Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Catholic Health workers announce plans to strike Oct. 1

    Workers at Catholic Health's Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (N.Y.) plan to strike Oct. 1 if a contract is not reached by then, according to a union news release.  
  2. 'Our state literally shrunk': In 2020, deaths outpaced births in Alabama

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, more deaths were recorded than births in Alabama marking a first in the state's history, The New York Times reported Sept. 18. 
  3. J&J says its COVID-19 vaccine is more effective after 2 doses

    Johnson & Johnson said Sept. 21 that a two-dose regimen for its COVID-19 vaccine provides 94 percent protection against symptomatic infection, which puts all three drugmakers whose COVID-19 shots are being administered in the U.S. at similar efficacy rates for two-dose regimens.

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  1. More than 14,000 Dignity nurses approve labor deal

    More than 14,000 registered nurses in California and Nevada approved a new contract with San Francisco-based Dignity Health, according to a Sept. 20 union news release. 
  2. How the pandemic changed the CIO role: 5 insights

    CIOs' responsibilities since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic have increased, with the pay to match as the average annual salary hitting $260,000, according to a Sept. 20 report by The Wall Street Journal.
  3. Travel nurses bring gig-minded approach to profession

    A message board for travel nurses is filled with posts from nurses who have recently quit their full-time jobs at hospitals to pursue high-paying, temporary staffing contracts around the U.S. 
  4. COVID-19 will push hospital losses to $54B this year, report estimates

    A new analysis shows the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to drive hospital and health system losses throughout 2021. 
  1. Florida hospital administrators ask for state help amid staffing strain

    Hospital administrators in Florida are asking for help from the state as they grapple with staffing strain during the latest COVID-19 wave, according to the News Service of Florida.
  2. Nomi Health, RIP Medical Debt eliminate $225M in patient medical debt

    Healthcare services provider Nomi Health wiped out more than $225 million in medical debt via a partnership with nonprofit RIP Medical Debt, the company said Sept. 21.
  3. Cleveland Clinic, Amwell ink consumer health partnership for telehealth 2nd opinion service: 3 details

    The Clinic, a joint virtual health venture between the Cleveland Clinic and Amwell, is teaming up with ReviveHealth to enable ReviveHealth members to get virtual second opinions for more than 550 specialties from Cleveland Clinic.
  4. Average charge for complex COVID-19 hospital stay is $317K+

    The average billed charge for a COVID-19 hospitalization with complexities is $317,810, while the median billed charge is $208,136, according to cost estimates released Sept. 21 from Fair Health. 
  1. Hospitals to CMS: Keep the inpatient-only list, don't increase price transparency noncompliance fee

    The American Hospital Association on Sept. 17 submitted its comments on CMS' Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule for 2022, strongly opposing stiffer penalties for price transparency noncompliance and supporting the agency's decision to keep the inpatient-only list.
  2. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  3. Lown Institute names most socially responsible hospital in each state

    The Lown Institute, a nonpartisan healthcare think tank, unveiled its 2021 list of the best-ranked hospitals for social responsibility in each state Sept. 21.
  4. WVU Medicine enacts crisis standards of care

    Numerous WVU Medicine hospitals are operating under crisis standards of care because of high COVID-19 patient volumes, the Morgantown, W.Va.-based system said in a Sept. 16 Facebook post.
  5. HCA to buy 5 Utah hospitals from Steward

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare plans to acquire five Utah hospitals from Dallas-based Steward Health Care.
  6. 26 hospitals hiring CNOs

    Below are 26 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  7. 20 top hospitals for cost efficiency: Lown Institute

    Pinnacle Hospital, a physician-owned facility in Crown Point, Ind., is the most cost-efficient hospital in the U.S., according to a new ranking from the Lown Institute, a nonpartisan healthcare think tank.
  8. 20 most socially responsible hospitals: Lown Institute

    Two New Jersey hospitals topped the Lown Institute's 2021 list of socially responsible hospitals.
  9. UC Irvine gets $30M gift to support medical innovation building

    University of California Irvine received a $30 million gift to support the creation of a 200,000-square-foot medical innovation building. 

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