Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Staten Island University Hospital cardiology director dead at 80

    Thomas Costantino, MD, director of cardiology at Staten Island (N.Y.) University Hospital's campuses in Ocean Breeze and Prince's Bay, died Dec. 20 at age 80 after a long illness, reports the Staten Island Advance.
  2. Northwell unit, Whole Foods sign direct contracting agreement

    Northwell Direct, a unit of New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health that focuses on direct contracting with employers, signed an agreement with Whole Foods to provide primary care services to workers in the New York region.
  3. The strategic decisions that stabilized a cash-strapped California hospital

    Sonoma (Calif.) Valley Hospital stabilized its finances through strategic decision making after having only five to 10 days' of cash on hand 10 years ago, former CEO Kelly Mather said  in a Jan. 11 North Bay Business Journal article.

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  1. Why MaineHealth is opting out of hazard pay to employees

    MaineHealth Portland will not give hazard pay to thousands of its workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Maine Beacon.
  2. Gilead testing remdesivir against new COVID-19 variants

    Remdesivir is likely effective in treating the new COVID-19 strains that have emerged from the United Kingdom and South Africa, Gilead CEO Daniel O'Day told CNBC Jan. 11.
  3. Providence Northwest CEO to retire

    Kim Williams, RN, CEO of the Providence Northwest Washington Service Area, will retire July 1, the health system said.
  4. Viewpoint: Chronic heart, lung disease is growing threat for rural areas

    The COVID-19 pandemic is overshadowing an equally deadly health threat for much of rural America, a  rise of chronic heart and lung disease, three healthcare leaders wrote in a Jan. 9 op-ed for The Washington Post.

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  1. 76% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients have symptoms for 6 months, study finds

    Many hospitalized COVID-19 patients may experience symptoms for up to six months, according to a study published Jan. 8 in The Lancet.
  2. New York introduces bill to expand telehealth access, reimbursement: 4 details

    New York will introduce comprehensive reforms to its telehealth policy, the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Jan. 10.
  3. Sanofi to acquire Kymab for up to $1.5B

    Sanofi will buy Kymab, a Cambridge, United Kingdom-based drugmaker that develops monoclonal antibodies, the companies announced Jan. 11.
  4. When Black physicians deliver them, mortality rate for Black babies drops sharply

    An academic analysis of 1.8 million hospital births in Florida between 1992 and 2015 found that the Black infant mortality rate was cut in half when Black infants were delivered by Black physicians, reported The Washington Post.

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  1. CommonSpirit, Blue Shield of California expand payment platform to 20 hospitals

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit and Blue Shield of California expanded a new billing program to 20 Dignity Health hospitals, the organizations said Jan. 11.
  2. Verily, Microsoft partner on medical research cloud service: 4 things to know  

    Google sister company Verily inked an agreement with Microsoft to run its biomedical research platform on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform. 
  3. 'Lawless' vaccine rollout; 22 UK variant cases — 9 things to know about COVID-19 in Florida

    From a chaotic vaccine roll-out to the fast-spreading variant, here's the latest news about the novel coronavirus in Florida.
  4. BCBS Association to suspend donations to lawmakers who disputed Electoral College results

    The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which represents 36 Blue plans, said it is suspending its political contributions to lawmakers who voted against accepting the results of the Electoral College and certifying Joe Biden as the next U.S. president.
  5. Wyoming hospital CEO says state not getting fair share of vaccines

    A hospital CEO in Wyoming raised concerns that the state isn't getting a fair share of COVID-19 vaccines, according to the Jackson Hole News & Guide.
  6. Software issues hampering California's COVID-19 vaccine rollout, officials say

    Technical issues with California's COVID-19 vaccine sign-up software are hindering people's ability to sign up for and receive customer service guidance for vaccines, Los Angeles Times reports. 
  7. Logistics management made easy: How hospitals can tap analytics to drive savings

    Many hospitals and health systems overlook one key savings opportunity: reducing the amount spent on inbound and outbound shipments.
  8. Michigan health system seeks to fill 800 jobs

    Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Health System has some 800 open positions at locations across the organization, Lansing State Journal reported.
  9. LSU Health discovers September cyberattack extended to partner hospital 

    LSU Health Care Services Division began notifying patients Jan. 8 that a September cyberattack extended beyond the Baton Rouge, La.-based health system and also affected its partner hospital, University Medical Center-New Orleans. 

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