• NIMH director to step down

    Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD, will step down from his role as director of the National Institute of Mental Health on June 14.
  • Prominent Johns Hopkins physician exits following misconduct allegations 

    Prominent pathologist Jonathan Epstein, MD, has resigned from Baltimore-based The Johns Hopkins Hospital amid misconduct allegations and being placed on administrative leave in May, The Washington Post reported Feb. 24. 
  • 7 Optum updates to know

    From cyberattacks to partnership terminations, here are seven updates surrounding UnitedHealth's Optum that Becker's has reported on in February:
  • What to know about the third largest physician group

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Select Physical Therapy is the third largest physician group in the U.S. and includes 9,055 physicians and 2,000 outpatient physical therapy centers across 40 states.
  • Iowa clinic closes following layoffs

    Grand River Medical Group's Cascade (Iowa) Clinic has closed following a round of layoffs that took place at the beginning of February, the Cascade Pioneer reported Feb. 28.
  • Providence names clinical network chief executive

    Susan Huang, MD, was named chief executive for the clinical network of Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health, which encompasses the health system's ambulatory operations.
  • 10 cities with the best, worst mental and physical health

    Residents of Fremont, Calif., have the best physical and mental well-being of any city in the U.S., according to a Feb. 27 report by personal finance website WalletHub.
  • MemorialCare hospital names medical director

    Michael Krychman, MD, has been named medical director of women's health services at MemorialCare's Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills, Calif.
  • The physician trend worth watching

    Artificial intelligence and machine learning have major potential in healthcare.
  • Dartmouth Health: Physician mistaken for man who used slurs in viral video

    Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth Health has voiced its support for an otolaryngologist who was accused of racism and was the target of threats of violence, saying the physician was misidentified as a man who used a racial slur in a viral TikTok video.
  • Former professor donates $1B to cover New York med school students' tuition

    Ruth Gottesman, EdD, donated $1 billion to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, instructing the New York City-based institution to cover tuition for all students going forward, The New York Times reported Feb. 26.
  • 10 best, worst states for women

    Massachusetts is the best state for women, while Oklahoma is the worst, according to personal finance site WalletHub.
  • Major trends this physician is watching

    Bans on noncompete clauses, the decline of private practices, and the decreased decision-making power for employed physicians are all trends one physician is watching.
  • The trends concerning physicians

    From the artificial intelligence boom to private equity concerns, physicians are keeping their eye on several trends.
  • 6 physician fraud cases in February

    Here are six physician fraud cases making headlines that Becker's has reported on so far in February: 
  • State-by-state breakdown of primary care physicians

    California has the most total primary care physicians, according to a January report from KFF. 
  • Are hospitalists burnt out? 

    Hospitalists are less burned out in 2024 than 2023, according to Medscape's "Hospitalist Burnout & Depression Report 2024."
  • The workplace measures that can aid hospitalist burnout

    Increasing compensation and making work schedules more flexible were tied for the top workplace measures to help with hospitalists' burnout, according to Medscape's "Hospitalist Burnout & Depression Report 2024."
  • Noncompete laws continue to evolve nationwide

    Noncompete laws are changing nationwide. Here are some recent moves regarding the policies in three states:
  • Pennsylvania physician sues former employer over noncompete clause

    A urologist is suing his former employer, Scranton, Pa.-based Commonwealth Health Physician Network, for enforcing a noncompete agreement that limits his ability to practice locally, Medscape Medical News reported Feb. 15. 

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