20 December – Community Health Network fined $345m over Medicare fraud

Indiana-based Community Health Network agreed to pay $345m to resolve allegations of illegal physician referrals and Medicare overbilling, spanning 2008 to 2020.

28 November – Ransomware attack disrupts operations at Ardent Health

US-based healthcare company Ardent Health Services suffered a ransomware attack that hit its information technology systems.

16 October – Wynn Hospital opens in New York’s Utica with $481m investment

The 373-bed Wynn Hospital in downtown Utica, New York, US, opened with an investment of $481.4m.

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20 September – UChicago Medicine begins work on $815m cancer care and research facility

The University of Chicago Medicine commenced $815m project to construct the first standalone cancer care and research pavilion in the US state of Illinois.

18 August – Red Cross to halt financial support for 25 Afghan hospitals

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced plans to halt financial support for 25 hospitals in Afghanistan by the end of August.

21 July – US FTC and HHS warn healthcare providers of online privacy risks

Hospital systems and telehealth providers were warned about the privacy and security risks associated with the use of online tracking technologies integrated into their websites or mobile apps.

21 June – Queensland Government awards over $1bn in tenders for hospital expansion

The Government of Queensland in Australia received over A$1.5bn ($1bn) in tenders for expanding The Prince Charles Hospital and Redcliffe Hospital.

10 May – Henry Ford Health opens new $265m patient tower in Michigan

Henry Ford Health unveiled the new $265m Janet & Jim Riehl North Tower at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Michigan, US, after a decade of planning and three years of preparation and construction.

23 February – Amazon completes acquisition of One Medical for $3.9bn

Amazon completed its previously announced acquisition of primary care provider One Medical in a deal valued at nearly $3.9bn.

30 January – NHS and UK to publish blueprint for emergency care services

The NHS England and the UK government published a blueprint to recover urgent and emergency care services, minimise waiting time while improving overall experience of patients.