Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 1 in 10 US lung transplants are for COVID patients

    COVID-19 patients now account for about 1 in 10 U.S. lung transplants, according to data from the United Network for Organ Sharing, as cited by NPR.
  2. Experimental treatment may have cured Type 1 diabetes for the first time

    In a Vertex Pharmaceuticals clinical trial, an experimental treatment may have cured Type 1 diabetes for the first time in a 64-year-old patient, The New York Times reported Nov. 27.
  3. State-by-state breakdown of $7.5B in rural healthcare pandemic aid

    HHS on Nov. 23 started distributing $7.5 billion in payments to rural healthcare providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  1. COVID-19 surge intensifies in Michigan: 4 updates

    The federal government is sending medical teams to Michigan to help hospitals respond to surging COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state.
  2. Mayo Clinic names new CNO addition to southwest Wisconsin leadership team 

    Lisa Archer, RN, has been named chief nursing officer for Mayo Clinic's Southwest Wisconsin region, the health system said Nov. 24.
  3. Hospitals, health systems mandating vaccines for workers

    The number of hospitals and health systems requiring COVID-19 vaccination for employees is growing.
  4. Physicians concerned over 'perceived loss of autonomy' after removal of Erlanger chief of staff

    In a recent development, physicians outside of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System are expressing concern following the removal of Chris Young, MD, from his roles as trustee and chief of staff, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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    Stanford University is the best college for entrepreneurs, according to financial database PitchBook's annual ranking of the top 50 colleges for business founders. 
  2. Epic in the headlines: 7 November updates 

    From expanding its collaboration with precision medicine unicorn Tempus to supporting new EHR go-lives, here are seven updates on Epic's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in November.  
  3. Merck's full study results show drop in COVID-19 antiviral effectiveness

    In a final analysis, the COVID-19 antiviral drug developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics reduced the risk of hospitalization or death among high-risk patients by about 30 percent, down from 48 percent in an earlier analysis. 
  4. US restricts travel from 8 nations as omicron variant spreads — 10 things to know

    Amid rising concern over the new COVID-19 variant, omicron, the U.S. is tightening borders and limiting travel from eight countries, including South Africa, where the variant was first detected. 
  1. UnitedHealth Group names new CMO

    UnitedHealth Group appointed Margaret-Mary Wilson, MD, as executive vice president and CMO, a company spokesperson told Becker's.
  2. 8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a for-profit hospital operator defeating billing fraud claims to an insurance company suing radiology companies and physicians, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  3. CEO of Washington hospital resigns after 2 years

    Charles Hall will resign from his role as superintendent and CEO of Island Hospital in Anacortes, Wash., on Dec. 3.
  4. How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Healthcare Philanthropy

    To continue their service to communities, hospitals need more money from more sources.
  5. 6 recent hospital, health system resignations

    The following resignations were reported in November: 
  6. NewYork-Presbyterian CEO: 15% of workforce is food insecure as inflation hits a high

    Inflation has increased the prices for goods and services, putting pressure on workers and health systems to increase wages, Bloomberg reported Nov. 19. 
  7. Georgia system fired physician for voicing concerns over ED policy, suit says

    An emergency physician filed a lawsuit against Warner Robins, Ga.-based Houston Healthcare Nov. 19, claiming he was fired in retaliation for reporting concerns about the system's admitting practices, according to court documents obtained by Becker's.
  8. Mercyhealth applies to end inpatient care at Illinois hospital

    Mercyhealth, which has seven hospitals in Wisconsin and Illinois, filed an application with the Illinois Health and Services Review Board to end inpatient services at Javon Bea Hospital-Rockton next year, local news station WTVO reported Nov. 24. 
  9. 3 departing health system CEOs on what comes next

    The following CEOs have announced their planned departures from health systems they've led for decades. What will they do once they leave?

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