Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Piedmont Augusta CEO James Davis announces retirement

    James Davis, president and CEO of Piedmont Augusta (Ga.) and Thomson, Ga.-based Piedmont McDuffie, announced his retirement on Aug. 3, according to a press release sent to Becker's. 
  2. How the EPA's efforts to lower toxic gasses could affect medical sterilization

    The Environmental Protection Agency released the names of 23 U.S. locations and territories where medical sterilizer facilities are producing dangerous levels of ethylene oxide, an odorless emission that's associated with high cancer risks, the agency said Aug. 3. 
  3. US declares monkeypox a public health emergency

    The Biden administration on Aug. 4 declared the nation's monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency, a move that will unlock additional federal dollars to address the outbreak. The declaration comes as U.S. cases near 7,000, more than any other country so far.

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  1. Digital health startup Calibrate cuts 24% of staff

    A year after raising $100 million, weight loss-focused digital health startup Calibrate has laid off 24 percent of its employees.
  2. Most common symptoms of 6 coronavirus variants

    COVID-19 patients have reported a wide range of symptoms, with some symptoms appearing more often for different variants of the virus.
  3. Tennessee files suit against Walgreens over opioid sales + 4 recent opioid stories

    Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III is suing Walgreens and accusing the pharmacy chain of creating a public nuisance by illegally selling and distributing opioids, according to an Aug. 3 news release. 
  4. UHS Hospitals names Peggy Thomas vice president of nursing

    Binghamton, N.Y.-based UHS has named Peggy Thomas, MSN, RN, vice president for nursing and chief nursing officer of UHS Hospitals, the organization said Aug. 3.

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  1. Nursing philanthropist Donald Jonas dies at 92

    Donald Jonas, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who donated millions of dollars to nursing education, died July 23 at age 92, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  2. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia platform speeds up cancer drug development

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has developed a computational platform that will coordinate pediatric cancer data, allowing researchers, pharmaceutical companies and advocacy groups to accelerate drug development for pediatric cancer.
  3. UK home healthcare company Cera lands $320M in funding

    Digital-first home healthcare firm Cera has secured $320 million in funding to expand the number of patients it can care for.
  4. 5 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From a for-profit hospital operator facing an antitrust lawsuit to an Illinois health system entering into a settlement in a vaccine mandate case, here are the latest hospital lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  1. UVA Health names 1st HR chief

    Karmen Fittes was selected as the inaugural chief of UVA Health Human Resources.
  2. 67% of nurses plan to leave position within 3 years, survey of 9,000 nurses finds

    The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses found 67 percent of nurses plan to leave their current nursing position within three years, according to their survey of 9,355 nurses in October. Their findings were published Aug. 2 in Critical Care Nurse.
  3. River's Edge Hospital names Jake Halstenson new CFO

    Jake Halstenson has been named St. Peter, Minn.-based River's Edge Hospital's new CFO.
  4. Top 100 companies in health tech, per Healthcare Technology Report

    Technology is an increasingly important part of healthcare. Market researcher Healthcare Technology Report on Aug. 3 released its list of the top 100 healthcare tech companies of 2022.
  5. Shuttered Minnesota hospital reopens as 1-stop-shop wellness center

    The former St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., is reopening Aug. 4 as a community hub for health and wellness.
  6. Quest, Labcorp techs refusing to draw blood from monkeypox patients

    Technicians at Quest Diagnostics and Labcorp have been refusing to draw blood from people who might have monkeypox, CNN reported Aug. 4.
  7. The reporting practice that could lead to unreliable patient safety data

    Some hospitals may classify admissions in a way that exempts them from elective-based patient safety indicator scores, or PSIs, leading to less reliable patient safety data, according to a study published in the August issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
  8. Antibody drug to be sold commercially amid dwindling federal supply

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly will sell its COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment to healthcare systems, hospitals and states this month, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 3. 
  9. Eli Lilly ordered to pay $61M over false rebate calculations

    Eli Lilly must shell out $61.2 million to Illinois after a jury found the Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical company made false Medicaid claims through omitting average manufacturer prices in its calculations, court documents show.

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