Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Nurse union balks at reuse of stained, decontaminated N95 masks

    Nurses and other front-line clinicians are raising concerns about a decontamination system used to disinfect N95 masks amid the pandemic, according to The Wall Street Journal. 
  2. No such thing as competition when it comes to saving lives

    Like every healthcare leader across the country, I have spent the last 12 weeks focused 24/7 on caring for my community. As with all of my colleagues, taking care of our patients and working to ensure the safety and well-being of our teams during this global health crisis is our No. 1 priority. 
  3. Detroit Medical Center creates COVID-19 rehab program: 3 things to know

    Detroit Medical Center aims to help COVID-19 survivors overcome physical, cognitive and emotional challenges through a new rehabilitation program, the health system said June 1.

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  1. 13 hospital, health system executive resignations in 2020

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive resignations from January through May.
  2. 6 recent hospital CMO, CNO moves

    The following hospital and health system chief nursing officer and chief medical officer moves were reported in the last four weeks.  
  3. BCBS of Arizona launches loan program for hospitals

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is offering providers a claim advancement program that will provide three-month loans to providers who are experiencing significant cash strains related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. CMS updates hospitals on COVID-19 billing policies: 5 things to know

    CMS released several updates for hospitals on reimbursement and coding policies related to COVID-19 claims. 

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  1. CommonSpirit Health CEOs' memo to staff in wake of George Floyd's death, protests

    Kevin Lofton and Lloyd Dean, CEOs of Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, sent a memo to staff in response to protests over racial disparities and excessive police force that have occurred across the U.S. in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died Memorial Day in the custody of Minneapolis police.
  2. Houston Methodist officially back in network for UnitedHealthcare

    Houston Methodist officially inked a multiyear contract with UnitedHealthcare that took effect June 1, according to the Houston Chronicle. 
  3. UnitedHealth donates $10M to honor George Floyd

    Minnesota-based UnitedHealth Group and its team members will donate $10 million to honor George Floyd, a black man who died Memorial Day in the custody of Minneapolis police.
  4. Over a quarter of black Americans know someone who's died of COVID-19

    Twenty-eight percent of African Americans know someone who has died due to coronavirus, compared to 11 percent of white Americans, according to a new Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index poll.

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  1. 7 things to know about COVID-19 patients undergoing surgery

    COVID-19 patients getting surgery may face several risks, including postoperative lung complications seen in about half of the patients in a new international study.
  2. California seeks legislation to slow healthcare mergers, protect competition

    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is seeking authority to slow healthcare mergers, arguing that consolidation typically accelerates amid crises like the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Los Angeles Times. 
  3. Investment losses bruise MedStar's Q3 finances

    Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health recorded a net loss of $246.8 million in the three months ended March 31, driven primarily by investment losses, according to recently released financial results.
  4. Telehealth claim lines increase 4,347% amid pandemic

    U.S. telehealth claim lines increased 4,347 percent among privately insured individuals from March 2019 to March 2020, according to data released June 2 from FAIR Health.
  5. Geisinger redeploys more than 2,000 employees through in-house developed app

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System said it has used its in-house developed app to redeploy more than 2,000 employees to critical need areas during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  6. Pfizer to start $500M biotech hedge fund

    Pfizer is launching a hedge fund that will funnel $500 million into biotech companies, according to a June 2 news release from the pharma giant.
  7. 'Virtual care is here to stay': Valleywise Health execs talk telemedicine transformation and what's in store post pandemic 

    In response to the pandemic, Phoenix-based Valleywise Health built a telemedicine program from the ground up, facilitating more than 20,000 virtual visits and spurring benefits that will pave the way for future expansion.
  8. SSM Health names CMO for Saint Louis University Hospital

    St. Louis-based SSM Health has tapped Matthew Broom, MD, to serve as CMO and vice president of medical affairs for its Saint Louis University Hospital.
  9. Racial disparities & COVID-19: Why it matters in healthcare

    Racial disparities in the U.S. affect every aspect of life, including healthcare. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals of color have been disproportionately affected by the virus. Below are eight key findings revealing the connection between race and healthcare.

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