Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  2. 8 states see 'very high flu activity' & 7 other CDC takeaways

    Eight states recorded very high flu activity for the week of Jan. 1, the highest level as categorized by the CDC, according to the agency's most recent FluView report.
  3. Moderna to supply 2-3 billion booster doses this year

    Moderna plans to supply the world with 2 to 3 billion COVID-19 booster doses this year, including omicron-specific doses, the company's CEO told CNBC Jan. 10. 
  1. Microsoft warns of continued Log4j exploitation attempts

    Microsoft urges companies to remain vigilant and use scanning systems to detect unusual activity as Log4j's continued exploitation attempts occur.
  2. MD Anderson: Blood tests better predict patients needing lung cancer screenings

    A personalized lung cancer risk assessment that includes a blood test, developed by researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, identified 9.2 percent more lung cancer cases for screening and reduced referral to screening among non-cases by 13.7 percent, a study published Jan. 7 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found.
  3. The strike is over, but tensions could persist as Saint Vincent nurses return to work with nurses hired to replace them

    Nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., voted to ratify a new contract Jan. 3, officially ending a 301-day strike. However, there could be some tension as nurses who went on strike return to work and work alongside nurses hired to replace them during the walkout, according to the Telegram & Gazette.
  4. Google's 8 most recent health-related job openings

    Google recently posted several job openings related to its health business. Below are eight open positions, as of Jan. 10:

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  1. Kansas hospital out of ventilators, sparks local emergency declaration

    Lyon County (Kan.) declared a local emergency Jan. 7 after Newman Regional Hospital ran out of ventilators, The Kansas City Star reported. 
  2. Oregon issues hospital crisis care standards amid COVID-19 surge

    The Oregon Health Authority released new interim guidelines Jan. 6 for hospitals across the state to follow if a COVID-19 surge forces them to enact crisis standards of care. 
  3. R1 RCM to acquire Cloudmed in deal valued at $4.1B

    Revenue cycle management company R1 RCM plans to acquire Cloudmed in an all-stock deal worth about $4.1 billion, including debt, the organizations said Jan. 10. 
  4. Mayo, Kaiser among companies investing $110M into 'hospital-at-home' venture 

    Medically Home, a "hospital-at-home" company,  received $110 million in a new funding round from investors including Baxter International, Cardinal Health, Global Medical Response, Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente. 
  1. Worst of omicron yet to come for Midwest + 4 more forecasts to know

    Some East Coast states may see new omicron cases peak this week, but the Midwest is still facing the thick of a surge, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, said Jan. 9 on CBS' "Face the Nation."
  2. Illinois hospital closes, terminates staff

    Galesburg (Ill.) Cottage Hospital closed Jan. 8 and its workers were told via email that their employment was terminated, according to The Register-Mail.
  3. 19% of US hospitals critically understaffed, 21% anticipate shortages: Numbers by state

    Just over 19 percent — or 1,168 of 6,089 — of all hospitals in the U.S. are experiencing critical staffing shortages, according to HHS data posted Jan. 9.
  4. California allows healthcare workers back to work after COVID-19 exposure, positive test

    The California Department of Public Health temporarily revised its guidelines to allow healthcare workers who test positive for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic to return to work immediately without isolation or testing.
  5. 5 hospitals, health systems cutting capacity amid staffing shortages

    Hospitals and health systems across the U.S. are struggling with staffing challenges as workers call in sick and COVID-19 infections surge, and several facilities have had to temporarily limit capacity.
  6. US COVID-19 hospitalizations compared to last winter's peak — where are we right now?

    U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations are at 96 percent of last winter's peak, according to data tracked by The New York Times.
  7. Cue Health to develop omicron-specific test through HHS partnership

    HHS' Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority will provide additional funds to its ongoing partnership with San Diego-based Cue Health, a healthcare technology company, to develop an omicron-genotyping COVID-19 test.
  8. Supreme Court appears open to CMS COVID-19 vaccination mandate: 10 things to know

    After about four hours of arguments Jan. 7, the Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared skeptical about vaccine-or-testing requirements for large businesses, while the court seemed more open to a vaccination mandate for certain healthcare workers, CNN and The New York Times reported.
  9. Rhode Island hospital reports COVID-19 outbreak

    Cranston, R.I.-based Eleanor Slater Hospital reported 28 patients tested positive for COVID-19 Jan. 6 across multiple campuses, The Boston Globe reported Jan 6.

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