Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. CommonSpirit posts $1.3B annual operating loss

    CommonSpirit Health, a 142-hospital system based in Chicago, reported a loss for the 12 months ended June 30, according to financial documents released Sept. 23. 
  2. US COVID-19 cases at lowest level since April: 8 CDC findings

    The rate of new COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations all fell last week, with the nation's daily case average reaching the lowest figure seen in nearly five months, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published Sept. 23.
  3. 12 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker's Hospital Review since Sept. 19:

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  1. FDA's user fee program awaits renewal for next 5 years

    Reauthorizing the FDA's user fee program, which allows the agency to decide how much to charge pharmaceutical and medical device-maker companies for their product submissions,  was added to a spending bill Sept. 22 to prevent a government shutdown, according to The Hill.
  2. 12 recent patient safety study findings

    Here are 12 patient safety studies Becker's has covered since July 1: 
  3. 5 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Five chief medical and nursing officer moves Becker's has covered since Sept. 19: 
  4. Atlantic General Hospital taps Dr. Mandy Bounds as chief nursing officer 

    Berlin, Md.-based Atlantic General Hospital and Health System selected Mandy Bounds, DNP, RN, as its new chief nursing officer, The Dispatch reported Sept. 22. Her appointment is effective Oct. 31.

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  1. Hospitals seeking CIOs, chief digital officers, IT talent

    Below are eight hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking IT talent. 
  2. Women’s financial health at a 5-year low, survey says

    A recent survey conducted by Ellevest, a women-centered financial company, found that money is women's top cause of stress.
  3. 10 states spending the most, least on mental health services

    A recent study conducted by NiceRx revealed which U.S. states are spending the most and the least on mental health services. 
  4. Companies are ditching the corner office for executive workspaces

    Amid changes to office setups during the pandemic to accommodate new work arrangements, some companies are swapping the corner office for executive work spaces, Fortune reported Sept. 22.

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  1. 4.4M people have received omicron-tweaked boosters

    Three weeks after Pfizer and Moderna's updated boosters were authorized, about 4.4 million people have been jabbed with the omicron-targeted vaccines, according to CDC data updated Sept. 22. 
  2. Spectrum Health, Memorial Hermann invest in cost-cycle company SpendMend

    Spectrum Health Ventures, part of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health, and Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System have invested in tech-based cost-cycle company SpendMend, the firm said Sept. 22.
  3. 'Twindemic' risk greater this year, experts worry

    The U.S. avoided a long-feared "twindemic" of flu and COVID-19 for the past two years, largely because of widespread masking and other behaviors that kept flu seasons mild. But the risk that both illnesses will increase this winter appears greater. 
  4. The National Institutes of Health awards $100M in autism research grants

    The National Institutes of Health awarded $100 million to support nine Autism Centers of Excellence, according to a Sept. 6 news release.
  5. Strike set at 6 KPC Health hospitals

    Members of Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West are set to begin a five-day strike Sept. 26 at six KPC Health hospitals, according to a union news release shared with Becker's.
  6. We wear 'black robes, not white coats': Court overturns ruling compelling UPMC to give ivermectin

    A Pennsylvania appeals court on Sept. 22 overturned an injunction that required a Pittsburgh-based UPMC hospital to administer ivermectin to a COVID-19 patient, court documents show. 
  7. 9 women on the move in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since Sept. 16:
  8. 17 recent hospital, health system executive resignations

    Dozens of hospital and health systems executives have stepped down from their positions in 2022. 
  9. New Jersey hospital faces closure after 150 years

    St. Francis Medical Center, a teaching hospital in Trenton, N.J., has been struggling financially for years, and it will close if a purchase agreement for the facility receives regulatory approval, according to NJ Advance Media. 

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