Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. RN pay for 16 specialties

    AMGA, a trade association representing multispecialty medical groups and integrated systems of care, released its Nursing Specialty Compensation and Pay Practices Survey May 8, highlighting how pay varies among registered nurses. 
  2. Open communication is key to retaining nurses, CNO says

    For Rhonda Thompson, DNP, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of patient care services at Phoenix Children's Hospital, tackling ongoing nursing challenges like labor shortage and workforce wellbeing starts with one simple task: communication. 
  3. 3 CFO moves in 3 days

    There has been a lot of movement for hospital and health system CFO's over the last three days.

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  1. Hospital groups push UnitedHealth to provide breach notification for Change hack

    Hospital associations are urging UnitedHealthcare's CEO to provide a breach notification on behalf of the hospitals and health systems affected by the Feb. 21 attack on its subsidiary Change Healthcare. 
  2. Fitch boosts Care New England's outlook

    Fitch Ratings revised Providence, R.I.-based Care New England's outlook from negative to stable. 
  3. 3 CEO exits in 10 days

    Becker's has reported the following hospital and health system CEO departures in the last 10 days, including dismissals, retirements and other C-suite changes.
  4. Novant Health, Michael Jordan team up to expand care access

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health partnered with former professional basketball player Michael Jordan to open a new medical clinic. 

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  1. Florida sues to block HHS bias rule

    Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and the Catholic Medical Association sued the Biden administration May 6 over a new rule under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act that the administration says advances protections against discrimination in healthcare.
  2. Arkansas Children's Northwest taps veteran pediatric leader as chief administrator

    In July, Rustin Morse, MD, will step into the role of senior vice president and chief administrator at Arkansas Children's Northwest in Springdale. He previously served in C-suite roles at other pediatric hospitals and health systems. 
  3. Gene therapy candidate restores vision in some patients

    In a small trial of 14 patients, a CRISPR gene editing therapy improved vision among 11 participants, according to research led by a Mass General Brigham clinician. 
  4. The ongoing Steward financial saga: 24 things to know

    Over the last few months, Dallas-based Steward Health Care has been subject to increased scrutiny regarding the health system's troubled finances and the status of its more than 30 hospitals across eight states. 

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  1. AdventHealth to open $37M Florida ED

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth is opening a $37 million freestanding emergency department May 9 in Winter Haven, Fla.
  2. FDA to consider MDMA as treatment for PTSD

    An FDA panel of independent advisers is set to consider the first potential new post-traumatic stress disorder treatment in 25 years — MDMA — NBC News reported May 7.
  3. The 'enormous change' afoot for Ochsner's IT team

    New Orleans-based Ochsner's IT team is in the midst of an agile transformation to modernize the department and become a strategic asset to the system.
  4. How Apple is teaming up with health systems

    In a bid to transform patient care using the power of technology, health systems are joining forces with tech giant Apple. 
  5. California hospital shuts down patient portal, citing suspicious activity

    In a letter to patients, Poway, Calif.-based Palomar Health Medical Group said it is investigating "suspicious activity on certain computer systems within its network," NBC San Diego reported May 7. 
  6. Why hospitals need chief surgical officers: Viewpoint

    The operating room is a complex environment that requires seamless communication between healthcare providers and coordination across departments. Given surgical care accounts for a critical portion of overall healthcare delivery, hospitals should consider appointing chief surgical officers to serve as key leaders, overseeing decisions that affect OR operations, David Etzioni, MD, proposed in a May 8 article published by the American College of Surgeons. 
  7. The cost of hospital care: 10 notes for supply leaders

    Medical supplies cost hospitals $146.9 billion in 2023 — an uptick from about $140 billion expenses a year prior, the American Hospital Association said in a May update of its Costs of Caring report. 
  8. 2 Community Health Systems Oklahoma hospitals tap assistant CFO

    AllianceHealth Durant (Okla.) and AllianceHealth Madill (Okla.), both part of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, have tapped Ernest Borjas as their new assistant CFO. 
  9. A nurse retention factor few are talking about, per Johns Hopkins

    New research from Johns Hopkins suggests that relationship dynamics between nurses and leadership, peers and patients may be an underappreciated factor in retention.

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