Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. How nursing schools are tackling high nurse practitioner demand 

    Nursing schools are enacting changes to their programs to meet the high demand for nurse practitioners, Fortune reported Sept. 27. 
  2. 9 hospitals have closed this year — here's why

    From cash flow and staffing challenges to dwindling patient volumes, many factors lead hospitals to shut down. 
  3. Reliance on single-use devices leads to supply chain disruptions, HHS report says

    A Department of Health and Human Services report found single-use medical devices account for most of hospital greenhouse gas emissions and lead to supply chain disruptions.

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  1. Biogen's Alzheimer's drug slowed cognitive decline by 27%

    Following Biogen's recent failure of Aduhelm and a CEO resignation on the horizon, the drugmaker's new Alzheimer's drug candidate showed promising results in a phase 3 trial with a 27 percent slower cognitive decline. 
  2. Strike by mental health workers looms at Minnesota hospitals

    Members of the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa are set to begin a three-day strike Oct. 3 at M Health Fairview and Allina Health facilities in Minnesota.
  3. Houston Methodist reports flu levels not usually seen until December

    Houston Methodist is reporting an early increase in flu cases, with numbers hitting levels not usually seen until the end of the year.
  4. 15 best cities for the 'sandwich generation' to live, per Fortune and CVS

    A new ranking from Fortune and CVS Health assesses the quality of life for the so-called "sandwich generation" of Americans who face the simultaneous responsibilities of raising children while regularly caring for their parents.

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  1. Why Texas will be the center of No Surprises Act litigation

    Healthcare providers are "putting their eggs in one basket," in hopes of challenging the No Surprises Act's dispute resolution process, Bloomberg Law reported Sept. 27. 
  2. Iowa hospital cited for insufficient staff vaccine records

    Sioux City, Iowa-based MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center was cited for failing to develop and implement a system to track staff's COVID-19 vaccinations and exemptions, according to Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals obtained by the Sioux City Journal. 
  3. California training program helps nurses level up in salary

    A California program can help licensed vocational nurses — with a starting salary of $55,000 in the state — train to become registered nurses and make a starting salary around $110,000, The Sacramento Bee reported Sept. 26. Now, the state's Labor and Workforce Development Agency aims to spend $480 million — and the next three years — building similar apprenticeship programs. 
  4. Viewpoint: Lean on assignments — not resumes — during hiring process

    "Minimally viable demonstrations of competence" — or brief, relevant tasks assigned to job candidates that prove they have the skills for the role — pass over the pitfalls of other modern hiring tactics, according to a Sept. 27 Harvard Business Review article. 

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  1. 10 healthcare companies named Fortune's 'best workplaces for women'

    Health insurance, home health, health system consulting, pharmaceutical and telehealth companies were among the 10 healthcare-related organizations named to Fortune's "Best Workplaces for Women" list. 
  2. U of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health creates searchable health database for Cook County

    The University of Illinois at Chicago and data analytics company Metopio have partnered to create a hyperlocal public health data portal for Cook County.
  3. Pandemic spurred many hospitals to expand charity care: Study

    A review of 150 large hospitals found around 31 percent increased charity care, while around 8 percent restricted charity care during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  4. COVID-19 booster adds 70% extra protection against omicron, Providence study finds 

    COVID-19 boosters add about 70 percent extra protection against omicron, which lasts four to five months, a study published Sept. 23 in the Journal of the American Medical Association found. 
  5. 5 unanswered questions about COVID-19

    Researchers have published more than 200,000 studies about COVID-19 in the nearly three years since the virus has emerged — four times the number of studies done on flu in the last century. However, many mysteries still linger about the virus's origins, its future spread and the long-term effect on humans, The Washington Post reported Sept. 26.
  6. NP pay for all 50 states adjusted by cost of living

    The national average hourly pay is $56.75 per for nurse practitioners, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational employment statistics survey. Wages and living costs vary from place to place, however.
  7. Baylor Scott and White, Children's Health, Steward leaders reveal growth strategies

    In today's environment, long-term vision is essential for any hospital and health system. This is especially true as CEOs plan while navigating existing financial and workforce challenges.
  8. Where older Americans are moving to, from

    The U.S. Census Bureau released a new report Sept. 22 examining domestic migration patterns of Americans aged 65 and older living in the U.S.
  9. 3 University of Iowa Health Care leaders share advice for women in medicine

    In honor of the American Medical Association's Women in Medicine Month during September, several leaders from Iowa City-based University of Iowa Health Care are sharing their advice to young professionals.  

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