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Over half of Mississippi’s rural hospitals at risk of closing

Over half of Mississippi's rural hospitals are at risk of closing immediately or in the near future, according to the state's leading public...

MetroHealth CEO Dr. Akram Boutros is fired

The MetroHealth board of trustees on Monday evening, Nov. 21, announced the firing of the hospital system's president and CEO, Dr. Akram Boutros.The...

Atrium Health hosts annual talent show for staff

Atrium Health employees seek to put their talents on display at work and on the stage. Every year, the Charlotte, North Carolina-based nonprofit health...

Hospital-at-home expansion ignites quality concerns

Hospital-at-home pioneers often rely on partnerships with vendors and insurance companies to navigate challenges with technology and reimbursement. Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic’s Advanced Care at...

Equity issues drive rise in U.S. pregnancy-related risks

Last summer, a friend called to tell me her pregnant daughter was visiting and wondered if she’d be safe delivering her baby if...

Uncovering and furthering solutions to inequities in healthcare

For years, a critical component of Sutter’s health equity work has been increasing awareness among our health system leaders, clinicians and employees of...

Sentara’s Dennis Matheis talks about labor and mental health needs

Sentara recently said that it would boost pay for most of its employees. It will also offer reimbursement for adoptions and infertility care...

As health systems expand, communication is key for staff engagement

Healthcare organizations with a large geographic footprint have adopted a variety of strategies to bolster workforce satisfaction and ensure compliance with collective bargaining...

Intermountain Healthcare posts $2.16B profit through 3rd quarter

Intermountain Healthcare continues to make money during a difficult stretch for the hospital sector, recording $2.16 billion in net income for the first...

 Insurance claim denial rates rising as health systems struggle

Health systems across the country have experienced a significant rise in denied claims over the past year, leading to more administrative work for providers,...

Providence closes 27 Southern California retail clinics

Providence closed its retail clinics in Southern California as the nonprofit health system manages labor issues, inflation and other financial pressures. Renton, Washington-based Providence...

Audits reveal widespread overcharges in Medicare Advantage plans

Newly released federal audits reveal widespread overcharges and other errors in payments to Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors, with some plans overbilling...

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CDC: Flu activity high in 44 states

NEW YORK — The U.S. flu season keeps getting worse. Health officials said Friday that 7.5% of outpatient medical visits last week were due...

Advocate Aurora and Atrium merger finalized

Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health completed their merger, the nonprofit health systems said Friday. The combined organization has more than $27 billion in...

988 mental health hotline resumes after national service outage

The nation's 988 hotline, intended to help anyone experiencing a mental health emergency, was back up and running Friday after a daylong outage. The...

Allianz publishes manual to encourage more inclusive film productions

Munich, December 2nd, 2022 Ahead of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd, Allianz has published a...