OSF HealthCare is investing $17.8m to expand its St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois, from 148 beds to 177. The aim is to meet growing inpatient demand from a rapidly expanding local population, according to interim president Jennifer Ulrich. The addition of 25 beds has been approved; approval for three further beds is awaited. The expansion should begin in 2024, with patients starting to benefit by the end of 2026.
US healthcare company, Change Healthcare, has been targeted by the hacker collective ALPHV/Blackcat, which claimed to have stolen sensitive health data of millions of Americans.