Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 7 states that lost hospitals in 2021

    Seven hospitals in seven states closed in 2021. That was a significant decline from a year earlier when more than 20 hospitals across 14 states shut down. 
  2. EHR vendor sued after cyberattack exposed nearly 320,000 patients' info

    QRS, a health IT and EHR software company, is facing a potential class-action lawsuit after it notified about 320,000 patients that their protected health information was exposed during an August cyberattack.
  3. COVID-19 shot linked to temporary menstrual cycle changes, study says

    A new study involving nearly 4,000 people found women's menstrual cycles were slightly longer after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine compared to unvaccinated women. 
  1. Missouri hospital restores some systems after cyberattack, says patient data exposed

    Jefferson City, Mo.-based Capital Region Medical Center said it has restored some hospital systems after a Dec. 17 cyberattack, but found that some individuals' private health information was exposed.
  2. S&P: Nonprofit hospitals likely to face 'significant' operating, revenue pressures in 2022

    Although the U.S. nonprofit hospital sector remains stable, these facilities will face operating headwinds as "significant ongoing" expense and revenue pressures will likely continue throughout 2022, according to a new report from S&P Global Ratings. 
  3. Rural hospitals struggling to match rising pay among nonindustry competitors

    U.S. hospitals, especially those in rural areas, are struggling to match employee pay with large retailers such as Walmart, Bloomberg reported Jan. 7. 
  4. Hospitals lose 5,100 jobs in December

    Hospitals lost jobs in December for the second straight month, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  1. Florida agency threatens to fine hospitals with strict COVID-19 vaccination mandates

    The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration announced that it will follow Florida's law that prohibits private employers from enforcing COVID-19 vaccination mandates, except if broad exemptions are allowed.
  2. Health systems ration COVID-19 treatments as cases surge 

    Supply shortages and surging COVID-19 cases have prompted health systems across the country to ration treatments, The New York Times reported Jan. 6.
  3. Mission Health CMO to leave HCA for new role

    William Hathaway, MD, will leave his role as CMO for Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health to join Mountain Area Health Education Center as CEO, effective Feb. 7.
  4. States declaring state of emergency amid COVID-19 surges

    As the U.S. shattered global case records Jan. 3, reporting more than 1 million new daily COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations are also rising across the nation, causing some officials to declare a state of emergency to manage the surges. 
  1. Supreme Court considers federal vaccination rules: 8 things to know

    The U.S. Supreme Court will hold a special session Jan. 7 to review challenges to the Biden administration's authority to impose a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for healthcare workers and a vaccinate-or-test requirement for workers at large businesses.
  2. California Democrats pitch plan for taxpayer-funded universal healthcare: 7 things to know

    California's state Assembly is considering two bills to establish and fund universal healthcare in the state, according to a Jan. 6 Newsweek report. 
  3. Connecticut to mandate COVID-19 boosters for hospital, nursing home workers

    The Connecticut Hospital Association is requiring a COVID-19 booster dose as part of its statewide mandatory vaccination policy for hospital and health system workers and clinical staff, the association said Jan. 6. 
  4. More than 19% of US hospitals are critically understaffed: Numbers by state

    Just over 19 percent — or 1,167 of 6,051 — of all hospitals in the U.S. are experiencing critical staffing shortages, according to HHS data posted Jan. 6.
  5. West Virginia seeks permission to offer 4th vaccine dose

    West Virginia is seeking permission from the federal government to offer a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose to at-risk people, making it the first state to do so. 
  6. 6 stats on the US nurse practitioner workforce

    Nurse practitioners play an integral role in providing healthcare and work in various settings, including hospitals, physician offices and clinics.
  7. Trinity Health won't buy Tower Health hospital

    Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic has abandoned its plan to buy Tower Health's Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. 
  8. Montana hospital accused of underpaying nurses

    Union leaders are seeking to remedy what they describe as a wage crisis for nurses at Community Medical Center in Missoula, Mont.
  9. Walgreens eyes 160+ locations for VillageMD, 100+ for Walgreens Health rollout

    Walgreens Boots Alliance released early first-quarter results Jan. 6 showing better-than-expected earnings and a strong push into primary healthcare. 

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