Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Number of COVID-19 patients in ICU, state by state

    Of states reporting relevant data, California currently has the most COVID-19 patients in intensive care, according to the COVID Tracking Project.
  2. Elon Musk to join German drugmaker's COVID-19 vaccine effort

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk on July 2 tweeted about the company's plans to aid German drugmaker CureVac in its efforts to produce a COVID-19 vaccine.
  3. 7 hospitals buying land for expansions

    Below are seven hospitals or health systems that purchased or announced plans to buy land for expansions since Jan. 1, as reported by Becker's Hospital Review.
  1. UC Berkeley, other institutions receive $20M for chemical innovation center

    A research collaborative led by the University of California Berkeley has been awarded a $20 million five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a chemical innovation research center.
  2. New York City hospital, oncology practice to build cancer center

    The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City is partnering with New York Cancer & Blood Specialists to build a cancer care facility.
  3. Walmart's key healthcare moves in 2020: A timeline

    In the last few months, Walmart has deepened its presence in healthcare with new primary care clinics and expanded telehealth services.
  4. Daily step counts dropped significantly in early stages of pandemic, study finds

    Daily counts of steps taken decreased significantly in the early stages of the pandemic, indicating a drop off in physical activity, a new study suggests.

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  1. Nuvance Health names new CMIO

    Nuvance Health tapped Albert Villarin, MD, to serve as its new vice president and chief medical information officer.
  2. 10 hospitals seeking supply chain talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week:
  3. COVID-19 not keeping most Americans away from their physicians, survey shows

    About 83 percent of Americans said they are no longer delaying visiting a physician due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new survey shows.
  4. WVU Health System adds 12th hospital

    New Martinsville, W.V.-based Wetzel County Hospital officially joined the Morgantown-based West Virginia University Health System on July 1.

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  1. Federal health officials urge blood banks to boost supply of convalescent plasma

    Federal health officials are working with the American Red Cross and other blood donation organizations in an effort to boost supplies of convalescent plasma, a promising COVID-19 treatment, The Wall Street Journal reported. 
  2. Less than one-third of hospitals are using EHR-embedded telehealth tools

    Only 31 percent of hospitals and health systems are using capabilities within their EHR systems to conduct telehealth visits, according to a recent Sage Growth Partners report.
  3. Cleveland Clinic receives $1.2M to recruit minority, underrepresented students in biomedical research program

    The National Institutes of Health awarded Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland State University a five-year, $1.2 million grant to recruit minority PhD students and students underrepresented in the science and tech workforce.
  4. Labs to use pooled testing to ramp up COVID-19 surveillance

    The U.S. government is planning to use a strategy called pooled testing to boost the number of COVID-19 tests performed nationwide, The New York Times reported. 
  5. Experts warn of possible shortages of syringes for COVID-19 vaccine

    Some experts have warned that syringes for a future COVID-19 vaccine could face the same supply issues as N95 masks and other personal protective equipment, USA Today reported. 
  6. Saint Luke's takes over hospital from HCA

    Kansas City, Mo.-based Saint Luke's Health System assumed management of Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola, Kan., on July 1, according to the Kansas City Business Journal. 
  7. CHS sells hospital, exits Louisiana

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has completed the sale of Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston to Allegiance Health Management. 
  8. State-by-state breakdown of 36 critical access hospital closures

    Nearly one in five Americans live in rural areas and depend on their local hospital for care. Since 2005, 171 of those hospitals have closed, according to the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.
  9. More US adults getting treated for depression

    The number of U.S. adults with depression receiving treatment jumped 9 percentage points within a decade, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry. 

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