Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. From financial emergency to bankruptcy filing: A timeline of Hazel Hawkins' efforts to keep its doors open

    San Benito Health Care District, the board overseeing Hollister, Calif.-based Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, voted May 22 to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, a move coming a little more than six months after the board declared a fiscal emergency. It's a decision officials said will keep the hospital open as it continues to search for a partner or buyer. 
  2. American Healthcare Systems revealed as buyer of ProMedica hospital

    For-profit American Healthcare Systems, based in Glendale, Calif., intends to acquire the ProMedica Coldwater (Mich.) Regional Hospital, according to a May 24 news release.
  3. 293 hospitals at immediate risk of closure

    There are 293 rural hospitals at immediate risk of closure due to inflation, staffing shortages and other financial stress, according to the Center for Healthcare Quality & Payment Reform.
  1. St. Luke's inks $30M deal with GE HealthCare

    Bethlehem, Pa.-based St. Luke's University Health Network signed a $30 million contract to install 21 of GE HealthCare's CT systems powered by artificial intelligence.
  2. OSF HealthCare taps hospital president

    OSF HealthCare has named Derrick Frazier president of OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac, Ill., the health system said May 23.
  3. Hospitals look to pull every lever in response to staff shortages

    In April 2023, more than 3,320 hospital and health system leaders gathered in Chicago for the Becker's Hospital Review 13th Annual Meeting. For four days, more than 430 speakers engaged their peers in panel discussions and presentations spanning 11 tracks. Big themes emerged from the meeting's 170 sessions. Rare was the conversation that didn't touch on the status of the U.S. healthcare workforce, which leaders were quick to note has been a studied and well-monitored trendline for years before the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated worker exits and exacerbated shortages.
  4. Amazon's One Medical expands partnership with MedStar Health

    Amazon subsidiary One Medical plans to open its 11th clinic in the Washington, D.C., area, expanding its partnership with Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health, ARLNow reported May 24.

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  1. 9 health systems working with Amazon, Microsoft, Apple

    Hospitals continue to seek out Big Tech companies to expand their digital health and EHR capabilities.
  2. Hospitals, health systems implementing new EHR systems

    Here are three hospitals and health systems that have implemented new EHR systems or announced plans to do so since March 31:
  3. Forging the future of healthcare means investing in IT teams

    Keith Jones, associate CIO of Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health, told Becker's that as technology continues to evolve and change, hospitals and health systems must invest in their people to make sure they are ready for that change, especially if they're working with fewer employees and more patient demand. 
  4. Doctors Medical Center chooses new chief nursing officer

    Modesto, Calif.-based Doctors Medical Center has selected Misty Oglesby, MSN, RN, as its new chief nursing officer, according to a May 25 news release.

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  1. Why brain eating amoeba infections are climbing in northern states

    Increasing temperatures are creating the perfect environment for the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri to thrive in. Northern U.S. states including Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and Minnesota have seen infections from the bacteria climb, causing public health officials to warn clinicians to be prepared. 
  2. 5 best, worst paying states for advanced practice providers

    Based on information from the 2023 MGMA report, advanced practice providers in Louisiana receive the highest compensation for their work, followed by Washington and Iowa. 
  3. Without mandated reporting, medical device supply chain is blurry: FDA officials warn

    FDA officials are warning that medical device shortages could worsen now that the public health emergency has expired because with its end a requirement for medical device companies to notify the agency of shortages also ceased. 
  4. Steward Health Care names Arizona region CFO

    Dallas-based Steward Health Care has named Amy Chatterton CFO its Arizona region. 
  5. UPMC operating profit doubles to $100M in Q1

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC's operating income hit $100.4 million in the first quarter — up from $50.4 million in the prior year period — due to increased patient volumes, the growth of its insurance division and equity earnings in its investment in CarepathRx.
  6. 5 best, worst paying states for physicians and surgeons

    Physician and surgeon compensation varies widely by state and provider type, according to the most recent data on provider compensation in the 2023 MGMA report. 
  7. Digital health megadeals down in Q1; first unicorn in nearly a year

    Digital health megarounds declined 85 percent year over year, accounting for just $575 million in the first quarter of 2023, a new CB Insights report found.
  8. Norton Healthcare inching closer to resuming operations after cyber event

    Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Healthcare said it is still investigating a May 9 cyber event, but that it is getting closer to resuming operations that have been affected by it. 
  9. 12 statistics on nurse, physician assistant pay bumps

    Advanced practice providers have seen modest increases in compensation from 2021 to 2022, based on data from the 2023 MGMA report on provider compensation. 

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