Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Philips appoints new CEO after ventilator recall

    Royal Philips is replacing its CEO Frans van Houten, who's been in the role for more than a decade, with Roy Jakobs after the company recalled millions of ventilators in June 2021 that have since been tied to 168 deaths. 
  2. California hospital reports spike in staff COVID-19 infections

    Sonoma (Calif.) Valley hospital reported that 80 percent of its staff members exposed or showing COVID-19 symptoms tested positive for the virus in the last two weeks of July, marking a large increase from recent past months, the Sonoma Index-Tribune reported Aug. 15. 
  3. Asymptomatic monkeypox spread possible, study suggests: 4 updates

    Researchers in France have detected monkeypox virus on samples collected as part of routine sexually transmitted infection screenings of aymptomatic men who have sex with men, accoring to findings published Aug. 16 in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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  1. AI's broken promise to 'transform' healthcare

    Machine learning and AI can improve healthcare by analyzing data to improve diagnoses and target cures, but technological, bureaucratic and regulatory obstacles have slowed its progress in transforming the industry, Politico reported Aug. 15. 
  2. 10 most, least expensive states to have a baby

    Alaska is the most expensive state to have a baby, according to an analysis by QuoteWizard, part of LendingTree. 
  3. Memphis hospital placed on lockdown in wake of nearby shooting

    Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., part of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, was put under a temporary lockdown Aug. 16 while healthcare workers treated victims of a shooting in the Raleigh community of Memphis.
  4. Baptist Health expands cardiac care in Coral Gables

    Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is expanding its cardiac services with a new office at Baptist Health Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables, Miami's Community News reports.

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  1. 5 systems seeking post-acute care talent

    Below are five hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have recently posted job listings seeking post-acute care talent.
  2. Providence's operating loss grows to $934M as it shrinks leadership team

    Providence, a 51-hospital system, ended the first six months of this year with an operating loss, according to financial documents released Aug. 15. 
  3. Waning immunity, not BA.5, fueling most COVID-19 reinfections, data suggests

    Around 98 percent of COVID-19 reinfections are occurring in patients previously infected with the virus more than 90 days ago, suggesting that waning immunity — rather than highly transmissible variants — is propelling the uptick, according to Helix, a lab that helps the CDC with viral surveillance. 
  4. A $7.8 trillion work problem festers

    Workers around the globe are experiencing high rates of disengagement and unhappiness — an expensive problem for the economy, according to Gallup's annual State of the Global Workplace Report. 
  1. Pfizer's antiviral drug could result in 'Paxlovid mouth'

    Paxlovid, Pfizer's popular antiviral drug treatment, is leaving a sour taste in people's mouths, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 16.
  2. Delayed patient care driving 'unsustainable financial challenges' for hospitals, report says

    Deferred care due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased patient acuity and driven "unsustainable financial challenges," according to an August 15 report from the American Hospital Association.  
  3. UChicago Medicine names Dr. Maia Hightower chief data, technology officer

    The University of Chicago Medicine has named Maia Hightower, MD, executive vice president and chief data technology officer.
  4. 15,000 Minnesota nurses authorize strike

    Thousands of members of the Minnesota Nurses Association voted Aug. 15 to authorize nurse negotiation leaders to call a strike at hospitals in the Twin Cities and Duluth area.
  5. Intermountain's Good Samaritan Medical Center names new COO

    Steven Hankins is the new COO of Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, Colo., part of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare.
  6. Defective sewer line shuts down services at Mississippi hospital

    Greenwood (Miss.) Leflore Hospital is shutting down several services because of a defective sewer line, The Greenwood Commonwealth reported Aug. 15. 
  7. North Carolina advocates call for state to block Mission Health expansion

    Advocacy group State Employees Association of North Carolina, or SEANC, is calling on the state's Department of Human Health and Services to deny Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare's Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Hospital expansion. 
  8. How the dismissal of Roe affects pregnancy products

    After Roe v. Wade was overturned in June, access to some drugs and pharmacy products related to pregnancy, such as condoms, has been strained, and some pharmacies are scrambling to provide healthcare without breaking laws.
  9. RIP Medical Debt's growing business: 6 things to know

    Fueled by donations from college students to philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, RIP Medical Debt has relieved $6.7 billion in unpaid debt since 2014, NPR reported Aug. 15. 

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