Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Patient injured in Oklahoma hospital fire

    A fire in an intensive care unit room at Tulsa, Okla.-based Hillcrest Medical Center resulted in one patient being injured and six being moved to another unit.
  2. Banner Health's CEO to retire

    Peter Fine, who has served as Phoenix-based Banner Health's CEO for 24 years, will retire June 30.
  3. Bon Secours Mercy Health, Compass to open $11M South Carolina surgery center

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health and Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners, an ASC management company, are opening Millennium Surgery Center in Greenville, S.C., on April 11 through a joint venture. 

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  1. Nearly 650 Providence nurses approve labor deal

    Members of the Montana Nurses Association Local 17 have approved a new labor contract with Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, part of Renton, Wash.-based Providence.
  2. Aspirion taps former Optum exec for newly created role

    Revenue cycle management company Aspirion has named Tina Eller to the newly created position of chief experience officer. 
  3. The pros and cons of MA's biosimilar rule, per 1 pharmacist group

    Biosimilars can now be substituted as part of regular formulary maintenance changes, according to CMS' Medicare Advantage and Part D Final Rule for 2025. However, the change could significantly increase patient cost sharing, according to an article on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists website.
  4. Top PBMs by 2023 market share

    Three pharmacy benefit managers accounted for nearly 80% of all prescription claims handled in 2023, according to an April 9 report from the Drug Channels Institute.

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  1. Google searches about 'hurt eyes' spiked following eclipse

    Google searches about "hurt eyes" spiked following the total solar eclipse, suggesting that some people are worried about possible injuries, NBC News reported April 8.
  2. An overlooked population with high rates of Type 1 diabetes

    The highest prevalence of Type 1 diabetes is among middle-aged and older adults, though data on these populations remain sparse, according to a study by Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 
  3. How pharmacy miscommunication can result in patient death: Case study

    A jury awarded $42.4 million to the estate of a patient who died after staff failed to get the patient's baclofen prescription filled in a timely manner, a case study posted on the American Pharmacy Association website said.
  4. Viewpoint: Regulating TikTok would help medical information — a ban would not

    TikTok can be a powerful platform for sharing medical information, and legislators should consider a national approach to preventing privacy issues rather than banning the app, Jason Bae, MD, an urgent care physician in Palo Alto, Calif., wrote in an April 8 opinion piece for the San Francisco Chronicle.

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  1. MUSC division moving the financial needle 'in a major way,' CEO says

    Over the last year, Charleston, S.C.-based MUSC Health's Midlands division, which includes three hospitals and an emergency and imaging site, has significantly increased revenue, enhanced cost control initiatives and offered more services.
  2. Best nursing schools for master's and DNPs, per US News

    On April 9, U.S. News and World Reportreleased its latest best nursing schools rankings, including ranking the best nursing schools for a master's degree and best nursing schools for a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
  3. Health systems lean into nurse self-scheduling

    Some hospitals and health systems are embracing self-scheduling options for nurses and other team members in a bid to attract and retain younger workers. A recent survey suggests the strategy could also bring back nurses who've retired or left the field. 
  4. Nutex Health opens 1st of 2 Wisconsin micro-hospitals

    Green Bay ER & Hospital, a physician-owned micro-hospital, part of Houston-based Nutex Health, has opened in Bellevue, Wis. 
  5. 5 health systems naming revenue cycle vice presidents

    Here are five health systems that have made revenue cycle vice president hires in 2024: 
  6. Best, worst states for children's healthcare

    The best states for children's healthcare are largely concentrated on the East Coast, according to an April 9 analysis from WalletHub. 
  7. How OSU Wexner is capitalizing on 'booming' Columbus market

    Columbus grew faster than any other city in the U.S. during the second half of 2023, and its population is expected to grow by about 50% to 2.2 million over the next 10 years, according to a recent Bank of America report. 
  8. The Silicon Valley mindset that could serve healthcare C-suites

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says the company's culture and operating model revolve around a Day 1 mentality: "constantly curious, nimble and experimental," with the customer at the center. He fears the descent into a Day 2 mentality: when decision-making slows as a company grows, and the focus turns to internal issues over the customer. 
  9. FSU, Tallahassee Memorial partner for new academic health center, medical campus

    Florida State University and Tallahassee (Fla.) Memorial HealthCare have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a governance structure for a new Tallahassee-based academic medical center and a Panama City Beach, Fla.-based medical campus. 

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