Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Digital health: Who's up, who's down

    The digital health market is constantly changing, with startups coming onto the scene and more established companies restructuring their strategies.
  2. Medical community reacts to Northside Medical Midtown shooting

    In the wake of the May 3 shooting at Northside Medical Midtown in Atlanta that killed one CDC employee and seriously injured four other people, members of the medical community have responded to the tragedy.
  3. 'Expense inflation' won't cure the healthcare workforce; it takes thinking differently

    The most effective leaders have realized staffing issues and shortages aren't going away, but there are plenty of opportunities to redesign healthcare delivery for even better patient outcomes and experiences.
  1. OSF HealthCare looks to buy shuttered hospital

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare is making moves to purchase St. Margaret's Hospital, which shuttered in January, WCBU reported May 5. 
  2. Adventist Health reports $390M operating losses in past 2 years

    Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health reported a $241 million operating loss for 2022 as expenses rose 5.3 percent.
  3. Mayo reconsiders building in Minnesota over staffing, cost containment bills

    Mayo Clinic is considering pulling billions in investments from Minnesota over two bills related to nurse staffing levels and healthcare costs, the Minnesota Reformer reported. 
  4. CDC head to depart

    Rochelle Walensky, MD, is exiting her role as director of the CDC at the end of June. 

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  1. Online trends are leaving children hospitalized. Where do physicians fit in?

    The dangers posed by social media trends have sparked renewed attention among the healthcare community in recent months — but risky online challenges are nothing new. 
  2. Kaiser posts $233M operating profit in Q1, health plan adds 120,000 members

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente reported $233 million in operating income for the first quarter, up from a $72 million operating loss in the first quarter of 2022. Its operating margin grew from -0.3 percent in the first quarter of 2022 to 0.9 percent in the first quarter of this year.
  3. HCA Healthcare's chief HR officer on caring for healthcare employees

    Jennifer Berres, HCA Healthcare’s chief human resources officer, joined the system in late 2019, just months before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. While many healthcare executives at the time were charged with quickly figuring out how to best protect patients, Ms. Berres' priority was caring for the clinicians and staff as they provided care during a very uncertain time.
  4. New Mexico hospital to join Christus Health

    Alamogordo, N.M.-based Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center has signed a nonbinding letter of intent to join Irving, Texas-based Christus Health. 

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  1. Family of man killed in golf cart accident pursues claims against Atrium hospital

    The family of Gary York Kirkman, the patient killed in an April 14 golf cart accident at Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, plans to take legal action against the hospital. 
  2. Nebraska hospital CEO resigns

    Tanya Sharp has resigned as CEO of Boone County Health Center in Albion, Neb. 
  3. 'It'll change the future of pediatric healthcare': How a NASA-inspired hub can improve care at a Missouri hospital

    Children's Mercy Kansas City (Mo.) is the first freestanding pediatric hospital to open a NASA-inspired "mission-control" center that tracks patients from admission to discharge, reduces clinician administrative burden and centralizes hospital operations.
  4. Miami Jewish sees outlook turn negative as operating losses continue

    Miami Jewish Health System has seen its outlook revised to negative amid sustained operating challenges, Fitch said May 5.
  5. Sutter Health looking at $250M liver depository lawsuit

    Sacramento-based Sutter Health is facing a $250 million lawsuit amid allegations the health system failed to live up to promises it made regarding a major liver sample center whose products are used in medical research.
  6. Bassett Healthcare taps COO, CFO

    Cooperstown, N.Y.-based Bassett Healthcare Network has named a new COO and CFO. 
  7. Stanford Health pharmacy's plan for elevating patient experience, transition of care

    Lana Witt, PharmD, wants to improve patients' transitions from hospitals to their homes or skilled nursing facilities.
  8. Should hospital executives be concerned about a banking crisis? 4 CFOs weigh in

    The recent fire-sale of First Republic Bank to JPMorgan Chase, the second largest bank failure in American history, is raising recession fears and forcing healthcare leaders to evaluate their exposure to macroeconomic risks.
  9. 'F' to 'A': How this Chicago hospital leaped to top safety grade

    In past years, leaders at St. Bernard Hospital on Chicago's South Side weren't fans of The Leapfrog Group's safety grades that are handed out twice a year. "F" grades in both spring and fall of 2021 had been stinging reminders that the safety net hospital wasn't doing enough to focus on patient safety.

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