Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Houston Methodist hit with 2nd lawsuit from physician accused of spreading COVID-19 misinformation

    A Houston physician who resigned her provisional privileges at Houston Methodist Hospital after being suspended for using social media to spread what the hospital called "dangerous [COVID-19] misinformation," is suing the hospital for a second time, according to Houston Public Media.
  2. 10 best hospitals for cardiology, heart surgery ranked by US News

    U.S. News & World Report released its list of the best hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery July 26, with the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center retaining their top-three status.
  3. Drugmaker organization launches ads lobbying against drug-pricing bill

    A lobbying group that represents drugmakers including Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson aired ads slamming the drug pricing bill trudging through Congress, The Hill reported July 25. 

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  1. A month after Roe reversal, demand for abortion pills remains high

    Requests for abortion pills saw a 109 percent increase between June 24 and July 15, nonprofit organization Just the Pill told Becker's. 
  2. 10 best hospitals for cancer care, ranked by US News

    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston earned the No. 1 spot on U.S. News & World Report's 2022-23 Best Hospitals for Cancer ranking released July 26. 
  3. Witham Health Services names Julie Hawkins chief nursing officer

    Witham Health Services has selected Julie Hawkins, MSN, RN, to serve as vice president and chief nursing officer. She took on the role July 25, the Lebanon, Ind.-based hospital said in a news release. 
  4. Akron Children's, Health Catalyst team up for population health

    Pediatric health system Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital is partnering with healthcare data and analytics company Health Catalyst. 

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  1. New Mexico hospital to close labor and delivery unit

    Gallup, N.M.-based Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital announced it will temporarily close its labor and delivery unit effective Aug. 3, KOB4 reported July 25. 
  2. Kern Medical strike averted with tentative deal

    Members of the Service Employees International Union Local 521 have reached a tentative agreement with Bakersfield, Calif.-based Kern Medical, ending a looming strike threat.
  3. Mayo, Mercy collaborate on data use to speed disease diagnosis, treatment

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and Chesterfield, Mo.-based Mercy signed a 10 year agreement July 26 to use deidentified patient outcomes to pinpoint diseases earlier and identify best treatment options. 
  4. Nonprofit hospitals' charity care often lags behind for-profit competitors

    Nonprofit hospitals benefit from billions in tax breaks in exchange for providing critical care to their communities, but experts question whether communities are reaping enough benefits.
  1. West Virginia hospital to end obstetrics services

    Huntington, W.Va.-based St. Mary's Medical Center announced it will no longer offer childbirth services, NBC affiliate WSAZ reported July 21. 
  2. US healthcare spending topped $3 trillion for 1st time in 2019: 4 things to know

    Healthcare spending in the U.S. grew by 14.3 percent between 2016 and 2019, topping $3 trillion for the first time, according to a ValuePenguin study.
  3. People who switch jobs are earning more, Fed report says

    According to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, workers who shifted jobs in April, May and June boosted their wages by 6.4 percent, The Wall Street Journal reported July 25. 
  4. White House to name monkeypox coordinator: 4 updates

    The White House is planning to name a coordinator to oversee the nation's response to monkeypox and is considering people with expertise in epidemic response and government operations, The Washington Post reported July 25. 
  5. Pennsylvania hospital to close

    Berwick (Pa.) Hospital Center is slated to close within 90 days after its affiliated clinics abruptly shut down last week, Newswatch 16 reported July 26 citing information from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. 
  6. 3M to spin off $8.6B healthcare business to publicly traded company

    Material science company 3M said it plans to spin off its healthcare ventures into two publicly traded companies, New 3M and Health Care, by the end of 2023. 
  7. Mayo nurses vote to remove union

    Nurses at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minn., voted 213 to 181 July 25 to remove the Minnesota Nurses Association as their bargaining representative, according to the Minnesota Reformer.
  8. BA.5 now accounts for 82% of US COVID-19 cases

    The highly transmissible omicron subvariant BA.5 continues to gain dominance in the U.S., now accounting for nearly 82 percent of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to the CDC's latest variant proportion estimates.
  9. US News' top hospitals by state for 2022-23

    On July 26, U.S. News & World Report released its 2022-23 rankings for the top hospitals in the U.S. 

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