Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Hospitals, health systems mandating vaccines for workers

    The number of hospitals and health systems requiring COVID-19 vaccination for employees is growing.
  2. CDC director: Pandemic reaching 'another pivotal point'

    CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said the COVID-19 pandemic is at "another pivotal point" in the U.S. as hospitals in areas with low vaccination rates deal with fewer beds and more COVID-19 patients.
  3. 14 latest hospital closures

    From reimbursement landscape challenges to dwindling patient volumes, many factors lead hospitals to shut down. In the past year, financial damage linked to the COVID-19 pandemic has put many hospitals in a fragile financial position and forced a few to close. 

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  1. Class action targets CaptureRx over breach that exposed 2.4M+ patients' data 

    CaptureRx, a health IT company that helps hospitals manage their 340B drug discount programs, is being accused of failing to properly protect health information stored on its network after a ransomware attack exposed at least 2,400,000 patients' information, according to court documents cited by Bloomberg Law. 
  2. Union protests NewYork-Presbyterian vaccine requirement

    Members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East protested July 22 over New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian's COVID-19 vaccination mandate for employees, according to local news station ABC7. 
  3. HHS to invest $1.6B in COVID-19 testing, mitigation in vulnerable communities

    HHS will invest more than $1.6 billion from the American Rescue Plan for testing and mitigation measures in high-risk congregate settings, according to a July 22 news release.
  4. Respiratory viruses on rise amid pandemic, per CDC

    Clinicians should be aware of increasing respiratory virus circulation and consider multipathogen testing, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published July 23.

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  1. NewYork-Presbyterian gives $20M to help establish new health school

    New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian has donated $20 million to Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., to help establish a new school of health sciences, according to The Journal News. 
  2. 9 numbers that show the reach of R1 RCM

    Here are nine quick notes that show the reach of R1 RCM, a revenue cycle management company serving hospitals, health systems and physician groups across the U.S.
  3. Altru Health System wants to buy North Dakota hospital

    Altru Health System in Grand Forks, N.D., has approached CHI St. Alexius Health about purchasing its 25-bed critical access hospital in Devils Lake, N.D., according to the Devils Lake Journal.
  4. Sexual harassment can cost victims hundreds of thousands

    Sexual harassment doesn't just affect survivors' emotional well-being, it can cost them up to $1 million over their lifetime, according to a July 21 report by The Institute for Women's Policy Research.
  1. CDC updates STI treatment guidelines

    The CDC released updated guidelines on treating sexually transmitted infections July 22.
  2. 'Relentless' cyberattacks no good for hospital finances, Fitch says

    Nonprofit hospitals and health systems will need to plan for increased revenue and expense pressure from "relentless" cyberattacks, Fitch Ratings said July 22. 
  3. Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion

    Missouri's Supreme Court ruled that the state's August 2020 Medicaid expansion amendment did not violate the state constitution, reversing a lower court decision blocking the expansion.
  4. Boston Children's physicians to service Cape Cod

    Boston Children's Hospital and Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass., are collaborating on pediatric services at Cape Cod's facilities. 
  5. Power outage forces California hospital to close, transfer patients

    Plumas District Hospital in Quincy, Calif., had to close down and transfer patients July 19 because of a power outage, the hospital said. 
  6. UnityPoint Health names new CFO

    Doug Watson was chosen as senior vice president and CFO of UnityPoint Health, the West Des Moines, Iowa-based health system said July 22.
  7. Kaiser Permanente names leader for Panorama City, Antelope Valley

    Patti Clausen, BSN, RN, was chosen as senior vice president and area manager of Kaiser Permanente's Panorama City and Antelope Valley service area in Southern California, the health system said this week. 
  8. Female execs see pay bumps when changing employers

    Female executives get bigger pay increases than men when changing employers, according to a July 14 report from MIT Sloan Management Review.
  9. Benefits of J&J COVID-19 vaccine outweigh risks, CDC says

    The benefits of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 shot still outweigh the risk of the rare but serious neurological disorder, Guillain-Barre syndrome, the CDC said July 22, according to CNBC. 

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