Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Tampa General taps Humana exec as behavioral health hospital CEO

    Effective July 1, Doug Leonardo will join Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital as president and CEO of a new behavioral health hospital slated to open in 2025. 
  2. 5 highest-paying states for healthcare executives

    Median total compensation for executive management positions in healthcare grew nearly 6% from 2022 to 2023, and Wisconsin is the highest-paying state for the roles, according to a new report from the Medical Group Management Association. 
  3. Duke Health's hackathon-style cancer program for high schoolers

    Hackathons — events wherein programmers come together for days at a time to solve a problem — are a staple in the technology community. Durham, N.C.-based Duke Health is using a similar model to get high school students excited about the medical field.

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  1. Miami hospital reduces HAIs by 40% with 2 changes

    Miami-based Jackson Memorial Hospital has reduced its hospital acquired infections by 40% in about nine months with two changes.
  2. Hackensack Meridian's recipe for hospital-at-home success

    Following a successful pilot, Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health is taking its hospital-at-home program systemwide. 
  3. Justice Department charges nearly 200 for $2.8B healthcare fraud schemes

    The Justice Department has filed criminal charges against 193 defendants for their alleged participation in healthcare fraud schemes that involved around $2.75 billion in intended losses and $1.6 billion in actual losses.
  4. Physician unionization gains steam: 8 notes

    Unionization continues to gain traction among physicians as they seek representation at the bargaining table.

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  1. FDA approves 1st inhaled COPD treatment in 20 years

    An inhalable drug treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease received FDA-approval June 26, drugmaker Verona Pharma announced.
  2. Florida system shrinks unnecessary C. diff testing by 20%

    After piloting new Clostridioides difficile guidelines for nine months, Memorial Healthcare System reduced unnecessary treatments by 20.1%, according to a study published June 27 in the American Journal of Infection Control. 
  3. The Surgeon General is right: Gun violence is a public health crisis, health systems can lead the change

    On June 25, the U.S Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, rightly declared gun violence a public health threat. Every day 117 Americans lose their lives to gunshot wounds, which are also the number one killer of children and adolescents, surpassing car accidents. With more guns than people in the U.S., this is an epidemic that is not waning.
  4. Rural Minnesota hospitals band together for long-term independence

    Nineteen independent Minnesota hospitals have launched Headwaters High-Value Network, a collaborative aimed at strengthening rural healthcare and helping its members maintain their independence.

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  1. Ascension pulling health plans from Texas

    St. Louis-based Ascension will no longer offer individual health plans on the Texas ACA marketplace past 2024. 
  2. HCA gets green light for $250M hospital

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based TriStar Health, part of HCA Healthcare, received approval to build a $250 million hospital in Spring Hill, Tenn., local news outlet WZTV reported June 27. 
  3. Walgreens to reduce stake in VillageMD

    Walgreens plans to reduce its stake in primary care clinic chain VillageMD.
  4. Mayo receives $20M to explore AI cancer tools

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has received a $20 million gift from Dwight and Dian Diercks to explore artificial intelligence for cancer detection and intervention. 
  5. Penn State Health breaks ground on cancer center

    Hersey, Pa.-based Penn State Health broke ground on its new cancer center.
  6. Hospital reaches clinical milestone: 1,000 days free of major HAI

    Southern California Hospital at Culver City has been free of central line-associated bloodstream infections for over 1,000 days and free of catheter-associated urinary tract infections for 750 days, it announced June 26.
  7. Novant Health to lay off 81 IT employees

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health is laying off 81 IT workers following its decision to revamp its IT model in 2023.
  8. Adventist Health to pay $500K for theater naming rights

    Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health plans to pay $100,000 annually for five years for the naming rights to a local amphitheater, the Sun-Gazette reported.
  9. OHSU layoffs to hit marketing, communications

    Marketing and communications would feel the brunt of layoffs proposed at Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University.

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