Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Avera Health granted $2.5M to boost workforce through telehealth, virtual nursing

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Health has received $2.5 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration to address the workforce shortage through telehealth, virtual nursing and rural healthcare education.
  2. Amid lack of guidance, COVID-19 long haulers spend thousands on unproven treatments

    Nearly three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the medical community is still a long way from being able to effectively treat and diagnose the long lasting symptoms millions of Americans experience. In turn, many who are desperate to find relief are spending thousands of dollars on new remedies with little data to support their use, The Washington Post reported Nov. 25.
  3. California hospital moves to Epic

    Sonoma (Calif.) Valley Hospital is going live with a new Epic EHR.

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  1. Hackensack's Epic EHR move to Google will create improved interoperability

    Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health is looking to provide a huge opportunity for discoveries that can improve patient care and interoperability with its ongoing collaboration with Google Cloud, Kash Patel, executive vice president and chief digital information officer, told Becker's.
  2. What BQ.1 dominance means for Evusheld, bebtelovimab

    With omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 accounting for more than half of COVID-19 cases, at least two therapies are on the cusp of losing their mainstay status in the COVID-19 drug market. 
  3. Oregon nurses urge district attorney to investigate Providence for alleged 'wage theft'

    The Oregon Nurses Association has asked the Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt to investigate Providence for alleged "ongoing wage theft" against front-line nurses and other healthcare workers. 
  4. Children's Minnesota's digital transformation is helping 'serve more patients in new ways,' CFO says

    Hospitals and health systems across the country are doubling down on digital transformation efforts by creating new tools and launching innovative programs to improve workflows, boost efficiency and better serve patients where they are.

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  1. Phoenix Children's reports $120M loss even as revenues stay strong

    Phoenix Children's Hospital reported a nine-month loss of $120.5 million even as its revenues stayed robust and contributed to an overall positive operating income of $88 million. The overall decline was a result of investment challenges that resulted in $207.5 million of losses for the period ended Sept. 30.
  2. Police arrest man suspected of firing shots inside Tennessee hospital

    Nashville, Tenn., police have arrested a man accused of opening fire in the stairwell at Ascension St. Thomas Midtown Hospital on Nov. 26, according to local news outlets. 
  3. Children's Hospital Los Angeles launches new fundraising campaign

    Children's Hospital Los Angeles has partnered with iHeartMedia Los Angeles' KOST 103.5 to launch its seventh annual "Season of Giving" fundraising campaign. 
  4. Healthcare data breaches have doubled in 3 years: 5 things to know

    In the last three years, the volume and frequency of healthcare data breaches have nearly doubled, from 368 in 2018 to 715 in 2021, BankInfoSecurity reported Nov. 23. 

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  1. San Juan Regional Medical Center settles data breach lawsuit

    Farmington, N.M.-based San Juan Regional Medical Center has agreed to settle a lawsuit regarding a Sept. 8, 2020, data breach that compromised the protected health information of patients, Top Class Action reported Nov. 23.
  2. 15 cities where Gen Z hires are flocking

    When Generation Z workers look for their first job, college metropolitan areas are catching their eye along with major cities, according to a Nov. 23 workforce report from LinkedIn. 
  3. New president named in BJC leadership reshuffle

    St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare has named Ann Abad president of Missouri Baptist Medical Center. She will succeed John Antes, who was recently tapped for CEO of Carbondale-based Southern Illinois Healthcare, a member of the BJC Collaborative. 
  4. Should an older adult have invasive surgery? 4 things to consider

    Researchers found nearly 1 in 7 older adults die within a year of undergoing major surgery, shedding light on the risk older adults face when having invasive procedures, Kaiser Health News reported Nov. 28.
  5. Shingles infection increases risk of heart attack, stroke

    Researchers from Boston-based Brighams and Women's Hospital found shingles led to an almost 30 percent higher risk of major cardiovascular events over 12 years.
  6. Hawaii hospital marketing chief appointed to incoming governor's staff

    Makana McClellan, the director of marketing and business development for Honolulu-based Shriners Children's Hawaii, has been appointed to the staff of incoming Hawaii Gov. Josh Green, MD.
  7. Viewpoint: Health systems 'gouging' Americans with anti-competitive practices

    Hospitals and health systems are "gouging" Americans with their anti-competitive behaviors, and more steps must be taken to reverse such policies, especially at a time of rising inflation and economic pressures, experts said in a Nov. 28 opinion piece in The Hill.
  8. ChristianaCare business unit to market surgeries, services to employers

    Newark, Del.-based ChristianaCare has launched a business unit to market surgeries, products and services directly to employers around the U.S., the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Nov. 23. 
  9. UW Health not required to recognize union, board rules

    The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission has issued an opinion that the University of Wisconsin Health in Madison is not required to recognize the nurses' union and collectively bargain a contract under state law.

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