Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Atrium Health taps new senior vice president, north market president

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health has appointed Roy Hawkins Jr. senior vice president and north market president, effective immediately. Mr. Hawkins will lead operational strategy for six hospitals and emergency departments, according to a Sept. 21 news release.
  2. HCA's Dr. Jonathan Perlin named Joint Commission's next president

    Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based healthcare accreditor The Joint Commission has named Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD, its next president and CEO. The appointment will be effective March 1, 2022, a Sept. 22 news release said.
  3. In unusual vaccine push, fake funeral home redirects visitors to urgent cares for shots

    Charlotte, N.C.-based advertising agency BooneOakley invented the fictional "Wilmore Funeral Home" to warn people what could happen if they remain unvaccinated against COVID-19. The strategy is bold, but marketing and health experts are split on whether it's effective.

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  1. CMS launches tool to track nursing home vaccination rates

    CMS unveiled a tool Sept. 21 that allows users to track COVID-19 vaccination rates among nursing home staff and residents. 
  2. 6 messages marketers should communicate heading into the 2nd pandemic winter

    As the pandemic evolves, so do the messages healthcare communication professionals need to communicate. Below are the six messages that will define the pandemic's second winter, according to a Sept. 20 report from The Atlantic.
  3. After a bad joke, women retain more likability than men, study finds

    A person's gender may play a significant role in how well they recover from a bad joke, according to a September study published in Science Direct.
  4. Mississippi physicians form 'medical freedom' group, fueling COVID-19 misinformation online

    A group of physicians from Mississippi formed an anti-vaccine-mandate group that shares misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a Sept. 20 report by ABC 11.
  1. Rhode Island makes exception to healthcare worker vaccination requirement

    Healthcare workers who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 by Rhode Island's Oct. 1 deadline will be allowed to work beyond that date to prevent care quality from slipping, the state health department said Sept. 21. 
  2. BCBS of Texas wins appellate ruling on mental health coverage suit

    A Texas appellate court handed Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas a win against a lawsuit targeting the insurer's mental health coverage. 
  3. Less than 5% of US population accounts for 50% of healthcare spending: study

    Less than 5 percent of the U.S. population accounted for half of healthcare expenditures in 2018, according to a recent study published in JAMA Network Open. 
  4. Henry Ford Health goes international with nurse recruiting

    To help fill staffing gaps, Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System has revived its strategy of recruiting nurses from the Philippines, its COO said Sept. 22. 
  1. 16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent 

    Four of the top vendors hospitals use to participate in the Medicare EHR incentive program are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech, according to ONC data.
  2. 5 recent 'firsts' in cardiology

    Even amid the pandemic, innovation in cardiology is rampant, with U.S. hospitals and health systems continuing to perform novel heart procedures. 
  3. 67% of employees ready to quit say leaders made empty pandemic promises for well-being

    Hospital leaders have a big role in retention at their organization, with most employees associating supportive leadership with top reasons to stay at a job, according to a survey by Talk Space and The Harris Poll.
  4. 5 newly launched heart centers, clinics

    Five hospitals and health systems have recently launched heart centers or specially heart clinics. 
  5. Hospitals can share COVID-19 vaccine status, test results via Apple vaccine passport

    The option to store verified vaccine credentials and COVID-19 test results are coming to iPhones.
  6. Sutter Health CEO to retire

    Sarah Krevans will resign from her role as president and CEO of Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health system early next year.
  7. Audrey Gregory named CEO of AdventHealth's Central Florida division

    Audrey Gregory, PhD, has been named president and CEO of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth's Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties. She will begin her new role Oct. 25, a news release shared with Becker's said.
  8. CDC releases new resources to help identify MIS-C in children

    The CDC released Sept. 20 new resources to help clinicians recognize multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children — a rare but serious immune response linked to COVID-19 infection — and communicate with parents about an MIS-C diagnosis. 
  9. CDC urges providers to encourage MMR vaccine for Afghan evacuees

    Clinicians caring for individuals recently evacuated from Afghanistan should notify state or local health departments of suspected measles cases and encourage unvaccinated patients to receive the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, according to CDC guidance released Sept. 20. 

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