Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. More surgery disruptions reported at HCA Florida hospital

    More than half a dozen surgeries at HCA Florida North Florida Hospital in Gainesville were reportedly canceled March 21 and rescheduled amid ongoing issues related to surgical instruments not being properly reprocessed.
  2. California hospital ineligible for bankruptcy, court rules

    Hollister, Calif.-based Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital failed to satisfy all the statutory requirements to remain in Chapter 9 bankruptcy, according to a March 21 Bankruptcy Court ruling.
  3. West Virginia hospital promotes CFO to CEO

    Stephen Kuhn is the new CEO of River Park Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., The Herald Dispatch reported March 22. 

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  1. Health system finance teams ripe for change

    Debra Thomas, senior vice president and CFO of the East Florida Division at AdventHealth, sees a big opportunity to transform her finance team in the coming years as the healthcare delivery system evolves.
  2. What's new with Epic EHR installs?

    Epic makes sure to have the latest technology, such as generative artificial intelligence, available from the outset of its EHR implementations, a company leader told Becker's.
  3. Customers told to destroy 6M resuscitators

    In a Class I recall, the most serious type, customers of more than 6.6 million resuscitators were advised to discard or destroy the devices because of a manufacturing defect. 
  4. 7 CFO moves in 7 days

    From Bon Secours Mercy Health laying out its succession plan to Novant Health naming its next financial leader, here are seven hospital and health system CFO moves Becker's reported between March 14 and March 21. 

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  1. Massachusetts hospital nears reopening after 10 years

    North Adams (Mass.) Regional Hospital is anticipating a reopening by the end of March after being closed for a decade. 
  2. New omnibus bill up for vote — What it means for healthcare

    The House and Senate Appropriations committees have released the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024, which would fund all remaining federal agencies through the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. 
  3. FDA approves 1st nonsteroidal drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    The FDA has approved Duvyzat as the first nonsteroidal drug for patients with all genetic variants of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the agency said March 21.
  4. HCA taps president for 8 hospitals

    Salt Lake City-based MountainStar Healthcare, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, has appointed Evan Ray president, effective March 18. 

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  1. Weight loss drugs alter bariatrics

    Some bariatric surgeons are noticing a decrease in referrals because of the increasing popularity of GLP-1s, which mimic a gut hormone that suppresses appetite and makes patients feel full. 
  2. How Mount Sinai is bridging the gap between nurse education, patient care

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System's thoractic surgical unit improved nurse communication by 4%, teamwork by 10% and responsiveness by 10% thanks to its nurse attending model.
  3. How to improve a 5-star, straight-A system: 3 things to know

    When Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, stepped into her role as executive vice president and chief physician executive of Houston Methodist, she wondered how she could improve a top-performing system.
  4. Ohio system taps new chief medical officer

    Memorial Health in Marysville, Ohio, has named Jeff Hazey, MD, chief medical officer. He will step into the role April 15 on a part-time basis and gradually transition to full-time hours while the health system recruits a surgeon to replace him, according to a March 21 news release. 
  5. Walgreens' VillageMD sells 11 clinics

    Walgreens' VillageMD sold 11 locations in Rhode Island to medical group management firm Arches Medical Partners. 
  6. Boomers begin 'phased retirements'

    There's a new variation on the unretirement trend. Rather than coming out of retirement and reentering the workforce, more baby boomers are choosing not to fully retire at all. 
  7. Indiana hospital closing birthing center, transferring services

    Columbia City, Ind.-based Parkview Whitley Hospital, part of Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Parkview Health, is closing its family birthing center and relocating it to the new Warsaw, Ind.-based Parkview Kosciusko Hospital, tentatively scheduled for Sept. 1.
  8. New York hospital ED evacuated over reported bomb threat

    The emergency department at Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., was evacuated on March 21 after Jonathan Gardner, 31, who was treated and released, made claims of possessing a bomb while in the ED.
  9. Illinois system splits president, CEO roles in succession plan

    Memorial Health, a five-hospital health system in Central Illinois, announced a new leadership succession plan March 21. 

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