Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 60+ healthcare groups back federal vaccine mandate for businesses 

    More than 60 healthcare organizations have signed a joint statement supporting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's vaccine mandate and testing requirements, reported The Washington Post Nov. 18.
  2. 5 recently launched healthcare marketing campaigns

    Here are five ad campaigns launched in the last four weeks by health systems, governments and a retail pharmacy chain.
  3. Mayo Clinic research shows monoclonal antibodies reduce breakthrough hospitalization by 77%

    Monoclonal antibodies decreased the risk of hospitalization by 77 percent among patients with breakthrough COVID-19, according to research published Nov. 16 in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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  1. UAMS chancellor gets 33% pay increase

    Cam Patterson, MD, chancellor of the Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, was approved for a 33 percent pay increase by trustees, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported Nov. 18.
  2. CVS names 1st pharmacy chief, plans to close 900 stores

    CVS Health said Nov. 18 it has named Prem Shah, PharmD, as its first chief pharmacy officer, effective immediately. 
  3. New York hospital closes 124 beds amid nursing shortage

    Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., has temporarily closed 124 beds because of a nursing shortage, according to CNYCentral.
  4. COVID-19 hospitalizations increasing among fully vaccinated, Fauci says

    An increasing number of fully vaccinated adults are seeking emergency care or being hospitalized for COVID-19 as cases rise nationwide, two top health officials said this week, according to NBC News.
  1. Air ambulance companies sue over surprise-billing provision, say it lets insurers dictate 'deflated rates'

    A trade association representing air ambulance companies sued several government entities, including HHS, in an effort to halt a provision in the surprise-billing rule. 
  2. Cyberattack continues to affect services 7 days later at Ohio hospital

    Some patient services are still being canceled more than a week after Portsmouth-based Southern Ohio Medical Center discovered it was the victim of a cyberattack, according to a Nov. 17 Facebook post.
  3. West Virginia hospital CFO to shift roles after COO resigns

    Huntington, W.Va.-based St. Mary's Medical Center COO Todd Campbell announced his resignation Nov. 17, according to WV News. 
  4. 16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent

    Four of the top vendors hospitals use to participate in the Medicare EHR incentive program are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech, according to ONC data.
  1. Ascension leads $77M funding round for medical tech company

    The venture capital arm of St. Louis-based Ascension led a $77 million funding round for Cala Health, a Burlingame, Calif.-based company that makes bioelectronic medical devices.
  2. Will the definition of 'fully vaccinated' change?

    Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases across the U.S., hospitalizations among fully vaccinated people are also increasing, raising questions about waning vaccine immunity and whether booster doses will eventually be required to be considered fully vaccinated. 
  3. COVID-19 + flu coinfections? 7 things to know

    As the U.S. enters its regular flu season, there's still a lot unknown about coinfection of flu and SARS-CoV-2 viruses. 
  4. Houston Methodist CEO says he was 'personally offended' by physician's COVID-19 claims 

    Houston Methodist President and CEO Marc Boom, MD, said this week he was personally offended by a suspended physician's behavior and misleading comments on social media about COVID-19. 
  5. 30% of healthcare workers unvaccinated as of September, CDC study finds

    Thirty percent of healthcare workers in more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals remained unvaccinated against COVID-19 as of Sept. 15, according to an analysis conducted by researchers from the CDC.
  6. 10 hospitals hiring philanthropy leaders

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking philanthropy leadership and expertise. 
  7. Kaiser prepares for workers to join engineers in sympathy strike

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is preparing for a strike by potentially tens of thousands of workers in Northern California.
  8. Joint Commission names quality measurement director

    The Joint Commission has selected Michelle Dardis, MSN, to serve as the new director of its department of quality measurement. 
  9. Hospitalizations for eating disorders doubled last year, study finds

    U.S. hospitalizations for eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia doubled in May 2020 — about two months after the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency, a study published Nov. 16 in JAMA Network Open found. 

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