• Active physicians per 100,000 people, ranked by specialty

    Across U.S. states and territories, clinical neurophysiology is the specialty with the lowest number of active physicians per 100,000 people, while pediatrics has the highest, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges' recently launched interactive online dashboard. 
  • The fellowship specialties with the most placements

    Oncology and interventional pulmonology were the only programs with 100% fellowship placement among 25 specialties, according to a Nov. 29 National Resident Matching Program report.
  • Weill Cornell Medicine plans largest expansion in 2 decades

    New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine announced plans for expansion and a new research center after acquiring five floors of a building located at 1334 York Ave. —  the current location of the Sotheby's auction house.
  • Improving hospital margins by reducing care variation

    Reducing care variation is key to better outcomes & margins. Build a strategy that helps physicians do it here.
  • How NP growth is changing healthcare hierarchies

    As nurse practitioners surge to 385,000 strong in the U.S., the growing profession is establishing itself as an even more prominent role in healthcare hierarchies. Simultaneously, the American Medical Association anticipates a looming shortage of 100,000 physicians in the next decade. So how will the growth of one and the shrinking of the other influence hospital dynamics?
  • Are hospitals prepared for dengue and rising tropical disease threats?

    Experts are warning clinicians and hospitals in the U.S. to prepare to see increased cases of dengue — a tropical, mosquito-borne disease. In the last month alone, two rare, locally-acquired cases popped up in California. 
  • Active physicians per 100,000 people, ranked by state

    Among U.S. states, Idaho has the lowest number of active physicians per 100,000 people, while Massachusetts has the highest, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges' recently launched interactive online dashboard. 
  • 200 Medicare-funded residency slots awarded to teaching hospitals

    CMS allocated 200 new Medicare-funded residency slots to 100 teaching hospitals, according to a Nov. 16 news release from the American Hospital Association.
  • Total number of physicians, by state

    The Association of American Medical Colleges has launched an interactive online dashboard that combines data previously published in two separate AAMC publications: the Physician Specialty Data Report and the State Physician Workforce Data Report.  
  • Physicians vote against Mission Hospital discipline policies

    Physicians at Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Hospital narrowly voted against governing documents that could have "punished physicians who criticized the hospital," the Citizen Times reported Nov. 16.
  • Meet the Bassett hounds: Health system boosts security with four-legged guardians

    Cooperstown, N.Y.-based Bassett Healthcare is beefing up its 60-person security team that oversees safety at five hospitals and more than 24 regional medical centers with new protective K-9s. 
  • Employee killed at Hawaii hospital; former patient charged

    A 29-year-old employee of Hawaii State Hospital was found stabbed to death Nov. 13 at the facility, which is a behavioral health facility in Kaneohe.
  • Joint Commission says acute, critical access hospitals must join safety network

    As part of its accreditation process, acute care and critical access hospitals will be required to join The Joint Commission National Healthcare Safety Network, the organization noted in a Nov. 1 news release. 
  • Federal program did little to bring physicians to high-need areas: Study

    A federal program designed to incentivize physicians to practice in disadvantaged communities has had little effect, a recent study found.
  • New physicians are spending less than two years at their first job: 6 notes

    Physicians who completed residency or fellowship in the last six years spend less than two years on average at their first job, according to a report by Jackson Physician Search and Medical Group Management Association.
  • Iowa hospital expands birthing center amid national trend of closures

    A hospital in northwestern Iowa is opting to expand its birthing center — going against the trend of ending labor and delivery services at many hospitals nationwide in 2023, RadioIowa reported Nov. 8.
  • 26% of physicians considering a nonclinical career

    Twenty-six percent of physicians are considering leaving the profession for nonclinical careers, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physicians and Nonclinical Careers Report," published Nov. 7.  
  • Could recapturing 40K unused employment visas curb healthcare's staff shortage?

    A bipartisan effort to expedite the recapture of 25,000 already-issued, yet unused immigrant visas for nurses and 15,000 for physicians is garnering support from hospital groups. 
  • California physician assistant program loses accreditation

    The physician assistant program at Seaside-based California State University-Monterey Bay has lost its accreditation and will shut down in May, KSBW reported Nov. 7.
  • Pennsylvania system expands residency options

    WellSpan Health in York, Pa., will expand its residency offerings with the addition of a family medical residency program at its Chambersburg Hospital campus, which will begin enrolling medical residents in 2025.
  • After MSU shooting, Sparrow Hospital expands its mass casualty protocol

    On Feb. 13, Sparrow Hospital in East Lansing, Mich., received and treated five victims from a mass shooting that took place on Michigan State University's campus killing three and injuring five. Now, nine months after the mass casualty event, the hospital is working to expand its protocols for events like this. 

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