Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mississippi health system merges with Ochsner

    Meridian, Miss.-based Rush Health Systems, a seven-hospital system, has merged with New Orleans-based Ochsner Health as of Aug. 1. 
  2. 4 nurses making headlines on and off the job

    Here are four nurses who have made headlines for their leadership efforts on and off the job since July 16: 
  3. 6 systems seeking chief quality officers 

    Below are six hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have recently posted job listings seeking chief quality officers.

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  1. North Carolina closer to Medicaid expansion with new passed legislation

    During the latest session of North Carolina's General Assembly, the state House of Representatives and Senate passed separate bipartisan legislation that will move the state closer to expanding Medicaid coverage, WFAE reported July 31. 
  2. The guide to effective leadership? David Lundquist from Spectrum Health Partners uncovers his acronym "T.P.A." for the answer

    David Lundquist is the principal of Franklin, Tenn-based Spectrum Health Partners. 
  3. 10 drug, device recalls in July

    Here are 10 drug and medical device recalls that the FDA reported in July:
  4. Federal officials expect monkeypox vaccine shortage to last months

    The Biden administration is dispensing more than a million Jynneos monkeypox vaccines in the coming weeks, but the next shipment isn't planned until October at the earliest, leaving the U.S. in a waiting room for three months, according to The Washington Post. 

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  1. Keep PHE past October, American Hospital Association urges

    The COVID-19 public health emergency declaration must continue past October to minimize disruptions to the "increasingly fragile healthcare delivery system," the American Hospital Association wrote in a July 29 letter to HHS. 
  2. CHI Saint Joseph Health names Dr. Roberto Cardarelli chief medical officer of 2 hospitals

    Roberto Cardarelli, DO, on Aug. 1 took on the role as chief medical officer at two of Lexington, Ky.-based CHI Saint Joseph Health's hospitals, according to The Lane Report. 
  3. Feeding organic leadership growth with Dr. Stephen Viel from Halifax Health

    Stephen Viel, MD, is the medical director of emergency services at Daytona Beach, Fla-based Halifax Health. 
  4. Health system chief data officers' most pressing issues

    From overseeing investments in new data and analytics tools to making sense of data to improve patient care, chief data officers tackle these challenges as they lead their health systems to becoming a data-driven organization. 
  1. 8 health issues that worsened during the pandemic

    Many Americans' concern over COVID-19 has dwindled amid access to vaccines and other life-saving therapeutics, but the nation is still grappling with serious health issues exacerbated by the pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported July 31.
  2. 15 recent health IT innovations, partnerships

    From using artificial intelligence to predict and diagnose disease to expanding hospital-at-home programs, hospitals and health systems have joined a variety of health tech companies in innovative partnerships. 
  3. Top 10 oncology stories of July 

    Here are the top 10 oncology stories Becker's covered in July: 
  4. Monkeypox could be the nation's next public health failure: Dr. Scott Gottlieb

    The U.S.' monkeypox outbreak could become "one of the worst public health failures in modern times" if it becomes endemic, according to Scott Gottlieb, MD, former FDA commissioner. 
  5. Legislators urge Walgreens to change reproductive product policy

    After an alleged incident of a Walgreens worker refusing to sell condoms spurred a barrage of calls for a boycott, U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois pressed the retail pharmacy to renew its policies.
  6. SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital-Lake Saint Louis names new president

    Deborah Graves, BSN, was selected as the next president of SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital-Lake Saint Louis (Mo.).
  7. Bullet goes through patient window at Milwaukee hospital; no one injured

    A bullet broke through the window of a patient's room at Milwaukee-based Ascension St. Joseph Hospital, but no one was hurt , the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported July 31. 
  8. Fostering a comfortable space for your employees is essential, Dr. Steven Sheris says

    Steven Sheris, MD, is the president of N.J.-based Atlantic Medical Group and the executive vice president and chief physician executive of N.J.-based Atlantic Health System. 
  9. More than 32,000 tech workers have been laid off in 2022 

    More than 32,000 U.S. tech workers have lost their jobs in 2022, according to an analysis by the business data website Crunchbase.

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