Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Pig kidney removed from patient after 'unique challenges'

    Lisa Pisano, a patient who received a pig kidney transplant at New York City-based NYU Langone Health, had it removed after 47 days due to complications, NBC News reported May 31. 
  2. Trinity to sell Michigan hospital to CHI

    Trinity Health has signed a purchase agreement with Wildwood, Mo.-based Catholic Healthcare International to sell its legacy hospital Trinity Health Livingston in Howell, Mich.
  3. Florida hospital restricts charity care, citing financial strain

    Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla., is revising its charity care policies due to funding shortfalls, a move the investor-owned hospital called a "difficult, yet responsible, fiscally prudent decision," according to a June 3 report by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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  1. Pennsylvania system names new chief medical officer

    Sean Reinhardt, MD, has been named chief medical officer of Doylestown (Pa.) Health, effective June 3. He most recently served as president of Doylestown Hospital, the health system's flagship facility. 
  2. Obesity rates rising: 8 notes

    Obesity rates have risen 11.4% in 20 years, with nearly 2 in 5 adults having obesity, the CDC said.
  3. Water crisis disrupts operations at Atlanta hospitals

    A series of water main breaks disrupted care at several Atlanta hospitals over the weekend and prompted city officials to declare a state of emergency, CNN reported June 2.
  4. 7 RCM headlines to know from May

    From a New York City hospital striking a 10-year agreement with Med–Metrix to R1 RCM allowing its two biggest shareholders to discuss a potential joint buyout of the company, here are seven RCM headlines to know from May:   

Overcoming the collections crisis: How ASCs can leverage data to boost patient collections + loyalty

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  1. 'Smart warheads' of cancer: Experts' excitement for treatment approach grows

    Cancer experts are increasingly optimistic about the potential for antibody-drug conjugates to become a standard treatment approach. The therapies involve attaching chemotherapy to an antibody to deliver targeted doses of chemo to cancer cells, with fewer side effects. 
  2. Affiliation between UPMC, Washington Health complete

    Washington (Pa.) Health System has joined with Pittsburgh-based UPMC to become UPMC Washington and UPMC Greene. 
  3. Hospital margins rebound, but some left behind

    Nonprofit hospital margins hit 4.3% in April, up 33% year over year, according to Kaufman Hall's "National Hospital Flash Report" released June 3.
  4. 6 states with no Leapfrog 'A'-rated hospitals

    The number of states — plus Washington, D.C. — without an "A"-rated hospital by Leapfrog increased from three to seven in less than two years.

Clinician onboarding 2.0: How tech can streamline the process + drive savings and retention

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  1. HHS: Change responsible for notifying patients about data breach

    UnitedHealth Group's Change Healthcare is responsible for notifying affected individuals about data privacy breaches that occurred as a result of the cyberattack on the company in late February, HHS said May 31.
  2. California delays $25 healthcare worker minimum wage

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation May 31 to delay the start of minimum wage increases for healthcare workers by one month.
  3. A Colorado system's formula for keeping workers SAFE

    Chris Powell acknowledges that he does not have the answer to eliminate violence against workers in healthcare settings. As he puts it, "No matter what we do or resources or education we provide, as long as doors are open to people in crisis, there will always be violence."
  4. UC Davis Health to open region's 1st trauma recovery center

    Starting later this summer, UC Davis Health will establish a comprehensive trauma recovery center to ensure patients who are victims of crime have access to appropriate mental health services, marking a first-of-its-kind program in Sacramento. 
  5. How Bon Secours Mercy Health boosts employee morale

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health credits part of its 10% increase in employee retention to its annual recognition initiative, Called to Shine. 
  6. New Mexico hospital faces possible closure over $68M malpractice verdict

    Rehoboth McKinley Medical Center in Gallup, N.M., was recently hit with a $68 million malpractice verdict and a district court judge has ordered the hospital to put up a bond of more than $100 million before it can file an appeal, Source NM reported May 31.
  7. 23 CFO moves in May

    Allina Health and University of Pennsylvania Health System were among the hospitals and health systems that tapped new CFOs in May. 
  8. 10 residency programs pilot new 'surgery communication' curriculum

    A five-year curriculum to better prepare surgeons for communicating with patients and families about end-of-life care, surgical risks, options and treatment alternatives will be piloted in 10 residency programs across the U.S. over the next three years.
  9. Mass General Brigham affiliate reports data breach

    Belmont, Mass.-based McLean Hospital, part of Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham, reported unauthorized access to an email archive containing potentially sensitive information.

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