Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. DC reports nation's highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate for 2+ weeks

    For more than two weeks, Washington, D.C., has reported the highest average rate in the nation of daily COVID-19 hospitalizations per 100,000 people, according to federal data cited by The New York Times.
  2. 3 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since Jan. 21:
  3. ​​'An invisible HHS secretary': Critics come after Xavier Becerra for pandemic absence

    Outside health experts and former officials are criticizing HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra for taking a back seat in his leadership, The Hill reported Jan. 26. 
  1. More than 26,000 people petition against Tufts Children's Hospital closure

    More than 26,000 people have signed a petition against the closure of Boston-based Tufts Children's Hospital in an effort to protect families and staff affected by the closure.
  2. Federal vaccination mandate begins for healthcare workers in 25 states

    Healthcare workers in 25 states face their first deadline Jan. 27 to comply with the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccination mandate. 
  3. Broward moves ahead with Florida hospital project, battles Baptist

    The board of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health voted Jan. 26 to move forward with plans for a new hospital in Sunrise and invest up to $50 million, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
  4. CMO leaves New Jersey hospital after probe into managerial concerns

    Teaneck, N.J.-based Holy Name Medical Center and Adam Jarrett, MD, the hospital's executive vice president and CMO, mutually agreed to part ways after an investigation into emails about managerial concerns he sent to the hospital's board of trustees last year, according to a joint statement shared with Becker's on Jan. 26. 

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  1. 10 years in the making, controversial $700M Chicago hospital approved

    Chicago-based St. Anthony Hospital received approval from the City Council to move to a new location on the city's south side, despite concerns from residents that it will gentrify the community and raise prices, Block Club Chicago reported Jan. 26.
  2. Los Angeles braces for Super Bowl amid omicron surge

    Los Angeles health officials are taking several precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at this year's Super Bowl, including offering free masks and testing for fans, according to CNN. 
  3. 5 states requiring boosters for healthcare staff

    As the omicron variant spreads in the U.S., some states are requiring COVID-19 booster shots for workers in healthcare facilities. 
  4. Next variant could be more transmissible than omicron, WHO says

    The World Health Organization's COVID-19 technical lead dismissed theories that the next potential COVID-19 variant will be milder than earlier strains and explained why it will likely be more contagious than omicron. 

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  1. 5 ways data can help systems move toward value-based care 

    Ensuring patient-focused care and a successful transition to value-based care will require a complete overhaul of the way data is measured and applied to healthcare, according to a Jan. 25 report in Health Affairs. 
  2. CoxHealth CEO Steve Edwards' leadership approach: 'Distort nothing'

    For a glimpse into the leadership style of Steve Edwards and his approach to communications during the COVID-19 pandemic, look no further than his Twitter page.
  3. HCA to build 5 hospitals in Texas

    Nashville-based HCA Healthcare will build five full-service hospitals in Texas, growing its total number of hospitals to 50.
  4. DOD's Cerner EHR is 38% deployed: 4 things to know

    The Department of Defense's new Cerner EHR system is about 38 percent deployed, according to a Jan. 26 news release. 
  5. 4 Cerner execs poised for payouts totaling $64.4M if they're terminated after Oracle deal closes

    Oracle's pending deal to buy Cerner could mean million-dollar golden parachutes for the EHR giant's C-suite, as well as its former CEO.
  6. Arkansas Children's names SVP of operations

    Amy Fallon, PhD, has been promoted to the role of senior vice president of operations for Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.
  7. 100 healthcare providers snag $47M in FCC telehealth funding

    The Federal Communications Commission approved on Jan. 26 an additional 100 applications for funding in its second round of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, totaling $47 million.
  8. Two-thirds of omicron cases are reinfections, UK study suggests

    Among 3,582 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in England between Jan. 5 and Jan. 20, nearly 65 percent said they had a prior bout with the virus that was confirmed by a test, according to a preprint study released Jan. 26 
  9. Nurse work environments affect patient outcomes, study finds

    Surgical patients treated in hospitals with good work environments for nurses are less likely to require intensive care or die, according to a study published Dec. 15 in AACN Advanced Critical Care.

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