Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. New York City physician gets 5-year prison sentence for role in kickback scheme

    A New York City physician was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for partaking in a bribery and kickback scheme involving Insys Therapeutics and its fentanyl spray Subsys, the Department of Justice said June 16.
  2. 'We have to overcome inertia': Emory Heart and Vascular Institute's Dr. Angel Leon on today's priorities in cardiology

    To move the needle on innovative treatment approaches within cardiology, the field must avoid over reliance on traditional approaches, says Angel Leon, MD, co-director of Atlanta-based Emory Heart and Vascular Institute. 
  3. The hospital room of the future: 5 innovation execs outline what to expect in next 5 years 

    Digital health and tech adoption have skyrocketed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving many hospitals and health systems adopting technologies that support remote patient monitoring, two-way video communications and more. 

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  1. What's on the AI wishlist for 3 healthcare execs?

    Artificial intelligence creates endless opportunities in hospitals to create synergy with front-line staff and pass the torch of the most tedious tasks to a computer that can't get tired. 
  2. Tennessee nursing school gets $1.5M to expand sexual assault training program

    The University of Tennessee Health Science Center's nursing school in Memphis has received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from HHS to expand a training and certification program on caring for patients who experienced sexual assault. 
  3. Hospitals have been top employer for Black professionals — but share of high earners is shrinking

    The share of top-earning Black professionals in hospitals is shrinking, according to a June 17 report published by The Conference Board.
  4. How vaccines stack up against CDC's 5 variants of concern

    The CDC designated the delta variant of the coronavirus — first identified in India — as a "variant of concern" June 15, reigniting attention on the race between vaccines and coronavirus variants. 

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  1. Almost 900 in NYC advised to revaccinate after shots frozen too long

    Nearly 900 people in New York City were advised to receive a third dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine after receiving doses that were left in a freezer for too long at a vaccination site in Times Square, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirmed to Becker's. 
  2. Cook County healthcare workers to strike next week

    Cook County workers and nurses in Chicago plan to strike on or after June 24, according to the unions that represent them. 
  3. 2 factors will determine need for COVID-19 boosters, Fauci says

    U.S. health officials are watching two key factors to determine if and when Americans will need COVID-19 vaccine boosters, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during a June 17 White House briefing. 
  4. Alabama nurse fired after TikToks with COVID-19 misinformation, racism go viral

    An Alabama nurse is out of a job after TikToks featuring him spreading COVID-19 misinformation and making inflammatory comments went viral, The Birmingham News reported.
  1. 7 women making moves in healthcare leadership

    The following leadership moves by women were reported on or after June 11. 
  2. 19 hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported since June 12:
  3. Providence names regional chief executive of Covenant Health

    Walter Cathey was named regional chief executive of Covenant Health, officials of the Lubbock, Texas-based health system said June 17.
  4. 9 hospital construction projects costing $1B+

    Since Jan. 1, nine hospitals and health systems announced, advanced or completed expansion and renovation projects with price tags of $1 billion or more.
  5. Ochsner to take over 7-hospital system

    Rush Health Systems, a seven-hospital system in Meridian, Miss., signed an agreement to join New Orleans-based Ochsner Health.
  6. RWJBarnabas, Rutgers Cancer Institute to break ground on $750M pavilion

    West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey will break ground on a $750 million cancer facility June 24. 
  7. 'I look forward to the day my gender is no longer notable': UNC Health president on mentorship, health equity

    UNC Health President Janet Hadar, MSN, has been working in healthcare for more than 30 years — 18 of which she has spent with the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based system. Here she discusses how the safety-net health system prioritizes team spirit, the importance of visibility in women's leadership and more.
  8. UnitedHealth CMOs target lower-cost sites of service, care gaps

    Richard Migliori, MD, executive vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at UnitedHealth Group, and Margaret-Mary Wilson MD, executive vice president and associate chief medical officer at UnitedHealth, outlined several long-term care strategies during a June 16 call.
  9. 5 hospitals have closed this year — here's why

    Whether it is insurance limitations, dwindling patient volume or the COVID-19 pandemic, many factors contribute to hospital closures. Since the beginning of the year, several hospitals have shut down. 

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