Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 90 patient safety experts to know | 2024

    The individuals featured on this list are staunch advocates for patient harm reduction, disease management and disaster preparedness. These honorees include healthcare providers, researchers and executives who prioritize patient safety above all else.
  2. Why Echo Dots are stationed across Houston Methodist

    "Alexa, what are the side effects of amoxicillin?"
  3. CVS Health to roll out new app

    CVS Health is preparing to debut a new app and incorporate AI-driven tools to streamline customer interactions, decrease wait time and enhance overall service quality, The Wall Street Journal reported June 20.

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  1. What your patient's family is telling you can make a difference. Are you listening?

    We who are fortunate to work in healthcare study and train for years to develop the knowledge, expertise and resulting confidence to make decisions that are in the best interests for our patients. It's a tried and true process; families rely on us to know what to do.
  2. Illinois hospital CNO to retire

    Patty Blazier, RN, chief nursing officer at Hamilton Memorial Hospital District in McLeansboro, Ill., has announced her retirement.  
  3. Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare performs 1st-of-its-kind procedure

    A multi-disciplinary team of experts at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tenn., recently performed a surgical procedure known as "Jaw in a Day." The procedure was performed in partnership with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and involved the removal of a tumor from a patient's face and full jaw reconstruction on the same day. 
  4. Northwell hospital unveils renovated medical/surgical unit

    Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.-based Phelps Hospital, part of New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, has completed an $8.8 million renovation of its fifth-floor medical/surgical unit that included converting double rooms into 15 single rooms.

Overcoming the collections crisis: How ASCs can leverage data to boost patient collections + loyalty

ASCs are seeing an explosion of uncompensated care. Learn how rethinking collections can boost revenue + patient retention here.
  1. How University of Utah Health physicians fell in love with AI

    Better eye contact with patients. Less time looking at the computer during appointments. More thorough EHR notes.
  2. Hawaii hospital to begin $653M relocation, upgrade project

    Kona Community Hospital in Kealakekua, Hawaii, will relocate based on population, market demand, anticipated market share growth, and financial considerations, according to the hospital's 2024 strategic plan, which was finalized in May, but published June 7.
  3. 15 hospital M&A moves to know in the 1st half of 2024

    From a Tenet selling spree to Risant Health's acquisition of Geisinger, here are 15 hospital merger and acquisition moves to know from the first six months of 2024. 
  4. 31 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been shared with or reported by Becker's this year:

Clinician onboarding 2.0: How tech can streamline the process + drive savings and retention

Clinician retention starts on day 1. Learn how proactive hospitals are streamlining onboarding to save costs + delight new employees here.
  1. HSHS leader promoted to market COO

    Chad Markham has been promoted to COO of HSHS Central Illinois Market, part of Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System.
  2. Maryland health official resigns after lawsuit alleges safety complaint backlog

    Maryland's director of the agency that regulates nursing homes and hospital safety resigned effective June 27 — about a month after a lawsuit was filed alleging the agency failed to properly inspect facilities, The Washington Post reported June 20.
  3. Virginia Mason Franciscan closes rehab clinic

    Tacoma, Wash.-based Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is closing its outpatient rehabilitation and physical therapy clinic in Port Orchard, Wash., July 12, Gig Harbor Now reported June 20.
  4. EDs seeing higher gun injury cases than before pandemic: 4 notes

    The CDC found gun injury-related visits to emergency departments remained high for the fourth year in a row, especially among patients under 24.
  5. 97 CFO moves in 2024

    The following hospital and health system CFO moves have been shared with or reported by Becker's this year:
  6. Hospitals must kick fee-for-service 'addiction,' CFOs say

    At a time when many health systems are experiencing significant operating losses, others are looking to make lemonade out of lemons by leaning on top revenue-generating services for their hospitals to improve operations and increase revenue.
  7. Missouri is 'failing' these patients, DOJ says

    Following an 18-month investigation, the U.S. Justice Department found that the state of Missouri violated the Americans with Disabilities Act for "unnecessarily institutionalizing adults with mental health disabilities in nursing facilities," according to a report published June 18.
  8. HCA's Scott Davis on the keys to reducing employee turnover

    Scott Davis recently left his role as CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest to helm HCA's Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo.
  9. Risant Health plans to acquire North Carolina system

    Risant Health, a nonprofit formed under Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health.

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