Industry News - October 2022

Healthcare Facilities Continue to Experience Significant Shortage of Staff

The primary challenge in recruiting allied healthcare professionals is the current labor shortage.

10/31/2022


Kansas-Based Saint Luke's Health System to Close Two Locations

Emergency care will continue to be available at both locations until December.

10/28/2022


Workers Still Want to Quit Their Job

More workers want to quit, but few have plans to actually do so.

10/28/2022


Nursing Homes to See Tougher Federal Oversight

Revisions to Special Focus Facility program aims to increase enforcement actions for facilities that fail to demonstrate improvement.

10/26/2022


Senior Care Facilities Acquisitions Dropped in Third Quarter

The number of publicly announced seniors housing and care acquisitions in the third quarter of 2022 dropped to 133 deals.

10/26/2022


Healthcare Merger and Acquisition Activity Remains Active

Healthcare M&A deal value totals revealed a slight increase from $57.74 billion in Q2:22 to $58.2 billion during Q3:22.

10/24/2022


Essentia Health and Marshfield Clinic Health System Explore Merger

A combined organization would feature a network of 3,800 providers serving more than 2 million people in rural and mid-urban communities.

10/21/2022


Healthcare Facilities See Increase in Regulatory Burdens

Prior authorization requirements ranked as the top burden for medical practices.

10/21/2022


Convent Health Hobbs Hospital Reduces Services After Reports of Rodents, Water Quality Issues

The hospital has created a mitigation plan with outside experts.

10/19/2022


Parkview Health System Signs Letter of Intent to Join UCHealth

In the letter of intent, both healthcare systems commit to strengthening services offered throughout Southern Colorado.

10/18/2022


USDA Awards $110 Million to Improve Rural Healthcare Facilities

These grants will help 208 rural healthcare organizations expand facilities and critical services for nearly 5 million people in 43 states and Guam.

10/17/2022


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Receives $710 Million Donation from Bezos Family, Plans Expansion

The gift supports the organization’s efforts to accelerate the pace and breadth of medical breakthroughs in cancer and infectious disease.

10/14/2022


Iowa-Based Blessing Health to Close

The demand of patient care does not support the investment required to operate and maintain the hospital.

10/10/2022


Occupancy of Senior Care Facilities Increases, Outpaces Growth in Inventory

The total number of occupied senior housing units is 2,400 units shy of its pre-pandemic all-time high level.

10/10/2022


Atlanta Medical Center Closes Emergency Department Prior to Hospital Closure in November

The AMC emergency department will close on Oct. 14.

10/6/2022


Healthcare Facilities Worker Burnout on the Rise

Researchers concerned that findings could indicate more mental health disorders and cardiovascular diseases in healthcare staff.

10/5/2022


Rural Healthcare Programs Extended Through December

Rural hospitals are at higher risk of closure.

10/5/2022



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