Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Neglect allegations spur internal review at Boston hospital 

    Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston is conducting an internal review of inpatient deaths in response to allegations of neglect and suboptimal care for patients with mental health disabilities.
  2. How 1 Indiana hospital rebuilt after a ransomware attack

    After Franklin, Ind.-based Johnson Memorial Health was hit by a Hive ransomware attack in October 2021, the hospital reverted to nondigital methods — including the use of pen and paper — to keep delivering care, NPR reported May 8.
  3. A look at Epic's new partnerships

    From teaming up with Microsoft on OpenAI integrations to joining a new health information exchange network, here is a look at where EHR giant Epic is extending its partnerships in 2023: 
  1. Texas AG probes Dell Children's over transgender care

    Texas has launched an investigation into whether Dell Children's Medical Center is unlawfully performing gender-transition surgeries on minors, Attorney General Ken Paxton said May 5.
  2. Cooper University Health reports $129M in operating income

    Camden, N.J.-based Cooper University Health Care reported an operating income of $129.6 million in 2022 amid pandemic-related challenges and rising labor costs, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.
  3. UC San Diego Health establishing mission control center for AI

    UC San Diego Health is using a $22 million donation to establish a new center for digital information and artificial intelligence, La Jolla Light reported May 6.  
  4. The 'big pot of money everyone is aiming at': Why disruptors focus on primary care

    Big corporations are scooping up primary care practices to get access to vast numbers of patients while positioning themselves for the shift to value-based care, The New York Times reported May 8.

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  1. Stanford to roll out ChatGPT-like feature for physicians next week

    Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Health Care plans to roll out its ChatGPT-like feature for physicians next week, CBS MarketWatch reported May 8.
  2. Oregon hospital to restructure home health services

    John Day, Ore.-based Blue Mountain Hospital District's board of directors unanimously voted to restructure home health services, according to The Blue Mountain Eagle.
  3. Viewpoint: The healthcare industry's 'inauthenticity epidemic'

    Healthcare is suffering from an "inauthenticity epidemic" — so it is no surprise that "a lot of good, honest people" are looking to exit the industry, according to Sachin Jain, MD. 
  4. Northwell sues former employee for posting 'disturbing' content from morgue

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health filed suit against a former employee for allegedly posting graphic photos and videos from the morgue at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. 

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  1. Yale New Haven piloting financial assistance program for victims of violence

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital is in the midst of a pilot program that provides one-time financial help to victims of violence or their next of kin, the New Haven Register reported May 8. 
  2. National Hospital Week begins: 4 things to know

    National Hospital Week — which aims to recognize and celebrate hospitals, health systems and the people who work at them — began May 7 and runs through May 13. 
  3. Ohio hospital closes

    McLaren St. Luke's in Maumee, Ohio, will close May 8, one week earlier than initially planned, CBS affiliate WTOL11 reported. 
  4. Strike set at Los Angeles hospital

    Members of the California Nurses Association are set to strike May 11 at PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. 
  5. 100+ employees face layoffs at Cedars-Sinai

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has eliminated the positions of 131 employees and cut about two dozen other jobs at related Cedars-Sinai facilities, a spokesperson confirmed via a statement shared with Becker's.
  6. HCA to invest more than $300M in new nurse education programs

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is committing $200 million toward the Galen College of Nursing and $136 million to open new HCA Healthcare Centers for Clinical Advancement.
  7. New York system cutting around 60 jobs

    Rochester (N.Y.) Regional Health is eliminating about 60 positions, the health system confirmed to Becker's.
  8. What is Ascension investing in? 31 health IT companies in its portfolio

    St. Louis-based Ascension is one of the largest healthcare systems in the country and has a sizable investment arm, Ascension Ventures.
  9. Beth Israel Lahey, Cincinnati Children's and Cleveland Clinic searching for AI talent

    As the buzz around artificial intelligence continues, top health systems are taking notice and hiring for AI-related roles.

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