Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Outgoing NIH director Dr. Francis Collins makes case for advanced research component

    The National Institutes of Health could potentially fast-track certain research projects if it created a new component of the NIH called the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, the outgoing director of the nation's medical research agency told the Journal of the American Medical Association in a recent interview.
  2. New York City opens supervised injection sites in a 1st for US

    In an effort to reduce overdose deaths caused by increasingly potent illegal drugs, New York City opened two supervised injection sites Nov. 30, according to The New York Times.
  3. High debt and low starting salaries leave some medical professionals concerned 

    Some medical professional degrees are saddling students with debt and providing low starting salaries, The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 1. 

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  1. 14 hospital-union contract agreements

    The following hospital-union events have been reported since June 30:
  2. Appalachian Regional Healthcare adds 14th hospital

    Lexington, Ky.-based Appalachian Regional Healthcare finalized its acquisition of Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky., according to a Dec. 1 news release.
  3. AdventHealth starts building Florida hospital

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth began construction on a hospital in Riverview, Fla., according to a Nov. 30 news release.
  4. 2 New Mexico hospitals operating above 120% capacity

    Two prominent Albuquerque, N.M.-based hospitals are operating significantly over capacity, with University of New Mexico Hospital at 140 percent capacity and Presbyterian Hospital at 120 percent, Fox affiliate KRQE reported Nov. 30. 
  1. TransUnion acquires IT services company for $3.1B

    TransUnion finalized its acquisition of information services and tech company Neustar for $3.1 billion, the credit reporting agency said Dec. 1. 
  2. 19 patients infected in COVID-19 outbreak at Illinois VA hospital

    At least 18 patients at Chicago-based Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center have tested positive for COVID-19 after a sick staff member worked for several days, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Nov. 30. 
  3. HHS launches website for healthcare cybersecurity resources 

    HHS unveiled a website Dec. 1 for its 405(d) Aligning Health Care Industry Security Approaches Program that offers healthcare providers and public health officials cybersecurity and patient safety resources and best practices. 
  4. 16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent 

    Four of the top vendors hospitals use to participate in the Medicare EHR incentive program are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech, according to ONC data.
  1. HCA pauses vaccination mandate in 18 states

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is pausing its COVID-19 vaccination mandate amid recent federal court decisions, except for states in which it operates that have their own mandates, according to a statement shared with Becker's.
  2. 3 Bayfront Health hospitals rebrand as ShorePoint Health

    Bayfront Health rebranded three of its hospitals and their affiliated medical groups to unite under the name ShorePoint Health, the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based system said Nov. 30.
  3. New Jersey approves CentraState, Atlantic Health System partnership expansion

    The partnership between Freehold, N.J.-based CentraState Healthcare System and Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System was finalized Dec. 1 after the approval of a New Jersey Superior Court judge.
  4. 12 healthcare inventions among Time's '100 Best Inventions of 2021'

    Time released its "100 Best Inventions of 2021" list, and it featured several healthcare technologies.
  5. Mercy Health announces leadership reorg: 5 things to know

    Mercy Health-Lorain (Ohio) has announced a leadership reorganization that will follow the retirement of Market President Ed Oley in January 2022.
  6. 3 healthcare leaders mentioned in the Bloomberg 50 

    The Bloomberg 50 is a list curated by Bloomberg of the top 50 people who have shaped business, politics and culture throughout 2021. The list, published Dec. 1, contained two healthcare leaders and gave a shout out to another rising healthcare leader. Here are the three people who made the list:
  7. Mayo Clinic in Florida names chief administrative officer 

    A.J. Dunn has been appointed chief administrative officer for Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., effective Dec. 1.
  8. Why food insecurity needs greater attention from health systems, payers

    Food insecurity is a serious issue that affects many Americans and is also linked to poor health outcomes. A new McKinsey report, published Nov. 24, details why and how payers and health systems should turn their attention to combating the issue.
  9. Tight marketing budget? These 7 hospital execs have advice

    Hospitals operate on thin margins, so marketing departments often have to craft campaigns on restrictive budgets. Here, marketing executives from seven health systems across the country share tips on how to launch a successful campaign on a tight budget.

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