Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 5 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Below are five hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  2. Proposed Dartmouth Health, GraniteOne Health merger canceled 

    Dartmouth Health and Manchester, N.H.-based GraniteOne Health are canceling their proposed merger after the state Attorney General's Office said the move would violate the New Hampshire constitution, according to VTDigger.
  3. Nurse fired for allegedly reporting questionable patient deaths sues Iowa hospital

    A former nurse at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, is suing the hospital for retaliation, alleging she was fired in November after raising concerns about questionable patient deaths, fraudulent billing, and the manipulation of patient outcomes for stronger statistics, the Iowa Capital Dispatch reported May 13. 

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  1. States ranked by healthcare as percent of overall employment

    West Virginia leads the nation for healthcare employment as a percent of total employment, while Nevada is last. 
  2. Nurses rally in Pennsylvania to back staffing ratios bill

    Nurses came together May 14 in Warren, Pa., to progress legislation that would mandate adoption of registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratios by hospitals, the Times Observer reported.
  3. Cedars-Sinai strike ends with no agreement

    Members of the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West ended a five-day strike May 13 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with no agreement.
  4. Hospitals await HHS move on public health emergency today

    HHS pledged to provide 60 days' notice if it opts to end the COVID-19 public health emergency, leaving healthcare providers awaiting word on Monday.

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  1. Breach affects more than 260,000 patients at New York health center

    A New York community health center recently notified patients of a hacking incident that left information like Social Security numbers and medical records exposed.
  2. AHA responds to report on hospitals' requested price hikes to insurers

    Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, said a recent news report about hospitals asking insurers to pay them up to 15 percent more to help offset rising wages passed over the bigger picture of hospitals' cost structures. 
  3. AI to treat irregular heartbeats being tested at Florida hospital

    A Florida hospital is testing a new artificial intelligence-assisted technique for treating a drug-resistant heart condition.
  4. More men are going into nursing: What about travel nursing?

    As the number of male nurses continues to increase nationwide and the major demand for travel nurses keeps growing at a record pace, it stands to reason that more men are going into travel nursing. The problem is that very little data exists to support that assumption.

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  1. HCA Healthcare names president of MidAmerica division

    Keith Zimmerman was named president of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare's MidAmerica division.
  2. Mass General Brigham posts $867M quarterly net loss

    Despite seeing a slight increase in revenue, Boston-based Mass General Brigham ended the second quarter of fiscal year 2022 with both an operating loss and net loss, according to its financial report released May 13. 
  3. New Hampshire attorney general opposes Dartmouth, GraniteOne merger

    New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella released a report May 13 from the Charitable Trusts Unit objecting to the proposed merger between Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth Health and Manchester, N.H.-based GraniteOne Health.
  4. Citing inflation, 2 New York hospitals lay off 4% of staff

    Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, N.Y., and Carthage (N.Y.) Area Hospital both laid off 4 percent of their workforce, according to WWNY. 
  5. Washington system names chief nursing officer

    Harbor Regional Health in Aberdeen, Wash., has named Dori Unterseher, RN, its new chief nursing officer, KXRO News Radio reported May 13. 
  6. Bias in medical AI can exacerbate disparities: Study

    A new study looks at what it will take to reduce bias in healthcare artificial intelligence.
  7. Health IT group makes interoperability recommendations ahead of 2030 target

    A health tech coalition released a report May 11 on how the healthcare system can improve IT interoperability and data exchange.
  8. Health equity through an ACO lens: What organizations delivering value-based care need to know

    The world of value-based care (VBC) is placing an increased focus on health equity goals.
  9. Hackensack Meridian Health's telestroke program eliminated 'neurologist shortage'

    The high demand for neurologists at Hackensack Meridian Health prompted officials at the New Jersey-based system to establish a telestroke program powered by Teladoc to get eyes on stroke patients as quickly as possible. 

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