Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. COVID-19 cases hit 7-month high in New York

    The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases in New York is on the rise, with the state recording a seven-day average of 6,901 cases as of Nov. 21, a rate not reported since mid-April. 
  2. More than 700K people in the US may have lost their sense of smell to COVID, study estimates

    Loss of taste or smell are defining symptoms of COVID-19, and a new study published Nov. 18 in JAMA Otolaryngology estimates up to 1.6 million people in the U.S. may experience chronic olfactory problems after their infection.  
  3. How healthcare leaders can keep their teams during the 'Great Resignation' 

    The "Great Resignation" continues on, with the latest figures showing that a record number of 4.4 million workers quit their jobs in September. This has hit the healthcare industry hard, with about 1 in 5 workers leaving the sector since the beginning of the pandemic. Holding onto and recruiting talent is increasingly important to healthcare leaders. Becker's spoke to a human capital expert to reveal how healthcare leaders can retain staff. 

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  1. 6 booster updates

    On Nov. 19, the FDA authorized Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all adults, enabling people to receive a booster shot at least six months after completing their primary series.
  2. JPS Health Network selects new CEO

    Karen Duncan, MD, has been promoted to the role of president and CEO of Fort Worth, Texas-based JPS Health Network, effective Jan. 1, 2022.
  3. Tower Health to temporarily close urgent care centers on Sundays

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health will temporarily close its urgent care centers on Sundays starting Nov. 28 because of staffing shortages, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Nov. 19.
  4. CDC greenlights boosters for all adults

    The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimously endorsed boosters for all adults Nov. 19, after the FDA authorized Pfizer and Moderna's booster shots for all adults earlier the same day, The Washington Post reports. 
  1. Medical boards, health systems or tech companies: Who draws the line on misinformation?

    Ivermectin for COVID-19, microchips in the vaccines and the pandemic as a hoax. These are just a few of the conspiracy theories that have been proven to be false, yet nonetheless have circulated throughout the pandemic, bolstered by social media and polarized news. Some of the misinformation is spread by medical professionals themselves, giving medical boards, health systems and professional organizations a difficult task in regulating it. 
  2. AdventHealth's net income slides in Q3

    AdventHealth, a 46-hospital system based in Altamonte Springs, Fla., recorded higher revenue in the third quarter of 2021, but ended the period with lower operating income, according to recently released financial documents.
  3. Emory University receives $50M grant from Goizueta Foundation for brain institute

    The Goizueta Foundation gave a $50 million grant to Atlanta-based Emory University to create the Goizueta Institute @Emory Brain Health, an initiative that began in May as the Emory Brain Health Personalized Medicine Institute. 
  4. Campaign to address New York's healthcare staff shortage results in 100K job searches

    The Iroquois Healthcare Association's ad campaign to recruit healthcare workers made it onto marketing magazine The Drum's list of the five best business-to-business campaigns of 2021.
  1. CoxHealth CEO Steve Edwards to retire

    Steve Edwards will retire as CEO of CoxHealth in May 2022.
  2. Meet the marketing execs of the 10 largest nonprofit health systems

    Here are the marketing executives of the 10 largest nonprofit health systems:
  3. 7 recent donations to healthcare organizations

    Several donations were made to healthcare organizations in the last week to create more programs and build new facilities.
  4. Study finds more ED visits, higher Medicare costs at private equity-owned nursing homes

    Private equity-owned nursing homes saw an increase in emergency room visits and hospitalizations among long-term residents and an increase in Medicare costs, an investigation published Nov. 19 in JAMA Health Forum found.
  5. 4 systems launching residency programs 

    Some healthcare systems have launched new residency programs and partnerships to address workforce shortages persisting around the country.
  6. UW Health nurses take to social media to argue for union representation

    Nurses at University of Wisconsin Health in Madison have launched a social media campaign amid their quest for a union and collective bargaining rights, The Badger Herald reported Nov. 17.
  7. Hospitals predict patient volume will be 4% higher in 2022

    Many hospitals are reporting decreasing patient volumes but predict higher volumes in 2022, according to a McKinsey & Co. report published Nov. 15.
  8. US COVID-19 cases up 16% in 1 week: 8 CDC stats to know

    The nation's seven-day average for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increased this week, while deaths fell slightly, according to the CDC's COVID data tracker weekly review published Nov. 19.
  9. Providence leader Dr. David Kim on what makes a CEO successful in a pandemic

    David Kim, MD, is executive vice president and chief executive of the physician enterprise team at Renton, Wash.-based Providence health system. He spoke with Becker's in November about the future of health system leadership and the ongoing battle to establish trust in medicine.

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