Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Fitch Ratings: Nonprofit hospitals can manage omicron despite challenges

    A report by credit ratings agency Fitch Ratings concludes that the omicron coronavirus variant, although highly transmissible, will not have a major effect on nonprofit hospital operations and cash flows.
  2. CMS chief outlines data interoperability goals: 5 insights for providers, payers

    CMS' goals for health data interoperability focus on standardizing application programming interfaces and streamlining data exchanges
  3. 12 hospitals seeking philanthropy leaders

    Below is a list of 12 hospitals or health systems hiring leaders and executives in philanthropy.

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  1. CHS executive vice president Ben Fordham to retire in 2022

    Ben Fordham, executive vice president, general counsel and assistant secretary for Community Health Systems, will retire at the end of February 2022.
  2. 2 hospitals in China join Mayo Clinic Care Network

    Two hospitals in China — Xi'an International Medical Center Hospital and Xi'an Gaoxin Hospital — joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a worldwide group of independent care systems that can tap into the knowledge and medical expertise of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic.
  3. 13 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    Here are 13 hospitals or health systems that have announced, advanced or completed construction projects in the last three weeks:
  4. 45 CMO moves in 2021

    Becker's has reported the following hospital and health system chief medical officer or chief medical executive moves since Jan. 1, 2021.
  1. Borrego Health to lay off 113 employees, outsource billing

    Borrego Health, a federally qualified health center with more than 40 California locations, will close two of its clinics, lay off more than 100 workers and outsource its in-house billing department, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Dec. 7. 
  2. Why 1 physician thinks the US needs a widespread vaccination mandate

    A vaccination mandate may be the only way to break the cycle of surging COVID-19 infections that are pushing some hospitals to the brink, Rob Davidson, MD, emergency physician in a rural area of West Michigan and executive director of the Committee to Protect Health Care, wrote in an op-ed published Dec. 8 by The New York Times.
  3. New York's pause on elective procedures will hurt hospitals' finances, healthcare group says

    A healthcare group serving more than 40 hospitals and health systems in New York is questioning a state-imposed halt on nonurgent elective procedures at 32 facilities amid a COVID-19 surge, according to the Press-Republican.
  4. How Walgreens uses data to drive the customer experience

    Mike Maresca began his role as chief technology officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance during the pandemic. Despite the chaotic start to his tenure, Mr. Maresca explained some of the company's new partnerships and how Walgreens uses data to create a better experience for its customers to Tech Republic Dec 6. 

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  1. 8 top children's hospitals, ranked by Leapfrog

    The Leapfrog Group honored 149 hospitals with its annual Top Hospital Award. Of those, eight are children's hospitals. 
  2. 4 recent cancer center openings, constructions

    Here are four hospitals and health systems that have expanded their cancer care facilities, opened new facilities, or shared plans to open new centers since Nov. 10. 
  3. Wyoming hospital offers $1K retention bonus to staff

    St. John's Health in Jackson Hole, Wyo., is offering a $1,000 retention bonus to full-time employees, the hospital confirmed to Becker's.
  4. Future of telehealth may rely on lawmakers extending emergency measures 

    The use of telehealth grew over the course of the pandemic, alerting healthcare providers to the benefits of the medical strategy. However, its future may rely on whether lawmakers decide to extend emergency measures introduced throughout the pandemic, PBS reported Dec. 7. 
  5. FDA authorizes AstraZeneca's Evusheld to prevent COVID-19 in certain people

    The FDA issued an emergency use authorization on Dec. 8 for AstraZeneca's Evusheld antibody cocktail, allowing the treatment to be used as a pre-exposure prophylaxis for COVID-19 among immunocompromised people. 
  6. 2 US health systems plan international expansions

    Two major health systems, Pittsburgh-based UPMC and Cleveland Clinic, announced or advanced plans to expand outside the U.S. in 2021.
  7. 12 of the largest donations to healthcare organizations in 2021

    Here is a list of the 12 largest donations made to healthcare organizations in 2021, as reported by Becker's.
  8. Superstar lawyer named board chair for Atrium Health

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority Board of Commissioners, which oversees Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health, elected Angelique "Angie" Vincent-Hamacher to serve as chair, effective Dec. 7. 
  9. 4.2 million Americans quit jobs as openings increase to 11 million in October

    Some 4.2 million Americans quit their jobs in October, indicating workers' willingness or ability to leave jobs amid labor market disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released Dec. 8 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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