Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 3 groups of people hospitals should target in an opioid awareness campaign

    If America wants to end the nation's worst drug overdose crisis in modern history, hospitals and health systems will have to do much of the heavy lifting. By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. 3 stories on healthcare organizations adding jobs

    The following healthcare organizations shared plans to add jobs so far in February.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Hospitals and unions: 12 recent conflicts, agreements

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following events related to hospital-union relationships — including contracts, protests and elections — since Jan. 26.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Cost-cutting effort scraps 76 positions at Skagit Regional: 6 things to know

    Mount Vernon, Wash.-based Skagit Regional Health confirmed it is reducing its workforce to try to lower labor expenses.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Narcan distribution helps lower opioid deaths in New York county

    Efforts to address the opioid crisis in Cattaraugus County, N.Y., may be responsible for a reduction in countywide overdose deaths, according to a report from WBFO.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. 78% of patients lack basic information about imaging procedures: 5 findings

    For patients who were undergoing an imaging test, 78 percent said they lacked basic information about the procedure before the test occurred, and nearly as many patients reported they wanted more information from their ordering provider, according to a study published in Radiology.  By Megan Knowles -
  4. How OSF HealthCare partners with community organizations to drive population health

    Health systems are increasingly turning to big data to drive innovation in their facilities. While innovation can take many forms, one Midwestern health system chose to focus on what it calls "radical access to care," successfully integrating social determinants of health data into clinical workflows to support disadvantaged populations.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  1. Mayo Clinic nets $3.76B in record-breaking campaign

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic raised $3.76 billion in one of the country's largest fundraising campaigns organized by an academic medical center.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Senators request $1B toward universal flu vaccine development

    Senators are seeking approval from Congress to put $1 billion over five years toward developing a universal flu vaccine, according to The Washington Times.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Unidentified health system to invest $1B into Indiana medical complex

    An unidentified health system plans to invest upwards of $1 billion into a medical complex that houses an inpatient hospital and medical offices in Carmel, Ind., reports the Indianapolis Business Journal.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. Alabama hospital retains Medicare funding

    CMS threatened to revoke York, Ala.-based Hill Hospital of Sumter County's Medicare contract Feb. 17. However, a recertification survey found the hospital was again in compliance with federal standards.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. Former CFO gets prison time for stealing $111k from Montana health clinic

    The former CFO of Rocky Boy Health Clinic of the Chippewa Cree Tribe in Box Elder, Mont., was sentenced Feb. 14 to 12 months and one day in prison for wire fraud, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 11 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a Georgia hospital group suing Anthem to a judge allowing the Department of Justice's lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group to move forward, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Presence Health to deploy R1 RCM's solution, Halifax Health and AccessHealth enter partnership & more — 11 RCM key notes

    Here are 11 recent updates on companies providing revenue cycle management services.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. 12 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

    The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and general transactions took place or were announced during the week of Feb. 12.  By Alyssa Rege -
  5. Private equity and the for-profit hospital industry: 6 thoughts

    Over the past few years, there have been headwinds with two of the largest for-profit chains, substantial success for HCA — one of the two largest for-profit hospital operators — and significant growth in two of the private equity-funded hospital chains.   By Scott Becker and Molly Gamble -
  6. 4 nurses from hospitals nationwide describe what it felt like to provide care during a mass shooting

    Last week's mass school shooting in Florida is just one of several instances in recent memory denoting the increasing frequency with which such events have begun to occur. There have been roughly 97 mass shootings in the past 35 years, according to a recent Mother Jones analysis.  By Alyssa Rege -
  7. UH Portage Medical Center selects new president: 3 takeaways

    UH Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, Ohio, appointed William Benoit president, according to a Record-Courier report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. Catholic Health taps Mark Sullivan as CEO: 6 notes

    Catholic Health in Buffalo N.Y., a health system with with annual revenues of more than $1.1 billion, named Mark Sullivan president and CEO, effective March 1.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. Las Vegas pain physician arrested for illegal fentanyl distribution: 5 things to know

    Police arrested a Las Vegas pain management physician Feb. 13 for charges related to the unlawful distribution of fentanyl and healthcare fraud.  By Brian Zimmerman -

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