Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mississippi health system to offer 'pay on demand' option to nurses

    At the beginning of 2022, Ocean Springs, Miss.-based Singing River Health System plans to offer a "pay on demand" option for nurses to receive their paychecks, Jessica Lewis, the health system's executive director of human resources, told the Sun Herald.
  2. UCI Health launches hospital-at-home program with DispatchHealth

    Orange, Calif.-based UCI Health is partnering with at-home care provider DispatchHealth to launch a hospital-at-home program.
  3. Former Hacienda HealthCare CEO sentenced for fraud

    The former CEO of Phoenix-based Hacienda HealthCare William Timmons has been sentenced for his role in a fraud scheme that bilked millions of dollars from Arizona taxpayers, the Arizona attorney general announced Nov. 19. 

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  1. Ascension Florida rescinds suspensions of unvaccinated workers

    Ascension Florida is revoking the suspensions of unvaccinated employees and allowing them to return to work as part of a COVID-19 policy shift, according to CBS affiliate WJAX.
  2. States ranked by percentage of COVID-19 vaccines administered: Nov. 30

    Wisconsin has administered the highest percentage of COVID-19 vaccines it has received, according to the CDC's COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration data tracker.
  3. Global supply chain problems show signs of easing

    Global supply chain issues are beginning to ease, but shipping, manufacturing and retail executives said normal operations may not resume until next year, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 21. 
  4. Advocate Aurora's operating income narrows in Q3

    Despite posting higher revenue in the third quarter of 2021, Advocate Aurora Health saw its operating income shrink when compared to the same quarter last year, according to recently released financial documents.
  1. Athenahealth to be acquired for $17B: 6 details 

    Athenahealth has entered an agreement to be jointly acquired by private equity firms Hellman & Friedman and Bain Capital for $17 billion, the Watertown, Mass.-based EHR company said Nov. 22. 
  2. COVID-19 hospitalizations at all-time high in Maine

    COVID-19 hospitalizations are steadily increasing in Maine and now are at the highest level seen during the pandemic, The Portland Press Herald reported Nov. 21.
  3. Fauci shares holiday guidance as COVID-19 cases continue to climb

    Cases of COVID-19 continue to climb in the United States just before a Thanksgiving that most expected to be a return to pre-pandemic normal. 
  4. COVID-19 cases hit 7-month high in New York

    The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases in New York is on the rise, with the state recording a seven-day average of 6,901 cases as of Nov. 21, a rate not reported since mid-April. 
  1. More than 700K people in the US may have lost their sense of smell to COVID, study estimates

    Loss of taste or smell are defining symptoms of COVID-19, and a new study published Nov. 18 in JAMA Otolaryngology estimates up to 1.6 million people in the U.S. may experience chronic olfactory problems after their infection.  
  2. How healthcare leaders can keep their teams during the 'Great Resignation' 

    The "Great Resignation" continues on, with the latest figures showing that a record number of 4.4 million workers quit their jobs in September. This has hit the healthcare industry hard, with about 1 in 5 workers leaving the sector since the beginning of the pandemic. Holding onto and recruiting talent is increasingly important to healthcare leaders. Becker's spoke to a human capital expert to reveal how healthcare leaders can retain staff. 
  3. 6 booster updates

    On Nov. 19, the FDA authorized Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all adults, enabling people to receive a booster shot at least six months after completing their primary series.
  4. JPS Health Network selects new CEO

    Karen Duncan, MD, has been promoted to the role of president and CEO of Fort Worth, Texas-based JPS Health Network, effective Jan. 1, 2022.
  5. Tower Health to temporarily close urgent care centers on Sundays

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health will temporarily close its urgent care centers on Sundays starting Nov. 28 because of staffing shortages, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Nov. 19.
  6. CDC greenlights boosters for all adults

    The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimously endorsed boosters for all adults Nov. 19, after the FDA authorized Pfizer and Moderna's booster shots for all adults earlier the same day, The Washington Post reports. 
  7. Medical boards, health systems or tech companies: Who draws the line on misinformation?

    Ivermectin for COVID-19, microchips in the vaccines and the pandemic as a hoax. These are just a few of the conspiracy theories that have been proven to be false, yet nonetheless have circulated throughout the pandemic, bolstered by social media and polarized news. Some of the misinformation is spread by medical professionals themselves, giving medical boards, health systems and professional organizations a difficult task in regulating it. 
  8. AdventHealth's net income slides in Q3

    AdventHealth, a 46-hospital system based in Altamonte Springs, Fla., recorded higher revenue in the third quarter of 2021, but ended the period with lower operating income, according to recently released financial documents.
  9. Emory University receives $50M grant from Goizueta Foundation for brain institute

    The Goizueta Foundation gave a $50 million grant to Atlanta-based Emory University to create the Goizueta Institute @Emory Brain Health, an initiative that began in May as the Emory Brain Health Personalized Medicine Institute. 

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