Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 6 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From a jury awarding $261 million to a family that sued a Johns Hopkins hospital in a case made famous by a Netflix documentary, to Rady Children's facing a lawsuit alleging it secretly recorded a patient and her family, here are six hospital lawsuits, settlements and legal developments Becker's has reported since Nov. 7:
  2. Novo Nordisk to bolster manufacturing capacity of weight loss drugs

    Novo Nordisk will invest more than $6 billion to expand manufacturing facilities in Denmark, the company said Nov. 10. The facility will support increased production capacity for its GLP-1 drugs Ozempic and Wegovy, and other chronic disease treatments. 
  3. Meet Lifepoint Health's next CFO

    Aaron Lewis on Nov. 9 was named the next CFO of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Lifepoint Health, succeeding Michael Coggin, who is retiring in March.

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  1. States with the fewest cardiologists per capita

    Idaho has the fewest cardiologists per capita, with 57 practicing cardiologists in the state.
  2. States with the fewest oncologist per capita

    Wyoming has the fewest active oncologists per capita, with eight oncologists in the state.
  3. Former Meta COO backs healthcare AI startup

    Former Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg was among the investors that helped launch Cercle, a healthcare artificial intelligence startup focusing on women's fertility health, CNBC reported Nov. 8.
  4. Minnesota hospital margins worsen: 4 things to know

    Median hospital and health system operating margins plunged by more than $190 million for the first six months of 2023, with average losses almost doubling from 2022, according to Nov. 13 report from the Minnesota Hospital Association. 

Smarter float pool management: How data-backed systems are driving savings + efficiency for hospitals

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  1. Flu activity ramps up nationwide: 4 FluView notes

    Flu activity is beginning to rise across several regions of the U.S. including the South Central, Southeast and West Coast regions, according to the latest CDC data.
  2. Guthrie Clinic awarded for AI-powered virtual nursing platform

    Sayre, Pa.-based Guthrie Clinic was named College of Healthcare Information Management Executives Innovator of the Year for its installation of Artisight's artificial intelligence-powered remote nursing platform.
  3. Tower Health appeals Pottstown Hospital purchase ruling

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health purchased Pottstown (Pa.) Hospital in 2017 from Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems but remains in dispute with the original owner over the alleged condition of the facility at the time of the sale, according to a CHS filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  4. Home-based care deals are slowing

    The home-based care M&A sector experienced a sluggish third quarter in 2023, marked by just 18 reported deals, according to a Nov. 7 report from investment bank Mertz Taggart. 

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  1. 845,000 patients affected by Sutter Health vendor breach

    The sensitive data of 845,000 Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health patients was compromised in a ransomware attack on its online contact-management vendor Welltok, a Virgin Pulse company.  
  2. Single CT scan increases blood cancer risk by 16%: Study

    A recent study found that CT scans are linked to an increased risk of blood cancer in young people.
  3. Women get Lupus 9x more, Johns Hopkins learns why

    Women and biological females are nine times more likely to be diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Lupus than males, and now researchers at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins have found why. 
  4. Lake Charles Memorial chief medical officer to retire

    Lake Charles (La.) Memorial Health's chief medical officer, Manley Jordan, MD, is set to retire, according to a Nov. 13 filing.
  5. Oklahoma hospital latest to adopt TeamBirth initiative

    Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla., is one of the latest hospitals in the nation to adopt TeamBirth — a care model that 94% of clinicians say improves patient outcomes.
  6. Nurse contract dispute adds to California hospital's woes

    CEO Stephen Gray started his new position at cash-strapped Watsonville (Calif.) Hospital on Nov. 1 and is already locked in negotiations with nursing staff, according to a Nov. 13 Lookout Santa Cruz.
  7. 'This will change prescribing practices': Wegovy cuts risk of major heart events in large study

    Long-awaited findings from an international study of more than 17,000 patients showed the weight loss drug Wegovy reduced the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, and the risk of dying from a heart attack.
  8. 20 worst cities for 'snowbirds,' 'zoombirds'

    Cities in California dominate the bottom of a list of warm weather cities considered the best for "snowbirds" and "zoombirds," according to one new analysis.
  9. Cuts to VCU's marketing budget part of financial turnaround

    In the latter part of 2021, the financial challenges at VCU Health System were pronounced, causing the organization to eliminate unnecessary costs in order to reverse its financial situation, Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Nov. 13. 

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