Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Banner exec takes new role in Michigan

    Lamont Yoder, RN, was named president of Corewell Health East, part of Corewell Health, which has dual headquarters in Grand Rapids and Southfield, Mich.
  2. Florida adds new teaching hospital designation

    Four hospitals in Florida will attain the new designation as behavioral health teaching hospitals, with four more eligible for the status if they meet the necessary qualifications.
  3. 'Double-jointed' people at higher risk for long COVID, study suggests

    Patients who are "double-jointed" may be at higher risk for developing long COVID, according to a study published March 19 in BMJ Public Health.

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  1. Reimagining healthcare with neighborhood hospital investments

    Newark, Del.-based ChristianaCare is leading the way for investment in neighborhood hospitals, also known as micro-hospitals, to provide cost effective, high quality care. 
  2. Overdose deaths tick up to new record: CDC

    Overdose deaths hit a record high in 2022, though the increase was only up slightly from the year prior, new CDC data shows. 
  3. SSM Health cuts operating loss by 76%

    St. Louis-based SSM Health reported a $58.5 million operating loss (0.6% margin) in 2023, an 76% improvement on the $248.9 million loss (2.7% margin) in the previous year.
  4. 5 innovations from Weill Cornell Medicine's safety 'hackathon'

    Five student groups were awarded prizes for innovations they developed to address safety issues in healthcare as part of the 2024 Health Hackathon hosted by New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine. 

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  1. Nearly half of health systems are considering dropping Medicare Advantage plans

    "Onerous" authorization requirements and high denial rates have health systems considering whether to drop Medicare Advantage plans, according to a report from the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Eliciting Insights. 
  2. Why a gradual transition to CEO works for this 35-year leader

    Kevin England has held various roles in his 35 years with Memorial Health, a five-hospital health system in Central Illinois. He told Becker's this experience has prepared him for the next position: CEO. 
  3. Where health system CFOs are spending their time

    Health system CFOs spend nearly a quarter of their time on revenue cycle management, according to a report from the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Eliciting Insights. 
  4. After 3,698 complaints, devicemaker recalls infusion pumps

    An unspecified number of ambulatory infusion pumps were recalled because of nearly 3,700 complaints related to several product issues, the FDA said March 20. 

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  1. 10 hospitals with highest, lowest heart failure readmission rates

    Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital has the lowest 30-day readmission rate for heart failure in the country, according to CMS data.
  2. Advocate Health sells home care company to private equity firm

    Chicago-based Waud Capital Partners has acquired Senior Helpers, a home care and wellness company that operates in 44 states and is based in Towson, Md., from Advocate Health.
  3. Indiana health system unveils $90M hospital

    Indianapolis-based Eskenazi Health has unveiled its nearly $90 million Eskenazi Health Thomas and Arlene Grande campus in Indianapolis. 
  4. 8 nurses file wrongful termination suit against Tenet

    Eight nurses at Worcester, Mass.-based Saint Vincent Hospital have filed a lawsuit against the facility and its owner, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, alleging they were wrongfully terminated after raising concerns about staffing shortages and care quality. 
  5. How CoxHealth flattened nurse turnover

    CoxHealth was able to reduce its turnover rate from around 25% to around 11%, which is more than a 50% decrease after its virtual nursing program was able to bring back the passion for its staff members.
  6. 4 micro-hospitals, 1 freestanding ED properties sold for $86M

    Tampa, Fla.-based Sila Realty Trust, a net lease real estate investment trust, has purchased five healthcare facilities for $85.5 million in Arizona and Texas.
  7. Methodist Healthcare hospital appoints chief nursing officer

    San Antonio-based Methodist Hospital | Metropolitan welcomed Ashley Holmstrom, DNP, as chief nursing officer.
  8. Florida governor signs healthcare package

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a package of healthcare bills designed to grow the state's healthcare workforce, expand healthcare access and promote innovation in the industry.
  9. Illinois health system names CEO

    Maryville, Ill.-based Anderson Healthcare recently welcomed Mike Marshall as its new president and CEO. 

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