Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Global head of Uber Health departs

    Caitlin Donovan, global head of Uber Health, is leaving the company. 
  2. Sepsis metrics unfairly ding safety-net hospitals, study suggests

    State and federal quality metrics that focus on in-hospital mortality for sepsis patients may unfairly penalize safety-net hospitals, according to a study published May 31 in JAMA Network Open.
  3. SSM Health hospital doubles ED capacity

    SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Wentzville, Mo., has expanded capacity in its emergency department as the county's population grows. 

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  1. Jim Skogsbergh's frank advice on 7 CEO issues

    Advocate Health co-CEO Jim Skogsbergh stepped down from the organization May 31. Before his departure, Becker's caught up with him to capture his takeaways and advice on seven topics core to health system CEOs — in his signature straightforward style. 
  2. Prime Healthcare hospital taps CFO

    Saint Clare's Health, part of Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare, has appointed William Rodrigues CFO, effective April 29.
  3. The future hospital supply leader

    For decades, health system supply chain executives have been focused on reducing costs, but now, they're looking beyond price tags, according to Tom Harvieux, vice president and chief supply officer of St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare.
  4. Mount Sinai operating income down in Q1

    New York City-based Mount Sinai posted an operating income of $11.6 million in the first quarter of 2024, down from an operating income of $45.3 million over the same period last year, according to its May 30 financial report. 

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

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  1. Novartis sues Maryland over law prohibiting restrictions on 340B drugs

    Drugmaker Novartis filed a lawsuit May 29 against the state of Maryland over a new law that forbids manufacturers from "taking certain direct or indirect actions to limit or restrict the acquisition or delivery of a 340B drug."
  2. 350 nurses will see pay cut at Ohio system

    Hundreds of nurses at University Hospitals are facing a decrease in pay as the Cleveland-based health system pivots from its COVID-19 pandemic model, reported.
  3. Hospital expenses drop

    Hospital expenses decreased month over month in March but remained high compared to 2023 numbers, according to Kaufman Hall's most recent "National Hospital Flash Report."
  4. Bon Secours Virginia hospital completes $108M expansion

    Midlothian, Va.-based Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, part of Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health, has completed its $108 million, 55-bed renovation expansion project.

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

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  1. Novo Nordisk sues 9 more companies over Ozempic copycat claims

    The manufacturer of Ozempic and Wegovy filed nine additional lawsuits against businesses in six states that allegedly sold unapproved compounded versions of the popular drugs. 
  2. Viewpoint: Why every physician should leave an academic footprint

    A physician's academic footprint is a way of measuring their impact on the medical field and is an essential part of the profession; however, not many physicians participate as they could, Arthur Lazarus, MD, a member of the editorial board of the American Association for Physician Leadership and an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, said in an opinion piece published May 30 on MedPage Today. 
  3. The important patient aspect some cancer centers forget about

    There's an aspect of patient life that many hospitals forget when creating a cancer treatment plan — fertility.
  4. How AdventHealth implements AI tools

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth said it only implements AI tools after thorough vetting and with the support of end users.
  5. 'This is a huge crisis': The system steadfast in expanding behavioral health access

    By many measures, the nation's mental health crisis is growing and with a lack of access to appropriate care, hospital emergency departments are often where patients seeking behavioral care show up. 
  6. Mercy settles data breach lawsuit for $1.8M

    St. Louis-based Mercy has agreed to pay $1.8 million to settle a lawsuit over a 2020 data breach.
  7. Ascension hack: What's new in 11 states and DC

    St. Louis-based Ascension continues to recover from a May 8 ransomware attack that took its IT network offline.
  8. What health system CEOs need to tackle conflict, change

    Health system CEOs are leaving behind ego-driven, top down leadership in favor of a trusting and a supportive culture to guide their organizations and transform healthcare delivery. Change is hard, but necessary, to grow.
  9. 200+ more infusion pumps recalled due to infection risks

    The FDA announced May 30 that OptumHealth Care Solutions is recalling 208 infusion pump systems.

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