Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Kaiser Permanente LA nurses call 1-day strike

    Nurses at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center plan to strike June 23, the union that represents them said June 15.
  2. Northside Hospital was fined for price transparency violations — what's next?

    Atlanta-based Northside Hospital has two options on how to proceed with the first fines levied by CMS for federal price transparency law violations. 
  3. The best and worst states for healthcare during COVID-19

    The Commonwealth Fund released its 2022 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, which was modified from previous years to factor each state's response and management of the COVID-19 pandemic into its grade.

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  1. Hospital CEO exits surge

    Nearly four dozen hospital CEOs have left their roles this year as a record number of chiefs across all industries have resigned, according to a June 15 Challenger, Gray & Christmas report. 
  2. Cleveland Clinic Ventures: 4 things to know

    Cleveland Clinic has a venture capital arm that funds spinoff companies from physician innovators and invests in healthcare technologies that bolster the medical center.
  3. Former Houston Methodist employees lose appeal in vaccination mandate case

    A federal appeals court on June 13 affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit over Houston Methodist's COVID-19 vaccination mandate, the Houston Chronicle reported June 14. 
  4. HCA names CEO of 433-bed Texas hospital

    LaSharndra "Sharn" Barbarin has been named CEO of Medical City Arlington (Texas), part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare. 

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  1. Cincinnati hospital robot sorts 6K doses of medication a day

    Christ Hospital in Cincinnati recently introduced a new prescription-filling robot that sorts 6,000 doses of medication a day, WXIX reported.
  2. Mount Sinai team invents rapid test that measures COVID immunity strength, length

    Researchers from New York City-based Mount Sinai have created a population-scalable rapid blood test that measures the strength and duration of a person's immunity to COVID-19.
  3. Arkansas health system CEO resigns

    Unity Health is searching for a new leader after the Searcy, Ark.-based health system's president and CEO resigned in May, according to The Daily Citizen. 
  4. 10 healthcare companies with the most tech job openings

    Despite headlines about the slowing of hiring in the tech industry, technology positions remain in demand at many healthcare companies and hospital systems.
  1. CVS Health names chief strategy officer

    CVS Health has named Violetta Ostafin executive vice president and chief strategy officer, effective July 11. 
  2. VA offers up to $650M to test health tech

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is offering up to $650 million for innovative tech solutions to improve the healthcare of veterans and the country as a whole.
  3. Reopen Los Angeles hospital to serve homeless, billionaire physician-owner urged

    Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell urged billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, to reopen St. Vincent Medical Center to provide acute care for the homeless population, the Los Angeles Times reported June 14.
  4. HCA's Henrico Doctors' Hospital taps CMO

    HCA Virginia has named Ajit Singh, MD, chief medical officer of Henrico (Va.) Doctors' Hospital, which includes the Forest, Parham and Retreat campuses, the Henrico Citizen reported June 15. 
  5. FDA panel overwhelmingly recommends Moderna, Pfizer vaccines for children 6 months to 5 years

    The youngest population can soon be vaccinated against COVID-19 after an independent advisory panel voted 21-0 that both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children are safe and effective. 
  6. Jackson Health braces for 'stormy times' with end of critical care funding

    Miami-based Jackson Health System is anticipating a worsening financial situation after lawmakers eliminated critical care funding for hospitals, CBS Miami reported June 14.
  7. Outpatient clinical considerations for treating COVID-19: CDC

    Paxlovid and remdesivir, which goes by the brand name Veklury, are the preferred antiviral drugs for treating eligible COVID-19 patients, according to the CDC's interim outpatient clinical considerations updated June 15.
  8. 8 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From a health system settling kickback allegations to a for-profit hospital operator facing an antitrust lawsuit, here are the latest hospital lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  9. 3 ways hospitals are using design to promote employee well-being

    Designing hospitals that promote well-being of employees can help address workforce challenges such as burnout and turnover among staff, Harvard Business Review reported June 14. 

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