an unauthorized third party gained access to employee laptops, potentially exposing the data of about 12,000 patients.
  6. Nebraska Medicine chief transformation officer promoted to COO

    Michael Ash, MD, has been named executive vice president and COO of Omaha-based Nebraska Medicine.
  7. Moderna, Pfizer to study potential long-term effect from COVID-19 vaccines

    Moderna and Pfizer will soon launch trials to evaluate the long-term risk of myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, with their COVID-19 vaccines, NBC News reported Nov. 12. 
  8. 10 hospitals seeking chief nursing officers

    Below are 10 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  9. Google Cloud to create algorithms that 'make sense' of unstructured oncology data

    Google Cloud has partnered with COTA, a data and analytics company, to create algorithms that will extract and make sense of unstructured data from electronic health records.

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