Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Legacy Health physicians vote to unionize

    Physicians at six Legacy Health hospitals in Oregon and Washington have voted to unionize.
  2. Virginia Mason Franciscan hospital donates tourniquets to teachers in case of school shootings

    Gig Harbor, Wash.-based St. Anthony Hospital has donated emergency backpacks containing tourniquets, medical equipment and medical gauze to every teacher in a local school district, NBC affiliate King5 reported Oct. 27. 
  3. Colorado physician sentenced in patient death

    On Nov. 16, a judge sentenced Geoffrey Kim, MD, a plastic surgeon in Colorado, to 15 days in jail and two years of supervised probation for his role in the death of a patient after a procedure in 2019, according to a report from NBC affiliate KUSA. 

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  1. Why UCHealth's new tech-centered role attracts former Best Buy employees

    A new role at Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth designed to allow registered nurses to work at the top of their scope of practice has attracted applicants from an unusual source — Best Buy.
  2. Ascension names presidents for 3 hospitals

    St. Louis-based Ascension has named presidents for three of its 17 hospitals in Wisconsin.
  3. Temple Health to create federal health center 'look-alikes'

    Temple Health, based in Philadelphia, said it intends to transform six primary care physician offices into federal health centers starting Jan. 1, a move aimed at securing enhanced Medicare and Medicaid rates, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Nov. 17.
  4. Hospitals' cash on hand dwindles

    The median health system saw its cash reserves fall 28% from January 2022 through June 2023, dwindling from 173 to 124 days, according to a new report jointly commissioned by the American Hospital Association. 

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  1. Top states for racial health equity: US News

    U.S. News & World Report has released a new set of state rankings that compare racial equality across four health categories. 
  2. The rise of the freestanding ED

    Freestanding emergency departments are springing up left and right. 
  3. Intermountain gets $10M gift to expand pediatric care services

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health received a $10 million donation to support the health system's expansion of pediatric care.
  4. 5 systems installing digital health platforms

    Health systems in California, Florida, South Dakota, Michigan and Tennessee are installing digital health platforms.

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  1. Illinois system claws operating margin back to 0%

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare reported an operating income of $1.2 million (0% margin) in its fiscal year 2023, which ended Sept. 30, compared with a $115 million operating loss (-3%) in FY 2022. 
  2. LCMC Health to offer flexible nurse scheduling

    New Orleans-based LCMC Health is offering its nurses more flexibility in terms of scheduling. 
  3. Homeland Security warns Indiana hospital of breach

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security notified Washington, Ind.-based Daviess Community Hospital that it may have been the target of a breach after the organization found a security issue at the hospital during routine monitoring, the Washington Times Herald reported Nov. 16. 
  4. 200 Medicare-funded residency slots awarded to teaching hospitals

    CMS allocated 200 new Medicare-funded residency slots to 100 teaching hospitals, according to a Nov. 16 news release from the American Hospital Association.
  5. Mass General Brigham sued over infection control lapse

    Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham is facing a class-action lawsuit after about 450 patients were potentially exposed to infection due to the improper administration of an intravenous drug.
  6. The best place in the world to work, per Fortune

    A global hotel firm tops the list of Fortune's 25 best workplaces in the world for 2023. Notably, the list only features one healthcare company. 
  7. Arkansas Children's Northwest executive departs

    Diana McDaniel has left her role as vice president of operations for Springdale-based Arkansas Children's Northwest to launch a healthcare consulting company, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal reported Nov. 16. 
  8. US report card on preterm birth rates: Grades by state

    In its annual report card on maternal and infant health, March of Dimes gave the U.S. a "D+" for its high preterm birth rate, which is one of the leading causes of infant death. Overall, 10.4% of all babies born in the U.S. were preterm in 2022, a minimal improvement from the all-time high of 10.5% in 2021. 
  9. HCA workers in California plan Thanksgiving week strike

    Members of SEIU Local 121RN plan to begin a five-day strike Nov. 22 at three HCA Healthcare facilities in Southern California: Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks; West Hills Hospital; and Riverside Community Hospital.

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