Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 100K naloxone doses ease national shortage

    To combat the opioid epidemic, nonprofit Remedy Alliance bought 100,000 doses of naloxone, a drug that's used to reverse opioid overdoses, and community groups have already ordered 43,000 doses, according to The Washington Post.
  2. 5 best, worst states for women's healthcare in 2022

    Hawaii earned the top spot for women's healthcare on a ranking by SmartAsset, while Mississippi ranked the lowest.
  3. Most nursing homes haven't filled COVID-19 staffing gaps 

    Most nursing home facilities in the U.S. lost more than half of their nurses and aides in the past year and are struggling to fill the gaps, USA Today reported Aug. 4.

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  1. Amid outbreak, US has slim access to monkeypox treatment

    The nation's only drug to treat monkeypox is wrapped up in red tape, The New York Times reported Aug. 6.
  2. Meritus Health taps Melissa McHugh Short as chief nursing officer 

    Hagerstown, Md.-based Meritus Medical Center appointed Melissa McHugh Short, RN, to serve as chief nursing officer, it shared in an email with Becker's Aug. 8. Her appointment is effective immediately.
  3. Landmark bill's cost-reduction efforts draw praise from healthcare groups

    Groups across the healthcare industry had overall favorable reactions to a sweeping $739 billion bill passed by Senate Democrats on Aug. 7 that touches healthcare, energy and tax reform.
  4. El Camino Health names new chief operating officer

    Mountain View, Calif.-based El Camino Health appointed Meenesh Bhimani, MD, as its new chief operating officer, according to a press release sent to Becker's. His role goes into effect Aug. 8.

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  1. University Hospitals appoints chief physician executive

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals appointed Scott Sasser, MD,  chief physician executive and president, effective Aug. 1.
  2. Doernbecher Children's Hospital's longest-serving nurse retires after 43 years

    Doernbecher Children's Hospital's oldest and longest-serving nurse retired Aug. 3 after 43 years with the organization, The Oregonian reported.
  3. COVID-19 cases to fall through mid-August, Mayo forecasts

    COVID-19 cases are expected to decrease nationwide over the next two weeks, even as the highly transmissible omicron subvariant BA.5 accounts for more than 80 percent of infections, modeling from Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic shows.
  4. Pfizer to acquire Global Blood Therapeutics for $5.4B

    Pfizer nabbed a $5.4 billion deal to acquire sickle cell drugmaker Global Blood Therapeutics, according to an Aug. 8 press release. 
  1. Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine rollout off to slow start

    The approval of a fourth COVID-19 vaccine won't "make a real dent" in America's vaccination rate, infectious disease experts told ABC News in an Aug. 5 report. 
  2. Jury sides with pharmacist in trial over contraception access

    Access to reproductive health products has gotten murkier after a Minnesota jury ruled in favor of a pharmacist who refused to sell contraceptives in 2019 because of his beliefs, according to MPR News. 
  3. 4 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Below are four hospitals that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  4. Eli Lilly to seek growth opportunities outside of Indiana following abortion ban

    Drug manufacturer Eli Lilly, one of Indiana's largest employers, said it plans to seek growth opportunities outside of Indiana following the signing of an abortion ban bill, FOX59 reported on Aug. 6. 
  5. VA Oracle Cerner EHR suffers 3-hour outage from corrupted patient database

    The Department of Veterans Affairs' Oracle Cerner EHR system suffered a three-hour outage on Aug. 4 resulting in downtime and delays to VA patient databases, FedScoop reported Aug. 5. 
  6. Viewpoint: Don't punish the candor of those who report medical errors

    The U.S. healthcare system should stop reacting harshly to employees who disclose medical errors, according to a physician at Boston-based Mass General Brigham. 
  7. What's stopping Congress from extending telehealth benefits

    The House passed legislation to extend Medicare reimbursements for medical visits that occur by video or phone call through 2024, but recent federal crackdowns on Medicare fraud linked to telehealth have raised concerns in Washington, Politico reported Aug. 7.
  8. WVU Cancer Institute 1st in West Virginia to use new prostate treatment 

    Morganstown, W. Va-based WVU Cancer Institute became the first facility in the state to administer Pluvicto, a radiation pharmaceutical administered through injection or infusion, for a type of metastatic prostate cancer, local news website My Buckhannon reported Aug. 7.
  9. MarinHealth goes live with Epic EHR system

    Greenbrae, Calif.-based MarinHealth Medical Center's new EHR system called APeX went live at the health system Aug. 8. 

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