Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Capacity strain forces Maine health system to reschedule nonemergency procedures

    MaineHealth is rescheduling some nonemergency procedures, part of a number of steps the organization is taking in response to the capacity issues, the Portland-based system said Oct. 26.
  2. 700-provider group expands in Florida

    Emergency Care Partners has merged with Hernando County (Fla.) Emergency Physicians.
  3. Support for flu shot mandates fell during pandemic, survey finds

    The public's support for workplace flu shot mandates has decreased since 2019, according to an Oct. 25 survey from ValuePenguin, a financial research and analysis website. 

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  1. COVID-19 long-haulers struggle to prove illness for disability benefits

    Americans suffering from "long COVID" may qualify for federal disability protection and benefits, but applying and being accepted by the Social Security Administration remains a major obstacle, The New York Times reported Oct. 27.
  2. Where COVID-19 hospitalizations are highest and rising fastest

    COVID-19 hospitalizations have fallen 19 percent percent in the last two weeks, but hospitals in some states are still struggling to treat high volumes of virus patients.
  3. Atrium Health receives $30M donation in honor of late patient, renames new rehab center

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health received a $30 million gift in honor of the late David Conlan, a patient who benefited from the hospital's rehabilitative medicine.
  4. 9 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since Oct. 20:
  1. RWJBarnabas' Richard Davis named CEO of Saint Barnabas Medical Center

    West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health has appointed Richard "Rick" Davis CEO of Saint Barnabas Medical Center, an Oct. 27 news release shared with Becker's said.
  2. Trinity Health resumes EHR rollout after pandemic forces pause: 3 updates 1 year later

    Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health resumed its Epic EHR installation after a temporary pause amid the pandemic and has a new timeline for full implementation.
  3. 50 states ranked by their healthcare workforce

    Pennsylvania has the largest percent of its workforce in healthcare while Wyoming has the smallest, based on a Becker's analysis of 2020 Commerce Department data.
  4. Healthcare spending jumps when more women are elected, then levels off, study finds

    When female politicians are elected to the national legislature, they drive more spending on priorities like education and healthcare, a new report has found.
  1. Blue Shield of California adds Headspace to Wellvolution program

    Blue Shield of California is bringing behavioral health app Headspace to members through its Wellvolution program, the insurer said Oct. 26. 
  2. CDC: Some immunocompromised people may get 4th shot

    Some people with compromised immune systems who received Moderna or Pfizer's mRNA COVID-19 vaccine may get a fourth shot, according to CDC guidance updated Oct. 25.
  3. Diversity, equity strongly correlated to retention at health systems, analysis shows

    Healthcare organizations that instill the values of diversity and equity within their culture are less likely to lose workers, according to an Oct. 27 analysis from Press Ganey.
  4. Cleveland Clinic launches breast cancer vaccine trial

    Cleveland Clinic has started a phase I trial involving an investigational vaccine aimed at preventing triple-negative breast cancer, the health system said Oct. 26.
  5. Americans with 'long COVID' will be covered under federal disability law

    Americans suffering from "long COVID" will be eligible for the benefits and protection provided under federal disability law, the HHS and the U.S. Department of Justice announced July 26. 
  6. Ex-Encompass Home Health and Hospice CEO accused of breaching employment contract

    A high-profile healthcare CEO is being sued over allegations that she violated her employment contract by stealing away employees from Encompass Health, The Dallas Morning News reported.
  7. Minnesota governor defends health commissioner as potential ousting looms 

    Gov. Tim Walz of Minnesota is standing firmly behind his health commissioner, Jan Malcolm, while Minnesota Senate Republicans are considering ousting her, Kare 11 reported Oct. 26.
  8. New Penn Medicine hospital becomes largest LEED Healthcare-certified project globally

    Penn Medicine's new 1.5 million-square-foot pavilion on the Hospital of the University of Philadelphia campus — which opens Oct. 30 — received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Healthcare Gold Certification, becoming the largest certified project in the world to do so.
  9. Adventist Health names Kerry Heinrich CEO

    Kerry Heinrich has been appointed CEO of Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health, an Oct. 27 news release shared with Becker's said.

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