Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. U of Vermont Medical Center furloughs about 450 employees

    Burlington-based University of Vermont Medical Center has furloughed about 450 employees, and it warned that more furloughs will be needed to help offset losses and adjust staffing levels to meet lower patient demand, according to the Burlington Free Press. 
  2. Apotex recalls diabetes drug after FDA alert

    Apotex, a drugmaker based in Toronto, is recalling all lots of its metformin extended-release tablets after the FDA said it found unacceptable levels of a carcinogen in the drug. 
  3. 10 states needing most financial help due to pandemic

    Louisiana may need the most financial help due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis by personal finance website WalletHub.

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  1. Arkansas hospital returns $8.8M in bailout funds received in error

    Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, Ark., is returning federal grants meant to reimburse healthcare providers for expenses or lost revenues tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Democrat Gazette. 
  2. Possible strike looms at Illinois hospital; more than 700 nurses authorize walkout

    More than 700 nurses at Amita Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet (Ill.) have authorized their bargaining team to call a strike, according to the Chicago Tribune.
  3. Trump: US will end relationship with WHO

    The U.S. has ended its relationship with the World Health Organization due to its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump said during a May 29 news conference.
  4. 7 health systems opening hospitals

    The following health systems have opened hospitals, advanced proposals to build them or announced plans for them since May 1:

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  1. Montefiore loses $96.7M in Q1: 5 things to know

    Montefiore Health System recorded a net loss of $96.7 million in the first quarter of 2020, which the New York City-based organization said was partially due to disruptions in revenue-generating services amid the pandemic, according to recently released financial documents. 
  2. 5 biggest challenges to health IT innovation in the year ahead: survey

    Most health providers, health IT startups and academic organizations agree that economic uncertainty will be the largest challenge to health IT innovation in the coming year, according to a recent Venrock report.
  3. University of Arkansas researchers receive NIH grant for experimental heart drug

    Researchers at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville are developing a therapeutic drug they hope can regenerate heart tissue, according to a May 29 press release.
  4. Amita Health names new chief strategy officer

    Chicago-based Amita Health has named Elyse Forkosh Cutler chief strategy officer, effective June 2.

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  1. St. Charles Health System executives take pay cut, offer employees time off

    Bend, Ore.-based St. Charles Health System said executives are taking pay cuts to help address financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Baptist Health to equip all hospitals with UV light disinfection tech

    Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health in June will roll out new high-tech sanitizing devices that use ultraviolet light to disinfect hospital rooms across its eight-hospital network.
  3. Immunomedics CEO steps down after 6 weeks at helm

    Harout Semerjian, CEO of biopharma company Immunomedics, resigned after serving only six weeks in the role, according to a May 27 news release from the Morris Plains, N.J.-based drugmaker.
  4. PeaceHealth receives $373M in grants, advance Medicare payments

    PeaceHealth, a 10-hospital system based in Vancouver, Wash., received federal grants and loans to help offset financial losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to financial documents. 
  5. Novartis to produce experimental COVID-19 vaccine

    Swiss drugmaker Novartis will manufacture a gene therapy COVID-19 vaccine for human trials scheduled later this year, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  6. Women at higher risk of COVID-19 job losses, report suggests

    Job losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic are disproportionately affecting women worldwide, according to a new research cited by CNBC. 
  7. 15 hospitals loosening visitor restrictions

    The following hospitals and health systems have recently loosened COVID-19-related visitor restrictions or plan to soon. 
  8. COVID-19 fears still keeping Americans away from hospitals, survey finds

    Many Americans still are hesitant to visit hospitals over fears of contracting COVID-19, according to a new survey from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.
  9. COVID-19 craters Lifespan's revenue

    Lifespan, a nonprofit health system based in Providence, R.I., ended March with a $32.7 million operating loss and continued to face financial damage from the COVID-19 pandemic in April. 

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