Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. NIH rewards Penn State $25M for medical research, collaboration

    The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, gifted Penn State more than $25 million for clinical and translational research and more collaboration within the organization and the community.
  2. Northwell CFO Michele Cusack's key criteria for evaluating partnerships

    Michele Cusack serves as senior vice president and CFO of Northwell Health, a 23-hospital system with $13.4 billion in annual revenue.
  3. Lawmaker skeptical the VA's $16B Cerner EHR rollout will meet 2028 deadline

    One lawmaker has expressed concern that Cerner's EHR deployment with the Department of Veterans Affairs will be unable to meet its 10-year deadline in 2028, The Military Times reported Oct. 21. 

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  1. 5 ways health systems can stop hackers from attacking vaccine 'cold chain'

    Hospitals and health systems can prevent hackers from attacking their equipment that keeps COVID-19 vaccines ultracold by implementing protective measures like limiting access to sensor displays, according to Kevin Fu, PhD, the FDA's medical device cybersecurity director. 
  2. Residents in Southern states use Facebook to track businesses' COVID-19 compliance

    Some residents in states that have more lax COVID-19 safety measures have been forming Yelp-like social media groups to review the infection control compliance of local businesses and schools, Kaiser Health News reported Oct. 21.
  3. Maine hospital to suspend emergency-level care at walk-in location to combat staffing shortage

    York Hospital will temporarily suspend emergency-level care at its walk-in facility in Wells, Maine, amid a staffing shortage, The Portsmouth Herald reported.
  4. Iowa privatizing Medicaid resulted in 891% more illegal care denials, report finds

    A report from Rob Sand, Iowa's auditor of state, found that privatizing the state's Medicaid program in 2016 resulted in an 891 percent increase in patients who were allegedly illegally denied care. 
  1. COVID-19 infection, death risks lower in areas with robust primary care, study finds

    Residents in areas with the most robust primary care, the strongest public health infrastructure, and the fewest social vulnerabilities were 12 percent less likely to get infected with COVID-19 and 42 percent less likely to die from the virus, according to a report released Oct. 18 by Primary Care Collaborative and the Robert Graham Center.
  2. Massachusetts General pursues record $3B in fundraising

    Massachusetts General Hospital is hoping to raise $1 billion in donations through the end of 2024 after already receiving $2 billion over the last four years, marking the largest campaign in the history of any academic medical center in the U.S., The Boston Globe reported Oct. 21.
  3. Former HCA Healthcare CEO gives $10M to medical school

    The former CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and his wife made a $10 million donation to Belmont University's medical school, the university announced Oct. 20. 
  4. 6 latest hospital lawsuits

    From a for-profit hospital operator seeking to have an antitrust case dismissed to hospital groups asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling, here are the latest hospital lawsuits making headlines. 
  1. Dignity Health's Mercy Hospitals Bakersfield CEO to retire

    Bruce Peters will retire from his role as president and CEO of Dignity Health Mercy Hospitals Bakersfield (Calif.). He will officially depart the health system in January 2022, according to a news release shared with Becker's Oct. 21.  
  2. The state of employer-sponsored health insurance: 7 things to know

    A hearing from the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance welcomed testimonies on the current state of insurance coverage in America, with representatives from the Commonwealth Fund providing insight on employer-provided coverage.
  3. Indiana health system must face Justice Department's false claims suit

    A district court denied Indianapolis-based Community Health Network's motion to dismiss a false claims lawsuit brought by the Justice Department alleging that it engaged in a fraud scheme to keep referrals in its network. 
  4. Hospitals, health systems mandating vaccines for workers

    The number of hospitals and health systems requiring COVID-19 vaccination for employees is growing.
  5. Ascension, AdventHealth to unwind partnership

    Ascension and AdventHealth are unwinding their Amita Health partnership after working together for nearly seven years, the organizations announced Oct. 21. 
  6. West Virginia hospital workers to strike

    About 1,000 workers at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., plan to strike Nov. 3 unless an agreement with hospital management is reached, according to the union that represents them.
  7. Georgia hospital completes ED expansion, starts building $400M patient tower

    Lawrenceville, Ga.-based Northside Hospital Gwinnett opened its expanded emergency department Oct. 18 and recently received approval from the Georgia Department of Community Health for a new 10-story tower.
  8. TriHealth names Dr. Helen Koselka CMO 

    Helen Koselka, MD, has been appointed CMO of Cincinnati-based TriHealth. 
  9. 13 hospital construction projects worth $500M or more

    Since Aug. 1, 13 hospitals and health systems announced, advanced or completed expansion and renovation projects with price tags of $500 million or more.

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