Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center names COO 

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai has named Bryan Croft executive vice president and COO of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, effective June 3.
  2. Sanford, Fairview still intend to combine as oversight bill heads to governor

    A bill that could stall the proposed merger between Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health and Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services is headed to Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz's desk — but the health systems are not letting it deter them. 
  3. Inova Health sees costs jump 40% at Virginia hospital development site 

    Falls Church, Va.-based Inova Health System has found itself caught up in ballooning costs at the Alexandria Landmark Mall site where it plans to move the system's Inova Alexandria (Va.) Hospital, ALXnow reported May 23.
  1. Mayo Clinic thanks governor, legislators after staffing bill revamp

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has been at the center of a controversial statewide staffing measure. Its relationship with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz was essential to its exemption from the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act — and the bill's final-hour revisions, the health system said. 
  2. Former Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO joins USC Health System board

    Paul Rothman, MD, former CEO of Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, joined the USC Health System Board to provide strategic oversight and governance of Keck Medicine of USC and university clinical services.
  3. AI-powered robots, manikins that cry, VR: Inside UT Arlington's smart hospital

    The University of Texas at Arlington's 150,000-square-foot Health Innovation and Smart Hospital features artificial intelligence-powered robots, virtual reality simulators and classrooms designed to mimic hospital units and patients' homes, D Magazine reported May 23.
  4. How this Georgia cancer center, university are preventing skin cancer

    Augusta-based Georgia Cancer Center and Augusta University are tackling skin cancer rates by installing sunscreen dispensers across the university's campus, Jagwire reported May 22.

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  1. Kaiser, Cleveland Clinic and more: 6 nonprofit systems back in the black

    Despite continued high labor expenses, inflation and the rising costs of medical equipment and supplies, some nonprofit health systems' margins made it back into the black in the first quarter. 
  2. 230 lawmakers urge House leadership to delay Medicaid DSH cuts

    More than half of the members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter urging House leadership to delay cuts to the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital program. 
  3. Massachusetts General Hospital accuses spinoff, researcher of stealing trade secrets

    Massachusetts General Hospital accused a former researcher of stealing trade secrets for a fat-freezing technology, obtaining a patent for the technology without giving the hospital credit and sharing information on a confidential deal.
  4. SSM Health reports $16.5M Q1 operating loss

    St. Louis-based SSM Health reported higher operating expenses in the first quarter of 2023, which dragged the system to an operating loss of $16.5 million.

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  1. EHR vendors ranked by hospital market share gains (and losses)

    Here are the EHR vendors that gained — or lost — acute care hospital market share between 2021 and 2022, according to a May 23 KLAS Research report.
  2. Optum's leadership shakeup: 10 recent exec moves

    UnitedHealth Group's Optum has been shaking up its leadership as some executives get promoted to new positions, while others have left the company for other healthcare ventures. 
  3. 3 hospital bankruptcies in 2023

    Three hospitals have filed for bankruptcy so far in 2023, and all three are located in California. 
  4. 7 cancer study updates to know

    Here are 7 recent trials and studies testing treatments and detection in cancer care:
  5. The 5 fastest growing jobs within nursing

    Here are the fastest growing jobs within nursing between 2021 and 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  6. Ohio nurses call 'code red' on understaffing

    The Ohio Nurses Association is sounding the alarm on understaffing in hospitals through a new "Code Red" advocacy campaign.
  7. California hospital to be acquired by Southwest Healthcare

    Arcata, Calif.-based Mad River Community Hospital, a 78-bed facility, is set to be acquired by management company Southwest Healthcare Services, the hospital said May 22.
  8. Western Governors U to open 18,000 square-foot nursing simulation lab

    Western Governors University, an accredited, online, non-profit school based out of Millcreek, Utah, said in a May 22 press release that it will open an 18,000-square-foot nursing prelicensure simulation lab in Kansas City, Mo., in late 2023. 
  9. Tampa General performs its 1st living donor transplant

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital has successfully completed the first living donor liver transplant in its history, a May 23 press release announced.

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