Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. MUSC Health medical center names executive director

    Mullins, S.C.-based MUSC Health Marion Medical Center has named Shametra Swaringer, MSN, RN, its executive director. 
  2. How Google is tackling the opioid crisis in Ohio

    Google is working with an addiction treatment center in Ohio as it tries to tackle the opioid crisis, Bloomberg reported Sept. 27.
  3. Amid Moderna's booster shortage, FDA clears batches from unauthorized facility

    After some pharmacies and hospitals reported running out of Moderna's omicron-targeted booster, the FDA authorized five lots of the product made at the drugmaker's Bloomington, Ind., facility, which isn't authorized to manufacture the modified vaccine. 

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  1. KBIC Health System taps Dr. Sophina Manheimer Calderon as new chief medical officer

    Baraga, Mich.-based Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Health System tapped Sophina Manheimer Calderon, MD, as its new chief medical officer, Upper Michigan Source reported Sept. 22. She is expected to begin her new role Nov. 7.
  2. US health departments elevate polio detection efforts

    Health departments across the nation are ramping up their polio detection efforts as New York reports a lag in vaccinations, CBS News reported Sept. 27.
  3. Humana has edge over CVS Health to acquire Cano Health: Report

    Humana has better odds than CVS Health of acquiring Cano Health because the insurer already has a right-of-refusal agreement with the company and a huge position in the Medicare Advantage market, according to market researcher Insider Intelligence.
  4. 6 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since Sept. 20: 

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  1. U of California physicians to petition president for fair contract

    Resident physician members of the Committee of Interns and Residents will deliver a petition to University of California President Michael Drake, MD, on Sept. 29, calling for a fair contract, according to a news release shared with Becker's.
  2. Arkansas Children's taps Kris Maddalena as CNO

    Arkansas Children's Hospital has selected Kris Maddalena, MSN, BSN, as senior vice president and chief nursing officer, the Little Rock-based hospital said Sept. 27.
  3. Watchdog finds outdated cybersecurity, IT systems at VA hospital

    An audit conducted at Rapides Parish, La.-based Alexandria VA Medical Center found that the hospital has multiple deficiencies in its information technology systems, including uninstalled security patches and outdated operating systems. 
  4. Mark Cuban's pharmacy teams up with 1st PBM, won't make its own

    Mark Cuban's generic drug business, Cost Plus Drug Co., won't build its own pharmacy benefit manager after snagging its first PBM to integrate its services, Cost Plus Drug Co. founder and CEO Alex Oshmyansky, MD, PhD, told Becker's. 

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  1. 10 contributions to medical schools in 2022 

    Here are 10 contributions to medical schools in 2022 that Becker's has covered since Feb. 8: 
  2. 14 benefits health systems offer to attract, retain top talent

    As hospitals and health systems continue to grapple with workforce challenges, offering competitive benefits to recruit and retain talent is a top priority, according to a recent survey from Aon. 
  3. Feds warn against Chinese-backed hackers targeting healthcare organizations

    Chinese state-sponsored hackers known as APT41 are a threat to the U.S. healthcare industry, the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center warned Sept. 22. 
  4. Bon Secours responds to New York Times article regarding 'profit over patients'

    Richmond, Va.-based Bon Secours Mercy Health is responding to a New York Times investigation alleging the hospital chain used a poor neighborhood to turn huge profits, WTVR CBS 6 reported Sept. 24. 
  5. Texas medical school, Ascension Seton see 55% increase in residents

    Since 2015, the number of medical residents and fellows affiliated with Ascension Seton in Austin, Texas, and Dell Medical School at The University of Texas in Austin has increased 55 percent, translating to 401 physicians providing care across Central Texas, UT News reported Sept. 26. 
  6. Epic, Oracle Cerner execs have big growth plans

    The EHR landscape is changing rapidly, and executives at the two companies with the largest hospital market share, Epic and Oracle Cerner, are in a race to dominate the next iteration of health IT.
  7. MercyOne partners with Signify Health to advance rural value-based care

    Des Moines, Iowa-based MercyOne has partnered with Signify Health to help manage risk-based payment arrangements and total costs of care for Iowa Medicare patients.
  8. Prescryptive Health acquires PBM

    Redmond, Wash.-based Prescryptive Health acquired nonprofit pharmacy benefit manager Northwest Pharmacy Services and all of its current staff Sept. 27. 
  9. Hospitals open mental health crisis units designed to effectively treat patients out of ER

    More than ever, hospitals and health systems are focused on ensuring efficient operations amid workforce, patient flow and financial challenges. That is why some organizations are taking a new approach to treating patients experiencing a mental health crisis: "Empath units," Bloomberg reported Sept. 26.

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