Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. MetroHealth CEO: Why representation matters

    When I was selected to lead The MetroHealth System in late 2022, multiple news articles highlighted the fact that I was the first female, the first person of color and the first nurse to be named president and CEO of this nearly 200-year-old institution. In the near year and a half since, I have continued to receive positive notice for breaking this barrier and for making leadership and provider diversity a key focus at Cleveland’s community-centered health system, where a large number of our patients come from minority or underrepresented communities.
  2. 20 hospitals, systems where charity care lags behind tax breaks

    A Lown Institute report found 80% of nonprofit hospitals' charity care falls behind tax breaks, with some short by hundreds of millions of dollars.
  3. 20 hospitals, systems where charity care exceeds tax breaks

    The Lown Institute, a nonpartisan healthcare think tank, released a new report March 26 examining the finances of more than 2,400 nonprofit hospitals in the U.S. 

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  1. Ascension outsourcing Illinois hospitalist staff

    SCP Health, a clinical services provider for hospital medicine, emergency medicine and critical care services, is set to assume control of all hospitalist employees from Ascension Illinois by June 1st, a spokesperson for Ascension told Becker's. 
  2. Texas Medical Board drafts guidance on emergency abortion exemptions

    On March 22, the Texas Medical Board issued proposed rules on emergency exceptions to the state's strict abortion ban, which critics have said do not go far enough in addressing uncertainty among physicians and patients. 
  3. The perks of a lateral CEO move

    In terms of title, CEOs have already reached the top rung of the corporate ladder. But that doesn't necessarily mean that they should settle in, Donna Padilla, executive partner and healthcare market leader at WittKieffer, told Becker's: There's still much to be learned from moving sideways. 
  4. 16 states still catching up to pre-pandemic worker counts

    Texas has 1 million more people working today than in February 2020, while more than a dozen states have seen the reverse, with employment lagging behind pre-pandemic levels, according to Bloomberg.

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  1. Lack of transparency 'handcuffed' feds' Change hack response, lawmaker says

    Lawmakers are questioning UnitedHealth Group's response to the cyberattack that took Change Healthcare's systems offline for nearly a month. 
  2. New Jersey system taps philanthropy chief

    Cooper University Health Care in Camden, N.J., has named Lisa Morina senior vice president and chief philanthropy officer of the Cooper Foundation, the system's arm for philanthropy and community outreach and development. 
  3. 10 most, least innovative states

    Not all states are investing equally in innovation opportunities, particularly when it comes to STEM and research development, according to a March 20 analysis from WalletHub.
  4. Steward rehab hospital closes

    Stoughton, Mass.-based New England Sinai Hospital, a rehabilitation hospital owned by Steward Health Care, has closed. 

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  1. Judge dismisses charges against nurse accused of mishandling baby

    The case involving a former nurse who was accused of mishandling an infant was dismissed by a judge, News 12 Long Island reported March 25.
  2. Feds to probe UPMC heart implant practices

    As part of a national inquiry, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce is asking the FDA to investigate whether patients received experimental heart implants at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh without consent or proper information, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported March 24.
  3. Wegovy sidesteps the 'forever drug' problem

    Nonadherance seems to be a nonissue for patients taking new weight loss drugs, The New York Times reported March 24. 
  4. Kansas hospital CEO resigns, successor named

    Frank Safrit, PhD, MSN, RN, is the new CEO of Grisell Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Ransom, Kan.
  5. Colorado hospital names CFO

    Paul Perrotti is the new CFO of Montrose (Colo.) Regional Health.  
  6. MetroHealth taps UF Health leader as chair of surgery

    Marie Crandall, MD, has been named chair of the surgery department at MetroHealth System in Cleveland. She stepped into the role March 25. 
  7. Former VUMC chief revenue officer named SSI Group president

    Revenue cycle management company SSI Group has named Heather Dunn president. 
  8. 3,750 California nurses plan 3-day strike

    The Registered Nurses Professional Association, which represents more than 3,750 nurses in Santa Clara County's health system in California, is set to begin a three-day strike April 2. 
  9. 20 states facing acute nursing shortages

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of registered nurses will grow 6% between 2022 and 2032. About 193,100 openings for RNs are projected each year on average over the decade as workers move to different occupations or depart the labor force, such as to retire.

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