Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Unvaccinated Houston Methodist employees appeal dismissal of vaccine mandate lawsuit

    Unvaccinated employees at Houston Methodist have appealed a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit over the health system's COVID-19 vaccination mandate, according to the Houston Chronicle.
  2. Turf war flares up as 3 providers look to expand in North Carolina

    Several healthcare providers in North Carolina are challenging Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health's plan to build a $252 million hospital in south Durham, N.C., according to the Triangle Business Journal. 
  3. Apple's healthcare push stalled by employee departures

    Apple's healthcare-related initiatives have struggled to gain traction, partially due to staff departures, The Wall Street Journal reported June 16. 

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  1. Bright Health sets terms for IPO: 4 details 

    Health insurance startup Bright Health is offering 60 million shares of its common stock in its initial public offering at an estimated price of $20 to $23 per share, the company announced June 15. 
  2. 10 healthcare companies dedicated to giving back to their communities

    Nonprofit organization Points of Light released the winners of its annual The Civic 50, honoring companies who showcase superior corporate citizenship.
  3. CDC releases framework for treating COVID-19 long-haulers

    Primary care providers can manage the treatment of most post-COVID-19 conditions, according to the CDC's interim guidance on treating long-haulers published June 14. 
  4. Anthem joins generic drug initiative Civica Rx

    Civica Rx named the unit that will be tasked with lowering the cost of certain generic medicines, and said one of the nation's largest health insurers — Anthem — will join it.

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  1. MedPAC's 6 latest spending recommendations to Congress

    Medicare's drug spending rose 26 percent from 2013-18, a trend the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission attributed to increasing drug prices rather than an increase in the number of prescriptions filled by beneficiaries.
  2. 9 states with rising COVID-19 cases this week

    Nine states are seeing weekly COVID-19 cases trend upward, according to data tracked by Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University.  
  3. US COVID-19 deaths surpass 600,000

    The nation's COVID-19 death toll surpassed 600,000 June 15, according to data from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University. 
  4. Saint Luke's consolidated leadership model worked in Missouri — so the system will try it in Kansas

    Saint Luke's Health System is consolidating leadership at two of its hospitals in Kansas after the model proved successful in its Missouri market.
  1. One Brooklyn Health executive departures: 6 things to know

    Several leaders will leave or have left One Brooklyn Health, a three-hospital health system based in New York City, a spokesperson confirmed to Becker's.
  2. 14 healthcare CEOs with best employee reviews on Glassdoor

    Job and recruiting site Glassdoor released the winners of its annual Employees' Choice Award, honoring the top-rated CEOs in 2021.
  3. Tenet California hospital workers set June 16 informational picketing

    Workers at three Tenet Healthcare hospitals in Southern California will hold informational picketing June 16 outside the facilities to highlight their concerns about staffing, wages and benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the union that represents them. 
  4. 'Who knows what's growing on everything?': Union blasts hospital cleaning staff shortage

    The union representing workers at Catholic Health's Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (N.Y.) is urging the hospital to address a shortage of cleaning staff, according to news station WKBW.
  5. Atlantic Health System makes 5 leadership changes

    Atlantic Health System in Morristown, N.J., said it has made several significant changes to senior leadership roles after an internal review of organizing principles and executive positions. 
  6. Elective surgery backlog at Oregon health system causing problems for patients, staff

    Bend, Ore.-based St. Charles Health is experiencing high patient volumes and an elective surgery backlog that is affecting both patients and staff alike.
  7. COVID-19 may have been in 5 states as early as December 2019, NIH study suggests

    Antibody testing research suggests COVID-19 may have been circulating in Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin before the first official cases were reported there, according to findings published June 15 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
  8. Mayo Clinic joins Apple Health Records initiative: 4 things to know 

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is the latest health system to join Apple's Health Records project, which gives patients access to their medical records directly from their iPhone, according to a June 15 news release. 
  9. How 1 healthcare company doubled the number of women among its C-suite ranks

    In 2007, there were five times as many men as women in officer roles at biotechnology company Genentech, and female directors left twice as often as men. To improve the rate of women in leadership positions and mitigate the number of women leaving the company, Genentech implemented several strategies to achieve gender equity, according to a June 2 report in Harvard Business Review.

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