Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Northwell shifting staff to direct contracting model

    Northwell Health, New York's largest healthcare provider and private employer, has chosen its affiliated, direct-to-employer company, Northwell Direct, to supply the provider network for the system's 2022 healthcare benefits for about 75,000 employees and dependents, the New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based system said Oct. 11.
  2. Centura names CEO of Colorado Hospital

    Centura Health has appointed Jeremy Pittman CEO of its Castle Rock (Colo.) Adventist Hospital. His new position will be effective Oct. 24.
  3. Atrium Health CEO pays creative tribute to team 

    In the annual "Atrium Health Has Talent" showcase, Eugene A. Woods, president and CEO of the health system, took to the microphone and delivered a rendition of an original song as a tribute to his team. 

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  1. 10 states where unemployment recovered the most, least 

    Despite the pandemic wiping out 22.4 million jobs in the U.S., the economy is rebounding. The recovery is not proportional from state to state, with some recovering faster than others. Here are the 10 states that have recovered the most and the least since the start of COVID-19. 
  2. Cedars-Sinai human resources chief on embracing flexibility

    Like other hospitals, Cedars-Sinai was hit by the pandemic and had to adapt quickly to ensure the well-being and safety of staff and patients. Hospital executive Andy Ortiz spoke about how the system embraced flexibility and continues to support its staff, the LA Business Journal reported Oct. 11. 
  3. New York-Presbyterian chief nursing officer joins Atlantic Health System

    Ophelia Byers, DNP, RN, has joined New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System as chief nursing officer for Overlook Medical Center in Summit, N.J. She has also been named the health system's associate chief nurse executive.
  4. Mutual fund CEO got it 'dead wrong' in cutting retiree health benefits

    Valley Forge, Pa.-based investment management firm Vanguard issued an apology Oct. 8 to employees and retirees over cutting promised health benefits.
  1. Philadelphia hospital reports measles case

    Health officials began notifying people Oct. 8 who may have been exposed to measles at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, after a case of the disease was reported in the facility, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. 
  2. Minimum wage raises translate to health coverage gaps, researchers say

    Each dollar that the minimum wage increases reflects an additional percentage point that low-wage workers will not have health insurance, according to researchers. 
  3. How CMS’s New Glycemic Management Quality Metrics Can Drive Change — 4 Insights with MUSC’s CQO

    While most people think glycemic management is only a concern for people living with diabetes, in the inpatient setting there’s a lot more nuance: over one third of hospitalized patients experience hyperglycemia, and CMS recently announced two new quality metrics that highlight the need to better manage these patients’ blood glucose during their hospital stay, and also underscores the risks of not taking action.
  4. Where Amazon could go next in healthcare

    Based on Amazon's recent partnerships and moves in the digital health space, IT market intelligence platform CB Insights gave several predictions on where the tech giant could go next in a new report.
  1. California hospital begins building $125M expansion

    Covina, Calif.-based Emanate Health broke ground on its $125 million expansion, which includes two new 60,000-square-foot buildings for its flagship Queen of the Valley Hospital, LA Business Journal reported Oct. 11.
  2. Vaccine makers bet on mRNA technology to improve future flu shots

    Vaccine makers are leading studies using mRNA technology, which made the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines possible, in hopes of creating more effective flu shots in the future, The New York Times reports. 
  3. AstraZeneca says its antibody cocktail reduces risk of severe COVID-19, death by 50%

    AstraZeneca said Oct. 11 that its antibody cocktail significantly reduced the chance of severe COVID-19 and death during a 903-participant trial.
  4. Black COVID-19 patients less likely to receive medical follow-ups, study finds

    A University of Michigan study published Oct.11 found Black COVID-19 patients are less likely to receive medical follow-ups after hospitalizations and more likely to experience longer wait times to return to work. 
  5. California hospital district CEO, board member resign

    Tulare (Calif.) Hospital Healthcare District aims to quickly find new leadership after its CEO and a board member resigned. 
  6. Florida hospital settles with laid-off employees 2 years after closure

    The Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health, a West Palm Beach, Fla.-based psychiatric hospital that closed and laid off workers in 2019, has settled a lawsuit brought by former employees, The Palm Beach Post reported Oct. 11.  
  7. 5 messages that could sway vaccine-hesitant Americans, 3 that could backfire

    As healthcare communication professionals continue to reach the millions of Americans who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, it's important they avoid fear-based messaging, according to research conducted by data science consulting firm Civis.
  8. 3 states where hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients

    New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are falling nationwide, but hospitals in some states are still struggling to treat high volumes of virus patients.
  9. Mount Sinai launches AI, human health division

    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City launched a department focused on advancing artificial intelligence in healthcare. Here are five things to know:

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