Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Companies that appoint Black CEOs see stock benefit: study

    Investors respond more positively to CEO appointments when the appointee is Black, not white, according to a recent study. 
  2. Healthcare workers' unemployment rates rose post-pandemic: study

    Healthcare workers experienced an uptick in unemployment rates after the pandemic's onset. However, unemployment was far higher in workers outside the healthcare industry during the same period, research shows.
  3. Northwestern announces new global primary care center

    Evanston, Ill.,-based Northwestern University announced a new center focused on improving the quality of primary care services and systems worldwide, according to a Sept. 21 news release.

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  1. Supply disruptions from Hurricane Fiona will be minimal, experts say

    Drug and medical devicemakers with operations in Puerto Rico are cautiously optimistic that Hurricane Fiona will cause few ripples across the medical supply chain.
  2. 4 recent health equity investments over $10M

    Here are four health equity investments over $10 million that Becker's has covered since Aug. 30:
  3. Duke: Healthcare worker burnout rose to 40% during pandemic 

    Healthcare worker burnout reached 40 percent in January, up from 32 percent in 2019, a new study from researchers at Durham, N.C.-based Duke Health found. 
  4. 13 recent hospital, health system COO moves

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  1. New York spent $250M on unused ventilators, X-ray machines amid COVID-19

    When health systems and public health departments were scrambling to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, New York bought ventilators and X-ray machines for more than a quarter of a billion dollars. The products were never used and are sitting in storage, according to a Sept. 20 Politico report. 
  2. Crozer Health to end inpatient acute care at 2 hospitals

    Springfield, Pa.-based Crozer Health will halt all services at Delaware County Memorial Hospital within 60 days and transition the hospital to an inpatient behavioral health center by spring 2023, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  3. 18 healthcare organizations receive $3M to test diagnostic innovations

    The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine has issued grants, worth up to $3 million, to 18 health systems and healthcare organizations. 
  4. Former employees file class-action lawsuit against digital pharmacy Medly

    Twelve former employees of Medly have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the digital pharmacy, alleging they weren't given adequate notice or reason for being laid off.

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  1. Hackers using monkeypox phishing scheme to target healthcare organizations, HHS warns

    Hackers are using a monkeypox-themed phishing campaign to target healthcare organizations, the HHS warned Sept. 19. 
  2. Moderna is behind on supply for omicron booster

    Pharmacies and hospitals across the country are running out of Moderna's tweaked vaccine booster, but the vaccine-maker said it expects supply to return to normal levels in a few days. 
  3. Drugmakers have years to skirt the Inflation Reduction Act, experts warn

    Pharmaceutical companies have years to find loopholes in the Inflation Reduction Act — a law recently signed that aims to lower drug costs — and legal experts say the delayed implementation could hinder its goals, NBC News reported Sept. 20. 
  4. Hospitals get big grants to install Epic's EHR

    Small, rural and safety-net hospitals across the U.S. are receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding and community grants to purchase and install Epic EHRs.
  5. CVS, Walmart settle for $147M in West Virginia opioid case

    Retail pharmacy chains CVS and Walmart have settled for $147.5 million in West Virginia lawsuits that accused the companies of oversupplying opioids, Patrick Morrisey, the state's attorney general, said in a Sept. 20 news conference. 
  6. Keith Gnagey to remain on Idaho hospital board after departure as CEO

    Keith Gnagey, former CEO of Teton Valley Health in Driggs, Idaho, will continue to serve as a member of the Teton Valley Health board of directors.
  7. Grand View Health names Dr. Michael Prasto VP, chief medical officer

    Sellersville, Pa.-based Grand View Health has selected emergency medicine physician Michael Prasto, MD, to serve as its new vice president and chief medical officer. He is currently assistant CMO and will transition to the new role over the next few months, according to a Sept. 14 news release. 
  8. US health system most affected by worker shortages, survey says

    Sixty-nine percent of U.S. healthcare practitioners say that a lack of skilled workers is the biggest threat to the national health system, according to a survey conducted by the World Innovation Summit for Health.
  9. Texas Medical Center to build biomanufacturing center for medical supplies, drugs

    Houston-based Texas Medical Center on Sept. 20 unveiled plans to build a biomanufacturing center called the TMC BioPort. It will focus on manufacturing and distributing medical supplies, therapies and pharmaceuticals. 

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