Hospitals


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    CrowdStrike outage hits US hospitals

    The cybersecurity firm released what was meant to be a routine software update, but now health systems, including CommonSpirit Health and Cleveland Clinic, are locked out of Windows systems.

    By July 19, 2024
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    Providence names new CEO

    Erik Wexler, currently the health system’s COO, will step into the CEO role on Jan. 1.

    By July 18, 2024
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    Labor

    Disputes between hospitals and workers are likely to continue even as the pandemic’s greatest impacts subside — a source of friction that could leave patients caught in the middle.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
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    Healthcare is an ‘easy victim’ for ransomware attacks. How hospitals can mitigate the damage.

    Limited resources in a highly connected ecosystem can make hospitals vulnerable, but planning ahead and implementing key protections could help thwart attack.

    By July 18, 2024
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    Northwell Health partners with Instacart to bolster food access

    The tie-up with New York’s largest healthcare provider is focusing first on supporting expecting mothers in Black and Brown communities who are food insecure.

    By Peyton Bigora • July 18, 2024
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    Tracking Steward's decline

    Steward executives cashed in prior to bankruptcy filing

    Fourteen executives received over $1 million in total compensation the year before Steward entered Chapter 11 restructuring, bankruptcy documents show.

    By July 17, 2024
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    UHS names new senior VP of human resources

    Maria Zangardi stepped into the role July 15.

    By July 17, 2024
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    Chicago children’s hospital faces class action suits after cyberattack

    Multiple lawsuits were filed last week after Lurie Children’s Hospital reported a cyberattack earlier this year may have exposed data of more than 775,000 people.

    By July 15, 2024
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    Private equity-backed providers represent less than 4% of US market: PitchBook

    Despite the swell of political and media attention to private equity’s role in healthcare, PitchBook reports investment growth in providers has slowed.

    By July 15, 2024
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    Tracking Steward's decline

    Steward Health Care under federal investigation for fraud and corruption

    The Department of Justice investigation follows a multi-year international probe into Steward's deal to improve three hospitals in Malta.

    By July 12, 2024
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    Illustration: Xavier Lalanne-Tauzia for Industry Dive

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    Sanford Health and Marshfield Clinic in talks to merge

    The Midwestern health systems are not strangers to the bargaining table, having both pursued mergers in the past year. However, this time they hope to get a deal done.

    By July 11, 2024
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    Geisinger to spend $880M on medical center expansion

    The project is the latest of several expansions for the Pennsylvania-based health system.

    By July 11, 2024
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    Healthcare groups say cyber rule should explicitly name insurers, vendors

    Healthcare associations say insurers and vendors need to be more clearly included in the regulation, citing the impact of the Change Healthcare cyberattack.

    By July 8, 2024
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    Hackensack Meridian Health files lawsuit in wake of Chevron decision

    Experts predict a wave of litigation will follow the Chevron ruling, which raised the bar for healthcare agencies when implementing laws with unclear intent.

    By July 3, 2024
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    Cedars-Sinai taps new CEO

    Peter Slavin formerly served as president of Massachusetts General Hospital.

    By July 3, 2024
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    Data breach at Geisinger may have exposed data from 1.2M patients

    A former employee at vendor Nuance Communications accessed patient data two days after being terminated, according to the health system. The employee is facing federal charges.

    By July 2, 2024
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    Prospect Medical Holdings reveals DOJ investigation

    The federal investigation follows multiple state inquiries into Prospect’s business practices last year.

    By July 2, 2024
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    Tracking Steward's decline

    Optum backs out of deal to buy Steward’s physician group

    Steward has been gunning for the deal since March. Without Optum at the table, it’s unclear who will buy the struggling health system’s medical clinics.

    By June 28, 2024
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    Supreme Court allows emergency abortions in Idaho, sidestepping broader EMTALA questions

    The Supreme Court declined to issue broad guidance on how to adjudicate conflicts between state abortion laws and a federal law requiring hospitals provide patients with emergency care.

    By June 26, 2024
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    UAB Health to acquire Ascension St. Vincent’s for $450M

    The deal is set to close later this year, pending regulatory review.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Hospital mergers tied to increased layoffs, reduced tax revenues: report

    A National Bureau of Economic Research report found layoffs followed hospital mergers, as employers struggled to absorb the costs of rising healthcare premiums.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Novant hires cyber exec from CommonSpirit

    Sanjeev Sah will take on the chief information security officer role at the North Carolina-based health system after more than three years at CommonSpirit Health.

    By June 25, 2024
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    For-profits performed worse on ‘most socially responsible’ hospital rankings

    For-profit hospitals represented an outsized portion of low grades on an index from the Lown Institute measuring equity, care value and patient outcomes.

    By June 25, 2024
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    HHS finalizes info blocking penalties for providers

    Providers pushed back against the disincentives, with the Medical Group Management Association calling them “unnecessarily punitive.”

    By June 25, 2024
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    Kaiser-owned Risant to buy North Carolina system Cone Health

    If the deal goes through, it will be Risant’s second acquisition after the nonprofit hospital venture was launched last year.

    By June 24, 2024
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    Federal judge sides with providers, nixes online tracker guidance

    A federal court in Texas ruled regulators exceeded their authority in limiting providers’ use of online tracking technologies.

    By June 24, 2024