Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mount Sinai Health System names new president 

    Margaret Pastuszko has been appointed president and COO of New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System. She is the first woman to be named president of a large academic health system in New York, according to a news release shared with Becker's Sept. 20. 
  2. Oregon physician who spread COVID-19 misinformation gets license revoked

    A physician from Oregon had his medical license revoked and was fined $10,000 for spreading COVID-19 misinformation and refusing to wear a mask in his medical practice.
  3. Pfizer says its vaccine is safe & effective in 5-11 year-olds: 5 things to know

    Pfizer on Sept. 20 released trial data showing its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in children ages 5 to 11. Here are five key details:

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  1. Hospital M&A update: 10 deals involving Quorum, Intermountain, HCA + more

    Ten transactions involving hospitals and health systems have been announced, finalized or advanced since Sept. 1:
  2. CVS Health looks to rapidly hire 25,000 workers amid increased COVID-19 demand

    CVS Health is looking to quickly fill 25,000 clinical and retail jobs during a one-day virtual career event this month, according to a Sept. 20 news release.
  3. NextGen Healthcare taps former Teladoc exec as CEO 

    NextGen Healthcare, a healthcare software company for ambulatory settings, welcomed David Sides as its new president and CEO, effective Sept. 22. 
  4. Daily COVID-19 deaths surpass 2,000 — 5 details

    More than 2,000 new COVID-19 deaths were reported in the U.S. Sept. 19, according to CDC data. 
  1. Risk of nurses leaving too high to mandate vaccine, says Ballad Health CEO

    Many healthcare workers are vaccinated against COVID-19, but others are refusing to do so as part of their employers' requirements. As a result, hospitals and health systems have lost employees, and one healthcare executive said a mandate could cost his 21-hospital system too many nurses.
  2. Elon Musk pledges $50M to St. Jude space flight fundraiser

    Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk pledged to donate $50 million toward Inspiration4's $200 million dollar fundraiser to Memphis, Tenn.-based St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
  3. Sparrow Health System unveils $800M expansion plan

    Sparrow Health System will invest $800 million into various capital improvement projects across its network, the Lansing, Mich.-based organization said Sept. 19.
  4. CMS announces open enrollment period extension, relaunches outreach program

    CMS is expanding the duration of its annual open enrollment period by 30 days. 
  1. 7 takeaways from the FDA vaccine panel meeting

    The FDA's vaccine advisory committee met Sept. 17 to discuss Pfizer's request for a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine for everyone ages 16 and older. The committee voted against a booster for the general population, but voted to recommend the FDA authorize boosters for people ages 65 and older and those at risk of severe COVID-19. 
  2. Moderna COVID-19 vaccine most effective against hospitalization, CDC study says

    Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine was the most effective vaccine against hospitalization in a CDC study released Sept. 17. 
  3. Digital messages from patients up 150% amid pandemic, overwhelming physicians

    Physicians are overwhelmed by the number of digital messages they are receiving from patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Sept. 17 report by The Verge.
  4. Kentucky health systems fire staff who refuse vaccination

    Some Kentucky health systems have fired employees who did not comply with their workplace's COVID-19 vaccination requirement, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. 
  5. CommonSpirit rebounds, posts $998M operating income

    CommonSpirit Health, a 140-hospital system based in Chicago, saw its operating income rebound in the fiscal year ended June 30. 
  6. Illinois hospital cuts 30 jobs

    Citing labor market dynamics and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Galesburg (Ill.) Cottage Hospital has cut 30 jobs, according to The Register-Mail.
  7. The biggest issues facing lab directors today

    The past two years have caused staffing issues in many areas of healthcare, but medical labs had already been struggling to hire enough people before the COVID-19 pandemic's onset.
  8. 42 medical professionals among those charged in alleged $1.4B healthcare fraud

    The Justice Department criminally charged 138 people, including 42 medical professionals, for their alleged participation in healthcare schemes involving about $1.4 billion in fraudulent billings.
  9. Medical labs will soon see part of $385M CDC funding

    The CDC is making a push to bolster medical labs around the country, the agency said Sept. 17. 

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