Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. CMS nixes Medicare coverage of breakthrough medical devices: 4 things to know

    CMS said Nov. 12 it will rescind a rule introduced by former President Donald Trump's administration that allows Medicare to quickly cover medical devices deemed "breakthrough" technologies by the FDA. 
  2. Johnson & Johnson to split into 2 companies

    Johnson & Johnson said Nov. 12 it will split into two public companies: one for consumer health products and another for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
  3. Southwest states face COVID-19 surge: 6 things to know

    Southwest states — Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah — are facing surges in both COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, NPR reported Nov. 11.  

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  1. Ochsner Health makes 2 leadership changes

    Denise Basow, MD, will join Ochsner Health System as senior vice president and chief digital officer, and Aimee Quirk has been named CEO of Ochsner Ventures. They will assume their roles Jan. 3, according to Ochner's most recent financial filing for the nine months ended Sept. 30.
  2. New Mexico hospitals activate crisis standards of care amid COVID-19 surge

    Presbyterian Healthcare Services and University of New Mexico Health activated crisis standards of care Nov. 11 for their Albuquerque metro hospitals, which are facing challenges managing patient needs amid a COVID-19 surge.
  3. CEO of DMC's children's hospital takes on additional role

    Kathy Donovan, MSN, RN, CEO of Detroit Medical Center's Children's Hospital of Michigan, has taken on the additional role of group COO for the health system, a Nov. 11 news release shared with Becker's said.
  4. 14 healthcare bankruptcies in 2021

    Business bankruptcies have fallen to historic lows this year thanks in part to a flood of liquidity keeping companies afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an S&P Global Market Intelligence report. 
  1. Merck creates interactive Minecraft world to engage young people in STEM

    Merck has taken a new approach to science-based learning by creating a new world within the popular video game Minecraft. 
  2. 15 years in the making: $840M Robley Rex VA Medical Center breaks ground

    The Department of Veterans Affairs broke ground Nov. 11 on its Louisville, Ky.-based $840 million hospital called the Robley Rex VA Medical Center, about 15 years after the department announced the plans, Wave 3 News reported.
  3. AMA urges against blocking federal vaccination and testing mandate

    The American Medical Association filed an amicus brief Nov. 11 urging a federal appeals court to preserve a COVID-19 vaccination and testing mandate for private employers with more than 100 employees. 
  4. 8 hospitals, health systems naming their facilities after donors

    Eight recent hospitals and health systems that honored their donors by naming a building after them:
  1. New York hospital building $11.4M physician center

    Rome (New York) Health started construction on a new $11.4 million physician center at its hospital campus Nov. 10, the Observer-Dispatch reports. 
  2. 3 ways for health systems to build patient trust

    Depending on which age group they belong to, 22 to 37 percent of Americans say they don't trust their healthcare provider to make the right decisions for them, according to research released by branding agency Monigle.
  3. Ohio hospital diverting patients after hackers access systems

    Portsmouth-based Southern Ohio Medical Center is diverting ambulances from its 248-bed hospital after it discovered hackers breached its computer networks, according to a Nov. 11 Facebook post by the hospital.
  4. Healthcare CFOs are making major financial changes: 3 survey insights to know

    After the COVID-19 pandemic created widespread financial problems for healthcare organizations, many healthcare CFOs are making some changes in their strategies, a Nov. 10 survey by Deloitte Center for Health Solutions found.
  5. Build Back Better subsidies would outweigh hospital spending, report says

    If President Joe Biden's Build Back Better framework expanding Medicaid is implemented, federal health subsidies would outweigh an estimated increase in hospital spending by nearly 3-to-1, according to an Urban Institute analysis. 
  6. Increasing convenience could be key to swaying vaccine-hesitant, study shows

    Offering more COVID-19 vaccines in convenient locations could help raise vaccination rates, according to research released Nov. 10 by Deloitte.
  7. Carbon Health announces partnership with John Muir Health

    San Francisco, Calif.-based Carbon Health announced Nov. 11 Carbon Health Connect, a new partnership with John Muir Health intended to increase access to critical health services and streamline care coordination. 
  8. 7 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

    From states suing the federal government over vaccine mandates to an Indiana health system filing a trademark infringement lawsuit, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines. 
  9. 9 recent moves by nurses unions across the country

    As labor shortages persist throughout the country, nurses unions have taken increased action to support nursing staff being impacted. 

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