Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Pennsylvania hospital starts $327M expansion

    Construction on a $327 million campus modernization is underway at Media, Pa.-based Riddle Hospital.
  2. Indiana hospital opens to patients

    Northwest Health-La Porte, a $125 million hospital in Indiana, opened to patients Oct. 24.
  3. Corner Office: Swedish CEO Dr. Guy Hudson on what swimming taught him about slowing down

    Since the start of his healthcare career, Guy Hudson, MD, has had a desire to serve people in need, and that passion continues to stay with him in his role as CEO of Seattle-based Swedish Health Services. 

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  1. UnitedHealthcare to send members kits with COVID-19 tests, Tamiflu

    UnitedHealthcare is providing some of its members kits that include an antiviral treatment for the seasonal flu, as well as a COVID-19 test, according to The New York Times.
  2. Employers more likely to assign credit to men in group work: 5 study findings

    Employers are more likely to give men credit for group work if they can't directly determine each individual's contribution, a pattern that may create or further gender segregation in some jobs, according to a study cited by the Chicago Booth Review. 
  3. 5 recent hospital-union conflicts, agreements

    The following hospital-union events have been reported since Oct. 14:
  4. How precision health is transforming care coordination strategies: Q&A with hc1's Brad Bostic

    Faced with escalating costs of care and administrative requirements that take away from their patient face time, providers are turning to precision health technologies to adopt more proactive and personalized care strategies.

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  1. North Dakota hospital to issue 2nd round of employee bonuses

    Heart of America Medical Center will issue employees another round of bonuses, approved Oct. 19  by the Rugby, N.D.-based hospital's board of trustees.
  2. Bon Secours Mercy Health invests in telemedicine company SOC Telemed's deal to go public

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health committed to making a private investment in the business combination that will make telemedicine provider SOC Telemed public. 
  3. Texas to set up makeshift hospital amid COVID-19 surge

    Texas will establish a makeshift hospital in El Paso to help the city manage a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Greg Abbott said Oct. 25.
  4. Will telehealth growth outlast the pandemic? 10 execs weigh in

    Telehealth growth has sped up during the pandemic, but whether it continues long-term is a point of debate among hospital and health system CIOs.
  1. NewYork-Presbyterian CXO Rick Evans: Climbing over the pandemic wall will require changing healthcare's 'suck-it-up' culture

    As we transition to autumn here in New York City, we are entering a new phase of living with the pandemic and addressing its effects on our patients and staff. 
  2. 6 recent hospital, health system executive retirements

    The following hospital and health system executive retirements have been reported since Sept. 28.
  3. Health systems balancing elective care, COVID-19 hospitalizations

    Hospitals across the U.S. are working to care for more COVID-19 patients needing hospitalization without halting lucrative elective procedures, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  4. VA goes live on $16B Cerner EHR: 5 things to know 

    The Department of Veterans Affairs deployed the first capabilities of its new $16 billion Cerner EHR system on Oct. 24 at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., according to Federal News Network. 
  5. Where hospital employees have tested positive for COVID-19: October

    A sampling of U.S. hospitals and healthcare sites where employees have tested positive for COVID-19, as reported in October: 
  6. COVID-19 hospitalizations up 40% from September; Texas plans field hospital, Utah discusses care rationing — 5 updates

    The nation's seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases passed 69,000 Oct. 25, marking a record high, reports The Washington Post. 
  7. AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine trials to resume

    The COVID-19 vaccine trials for AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson — which were voluntarily paused on Sept. 9 and Oct. 12, respectively — are resuming after independent review panels confirmed their safety.
  8. HCA records $668M profit in Q3

    HCA Healthcare, a 187-hospital system based in Nashville, Tenn., said its revenue and profit increased in the third quarter of this year, which ended Sept. 30. 
  9. Christ Hospital Health Network CEO to step down

    Arturo Polizzi is departing as president and CEO of The Christ Hospital Health Network in Cincinnati, according to an Oct. 23 hospital news release.

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