Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Hospital cybersecurity spend rockets as C-suites balance growth

    Hospitals and health systems across the U.S. are increasing cybersecurity budgets, and C-suite executives anticipate spending even more this year.
  2. Heart failure patients see no benefits in severe salt restriction

    A recent study found strict sodium restrictions hold few clinical benefits for patients with heart failure.
  3. Tennessee hospital launches 'no-wait ER' program

    Nashville (Tenn.) General Hospital has launched a "no-wait ER" program that reduces the time patients wait to receive care to four or five minutes, reported July 8.

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  1. The latest recommendations on 2024-2025 flu, COVID, RSV vaccines

    Eighty-five days shy of October, the month when respiratory virus season typically begins in the U.S., the CDC and FDA have already made several key announcements about what clinicians can expect for the 2024-2025 round of vaccines for the infections that dominate during this time of year: influenza, respiratory syncytial virus and COVID-19.
  2. Arizona system taps revenue cycle VP

    Tucson (Ariz.) Medical Center has named Ashley Teeters vice president of revenue cycle, according to a July 8 post on her LinkedIn page. 
  3. Washington hospital CEO resigns

    John White, CEO and superintendent of Omak, Wash.-based Mid-Valley Hospital and Clinic, has stepped down from his role for "personal and professional reasons."
  4. Idaho health system taps CFO from Steward

    Rexburg, Idaho-based Madisonhealth has named Katie Clement CFO, according to a post on her LinkedIn page. 

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  1. Mayo Clinic performs 1st larynx transplant in cancer patient

    Phoenix-based Mayo Clinic in Arizona performed the third total larynx transplant in the U.S. and the first to be performed on a patient with active cancer.
  2. The value of part-time senior leaders

    As hospitals seek growth opportunities, financial strain may limit their ability to hire full-time senior executives to support them in executing on key goals. Enter part-time senior leaders.
  3. 'There's no turning back': UVM Health inks generative AI deal

    Burlington, Vt.-based University of Vermont Health Network signed a deal with generative AI company Abridge for clinical documentation.
  4. UPMC scrutinized for use of private jet amid layoffs

    Less than one year prior to laying off about 1,000 employees, Pittsburgh-based UPMC began leasing a jet for business-related travel. The cost to lease the jet was not disclosed, but a 2023 Bombardier Global 6500 runs at a pre-owned purchase price of $52 million, according to AVBuyers. 

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  1. Half of US counties lack a cardiologist: New study

    Nearly 50% of all U.S. counties do not have a single practicing cardiologist, most of which are in rural counties where residents are most in need of higher levels of care, according to research published July 8 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 
  2. Sutter workers approve first contract

    Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers, who went on strike twice over the past year at the Sutter Center for Psychiatry in Sacramento, Calif., have approved their first labor contract. 
  3. Alaska Regional Hospital to expand emergency medicine services

    Officials at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage, are hoping to expand emergency medicine services to residents south of the city with construction of a new full-service ER, the hospital announced July 2. 
  4. Orlando Health's new hospital draws closer to opening date

    Orlando Health's new 320,000 square foot hospital in Lake Mary, Fla., is slated to open in January 2025 after beginning construction in November 2021.
  5. Practice before taking the NCLEX? Nurses in Rhode Island can

    Nurse graduates in Rhode Island can now begin to practice before taking and while awaiting NCLEX results, but they must become licensed within 90 days, according to a new state law.
  6. 24 C-level job openings with CHS

    Community Health Systems, a for-profit hospital operator based in Franklin, Tenn., is seeking leaders for numerous C-suite roles at its facilities. 
  7. 17 systems that have dropped mental health questions for physicians

    Seventeen health systems have been recognized for auditing and removing invasive questions surrounding mental health from physician credentialing applications.
  8. Ozempic vs. Mounjaro: Which fared better in 1st large study

    Using Mounjaro for one year led to more weight loss than Ozempic did in a study of 18,386 patients, according to the results published July 8 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
  9. Brigham and Women streamlines ED-to-hospice transfers

    Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital implemented a program to more quickly transfer older patients with terminal illnesses from emergency departments to hospice facilities.

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