Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Black patients more likely to be restrained in EDs, study finds

    Less than 1 percent of emergency department patients are restrained, but Black patients face a significantly higher risk of physical restraint than non-Black patients, according to a meta-analysis published Sept. 25 in JAMA. 
  2. 94% of government-funded nursing homes were short nurses during pandemic

    Ninety-four percent of Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes across the U.S. experienced a nurse staffing issue during the pandemic, according to a report released in September by the U.S. Pandemic Response Accountability Committee. 
  3. VCU energizes its pharmacy plan

    VCU Health is doubling down on its pharmacy strategy and mail-order medication services, according to Michael Roussos, president of VCU Medical Center.

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  1. Mississippi reimbursement reforms won’t change anything, hospital CFO says

    Louisville, Miss.-based Winston Medical Center CFO Matt Woodward said that Gov. Tate Reeves' Medicaid reform plan will not do enough to help struggling rural hospitals in the state, Super Talk Mississippi reported Sept. 26.
  2. What Joint Commission, NQF's affiliation means for hospitals

    A recent study estimated Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital spent more than $5.6 million on quality metric reporting in 2018, which translates to more than 108,000 hours of work in preparation and reporting data. 
  3. Meditech in the last 30 days

    From adding new hospital clients to launching an artificial intelligence-focused partnership with big tech, Meditech has had a busy month.
  4. Kentucky physician, nurse convicted in drug scheme

    A Kentucky physician and nurse were convicted by a federal jury of conspiracy to illicitly prescribe controlled substances and other related offenses to distributing controlled substances.

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  1. Encompass rehab hospital names CEO

    Dorothy "Dodi" Purtell was named CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Fitchburg (Wis.).
  2. Catholic Health SVP chosen to head up MultiCare hospitals

    Eddie Bratko was appointed president of Tacoma General and Allenmore hospitals, part of Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System.
  3. Telehealth firm files for bankruptcy

    Let's Talk Interactive, a software company specializing in telehealth, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Sept. 21, the Charlotte Business Journal reported. 
  4. Duke's health innovation institute targets racial disparities

    At Duke University's Duke Institute for Health Innovation, a group of researchers created an algorithm designed to pinpoint individuals with peripheral artery disease by analyzing diagnosis codes and their medical histories, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 24. 

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  1. MemorialCare finance leader joins tech nonprofit

    A former financial leader for Fountain Valley, Calif.-based MemorialCare has been named CFO of MCNC, a North Carolina technology nonprofit organization.
  2. States with the best, worst childhood vaccination rates

    Routine vaccination rates for children in the U.S. continue to decline, according to data analyzed by the Center for American Progress. It is a situation that has worsened since COVID-19's onset. 
  3. Arizona health officials warn about rising fungal infection risks

    The Arizona Department of Health Services issued a notice Sept. 26 warning clinicians and residents to be on the lookout for a fungi-caused infection known as Valley Fever. 
  4. The healthcare workers with the highest suicide risk: Study

    Relative to the general U.S. population, registered nurses, healthcare support workers and health technicians are more likely to die by suicide, according to a new study.
  5. Wisconsin hospital to halt surgical services

    HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls, Wis., will temporarily suspend surgical services Oct. 26, according to NBC affiliate WEAU.
  6. 10 most empathic health system brands

    Ridgewood, N.J.-based Valley Health System is the most empathic health system brand, according to a survey by marketing agency Monigle.
  7. Ascension outlook revised to negative

    While affirming its default rating and $6.6 billion of bonds at "AA+," Fitch Ratings on Sept. 26 lowered the outlook for St. Louis-based Ascension to negative from stable.
  8. 10 best, worst cities for women

    Three of the best cities for women are located in California, while the worst are concentrated in the South, according to a new analysis from WalletHub. 
  9. Top 58 healthcare companies to work for, per US News

    The best places to work in healthcare include one big health system name, according to U.S. News & World Report's inaugural Best Companies to Work For by Industry.

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