Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. AdventHealth hospital taps chief nursing officer

    AdventHealth Lake Wales (Fla.) appointed Jewels "Julie" Stark chief nursing officer
  2. Florida law allows C-sections outside of hospitals

    Within a new package of Florida healthcare laws is a debated measure to allow advanced birth centers to perform cesarean deliveries, permitting the surgical procedure outside of the hospital setting. 
  3. ISMP updates list of error-prone medical abbreviations

    On April 17, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices added more recommendations to its list of medical abbreviations that should never be used. 

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  1. 2 MU Health Care urgent clinics to close ahead of larger facility opening

    Columbia, Mo.-based University of Missouri Health Care has shared plans to close two of its urgent care facilities and open an expanded urgent care clinic in Jefferson City, Mo., on May 30. 
  2. AdventHealth names hospital CEO

    Michelle Fuentes has been named president and CEO of AdventHealth Castle Rock (Colo.), effective May 27. 
  3. Optum enacts layoffs, workers say 

    Former employees with UnitedHealth Group's Optum and its subsidiaries took to social media beginning April 18 regarding a reduction in force they say occurred across the company.
  4. Nurses protest AI at Kaiser Permanente

    Hundreds of nurses gathered April 22 to protest the use of artificial intelligence at Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente.

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  1. OHSU reports financial loss due to ED boarding

    Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University said it is facing financial issues due to its overcrowded emergency department and having to divert patients seeking specialty care and elective surgeries, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported April 21.
  2. Geisinger hospital workers vote to strike during nurses week

    Members of three unions affiliated with the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals have voted to begin a five-day strike May 9 at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa.
  3. CHI Health Nebraska hospital taps new president

    CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island, Neb., part of Omaha, Neb.-based CHI Health, has tapped Steve Schieber as its president, effective May 12. 
  4. Georgia health system taps CFO

    Brunswick-based Southeast Georgia Health System has appointed Stephen "Jan" Grigsby Jr. vice president and CFO, effective April 29.

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  1. UPMC study identifies new tool in fight against rare eye tumor

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center researchers found a way to predict when a rare eye cancer will respond to treatment, The Washington Post reported April 22.
  2. Feds open another PBM probe

    CMS is auditing vertically integrated Medicare Part D sponsors, including pharmacy benefit managers and payers, according to HHS' Office of Inspector General.
  3. Lee Health projects $1B gain in 10 years with private nonprofit conversion

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health, a public hospital, would realize $1 billion more net patient revenue over the next decade if it becomes a private nonprofit system, according to a report in the News Press.
  4. Providence's data-driven value-based care approach

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence is investing in technological infrastructure and patient-centric care to navigate the complexities of value-based care, Semira Singh, director of informatics at the health system, told Becker's.  
  5. Contracted ED providers at Ascension St. John strike

    At least a dozen physicians and physician assistants who work in the emergency department at Ascension St. John in Detroit began a 24-hour strike on the afternoon of April 18, according to The Detroit News. The contracted clinicians are employed by TeamHealth, a private equity-owned hospital staffing company. 
  6. 3 CEO retirements in 3 days

    Becker's recorded three health system CEOs' retirement announcements between April 16 and April 18, adding to a growing list of exits in 2024: 
  7. Novant, CHS push back against FTC's 'distorted' antitrust case

    Winston-Salem, N.C.,-based Novant Health has fired back against a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit that aims to prevent the health system's acquisition of two hospitals from Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems. 
  8. Worker confidence wanes

     U.S. workers' confidence has dropped by two points since January, according to LinkedIn's most recent Workforce Confidence survey. 
  9. Trinity splits hospital president's duties in succession plan

    Shelleye Yaklin is retiring as president of Trinity Health Grand Haven (Mich.) after 17 years in the role, leading its parent system to reassign leadership responsibilities amongst other hospitals' executives. 

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