Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 300+ Best Buy stores to sell over-the-counter hearing aids

    Best Buy will begin selling over-the-counter hearing devices this fall after the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act was signed into law Aug. 16, CNBC reported Aug. 17. 
  2. Long-serving Mayo Clinic leader Craig Smoldt dies at 80

    Craig Smoldt, who served as a Mayo Clinic administrator for five decades, died Aug. 5, according to a notice in The Courier.
  3. Healthcare price transparency: 7 recent headlines

    Here are seven hospital and health insurance price transparency headlines Becker's has reported since Aug. 2:

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  1. Mount Sinai to sequence genes of 1 million patients

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System has started a gene-sequencing program that will be one of the largest of its kind.
  2. New York urges White House to boost monkeypox vaccine production

    As monkeypox vaccine supply wanes, members of Congress from New York called on the Biden Administration Aug. 16 to invoke the Defense Protection Act, which they say would ramp up domestic production.
  3. 5 states with highest, lowest MRSA rates

    Hospitals in Vermont have the lowest rate of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in the country, CDC data shows. 
  4. Beaumont-Spectrum system invests $20M to address nursing shortage

    BHSH System will invest more than $20 million over the next five years to increase Michigan's nursing workforce through a partnership with Oakland (Mich.) University.

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  1. 31% of NPs may leave healthcare: 5 survey findings

    A survey of more than 2,000 U.S. nurse practitioners found nearly a third are considering leaving healthcare, according to Medscape's first report on nurse practitioner burnout and depression published Aug. 18. 
  2. California cities' $25/hour minimum wage ordinances for healthcare workers on hold

    Ordinances establishing a $25 minimum hourly wage for workers at private healthcare facilities are on hold in Los Angeles and Downey, Calif., as those cities seek to verify signatures petitioning to block enactment of the measures.
  3. What 4 revenue cycle leaders are excited about right now

    Here is what four revenue cycle leaders recently told Becker's they are most excited about right now:
  4. University Medical Center New Orleans names Dr. Emily Sedgwick as CEO

    University Medical Center New Orleans named Emily Sedgwick, MD, as president and CEO.
  1. Merit Health Wesley names Todd Blanchard CEO

    Todd Blanchard will become Hattiesberg, Miss.-based Merit Health Wesley's new CEO on Sept. 19. 
  2. King's Daughter Medical Center taps Dr. Jaymie Heard as new chief nursing officer 

    Ashland, Ky.-based King's Daughters Medical Center named Jaymie Heard, DNP, RN, its new chief nursing officer, The Daily Leader reported Aug. 17. He stepped into the role Aug. 14.
  3. American Oncology Network speaks out against CMS outpatient payment rule

    The American Oncology Network, a community-oncology advocate, spoke against CMS' proposed outpatient payment rule Aug. 15.
  4. 'It is physicians in the room with the patient, not lawmakers': Medical groups oppose Idaho abortion law

    Ten medical organizations have come out in support of the Justice Department's lawsuit against Idaho that opposes the state's near-total abortion ban.
  5. Eastern New Mexico Medical Center names Adelane Kelly CFO and Kyle Stepp assistant CEO

    Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell has named Adelane Kelly as its new CFO and Kyle Stepp as its new assistant CEO.
  6. AI funding in healthcare through the years

    Artificial intelligence funding in healthcare is skyrocketing with more than $3 billion poured into the sector in the first half of 2022 and nearly $10 billion in 2021, Politico reported Aug. 15.
  7. Lawmakers urge Biden administration for improved healthcare cybersecurity practices

    Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) urged the Biden administration to strengthen the federal government's cyber defenses in healthcare amid a spike in cyberattacks, The Hill reported Aug. 18. 
  8. The best pieces of advice 4 CNOs from top 10 hospitals have ever received 

    Four nursing chiefs from US News & World Report's best ranked hospitals recently spoke with Becker's Hospital Review about the best advice they've received – whether it be from colleagues or family members.
  9. UPMC Enterprises: Key things to know

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC, a $24 billion healthcare provider and insurer, has a venture capital arm that focuses on translational sciences and digital solutions, from seed to late-stage companies.

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