Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Crozer Health to end inpatient acute care at 2 hospitals

    Springfield, Pa.-based Crozer Health will halt all services at Delaware County Memorial Hospital within 60 days and transition the hospital to an inpatient behavioral health center by spring 2023, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  2. 18 healthcare organizations receive $3M to test diagnostic innovations

    The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine has issued grants, worth up to $3 million, to 18 health systems and healthcare organizations. 
  3. Former employees file class-action lawsuit against digital pharmacy Medly

    Twelve former employees of Medly have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the digital pharmacy, alleging they weren't given adequate notice or reason for being laid off.

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  1. Hackers using monkeypox phishing scheme to target healthcare organizations, HHS warns

    Hackers are using a monkeypox-themed phishing campaign to target healthcare organizations, the HHS warned Sept. 19. 
  2. Moderna is behind on supply for omicron booster

    Pharmacies and hospitals across the country are running out of Moderna's tweaked vaccine booster, but the vaccine-maker said it expects supply to return to normal levels in a few days. 
  3. Drugmakers have years to skirt the Inflation Reduction Act, experts warn

    Pharmaceutical companies have years to find loopholes in the Inflation Reduction Act — a law recently signed that aims to lower drug costs — and legal experts say the delayed implementation could hinder its goals, NBC News reported Sept. 20. 
  4. Hospitals get big grants to install Epic's EHR

    Small, rural and safety-net hospitals across the U.S. are receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding and community grants to purchase and install Epic EHRs.

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  1. CVS, Walmart settle for $147M in West Virginia opioid case

    Retail pharmacy chains CVS and Walmart have settled for $147.5 million in West Virginia lawsuits that accused the companies of oversupplying opioids, Patrick Morrisey, the state's attorney general, said in a Sept. 20 news conference. 
  2. Keith Gnagey to remain on Idaho hospital board after departure as CEO

    Keith Gnagey, former CEO of Teton Valley Health in Driggs, Idaho, will continue to serve as a member of the Teton Valley Health board of directors.
  3. Grand View Health names Dr. Michael Prasto VP, chief medical officer

    Sellersville, Pa.-based Grand View Health has selected emergency medicine physician Michael Prasto, MD, to serve as its new vice president and chief medical officer. He is currently assistant CMO and will transition to the new role over the next few months, according to a Sept. 14 news release. 
  4. US health system most affected by worker shortages, survey says

    Sixty-nine percent of U.S. healthcare practitioners say that a lack of skilled workers is the biggest threat to the national health system, according to a survey conducted by the World Innovation Summit for Health.

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  1. Texas Medical Center to build biomanufacturing center for medical supplies, drugs

    Houston-based Texas Medical Center on Sept. 20 unveiled plans to build a biomanufacturing center called the TMC BioPort. It will focus on manufacturing and distributing medical supplies, therapies and pharmaceuticals. 
  2. Oracle Cerner's $156K penalty for VA EHR outages under scrutiny

    Oracle Cerner's penalty charge, imposed by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the number of outages the system has experienced, has come under fire from Rep. Matt Rosendale, FedScoop reported Sept. 20. 
  3. More hospital CEOs exit as labor challenges persist

    More than six dozen hospital CEOs have left their roles this year, according to a Sept. 21 Challenger, Gray & Christmas report. 
  4. Routinely screen most adults for anxiety, US task force says

    Physicians should routinely screen adults under the age of 65 for anxiety disorders, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said in draft guidance published Sept. 20. The task force also continues to recommend screening all adults for depression. 
  5. FDA warns against viral 'Nyquil chicken cooking challenge'

    The FDA issued a warning against cooking chicken in NyQuil after a social media challenge went viral. 
  6. Cancer death rates fall thanks to new treatments and screenings

    Death rates from cancer have fallen over the past two decades, resulting in more than 18 million cancer survivors in the U.S. — up from three million in 1971. New treatments and screenings are to thank, NBC News reported Sept. 12.
  7. Pandemic 'is not where it was,' Biden clarifies

    President Joe Biden sought to clarify his declaration that the pandemic is "over" after facing backlash from patients, physicians and health experts this week, The Hill reported Sept. 20.
  8. 5 health systems hit with credit downgrades

    Credit rating downgrades for several health systems were tied to capital expenditures and cash flow issues in recent months.
  9. Rhode Island's healthcare system 'is in crisis,' Lifespan CFO warns

    Hospitals across the country continue to face unprecedented financial challenges, and Lifespan CFO David Kirshner warns that the result has left the Rhode Island healthcare system in crisis, according to a Sept. 15 news release shared with Becker's.

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