Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 'Stunning disregard for science': Ouster of top FDA brass sought after Alzheimer's drug approval

    A Washington, D.C.-based consumer advocacy group is calling on HHS to remove the acting FDA commissioner and two other top officials after the agency's recent approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's drug. 
  2. 10 numbers that show gender pay gap in healthcare

    The gender pay gap plagues women in the U.S., and the healthcare industry is no exception. Here are 10 numbers that illustrate the gender pay gap:
  3. Georgia nursing home owner facing cruelty charges after staff quits, patients left unattended

    The owner of Trenton, Ga.-based Woodhaven Senior Living is facing cruelty charges after patients were found in temperatures higher than 90 degrees June 14, with just one staff member to care for all of them, reports WTVC.

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  1. Nationwide Children's unveils $3.3B investment in expansion, strategic plan

    Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Children's Hospital unveiled a five-year, $3.3 billion strategic plan to advance pediatric care in the region and build new facilities on June 16.
  2. Baptist Health Care CIO joins health IT cloud platform 

    Tim Quigley, CIO of Pensacola, Fla.-based Baptist Health Care, will take on the role of chief client officer at health IT company CloudWave. 
  3. CDC creates COVID-19 testing tool for providers

    The CDC rolled out an interactive web tool to help clinicians and the public navigate COVID-19 testing options June 14, reports AHA News.
  4. US buys 200M more Moderna vaccine doses to address pediatric vaccinations, variants

    The U.S. bought 200 million more doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, the drugmaker said June 16.

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  1. COVID-19 vaccination rates among pregnant women: 5 CDC findings

    COVID-19 vaccine coverage was low among pregnant women in early May and varied greatly based on a woman's age and race/ethnicity, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published June 15. 
  2. Alabama university gets state's 1st accreditation for DNAP program

    The University of Mobile's (Ala.) doctor of nurse anesthesia practice program has become the first such program in the four-state region also covering Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia to receive accreditation, the university said June 15. 
  3. Medicare's spending on 'ultra-expensive' drugs increased by 1,170% in 6 years

    As more drugs enter the market with five-figure annual list prices, a large share of Medicare's drug spending is going toward these "ultra-expensive" treatments, according to research published June 7 in Health Affairs.
  4. Maine Medical Center gets record $25M donation

    Maine Medical Center in Portland received the largest single donation in its 150-year history on June 15.
  1. UnitedHealthcare has 1,500 accountable care agreements: 3 things to know

    UnitedHealthcare operates more than 1,500 accountable care agreements with providers, according to data in UnitedHealth Group's 2021 sustainability report. 
  2. FDA authorizes more J&J vaccines made at Emergent plant

    The FDA has authorized another batch of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines made at Emergent BioSolutions' Baltimore plant to be distributed for use, the agency said June 15. 
  3. San Francisco to require COVID-19 vaccine for hospital workers

    San Francisco will require personnel in high-risk settings such as skilled nursing facilities, acute care hospitals, homeless shelters and jails to be vaccinated against COVID-19, city officials said June 14.
  4. Regeneron says antibody cocktail boosts survival of hospitalized COVID-19 patients

    Regeneron's COVID-19 antibody cocktail, casirivimab and imdevimab, reduced the risk of death among hospitalized patients in a phase 3 trial, the drugmaker said June 16.
  5. Walmart rolls out digital COVID-19 vaccine record: 4 details

    Walmart is launching a free digital wallet that people can use to store and share their health information, starting with the COVID-19 vaccine record, the retail giant announced June 16. 
  6. Renown, U of Nevada 50-year clinical affiliation OK'd

    Nevada will get its first fully integrated health system after the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Renown Health in Reno got approval to affiliate.
  7. UnitedHealth: $320B could be saved in next decade by reducing ED visits

    Treating common conditions, including bronchitis and the flu, in primary care settings instead of emergency rooms could save health systems up to $320 billion over the next 10 years, according to UnitedHealth Group's 2020 Sustainability Report.
  8. Ascension opens new pharmacy center in Texas

    St. Louis-based Ascension opened its new pharmacy services center June 15 in Austin, Texas.
  9. Tennessee hospital to open urgent care center for cancer patients

    An urgent care center dedicated to cancer patients is slated to open in late fall at Saint Francis Hospital —  Memphis (Tenn.), The Commercial Appeal reported June 15.

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