Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.).

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  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. UCSF hospital, Dignity Health sued over healthcare data-sharing

    Two California healthcare institutions were named in a class-action lawsuit filed July 25 claiming that patients' private medical data was used to target them with Facebook ads.

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  1. Opinion: Health system consolidation will fuel growth of physician unions

    The pursuit of physician unions is likely to continue amid the consolidation of health systems and medical practices, two attorneys and a physician argue in an article published July 28 in the JAMA Network online.
  2. Prevention and wellness is the new model, a leader from Henry Ford Health System says

    Emily Moorhead is the chief operating officer of the central market at Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System. 
  3. Heart care 'quantum leap': Tumor removed without open heart surgery 

    St. Cloud (Minn.) Hospital recently became the first in the world to remove a heart tumor without open heart surgery, KNSI Radio reported July 29.
  4. Iowa hospital to close long-term care unit, lays off 58 workers

    Jefferson, Iowa-based Greene County Medical Center will close its long-term care department by Sept. 28, Raccoon Valley Radio reported July 31. 
  1. CIOs reshift priorities amid economic woes

    Following the Commerce Department's announcement of a second straight quarter of shrinking economic returns, CIOs are preparing to tighten budgets and reevaluate partner relations, The Wall Street Journal reported July 28.
  2. GV backs $65M funding for precision medicine startup

    Google's venture capital arm, GV, participated in the $65 million series A fundraising round for precision medicine startup Vicinitas Therapeutics.
  3. 10 best hospitals for rehabilitation: US News 

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago earned the No. 1 spot on U.S. News & World Report's 2022-23 Best Hospitals for Rehabilitation ranking released July 26. 
  4. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  5. Ascension executive to exit for top job at Jefferson

    Joseph Cacchione, MD, has been named CEO of Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health and Thomas Jefferson University, effective Sept. 6. 
  6. Hospital margins still in red halfway through 2022, Kaufman Hall says

    Operating margins were up in June compared to May, but expenses remain at historic highs, leaving hospitals and health systems with cumulatively negative margins, according to Kaufman Hall. 
  7. 95% of Medicare beneficiaries worry about inflation's impact on health costs

    Nearly all Medicare beneficiaries surveyed are worried about inflation's impact on healthcare costs, according to a July 28 report from the private health insurance marketplace eHealth.
  8. How the baby boomer generation is affecting Michigan's healthcare system with Brian Peters

    Brian Peters is the chief executive officer at Lansing-based Michigan Health & Hospital Association. 
  9. Phishing attack affects 8,000 Allegheny Health Network patients

    Allegheny Health Network notified patients July 29 about a May phishing attack that compromised the protected health information of 8,000 patients. 

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