Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Indiana hospital plans $300M expansion

    South Bend, Ind.-based Memorial Hospital hopes to expand with a new patient tower, apartments, hotel and health club through a $300 million project, the South Bend Tribune reported Oct. 13.
  2. How vaccination rates are changing in each state: Up in 12, down in 38

    An average of 837,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses per day were administered in the past week, an 11 percent decrease from the week before, according to The Washington Post. 
  3. Former Texas hospital workers demand jobs back after governor bans vaccination mandates

    Former Houston Methodist employees who resigned or were fired for not complying with the system's vaccination requirements are demanding their jobs back after Texas Gov.Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning COVID-19 vaccination mandates, according to Houston Public Media. 

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  1. Mayo Clinic, Northeastern U roll out digital healthcare transformation master's program

    The teaching hospital division of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic teamed up with Boston-based Northeastern University to offer an online master's management degree in digital healthcare transformation, the schools said Oct. 12.
  2. 2 EHR measures that can predict physician departures

    Two key EHR use metrics can help flag which physicians are most likely to leave their position, according to a study published Oct. 12 in JAMA Network Open.
  3. 15 healthcare companies named to Forbes' best employers in the world

    Fifteen healthcare companies were named to Forbes' 2021 list of the 750 best employers in the world.
  4. Boston Children's wants to acquire Franciscan Children's in move to upgrade mental healthcare

    Boston Children's Hospital hopes to enhance mental healthcare services by acquiring Brighton, Mass.-based Franciscan Children's Hospital, the organizations announced Oct. 12. 
  1. UPMC defends surgery practices in battle with feds

    UPMC is defending its surgery and billing practices after the Justice Department filed a false claims complaint against the Pittsburgh-based system, its physician group and the chair of its department of cardiothoracic surgery.
  2. Missouri Hospital Association's data arm launches health equity dashboards: 3 details

    The Missouri Hospital Association launched a data dashboard Oct. 11 that displays details of health inequities by zip code, symptom and prevalence, according to details shared with Becker's.
  3. The daily hazard proving untenable in hospitals and strategies to curb it

    The recent fatal shooting of a nursing assistant at Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University Hospital was a stark reminder that the COVID-19 pandemic is not the healthcare industry's sole challenge
  4. Hospitalizations due to delayed care put extra stress on health systems

    Many hospitals are reporting an influx of patients who delayed care during the pandemic and now require acute care for their worsening conditions. This demand is placing extra stress on organizations already facing capacity issues amid a surge in COVID-19 patients.
  1. 4 states administering the most COVID-19 vaccinations Oct. 12

    Nationwide, Hawaii administered the most vaccinations Oct. 12, according to data from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University. 
  2. 10 states with the highest percentage of population avoiding care over cost

    Mississippi has the highest percentage of adults who said they skip care because of costs, according to an October analysis by patient advocacy service NiceRx.
  3. Physicians, nurses are eyeing a healthcare exit: 4 statistics to know

    Various factors are driving physicians and nurses to leave their jobs — or the healthcare field altogether — including burnout, increased stress and higher-paying job opportunities. Here are four statistics that illustrate the prevalence or risk of these departures.
  4. Breakthrough infections may not pose major transmission risk, immunologists say

    The virus shedding from people with breakthrough COVID-19 infections may be less infectious than that coming from an unvaccinated COVID-19 patient, NPR reported Oct. 12. 
  5. 50% of Americans have medical debt: survey

    Fifty percent of Americans report having medical debt this year, up from 46 percent last year, according to a survey from consumer financial education company debt.com. 
  6. 1 in 4 consumers know what 'value-based care' means, survey says

    A recent survey conducted by Dynata for EmblemHealth found that only 1 in 4 American consumers knew what "value-based care" was.
  7. 506-bed Pennsylvania hospital must face overpayment suit, judge rules

    Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of hospitals claiming it unlawfully received millions in state funding by inflating reimbursement claims was denied by a Pennsylvania federal judge Oct. 12.
  8. States ranked by percentage of population fully vaccinated: Oct. 18

    Vermont has the highest percentage of its population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the CDC's COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration data tracker.
  9. COVID-19 caused a backlog of elective surgeries: 5 ways to catch up

    COVID-19 created a massive disruption for elective surgeries, which are a critical piece of health systems' revenue stream.

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