Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. HCA, Encompass to close Kansas rehabilitation hospital

    Wichita, Kan.-based Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital is slated to close in March 2022, the Wichita Eagle reported Oct. 26. 
  2. Prospero Health expands in Tennessee, commits to hiring 530 total in next 5 years

    Memphis, Tenn.-based Prospero Health announced Oct. 25 an expansion of its headquarters to an 80,000-square-foot facility in downtown Memphis. 
  3. PBMs' drug formularies are rapidly shrinking, research shows

    The share of drugs covered by insurers is dropping at an increasingly fast pace, leaving many Americans with prescriptions their health plans don't cover, according to research released Oct. 26 by GoodRx.

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  1. Centene reports revenue, profit growth since Q3 2020

    Centene reported consistent growth and an optimistic outlook on the year in its third quarter earnings report, released Oct. 26. 
  2. Major changes needed to bolster pandemic preparedness, global group says

    Significant changes are needed on a global scale to not only end the COVID-19 pandemic, but also prevent a future one, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board said in its annual report released Oct. 26.
  3. Luminis Health invests $29M in employee recruitment, retainment

    Luminis Health is offering a bonus to full-time bedside registered nurses with more than two decades of experience, part of a $29 million investment in employee recruitment and retention, the Annapolis, Md.-based health system said Oct. 26.
  4. American Society for Preventive Cardiology calls for diversity in clinical trials

    The American Society for Preventive Cardiology published a clinical practice statement in the American Journal of Preventive Cardiology calling for diversity of participants in clinical trials, according to an Oct. 26 press release.
  1. Health insurance premiums have grown at double the rate of hospital prices, AHA says

    The cost of health insurance premiums has grown at nearly double the rate of hospital prices in the last decade, according to a report from the American Hospital Association. 
  2. Google names new consumer, mental health exec: 5 details

    Google has appointed former Headspace executive Dr. Megan Jones as its first clinical director of consumer and mental health, a company spokesperson told Becker's Oct. 26. 
  3. Providence St. Vincent renames pavilion after donors who gifted $100M

    Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is renaming one of its pavilions after Phil and Penny Knight, who have gifted more than $100 million to the Portland, Ore., hospital. 
  4. Cigna, Mary Washington Health Alliance strike multiyear agreement

    Cigna and Virginia-based Mary Washington Health Alliance have reached a multiyear agreement to maintain members' access to the system's provider network.
  1. Half of world has received at least 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine

    Fifty percent of the world's population — more than 3.84 billion people — has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to The New York Times' vaccination tracker, which was last updated Oct. 26.
  2. What 5 pharmacy execs would tell parents unsure about vaccinating young children against COVID-19

    Approval for the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5-11 is expected soon, as the White House on Oct. 20 detailed its plan for quickly vaccinating this age group. Many parents are apprehensive about vaccinating their young children against COVID-19, so Becker's gathered advice on the matter from chief pharmacy officers at health systems across the country.
  3. Arizona catches up to New York in COVID-19 deaths per capita, experts worry about winter

    Arizona has caught up to New York in COVID-19 deaths per capita, leading experts to worry the state could be heading for a deeper crisis as winter approaches, The Washington Post reported Oct. 25.
  4. Senate confirms Biden's pick to lead OSHA

    California safety regulator Doug Parker is set to lead the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after the Senate voted Oct. 25 to confirm him.
  5. EEOC updates guidelines on vaccination mandate religious accommodations: 5 details

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission posted updated guidelines Oct. 25 addressing questions about federal law and religious objections to COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
  6. Cerner's 1st unit to launch under new CEO targets clinical data research 

    Cerner unveiled its new operating unit, Cerner Enviza, to focus on data and clinical research development with recently acquired subsidiary Kantar Health, the EHR company said Oct. 26. 
  7. FTC tightens reins on merger control: 6 things to know

    The Federal Trade Commission announced Oct. 25 it is restoring its practice of requiring companies that previously pursued an anticompetitive merger to get prior approval for future transactions. 
  8. Daily US COVID-19 cases set to fall 20% in next 3 weeks, CDC models predict

    Daily U.S. COVID-19 cases are expected to decline by about 20 percent, on average, over the next three weeks, according to CDC forecast models cited by The New York Times.
  9. COVID-19 moving toward endemic in New York City, health officials say

    Health officials in New York City say high vaccination rates and some immunity from prior infections have made COVID-19 more manageable, and they anticipate the virus will soon enter an endemic-level phase, The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 26. 

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