Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Northwestern U physicians launch unionization push

    Resident physicians and fellows at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, which is on the university's Chicago campus, announced Dec. 1 their efforts to unionize with the Committee of Interns and Residents, a local of the Service Employees International Union.
  2. Trinity vs. CommonSpirit vs. Providence: How 3 nonprofit systems' finances compare

    Three of the largest nonprofit health systems, Providence, CommonSpirit and Trinity Health, reported operating losses and margins in the red for the three months ending Sept. 30, with higher labor and supply costs across the board. However, the systems all experienced increases in revenue as patient volumes continue to rebound. 
  3. Northwell sponsors Carnegie Hall; Michael Dowling joins board

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health inked a three-year sponsorship deal with New York City's Carnegie Hall.

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  1. Eugene Woods joins Johnson & Johnson board

    The chief executive of one of the nation's largest health systems has been named to Johnson & Johnson's board of directors.
  2. New Jersey hospital, union reach deal 4 months into strike

    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., and United Steelworkers Local 4-200, which represents about 1,700 nurses at the facility, have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract.
  3. CEO influencers on welcoming new leaders into the fold

    New leaders who join a hospital or health system not only navigate a new role, but also a new organizational culture. In today's challenging healthcare climate, culture — and smoothly integrating new leaders into it  —  is becoming even more crucial in terms of talent management and ensuring a robust workforce to ensure high-quality care. Integrating new leadership is too important to leave to chance. 
  4. Flu, respiratory viruses rise for 4th week, pediatric deaths up: 8 FluView notes

    For a fourth week in a row, the number of cases of respiratory illnesses are above average in eight of 10 CDC regions, and flu hospitalizations have also gone up again. 

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  1. California pediatric hospital plans $1.5B expansion

    Oakland, Calif.-based UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is planning a $1.5 billion expansion, San Francisco Business Journal reported Dec. 1. 
  2. CHS has sold 11 hospitals so far in 2023

    In 2017, Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems extended its divestiture plan to help control its losses and debt. After just divesting from one hospital in 2022, the health system had a busy 2023.
  3. St. Luke's partners with virtual care company

    Boise, Idaho-based St. Luke's Health System partnered with virtual care company TytoCare to provide employees and members of St. Luke’s Health Plan with remote primary care.
  4. Louisiana hospital chief retires following board ouster

    Vincent Cataldo has retired from his role as administrator of Prevost Memorial Hospital, the Donaldsonville, La.-based hospital that saw its entire board replaced Nov. 21, The Advocate reported. 

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  1. 'Run, evolve and transform': Trinity's game plan for 2024

    Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health is diving into 2024 with a "run, evolve and transform" framework to help mitigate the impact on operations from continued negative economic factors.
  2. Christus residency program will continue under expanded partnership

    Christus Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, will continue its emergency medicine program under an expanded partnership with the Nueces County Hospital District.
  3. AHA rolls out patient safety initiative

    The American Hospital Association is aiming to energize patient safety work and reaffirm healthcare leaders' commitment to safety through a new national initiative, the organization said Dec. 1. 
  4. Executives depart Missouri hospital amid merger

    A Missouri hospital is making several leadership changes ahead of its integration with Columbia, Mo.-based University of Missouri Health Care at the start of 2024. 
  5. 100 hospitals, health systems cutting jobs

    A number of hospitals and health systems are trimming their workforces or jobs due to financial and operational challenges. 
  6. How to sift through the AI noise, per Trinity's clinical chief

    When it comes to weighing AI's use in healthcare, Dan Roth, MD, chief clinical and community division operations officer of Trinity Health, asks three questions.
  7. Why hackers attacked a health system on Thanksgiving

    It likely wasn't by happenstance that cybercriminals attacked a major U.S. health system the week of Thanksgiving, IT security chiefs told Becker's.
  8. WVU Medicine to buy pharmacy owned by Allied Health

    WVU Medicine will acquire a specialty pharmacy previously operated by Allied Health Services, the Morgantown, W.Va.-based system said Dec. 1.
  9. 5 CFO hires in November

    Advocate Health and Lifepoint Health are among five health systems that made CFO hires in November, as reported by Becker's:

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