Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 19 states reporting measles cases

    Measles activity is rising nationwide, with more than one-third of states reporting new cases in 2024, CDC data shows.
  2. Walmart Health to close all 51 health clinics, virtual care

    Walmart Health is closing all 51 of its health centers across five states and shutting down its Walmart Health Virtual Care services.
  3. Henry Ford Health huddles up with Detroit Lions in new ad

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health's new ad is narrated by Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell. 

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  1. FDA finalizes rule to regulate hospital lab tests

    The FDA finalized a rule April 29 to treat laboratory-developed tests as medical devices, putting them in the purview of federal oversight. 
  2. UK HealthCare plans to acquire Kentucky system

    The University of Kentucky board of trustees has approved plans to proceed with the acquisition of St. Claire HealthCare in Morehead, Ky. 
  3. Ochsner, Xavier University joint medical school names dean, board

    Leonardo Seoane, MD, Ochsner Health executive vice president and chief academic officer, will serve as the founding dean of New Orleans-based Xavier Ochsner College of Medicine.
  4. Where patients go when primary care waits are too long

    A growing number of Americans cannot access primary care when it is needed, so they turn to urgent care and telehealth to fill the gaps — but some experts worry they may stop seeking care entirely, Medscape reported April 29.

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  1. Penn State Health flagship hospital temporarily pauses liver transplants

    Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center has voluntarily paused its liver transplant program while it receives a performance review from the United Network for Organ Sharing representatives. 
  2. MultiPlan faces another price-fixing lawsuit

    Data analytics firm MultiPlan is facing another lawsuit alleging that it conspired with major payers to underpay providers by tens of billions annually.
  3. Tennessee solidifies hospital visitor rights

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill into law that outlines visitation rights for hospital patients, ABC affiliate WKRN reported April 29.
  4. Ascension names new CFO

    St. Louis-based Ascension named Saurabh Tripathi executive vice president and CFO April 29 to succeed Liz Foshage, who is retiring in September.

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  1. Why Ardent isn't focusing on 'technology just for technology's sake'

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Ardent Health Services' chief digital information officer is focusing on three key pillars in 2024: cybersecurity, enhancing consumer experience and fostering purpose-driven initiatives.
  2. Vermont hospital taps CFO

    Newport, Vt.-based North County Hospital has named Fred Schaffner CFO, according to an April 27 post on his LinkedIn page. 
  3. RWJBarnabas Health goes live with Epic Hyperdrive

    West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health went live on Epic Hyperdrive. 
  4. Cedars-Sinai creates patient-facing AI app

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai has created a generative artificial intelligence app, CS Connect, that can interact with patients and ask them questions, the Los Angeles Business Journal reported April 29. 
  5. Kansas health system names CEO

    Amberwell Health, based in Atchison, Kan., has selected Jared Abel as its next CEO. 
  6. Nonprofit hospitals' CEO retention tactics: Lown

    As healthcare CEO compensation continues to rise, nonprofit hospitals are turning to alternative methods to remain competitive, according to an April 24 blog post from the Lown Institute. 
  7. AdventHealth's strategy to lower staff turnover

    Terry Shaw, president and CEO of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth, has been focused on replenishing the system's workforce and leadership pipeline over the last few years.
  8. AdventHealth Florida hospital opens $26M expanded patient floor

    AdventHealth Apopka (Fla.), part of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth, opened a new $26.3 million patient floor on April 29 that increases the hospital's bed count to 158.
  9. 4 cosmetic procedures linked to infectious outbreaks

    The number of complaints from patients who are harmed by complications when undergoing cosmetic procedures has increased in recent years. Complaints have ranged from harm done to patients to infectious disease outbreaks.

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