Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 4 hospitals, health systems enacting crisis standards of care

    At least four hospitals or health systems have enacted crisis standards of care in the last week as staff shortages and rising COVID-19 patient volumes continue to strain capacity.
  2. Omicron greater risk for young than other variants; US trends follow South Africa, UK

    The omicron coronavirus variant may pose more of a threat for youth than earlier variants, according to a study of early hospitalization data from a large medical insurance program in South Africa. 
  3. U of Michigan to pay $490M to settle physician sex abuse case

    The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor will pay $490 million to settle allegations that its former physician sexually abused more than 1,000 patients, according to a lawyer representing some of the survivors. 
  1. South Carolina hospital offers employees up to $10K for homebuyer assistance

    Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital has created a homebuyer assistance program to help staff purchase a home or refinance mortgages, with up to $10,000 in assistance.
  2. Free COVID-19 tests hit online ordering snags

    Some Americans, particularly those who live in apartment complexes, complained via social media that they were blocked from ordering free COVID-19 tests on a federal website, CNBC reported Jan. 18.
  3. 5 recent hospital, health system CEO resignations

    Several hospital and health system CEOs stepped down from their positions in recent months. 
  4. Goshen Health names CFO

    Goshen (Ind.) Health has named Lisa Wine CFO. Ms. Wine has 20 years of experience in financial leadership roles. 

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  1. Merger reviews to get a revamp: 5 things to know

    The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department are seeking to rewrite merger guidelines for businesses. 
  2. States ranked by percentage of population fully vaccinated: Jan. 27

    Vermont has the highest percentage of its population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the CDC's COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration data tracker.
  3. UCSF Health names new CEO

    Suresh Gunasekaran has been appointed president and CEO of UCSF Health, effective March 1.
  4. UnitedHealth Group profits up 12.2%: 13 things to know

    UnitedHealth Group posted its 2021 year-end earnings report Jan. 19, revealing strong operational earnings that slightly outpaced expectations. 

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  1. ONC releases new guidelines for health information-sharing

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, alongside its recognized coordinating entity, The Sequoia Project, published the Trusted Exchange Framework and the Common Agreement, which outlines the requirements for nationwide information-sharing for healthcare organizations.
  2. Mayo Clinic to give 2% raise with multiplier

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic will provide its employees with a 2 percent raise in 2022 with a 2.75 multiplier, which is the same as the raise they received in 2020 before the pandemic and less than the national trend, the Post Bulletin reported Jan. 18.
  3. Board of Pharmacy Technicians Specialties expands certifications, specialty certificates

    The Board of Pharmacy Technicians Specialties on Jan. 18 launched three new advanced certifications and 10 specialty certificates. 
  4. Viewpoint: To combat pandemic, US needs to think less like a physician

    Caring for an individual and protecting a population require different thought processes, which is why the U.S. must stop thinking like a physician to improve the nation's response to the pandemic, according to an op-ed published Jan. 14 by The New York Times.
  5. White House forms task force to target next coronavirus variants

    The White House has formed a new task force that will prepare for the emergence of new variants of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — and other pandemic threats, according to Bloomberg Government. 
  6. Essentia Health to tear down old hospital, build new tower in $900M expansion

    Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health will demolish St. Mary's Medical Center and build a new 12-story, 942,000-square-foot hospital tower as part of its $900 million project, the Star Tribune reported Jan. 18.
  7. 15% of job vacancies are due to long COVID-19, report finds: 6 things to know

    As the U.S. deals with a major labor shortage, a Jan. 11 Brookings report estimates that about 15 percent of unfilled jobs could be the result of people struggling with long COVID-19.
  8. St. Clair Health CFO to retire, successor named

    Richard Chesnos will retire from his role as senior vice president and CFO of Pittsburgh-based St. Clair Health on April 1.
  9. Health agencies release No Surprises Act resources: 6 things to know

    Since the No Surprises Act took effect Jan. 1, several healthcare agencies have released resources to help healthcare professionals understand the new rules.

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