Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Viewpoint: 'Pharmacy desert' definition is ripe for revision

    Time traveled is a better indicator than distance traveled in determining what constitutes a pharmacy desert, Yale and Weill Cornell researchers argue in a July 29 opinion piece in The Hill.
  2. COVID-19 nasal vaccine: 3 notes

    In a July 26 federal summit about the future of COVID-19 treatments, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, highlighted the importance of developing nasal vaccines. 
  3. Amazon's threat to retail pharmacies: 3 findings

    The retail pharmacy industry is facing increased competition from online retailers such as Amazon, according to the J.D. Power 2022 "U.S. Pharmacy Study" released July 28.

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  1. St. Charles physicians, healthcare workers revive unionization efforts

    St. Charles Medical Group physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other healthcare workers have refiled their petition with the National Labor Relations Board for union representation, according to an Aug. 1 news release.
  2. Cheshire Medical Center keeps pharmacy permit, with restrictions

    Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H., part of Dartmouth Health, on July 28 reached a settlement with the state's pharmacy board that allows it to keep its pharmacy permit, with various restrictions that will last for three years, The Keene Sentinel reported Aug. 1.
  3. Nation's 1st case over right to contraception begins in Minnesota

    In a post-Roe America, a Minnesota jury is tasked to decide this week whether people have the right to emergency contraception in what is thought to be the first case of its kind, according to the Star Tribune.
  4. Michelle Greene named CIO of Cardinal Health

    Michelle Greene was appointed CIO of Cardinal Health on Aug. 1. She joined the medical supply company as senior vice president of enterprise information technology in 2021.

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  1. Sangeeta Bardhan Cook to lead business development, innovation at Temple University Health

    Sangeeta Bardhan Cook, PhD, was named senior vice president of commercialization strategy and business development for Philadelphia-based Temple University Health System, and chief innovation officer of its Fox Chase Cancer Center, effective Aug. 1.
  2. Nebraska system's hair policy for nurses sparks backlash on social media

    Nurses have flooded social media with posts using the hashtag "showmeyourbuns" in response to a photo of Bryan Health's personal appearance policy, which was been widely circulated online.  
  3. Nurses sue staffing agency, allege they were made to choose pay cut or job loss

    Three nurses have filed a lawsuit alleging that staffing company Maxim Healthcare Services defrauded them through a "take-it-or-leave-it" strategy that forced them to accept less pay or lose their jobs, Law360 reported Aug. 1.
  4. 10 hospitals laying off workers

    Several hospitals and health systems are trimming their workforces due to financial and operational challenges. 
  1. Senator calls on FTC to probe Amazon's One Medical acquisition

    On July 28, Sen. Josh Hawley wrote a letter to the Federal Trade Commission urging it to look into Amazon's planned acquisition of One Medical. 
  2. Nurse arrested for allegedly bringing gun to Lifespan hospital

    A nurse was arrested July 31 at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I., after she was found in possession of a gun, police told CBS affiliate WPRI.
  3. CDC releases monkeypox isolation guidance as cases near 6,000: 4 updates

    With U.S. monkeypox cases now surpassing 5,800, the CDC has issued isolation and prevention practices for those infected. 
  4. Mon Health Medical Center names Krystal Atkinson chief administrative officer

    West Virginia-based Mon Health Medical Center has named Krystal Atkinson, DNP, its chief administrative officer.
  5. Oracle job cuts hit US

    Oracle has begun cutting U.S. jobs as part of a worldwide workforce reduction, according to Bloomberg.
  6. Healthgrades recognizes 145 hospitals for obstetrics, gynecology

    Healthgrades identified 145 hospitals as the recipients of 2022 National Leaders in Obstetrics & Gynecology awards on Aug. 2.
  7. CMS releases final inpatient payment rule: 6 takeaways

    CMS released its annual Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule Aug. 1, which raises Medicare payment rates for acute care hospitals. 
  8. Northwell Health names Sophy Lu as CIO

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health named Sophy Lu as CIO.
  9. US job seeker relocation falls to record low

    U.S. job seekers relocating for new positions fell to the lowest recorded level in the second quarter of 2022, according to a July 29 report from executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

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