Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. The nurse specialties with the highest turnover

    Telemetry, step down and medical-surgical nurse turnover exceeded the national average in 2022, an NSI report found.
  2. CMS imposes hiring freeze

    CMS has been under a partial hiring freeze since July, Politico reported Nov. 8.
  3. Kansas hospital fires CFO for allegedly lying about identity, fraud conviction

    Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital terminated CFO Mike Rogers after about a month on the job after hospital staff discovered he was a convicted felon who changed his name last year. 

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  1. Man sentenced to life in prison after killing Dallas hospital workers

    The man who fatally shot two workers at Methodist Dallas Medical Center last fall was sentenced to life in prison Nov. 9, according to The Dallas Morning News.
  2. U of Wisconsin nurses escalate patient safety concerns to state

    Unionized UW Health nurses are issuing more than 100 forms with patient safety concerns to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to intensify their calls for the academic health system to make staffing changes.  
  3. Cyberattacks top list of risks for executives

    Cyberattacks and data breaches continue to hold the primary position as the foremost present and future threat, both on a global scale and among C-suite leaders, a Nov. 7 survey from consulting firm Aon found. 
  4. Investigation into alleged improper billing at Providence still open a year later

    An Oregon Department of Justice investigation into alleged improper billing by the state's largest hospital operator remains open more than a year later, according to a Nov. 9 The Lund Report article.

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  1. Hospitals need 'relentless expense management' to boost margins

    Health insurers will raise rates next year, predicts Moody's Investor Services, but hospitals will still need to focus on tight cost controls as inflation remains high.
  2. Former Optum employee to pay $13M for role in fraud scheme

    A former Optum employee will pay $13 million in restitution for his role in a multimillion dollar fraud scheme. 
  3. How patient expectations get in the way of reducing low-value care

    Of the nearly $3 trillion spent in the U.S. each year on healthcare, an estimated 10%  to 30% of it is spent on low-value care. 
  4. Walgreens to lay off 5% of corporate staff

    Walgreens is planning to lay off about 5% of its corporate workforce, or 267 employees, the Chicago Tribune reported Nov. 9.

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  1. Kaleida Health names new CIO

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based Kaleida Health is getting a new senior vice president and chief information officer starting Nov. 13. 
  2. Optum's recent layoffs, closures

    From laying off nurses at a chain of its urgent care clinics to closing down clinics in Florida and Minnesota, some aspects of Optum are shrinking even with total revenue in the third quarter up 22% year over year.  
  3. Dartmouth Health hospital taps CFO

    Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, a member of Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth Health, named Robert Laba chief financial officer. 
  4. Fairview layoffs reach chaplains

    Fairview Health Services' decision to eliminate hundreds of positions includes cuts to onsite chaplain services, the Star Tribune reported Nov. 9.
  5. 5 growth areas for health system pharmacy leaders: McKinsey

    Hospital and health system pharmacy leaders might be missing out on big-picture goals in "emerging frontiers" as they extinguish long-standing issues, such as rising healthcare costs and a pharmacy technician shortage, according to an Oct. 7 article from McKinsey. 
  6. Nurses at Prime hospital vote to unionize

    A group of per diem nurses at Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol, Pa., part of Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare, have voted to unionize.
  7. Only 24% of hospital board members have clinical backgrounds

    A 2022 survey found less than a quarter of hospital and health system board members have a clinical background, underscoring the need for all stakeholders to collaborate and educate boards on quality and performance improvement, according to an American Hospital Association leader. 
  8. Valley Health System taps former Mount Sinai leader as medical group chair

    Valley Health System has named Joseph Mathew, MD, chair of medical specialties for its medical group, the Ridgewood, N.J.-based system said Nov. 8. 
  9. Postpartum depression drug may cost some nearly $16K out of pocket

    Shelling out nearly $16,000 for a 14-day course of medication is what to expect for the wholesale cost of Zurzuvae, the first oral treatment for postpartum depression, according to a Nov. 7 news release from drugmaker Sage Therapeutics. 

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