Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Minnesota physicians recommend ways to mitigate ED boarding crisis

    After COVID-19 exacerbated instances of patient boarding in Minnesota emergency departments — that some say reached "unprecedented levels" — the Minnesota Medical Association and the state chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians have outlined a direction for change related to psychiatric patients.
  2. Weekend admissions tied to higher mortality: new study

    A new analysis of more than 121 million hospital discharges found a slightly higher inpatient death rate among patients who were admitted on the weekend versus weekdays. The findings were published in the June edition of the American Journal of Medicine Open. 
  3. Ohio hospital goes live with Meditech

    The Bellevue (Ohio) Hospital went live with its new EHR system, Meditech Expanse, on June 1. 
  1. 15 healthcare systems have been hit with ransomware attacks in 2023

    Since the start of 2023, 15 healthcare systems operating 29 hospitals have been targeted by a ransomware incident, BankInfoSecurity reported May 31. 
  2. Vermont regulators stand firm on hospital budgets

    State regulators voted down a request from the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems to adjust target revenue growth rate or waive its enforcement, VTDigger reported May 31. 
  3. 7 health systems using AI to reduce clinicians' documentation burdens

    Administration burdens such as EHR documentation cost U.S. healthcare $1 trillion annually, but to combat this, hospitals and health systems have been using and piloting artificial intelligence and generative AI to help significantly reduce administrative responsibilities for their providers.
  4. Boston Children's begins onboarding new ChatGPT expert

    Boston Children's Hospital has begun onboarding its new prompt engineer who will focus on working with large language models such as ChatGPT, Mashable reported June 1. 

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  2. A 'warm hug': Why Virtua Health favors 'caring' over 'combative' language in marketing

    When Marlton, N.J.-based Virtua Health needs advice for a new marketing campaign, it asks its patients what they think.
  3. Rhode Island AG rejects application for health system sale

    The Rhode Island Attorney General and state department of health have rejected an initial application requesting approval for the Centurion Foundation to purchase CharterCare Health Partners from Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings, a 16-hospital system.
  4. Top 10 oncology stories of May

    Here are the 10 most-read oncology stories published by Becker's in May:

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  1. Nurses allege California hospital lacks measures to prevent violence 1 year after stabbing

    Last June, two nurses and a physician at Encino (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center were stabbed in the emergency department by a patient. A year later, nurses allege the hospital hasn't ramped up security measures enough to prevent such incidents from happening again, the Los Angeles Daily News reported May 31. 
  2. 'The Squad': 4 women surgeons' professional, parental support network

    In East Norriton, Pa., four women surgeons have formed a close relationship to support one another inside and outside the operating room. 
  3. Health systems ramp up ASC developments

    Health systems across the country are expanding their outpatient portfolios and forming joint ventures to develop more ambulatory surgery centers as care continues to migrate from inpatient to outpatient settings. 
  4. Davis Health System to join Vandalia Health

    Charleston, W.Va.-based Vandalia Health is looking to continue its growth in the state with a plan to incorporate Elkins, W.Va.-based Davis Health into its system.
  5. HCA hospital in Texas names COO

    Marcus Jackson was named COO of Medical City Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare.
  6. McLaren Health Care names 1st chief nursing officer

    Jennifer Montgmery, RN, has been appointed as McLaren Health Care's first senior vice president and chief nursing officer, effective June 1. 
  7. Atrium breaks ground on new hospital, looks to 2025 opening

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health broke ground on a new 30-bed hospital in Cornelius, N.C.
  8. 17 more drugs went into shortage in May

    As the U.S. experiences the highest number of drug shortages in 10 years, the FDA and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists reported 17 new shortages in May. 
  9. Mayo taps new virtual rheumatology care partner

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is entering a know-how agreement with virtual rheumatology clinic Remission Medical.

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