Category: ROOT

A heart attack changed this health system CEO's life

Todd LaPorte brings more than 35 years of healthcare experience to his role as CEO of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based HonorHealth, a role he’s held since April 2017. While he has undoubtedly faced numerous challenges during his career, including those related …

False Claims Act settlements, judgements surpass $2.68B in 2023

False Claims Act settlements and judgments surpassed $2.68 billion during the 2023 fiscal year, according to a Feb. 22 news release from the Justice Department.

Steward issues '6-point action plan'

Dallas-based Steward Health Care has shared a ‘six-point action plan’ to address its ongoing financial troubles and create a more sustainable business as the health system moves into its next phase of operations.

Tower Health cuts 6-month operating loss by $73.5M

West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health reported a $16.6 million operating loss in the first six months of fiscal year 2024, an 81.6% improvement from the $90.1 million loss over the same period last year, according to its Feb. 23 financial report. 

Why 1 hospital launched a 'designated education unit' for new nurses

Mercy Fort Smith (Ark.) Hospital has launched a new 18-bed unit, which will have a 4:1 patient to nurse ratio. The unit is specifically designed to provide close contact, hands-on training for new graduate nurses.

Fred Hutch taps former Cedars-Sinai exec as chief nursing officer

Denene Prophet-Williams, BSN, has been selected to serve as the next vice president and chief nursing officer at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, a spokesperson confirmed to Becker’s. 

110 rural hospital and health system CEOs to know | 2024

Rural hospitals allow patients from remote areas to receive care without traveling long distances or sacrificing quality. The CEOs leading these necessary institutions take on a variety of responsibilities to ensure rural communities have access to top…

For-profit health system CFOs cautiously optimistic on 2-midnight rule

The CFOs of two of the largest for-profit hospital systems said it is too early to see the effect of CMS’ two-midnight rule, but they expressed optimism on their most recent earnings calls. 

Arkansas system breaks rules

If you could break any rule at your health system, what would it be?

New research: 134K+ cancer cases were missed in 2020

There were around 134,395 cases of cancer that went undiagnosed in U.S. adults during the first 10 months of 2020 due to pandemic disruptions in screening and care, research published Feb. 22 in JAMA Oncology estimates.