Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Fewer nurses intend to leave healthcare, surveys suggest

    Survey data trends suggest fewer nurses intend to leave the field compared to last year.
  2. The 28 rural emergency hospitals, by state

    Twenty-eight hospitals have converted to the rural emergency designation since the law that created the designation took effect in January 2023, according to data from CMS.
  3. Complaint alleging California hospital chiefs overpaid own firms $23M rejected

    The Fair Political Practices Commission has rejected a union's complaint that alleges Bakersfield, Calif.-based Kern County Hospital Authority overpaid its executives through their own private consulting firms.

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  1. Lawmakers introduce bill to eliminate Americans' $220B in medical debt

    A group of federal lawmakers, including Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, have introduced legislation they say would eliminate all $220 billion in medical debt held by Americans. 
  2. California system to build inpatient rehab hospital

    Loma Linda (Calif.) University Health is partnering with Lifepoint Rehabilitation to open an inpatient rehabilitation facility in Loma Linda.
  3. Some hospitals push upfront payments before electives

    Some hospitals and surgery centers are requesting patients pay in advance for nonemergency procedures and are rescheduling surgeries when payment is not received beforehand, The Wall Street Journal reported May 9.
  4. HCA kicks off construction on $231M Florida hospital

    Davie-based HCA Florida Healthcare, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, has kicked off construction on its $231 million HCA Florida Gainesville (Fla.) Hospital.

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  1. Op-ed: Would leaders choose Steward hospitals for care?

    Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey and Steward Health Care CEO Ralph de la Torre, MD, continue to assure the public that the health system's hospitals will provide good care despite the company recently filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  2. GLP-1s: 8 things hospital leaders should know

    A blockbuster drug class that includes Ozempic, Wegovy and Trulicity is pioneering avenues in the healthcare industry and redefining obesity care as the weight loss therapy market stretches toward $100 billion. 
  3. Why HealthPartners is going hybrid to meet consumer expectations

    Imagine you’re on vacation, enjoying a good beach read while waves roll up the sandy shore. As you finish a chapter, your stomach rumbles. You open an app, order some groceries to pick-up on your way back to the rental. Thinking about the rental reminds you to pay-off the remaining balance on the credit card you used to book the trip, all before you leave the comforts of your umbrella-covered towel. What if healthcare were this easy?
  4. New Jersey hospital refutes state's depiction of financial situation

    East Orange, N.J.-based CareWell Health Medical Center is pushing back against the state's depiction of its financial situation as the state health department seeks a disaster plan, reported May 8. 

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  1. Cyberattack disrupts clinical operations at Ascension

    A cyberattack is disrupting clinical operations at St. Louis-based Ascension.
  2. RN pay for 16 specialties

    AMGA, a trade association representing multispecialty medical groups and integrated systems of care, released its Nursing Specialty Compensation and Pay Practices Survey May 8, highlighting how pay varies among registered nurses. 
  3. Open communication is key to retaining nurses, CNO says

    For Rhonda Thompson, DNP, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of patient care services at Phoenix Children's Hospital, tackling ongoing nursing challenges like labor shortage and workforce wellbeing starts with one simple task: communication. 
  4. 3 CFO moves in 3 days

    There has been a lot of movement for hospital and health system CFO's over the last three days.
  5. Hospital groups push UnitedHealth to provide breach notification for Change hack

    Hospital associations are urging UnitedHealthcare's CEO to provide a breach notification on behalf of the hospitals and health systems affected by the Feb. 21 attack on its subsidiary Change Healthcare. 
  6. Fitch boosts Care New England's outlook

    Fitch Ratings revised Providence, R.I.-based Care New England's outlook from negative to stable. 
  7. 3 CEO exits in 10 days

    Becker's has reported the following hospital and health system CEO departures in the last 10 days, including dismissals, retirements and other C-suite changes.
  8. Novant Health, Michael Jordan team up to expand care access

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health partnered with former professional basketball player Michael Jordan to open a new medical clinic. 
  9. Florida sues to block HHS bias rule

    Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and the Catholic Medical Association sued the Biden administration May 6 over a new rule under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act that the administration says advances protections against discrimination in healthcare.

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