Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Publix says it won't vaccinate children under 5

    Publix will not offer COVID-19 vaccinations for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, the Tampa Bay Times reported June 22. A spokesperson told the Times the company will not explain the decision.
  2. 5 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Five chief medical and nursing officer moves at hospitals and health systems Becker's has covered since June 18:
  3. Enanta Pharmaceuticals files patent infringement suit over Pzifer's Paxlovid

    Biotechnology company Enanta Pharmaceuticals slapped Pfizer with a patent infringement lawsuit and is seeking compensation for the vaccine-maker's antiviral treatment, Paxlovid.  

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  1. LCMC Health names Eli Ayoub as specialty pharmacy vice president

    New Orleans-based LCMC Health tapped Eli Ayoub, PharmD, to be its vice president of specialty pharmacy June 22. 
  2. Merck names Chirfi Guindo as chief marketing officer

    Kenilworth, N.J.-based Merck named Chirfi Guindo as chief marketing officer. 
  3. Drugmaker-sponsored research more likely to deem own drugs 'cost effective,' study shows

    Thousands of cost-effectiveness analyses had a "significant sponsorship bias" regardless of disease treatment or study design since 1972, according to research published June 22 in The BMJ.
  4. Hackensack Meridian names Sameer Sethi as chief data, analytics officer

    Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health named Sameer Sethi as senior vice president and chief data and analytics officer.

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  1. CDC urges meningococcal vaccination for gay, bisexual men amid Florida outbreak

    The CDC urged vaccinations against meningococcal disease June 22 as an outbreak has caused at least 26 cases of serious illness and six deaths among gay and bisexual men in Florida.
  2. Mee Memorial Hospital taps Kirsten Featherstone as new chief nursing officer 

    King City, Calif.-based Mee Memorial Hospital named Kirsten Featherstone its new chief nursing officer, the King City Rustler reported June 21.
  3. Dr. Roberta Luskin-Hawk leaving Providence leadership role

    Roberta Luskin-Hawk, MD, is leaving her role as chief executive of St. Joseph Hospital Eureka (Calif.) and Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, Calif., according to a hospital news release shared with Becker's.
  4. Sanford Health names Brad Schipper president of virtual care operations

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health named Brad Schipper as president of operations for its virtual care initiative. 
  1. $23B in healthcare megadeals this year

    Two healthcare megadeals — those valued at $5 billion or more — have been announced this year, according to a PwC report released June 23. 
  2. Atrium notifies patients of phishing attack

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health notified patients that an April phishing attack on its home health service may have exposed their protected health information. 
  3. Joint Commission warns of 'diagnostic overshadowing' in new sentinel event alert

    The Joint Commission on June 22 issued a sentinel event alert to turn more attention to the effects of diagnostic overshadowing — the attribution of symptoms to an existing diagnosis instead of a possible comorbid condition — and actions to address it. 
  4. America's 25 unhealthiest communities, per US News

    A Nebraska county is at the bottom of U.S. News & World Report and CVS Health's 2022 "Healthiest Communities Rankings."
  5. Top 10 revenue cycle management technologies

    Black Book Research released its rankings of the top revenue cycle management companies for 2022. The results were based on surveys of about 1,100 health system financial managers on such topics as customer satisfaction and performance.
  6. Monkeypox testing: CDC recruits Quest, Labcorp, Mayo Clinic and 2 others

    The CDC is shipping monkeypox tests to five commercial labs, including some of the nation's largest, to quickly increase testing capacity and access, HHS said.
  7. Hospitals see continued weaponization of pandemic aid

    Nationwide, many hospitals face repeated claims that the $178 billion Provider Relief Fund authorized by Congress was a lavish windfall versus necessary aid for institutions that were a backbone of the nation's public health infrastructure during the COVID-19 crisis. 
  8. 5 best health systems to grow your career: LinkedIn

    Five health systems made LinkedIn's list of the 25 best healthcare companies to grow your career in the industry. 
  9. HCA, McKesson to form oncology research joint venture

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare inked a deal with McKesson June 23 to enter a joint venture combining the two institutions' cancer research efforts.

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