Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 4 states still overwhelmed by COVID-19 hospitalizations

    As national COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decline, four states are still seeing double-digit increases in hospitalization rates. 
  2. Illinois hospital regains level 2 trauma status 

    Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Ill., has regained its designation as a level 2 trauma center, according to an Oct. 15 Daily Herald report. 
  3. CVS Health names chief health equity officer

    CVS Health has named Joneigh Khaldun, MD, vice president and chief health equity officer.

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  1. Healthcare may see a 'Great Retirement,' too

    Numerous health systems are down to their final months with the same CEO who led the organization through a tumultuous decade for the industry.
  2. 11 fastest growing healthcare jobs over next decade — No. 1 is nurse practitioners

    The demand for healthcare professionals is booming, projected to grow 16 percent in the next decade, CNBC reported Oct. 15.
  3. How USC, Yale healthcare experts are helping TV writers rethink COVID-19 storytelling

    Television shows — medical dramas, in particular — are writing storylines about COVID-19 with the help of physicians and public health experts, The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 15.
  4. The 3 essential skills for health system CEOs to thrive today, according to AdventHealth's Terry Shaw

    Terry Shaw serves as president and CEO of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth, overseeing one of the nation's largest faith-based health systems, comprising more than 50 hospitals across nine states. 
  1. 10 execs share their systems' best innovation projects in 2021

    This year has been ripe with opportunities to improve healthcare delivery through digital innovation. Below, 10 executives from health systems across the country share the project they've been most proud of in 2021.
  2. CDC updates holiday gathering guidance: 8 things to know

    The CDC updated it's holiday celebration guidance Oct. 15, saying full vaccination before attending a gathering is the best way to minimize COVID-19 risk. 
  3. HSHS to raise minimum wage for 3,000 employees

    Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System is increasing its minimum wage to $15 an hour, which will affect about 3,000 employees in Wisconsin and Illinois.
  4. LSU Health Sciences Center chancellor steps down

    Larry Hollier, MD, will no longer serve as chancellor of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.
  1. Steven Littleson appointed CEO, president of Central Maine Healthcare

    Central Maine Healthcare has announced its new CEO and president as Steven Littleson, Mainebiz reported Oct. 15. 
  2. MUSC, Clemson launch AI innovation hub: 3 notes

    Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina and Clemson (S.C.) University said Oct. 15 they have partnered to launch an artificial intelligence innovation hub.
  3. UF Health faces lawsuit after breach exposes 700,000 patients' data

    Leesburg-based UF Health Central Florida has been sued by a patient after a May cyberattack exposed the data of 700,981 patients, according to a lawsuit filed Oct. 14.
  4. Louisiana health system renames innovation center after longest-tenured administrator

    Shreveport, La.-based Willis-Knighton Health System is renaming its innovation hub and rehab institute after its recently retired CEO, who served the system for 56 years, the Shreveport Times reported Oct. 14.
  5. Nebraska governor issues executive order to expand workforce capacity in hospitals

    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed an executive order Oct. 13 to expand workforce capacity to ensure Nebraskans retain access to healthcare workers, reports ABC7.
  6. 201-bed New Jersey hospital to get new ownership

    East Orange (N.J.) General Hospital will be acquired by its new for-profit operating company, EOH Acquisition Group, led by hospital CEO Paige Dworak, New Jersey Business Magazine reported Oct. 15.
  7. 6 execs share the dangers of pharmacy burnout

    Pharmacy staff members across the country are reporting unprecedented levels of burnout, an issue that could not only negatively affect employees' mental health, but also patient safety. 
  8. 1 area seeing 'very high' flu activity & 4 other CDC FluView takeaways

    Washington, D.C., is currently reporting "very high" flu activity, the highest designation of five levels, according to new data from the CDC's FluView report published Oct. 15.
  9. Walmart launches go-to-market solution for self-insured plans

    Through a partnership with Transcarent, Walmart is offering its savings on pharmaceuticals and other services to self-insured employers for the first time.

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