Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Amazon, Cleveland Clinic + others urge Senate to expand telehealth flexibilities

    Amazon joined hundreds of provider groups, hospitals and virtual care companies to send a joint letter to the U.S. Senate to pass a two-year extension of telehealth policies that were enacted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. AHA to Congress: Expedite visas for nurses to boost workforce

    The American Hospital Association issued a statement Sept. 14 urging the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship and Border Safety to take steps to improve the immigration process to alleviate the U.S. healthcare worker shortage.
  3. Thomas Jefferson University, Acadia Healthcare establish primary affiliation agreement

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Acadia Healthcare's Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital entered into an affiliation agreement with Thomas Jefferson University's Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health, according to a Sept. 15 news release.

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  1. Bill aims to protect pharmacists refusing to sell abortion drugs

    Republican House lawmakers introduced a bill Sept. 14 intended to offer sweeping protection to pharmacists who refuse to sell or fill prescriptions for drugs that can cause an abortion. 
  2. Bingham Healthcare names Holly Davis as chief nursing officer

    Blackfoot, Idaho-based Bingham Healthcare has selected Holly Davis, RN, as chief nursing officer. 
  3. New York improperly billed Medicaid $84.3M, OIG says

    An audit from the HHS Office of the Inspector General found that New York improperly billed Medicaid at least $84.3 million for nonemergency medical transportation services provided in New York City. 
  4. Grady gets $130M cash infusion as Atlanta braces for 460-bed loss

    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced a $130 million cash infusion for Atlanta's public Grady Health System Sept. 15, two weeks after an unexpected decision from Wellstar Health System to close the neighboring Atlanta Medical Center this fall.

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  1. Alabama hospital CEO resigns

    The CEO of Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp, Ala., has resigned, The Andalusia Star News reported Sept. 15. 
  2. Iowa nurse fired for incorrectly administering monkeypox shots

    An on-call nurse in Iowa has been fired after improperly administering monkeypox vaccines to Polk County residents, the Des Moines Register reported Sept. 14.
  3. 12% of cancer survivors live in poverty

    Twelve percent of cancer survivors live in poverty, leading to poor health outcomes and an inability to see doctors because of the cost, researchers at the Augusta-based Medical College of Georgia and the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University found.
  4. Tenet opens South Carolina hospital

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare has opened a 100-bed hospital in Fort Mill, S.C.

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  1. Oracle's plan to 'modernize' Cerner

    Oracle closed its $28.4 billion acquisition of Cerner in June and the company contributed $1.4 billion to Oracle's revenue in the first quarter of 2023, which ended Aug. 31.
  2. Massachusetts nurse pleads guilty in $100M fraud scheme

    A Massachusetts nurse has pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston in connection with a $100 million healthcare fraud scheme, the Justice Department announced Sept. 13. 
  3. End of pandemic 'in sight,' WHO says: 4 COVID-19 updates

    Globally, new weekly COVID-19 deaths have reached their lowest point since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, according to the World Health Organization's latest epidemiological report. 
  4. Top 10 pediatrics residency programs, ranked by physicians

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers the best clinical training in pediatrics, according to Doximity's 2022 to 2023 Residency Navigator.
  5. Don't overprescribe monkeypox treatment, FDA warns physicians

    The number of prescriptions for monkeypox antiviral Tpoxx should be "judicious" because virus mutations can make it ineffective, the FDA said in an updated monkeypox guidance Sept. 14. 
  6. Hoag hospital receives $106M, largest ever donation

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has received a $106 million donation from the Audrey Steele Burnand estate, The Orange County Reporter reported Sept. 14. 
  7. Ben Taub Hospital detects Legionella in water supply 

    Ben Taub Hospital, one of Houston-based Harris Health System's facilities, detected Legionella bacteria in its water supply, KHOU 11 reported Sept. 14.
  8. Where health systems will focus innovation spend next

    Becker's recently invited hospital and health system chief innovation officers to share their proudest innovations. Now, to look ahead, we asked them where they see hospitals and health systems focusing their projects and investments in the future.
  9. The cities where inflation has grown the most, least

    Inflation climbed higher in some cities than others over the past several months, with a handful of cities seeing inflation fall. 

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