Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Patient Square Capital raising $6B fund

    Healthcare investment firm Patient Square Capital aims to raise more than $6 billion for its second fund focused on healthcare services, according to PitchBook.
  2. 7 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have recently been reported by Becker's:
  3. Iowa hospital taps former UnityPoint exec as president, CEO

    Des Moines, Iowa-based Broadlawns Medical Center tapped Proctor Lureman as president and CEO, effective July 15, after a unanimous decision from the hospital's board of trustees.

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  1. Kansas hospital hit by ransomware attack

    Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Wakeeney, Kan., is recovering from a ransomware attack May 6, according to a report, the local ABC affiliate.
  2. UPMC posts $103M operating loss in Q1

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC posted a $103 million operating loss (-1.4% margin) in the first quarter of 2024, down from an operating gain of $100 million (1.5% margin) posted over the same period last year, according to its May 22 financial report. 
  3. Union attempt to carve out NewYork-Presbyterian met with $25M bill: WSJ

    A union faced a $25 million expense when it tried to drop NewYork-Presbyterian from its Aetna provider network, a price tag reportedly tied to past medical services, The Wall Street Journal reports. 
  4. Overlake inks deal to join MultiCare

    Bellevue, Wash.-based Overlake Medical Center & Clinics has signed an affiliation agreement with Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System, building upon the longstanding relationship between the two organizations.

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  1. Oncologists should 'revisit' end-of-life care goals: Yale, MD Anderson study

    Administering more treatments to advanced, end-of-life cancer patients did not increase their length of survival, according to a joint study from researchers at Yale Cancer Center in New Haven, Conn., and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
  2. Tufts Medicine to lay off 174 employees, including leaders

    Burlington, Mass.-based Tufts Medicine will lay off 174 employees due to industry challenges, the health system confirmed in a May 21 statement shared with Becker's.
  3. CommonSpirit names president for 5 Utah hospitals

    Jeremy Bradshaw was appointed president of CommonSpirit Health's Greater Salt Lake Market.
  4. Efforts to broaden midwife care in Maryland stall

    Maryland's multiyear, legislative push to expand the role of licensed midwives in the state to include care for former cesarean section patients wanting at-home birth for their next child, has come to an end. 

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  1. PeaceHealth taps 2 chief hospital executives

    Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth has appointed two new chief hospital executives to its leadership ranks.
  2. CDC confirms 2nd human bird flu case, urges ongoing surveillance

    CDC officials, along with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, have confirmed a second case of H5N1 infection in a farmer who regularly worked with livestock, according to a May 22 news release.
  3. 10 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From the Connecticut Hospital Association filing a lawsuit against Prospect Medical Holdings to the Cleveland Clinic settling False Claims Act allegations, here are 10 lawsuits, settlements and legal developments Becker's has reported since May 6: 
  4. 25 health systems part of Forbes' best new grad employers

    UCLA Health was the top-ranked health system listed in Forbes annual "America's Best Employers for New Grads" list published May 21.
  5. Why a Virginia system has its lowest turnover rate in 5 years

    Inova Health leaders realized that when workers are motivated, engaged and happy, they can make a significant difference in terms of the care they provide to patients. This realization led the Falls Church, Va.-based organization to double down on culture transformation. 
  6. Judge orders Memorial Hermann transplant surgeon to retain texts, emails

    A Texas judge has granted a temporary injunction against a transplant surgeon at Houston-based Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center accused of altering patient records, potentially preventing some patients from receiving lifesaving care, the Houston Chronicle reported May 20.
  7. Epic patent infringement case dismissed

    SynKloud Technologies, which filed a lawsuit against Epic Systems in January over patent infringement, has agreed to end the legal dispute with the EHR vendor. 
  8. 30 nursing programs launching or expanding in 2024

    Here are 30 organizations launching or expanding nursing programs:
  9. 11 VA hospitals across US could get $4.6B in upgrades

    Eleven VA-operated facilities across Washington, Texas, Maryland, Oregon, Nevada, California, Connecticut, Missouri and Puerto Rico are slated to receive part of $4,603,129,000 in upgrades as part of a bill introduced to Congress in April.

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