Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Lawmakers want clarification on closed Iowa hospital's emergency designation eligibility

    A pair of Iowa lawmakers want CMS to clarify if the recently shuttered Blessing Health Keokuk (Iowa) hospital will be eligible for a future rural emergency hospital designation despite its closure. 
  2. Yale researchers urge transparency from FDA's drug safety signals

    The FDA publishes less than a third of research for drug safety updates, and Yale researchers said the "spontaneous reporting" highlights the need for greater transparency. 
  3. Cleveland Clinic joins quantum computing innovation hub

    Cleveland Clinic has been selected as a founding partner and the leading healthcare system in the Healthcare Quantum Innovation Hub based in greater Washington, D.C.

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  1. 5 recent nurse lawsuits 

    Here are five recent lawsuits filed by nurses that Becker's has covered since Aug. 17: 
  2. 4 steps healthcare leaders can take to prepare for future outbreaks

    The U.S. healthcare industry would benefit from investing in infection prevention in control, especially in light of the missteps from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Devin Jopp, EdD, CEO of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology, wrote for Forbes Oct. 5.
  3. CDC: 80% of long COVID-19 patients struggle to complete daily tasks 

    Of the nearly 24 million patients in the U.S. suffering from long COVID-19, 80 percent are having trouble carrying out daily tasks, an Oct. 5 report from the CDC found.
  4. Watch for Ebola cases, CDC tells physicians

    The CDC is warning clinicians to be on alert for potential Ebola cases in the U.S. and implementing airport screenings amid an outbreak in Uganda. 

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  1. Pennsylvania hospital names Dr. Jon Rittenberger chief medical officer

    Sayre, Pa.-based Guthrie named Jon Rittenberger, MD, chief medical officer of its Robert Packer Hospital, also in Sayre. 
  2. 12 health systems outsourcing RCM functions

    Becker's has reported on 12 health systems that have opted to outsource finance jobs or other revenue cycle functions since Jan. 1:
  3. Mount Sinai faces lawsuit for allegedly overstaying lease

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System is facing charges from a landlord who alleges it overstayed its lease, the Commercial Observer reported Oct. 4. 
  4. OhioHealth names chief ethics and compliance officer

    Columbus-based OhioHealth named Valda Clark Christian senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer. 

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  1. National Academy of Medicine: 7 priorities to improve health workers' well-being

    The National Academy of Medicine recently released a "National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being," urging health systems and the U.S. government toward "collective action" to fight burnout. 
  2. Pay gap widens between male, female physicians: study

    Male physicians receive significantly higher payments from medical companies compared with female physicians, according to a study published Sept. 28 Jama Surgery.
  3. Oregon nursing home fire kills 1

    One person died and several were injured in a fire caused by an explosion at an Oregon nursing home Oct. 5, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported.
  4. 20% of Americans with medical debt don't think they'll ever pay it off

    Research indicates that rising healthcare costs continue to be a dominant concern in the U.S., and the unequal consequences of healthcare debt are evident in the findings, with nearly 20 percent of Americans reporting medical debt they do not think they can ever pay off, according to an Oct. 6 report from National Public Radio.
  5. Are Americans 'breaking up' with ambition?

    As the American workforce continues to change post-COVID, buzzwords such as the "Great Resignation" and "quiet quitting" have dominated the conversation surrounding workplace habits. But just because people are reevaluating their relationship with work does not mean they are forfeiting all ambition, health journalist Jamie Ducharme wrote in an Oct. 5 Time article. 
  6. Ascension nurses in Kansas could unionize

    Nurses at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, Kan., have filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board for a union representation election.
  7. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center rebrands after merger

    Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center revealed a new brand and logo Oct. 3 following its April merger.
  8. 3 out of 4 Americans give healthcare affordability a D or F grade: Gallup survey

    About a third of Americans give the affordability of healthcare a failing grade, a new Gallup poll published Oct. 6 found. 
  9. 4 nurses making headlines on and off the job

    Here are four nurses who have made headlines for their leadership efforts on and off the job since Sept. 19: 

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