Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. New York system's supply chain strategy saved $75M

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based Kaleida Health saved $75 million in five years by aligning its clinical and supply chain teams, according to Premier. 
  2. Top 9 ways healthcare leaders use automation

    Healthcare informatics leaders hope to use automation to bridge gaps in staffing, clinical insights and environmental sustainability, according to Philips.
  3. Has telehealth fulfilled its promise?

    Even though Congress is working to extend pandemic-era telehealth flexibilities, political leaders say the care model has yet to live up to its promise, Politico reported.

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  1. IT security exec sentenced for cyberattack on Georgia hospital

    A cybersecurity executive, who breached the computer system of Lawrenceville, Ga.-based Gwinnett Medical Center in 2018 in an effort to improve his company's financials, has been sentenced to two years of home detention after paying more than $800,000 in restitution, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported June 21.
  2. Ochsner's supply company secures respirator approval

    SafeSource Direct, Ochsner Health's medical supply company, has earned government approval for its surgical N95 respirators. 
  3. Providence nurses extend picketing as strike ends

    Members of the Oregon Nurses Association at six Providence facilities plan to continue picketing this week following a three-day strike that began June 18.
  4. AdventHealth launches 1st-of-kind cancer vaccine trial

    Orlando, Fla.-based AdventHealth Cancer Institute launched a first-of-its-kind bladder cancer vaccine trial that will use patient-customized mRNA vaccines.

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  1. New Mexico wildfires close hospital

    Two wildfires in Southeastern New Mexico have caused the deaths of two people, the evacuation of 5,000 people and closed a hospital, Source New Mexico reported June 18.
  2. UC Davis Health appoints new system COO

    Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health has appointed Michael Condrin as system COO and chief administrator for the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. 
  3. Lehigh Valley Health Network to sell, lease back facilities to fund hospital projects

     Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network is planning to sell and then lease back several outpatient facilities primarily to fund two hospital projects, The Morning Call reported June 20.  
  4. Sutter Health beats $519M double-billing allegations

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health beat a whistleblower's lawsuit alleging that the health system owed $519 million for double-billing expensive operating room services without documentation, Law360 reported June 20. 

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  1. Keck Medicine hospital taps 2 execs

    USC Arcadia (Calif.) Hospital has named a new CFO and an associate chief medical officer.
  2. How Allina Health cut length of stay for some patients by 18.8%

    Minneapolis, Minn.-based Allina Health cut its overall length of stay across 12 hospitals by a collective total of 10% over a one-year period. The average amount of time a patient waited to be discharged from an Allina hospital into a long-term care setting or skilled nursing facility also went down by 18.8% in one year, the system's new chief operating officer, Dominica Tallarico, told Becker's.
  3. California hospital gets Medicare recertification after 2-year struggle

    After more than two years of a looming threat of closure, San Francisco-based Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center has been approved for Medicare recertification, according to San Francisco city news release.
  4. Tougher FTC policies disrupt hospital M&A

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health scrapped its planned acquisition of two hospitals from Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems after an appellate court granted the Federal Trade Commission an emergency injunction blocking the deal. 
  5. Change initiates data breach notices

    Change Healthcare has started informing healthcare organizations, insurers and other entities whose data was breached in a February ransomware attack, the company said June 20.
  6. Prospect approved to sell 2 Rhode Island hospitals, must meet 40 conditions

    Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings has received conditional approval from Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha, after a lengthy review, to sell its two safety net hospitals to The Centurion Foundation. 
  7. Illinois system debuts tuition program for all employees

    A new workforce development offering at Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System will cover up to $4,000 in annual tuition costs for all employees looking to advance their education and careers. 
  8. 'Appeal to the heart': Michael Dowling's push to make gun violence a healthcare priority

    In 2019, Michael Dowling began reaching out to peers at other leading health systems to garner support in collectively acknowledging and addressing gun violence as a public health crisis. Few were willing to sign on to such efforts. 
  9. Foundation taps Northwell as US base for innovators

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health is partnering with the Galien Foundation to boost healthcare innovation. 

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