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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 

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  1. 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.
  2. Primary care providers need more than 26 hours a day to follow national care guidelines, study estimates

    Primary care providers don't have nearly enough time to provide guideline-recommended preventive, chronic disease and acute care, according to a new study. 
  3. San Francisco sues to keep Laguna Honda open

    San Francisco city attorneys filed lawsuits to keep Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center open, The San Francisco Chronicle reported Aug. 4.
  4. Hospitals' uncomfortably high tolerance for errors

    Learning from mistakes generally is considered the upside to failure. But in healthcare, where staff members regularly face stressors and systemic issues that impede a strong culture of safety, creating that standard can be difficult.
  1. 4 cardiovascular risk factors projected to soar by 2060: ACC 

    The prevalence of four cardiovascular risk factors are projected to spike in Americans by 2060, a study published Aug. 1 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found. 
  2. BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan names 2 leaders

    Vikram Kashyap, MD, was selected as vice president and department chief of the Spectrum Health Frederik Meijer Heart and Vascular Institute, and Jon Ashford was selected as COO of Spectrum Health Grand Rapids.
  3. West Virginia health systems to cut ties over EHR vendor choice

    Davis Health System began a clinical affiliation with WVU Medicine in 2019. The health systems are ending the partnership Aug. 8, according to The Inter-Mountain. 
  4. Top 10 RCM software vendors for large, small hospitals, per Black Book Research

    Black Book Research released its list of the top revenue cycle management software vendors for hospitals for 2022.
  5. Central Maine Medical Center data breach affects 11,938 patients

    Lewiston-based Central Maine Medical Center filed a data breach notice about a cyberattack that compromised the protected health information of 11,938 patients, JD Supra reported Aug. 1.
  6. Shriners Hospitals for Children lays off 20 workers in Tampa

    Shriners Hospital for Children made its final round of layoffs in preparation to close a Tampa, Fla., facility, according to an Aug. 3 report from the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
  7. California hospital plans for 673 layoffs if sale falls through

    Watsonville (Calif.) Community Hospital is preparing to lay off 673 workers in August, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice filed in July.
  8. Why US may be in for a severe flu season

    Countries in the Southern Hemisphere are experiencing a severe flu season, which may be a harbinger of what's to come for the U.S. this fall, NBC News reported Aug. 4. 
  9. US sees largest monkeypox spike of any country: 3 updates

    The U.S. saw the largest weekly spike in monkeypox cases of any other country in the last week of July, the World Health Organization said in an Aug. 3 report on the outbreak. 

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