Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. FTC expands PBM probe

    The Federal Trade Commission is widening its inquiry into the pharmacy benefit manager industry to include two group purchasing organizations that negotiate drug rebates on behalf of PBMs. 
  2. Tampa General Hospital names senior VP, chief nursing officer

    Wendi Goodson-Celerin, DNP, APRN, has been selected to serve as senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital. 
  3. Board member censured following alleged disrespect toward California hospital employees

    The El Camino Healthcare District Board of Directors has censured longtime board member Julia Miller following allegations of repeated disrespect toward El Camino Health employees, Mountain View Voice reported.
  1. HCA to buy 41 urgent care centers from FastMed

    HCA Healthcare is set to purchase 41 urgent care centers in Texas from FastMed, the Nashville, Tenn.-based health system said May 18. 
  2. AdventHealth Redmond names CFO

    Rome, Ga.-based AdventHealth Redmond named Jeff Prusia CFO.
  3. $800M Arizona hospital project moves forward

    Northern Arizona Healthcare received the green light to move forward with the first phase of its proposed hospital campus. Members of Flagstaff City Council voted 6-1 in favor of the project, reported May 17.
  4. Illinois hospital at risk of closing in June, CEO says

    Spring Valley, Ill.-based St. Margaret's Health will close several clinics by June 9 and the hospital could close on June 16 if it does not receive emergency funding from the state, reported May 17. 

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  1. Cleveland Clinic performs 1st dual heart implant surgery

    Cleveland Clinic is the first in the world to implant a dual cardiac device that potentially treats heart failure symptoms.
  2. 340B reporting mandate approved by House subcommittee, legislation moves forward

    Legislation proposing transparency and oversight of the 340B drug discount program was passed May 17 by the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health. The bill, H.R. 3290, will now advance to the full Energy and Commerce Committee.
  3. Virginia hospital honors 1st Black professor in medicine with name change

    Fort Belvoir (Va.) Community Hospital will now bear the name of the first Black medical officer in the U.S. Army and the first Black professor of medicine in the U.S., Alexander Thomas Augusta, MD.
  4. Walgreens remains focused on clinical trials despite CVS exit

    Walgreens is doubling down on clinical trials after competitor CVS Health said it would be exiting that market by the end of 2024, Yahoo Finance reported.

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  1. States with the highest employment level in 37 hospital jobs

    Employment levels in jobs at hospitals vary, and so do the states with the highest employment level in those jobs. 
  2. New Risant Health details emerge: 5 notes

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente's financial statement released May 15 details when it expects its deal for Geisinger Health to close as well as investment details regarding Risant Health, the new nonprofit organization of which Geisinger is slated to become the first member: 
  3. How many healthcare facilities are missing workers in your state?

    No state in the U.S. is immune to healthcare workforce shortages — but some are suffering more than others, according to the most recent federal data from the Health Resources and Services Administration. 
  4. St. David's hospital names COO

    St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas, has named Katie Perkins its next chief operating officer, effective May 15. 
  5. Bon Secours Mercy Health embraces nursing flex program to reduce turnover

    Like other health systems, Bon Secours Mercy Health has faced challenges in terms of recruitment and retainment, with its nursing vacancy rate reaching a historic high at one point during the pandemic. 
  6. Health IT advocacy group disbands after more than 2 decades

    Executives for Health Innovation, a nonprofit that advocated for health IT issues like EHR adoption and interoperability, is disbanding after 22 years.
  7. US, EU launch joint health taskforce to tackle cancer, global threats

    The United States and the European Union have launched a joint health taskforce to expand research and collaboration efforts in three key areas: cancer, global health threats and global health architecture.
  8. Lehigh Valley notifies 627 patients affected by February ransomware attack

    Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network has started notifying patients affected by a February ransomware attack.
  9. Michigan hospital exec shares approach on cutting ER wait times

    The president of ProMedica Charles and Virginia Hickman Hospital in Adrian, Mich., recently spoke about some of the ways the hospital is addressing capacity challenges and emergency room wait times in a podcast with WLEN Radio. 

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