Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. How omicron changed the reinfection landscape

    COVID-19 reinfections have seemingly become common since omicron and its sublineages took hold, The New York Times reported June 11. 
  2. Pronoun pins prove popular among staff, patients at hospitals that adopt them

    When Marcelle Davis, PhD, joined Richmond, Va.-based VCU Health System in the fall of 2020, a large part of her goal revolved around initiatives to improve inclusivity.
  3. 10 PA specialties that earned the most in 2021

    Physician assistants working within cardiovascular/cardiothoracic surgery earned $147,000 in 2021, marking it the highest paid PA specialty last year, according to the American Academy of Physician Assistants salary survey published June 8. 

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  1. Cedars-Sinai Health System names CFO

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Health System has promoted David Wrigley to executive vice president and CFO, effective July 1.
  2. Houston Methodist breaks ground on 400-bed hospital

    Houston Methodist broke ground on its 400-bed hospital in Cypress, Texas, which is anticipated to open by 2025, Community Impact reported June 9.
  3. Medical supply distributor lands $20M in series A round

    Online healthcare supplier and 1-year-old company Bttn clinched a $20 million series A funding round with the help of existing investor Fuse. 
  4. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.

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  1. UPMC breaks ground on $1.5B hospital

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC broke ground on a 17-story hospital June 14, which will have 636 private patient rooms. The project is a $1.5 billion investment, a spokesperson told Becker's.
  2. 'Forever chemicals' linked to higher hypertension risk in middle-aged women

    Middle-aged women with higher blood concentrations of common chemicals are at higher risk of developing hypertension, according to a June 13 study published in Hypertension.
  3. Massachusetts hospital faces pushback over decision to close birth center

    The Massachusetts Nurses Association is showing its opposition to Beverly (Mass.) Hospital's plans to permanently close its freestanding birth center in September because of staffing shortages, The Salem News reported June 13.
  4. Idaho hospital CEO resigns

    Mike Blauer resigned as administrator and CEO of Bear Lake Memorial Hospital in Montpelier, Idaho.
  1. 10 hospitals, health systems seeking philanthropy leaders

    Several hospitals and health systems have open positions for philanthropy leaders. Here are 10: 
  2. 3 findings from LeadingAge's new home health industry report

    Home healthcare agencies with case manager caseloads under 25 have the highest care quality and patient satisfaction star ratings, according to Leading Age's "National Healthcare at Home Best Practices and Future Insights Study."
  3. 3 recent cardiology guidance updates

    Here are three recent cardiology guidance updates Becker's has reported on since April 26: 
  4. Oregon hospital to keep behavioral health unit open after protests

    Coos Bay, Ore.-based Bay Area Hospital will keep its inpatient behavioral health unit open after advocacy from nurses, community members and elected officials, KCBY reported June 13.
  5. Top tech salaries by skill

    Companies are apt to pay hefty salaries for rare, in-demand tech skills, particularly ones related to enterprise-level infrastructure, such as data storage and discovery, and the cloud, according to a report by the career website Dice.com.
  6. Mail-order pharmacy dispenses abortion pills to 31 states

    As some pharmacists hesitate to fill prescriptions for abortion pills as multiple states pass restrictive abortion laws, a 4-year-old online startup is "one of the nation's leading distributors of abortion pills," Time reported June 13. 
  7. Biggest threats to healthcare cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity experts say that the two biggest threats to healthcare cybersecurity are insider threats and ransomware. 
  8. Telehealth popularity by specialty

    While telemedicine adoption has increased greatly during the pandemic, its use varies widely depending on the medical specialty in question.
  9. Digital pharmacy Truepill lays off 15% of staff

    Truepill, a mail-order pharmacy startup, has laid off 15 percent of its workforce, its chief executive said in a letter to employees.

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