Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Queen's Medical Center plans $1B campus modernization

    The Queen's Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center and safety-net facility in Hawaii, is planning a $1 billion, 15-year campus modernization project, an executive with the Honolulu-based organization told Becker's.
  2. 9 health systems with strong finances

    Here are nine health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Service.
  3. Oregon hospital workers plan second strike

    Workers at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, Ore., plan to strike for a second time starting in December, according to the union that represents them.

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  1. 9 recent Tenet leadership moves

    The following executive moves within Dallas-based Tenet Health were reported in November:
  2. Americans still see COVID-19 as biggest healthcare threat 

    Even before the omicron variant rattled markets and health officials, Americans were still citing COVID-19 as the most urgent health issue facing the country, a new Gallup poll published Nov. 30 shows.
  3. Longtime South Carolina hospital CEO dies

    Tom Dandridge, former president and CEO of Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, S.C., died Nov. 28 in Virginia, according to The Times and Democrat.
  4. How providers, payers are responding to rising mental health concerns

    The pandemic has done unprecedented damage to Americans' mental health, prompting providers to change how care is delivered and insurers to update coverage options. 
  1. 23andMe to use cash from going public to develop 2 cancer drugs

    Direct-to-consumer DNA testing company 23andMe is spending the funds it raised during its recent public listing on the development of two cancer drugs, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 30.
  2. Zoom adds Cerner EHR integration

    Zoom has begun accepting beta customers for its new integration with Cerner's EHR platform, which will let providers launch virtual visits directly within the video conferencing platform. 
  3. 6 fast facts on the current biomedical engineering workforce

    Biomedical engineers in Massachusetts make an average of $124,160 annually, making it the state with the highest wages for that workforce in the country, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  4. Steward breaks ground on replacement facility for damaged Massachusetts hospital, sues over insurance payout

    Dallas-based Steward Health Care broke ground Nov. 30 on a replacement facility for its hospital in Massachusetts that was damaged by widespread flooding in 2020, according to WHDH.

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  1. 19 cities, states that declared public health crises for gun violence, mental health, racism

    Gun violence, racism and mental illness threaten the physical and psychological well-being of the public — and more cities and states are taking notice. 
  2. 4 cardiologists on the move

    Below are four cardiologists who recently joined new practices or stepped into new roles. 
  3. Providence names chief executive of Northern California region

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence has named Laureen Driscoll, MSN, RN, chief executive of the health system's Northern California region.
  4. OSHA extends comment period for vaccine-or-test rule for businesses

    The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended the comment period for the Biden administration's vaccine-or-test mandate for private employers.
  5. Missouri hospital CEO says COVID census 'rising rapidly,' cites 1-day jump

    COVID-19 hospitalizations in Missouri are rising, increasing 16 percent over the last 14 days, according to HHS data cited by The New York Times Nov. 30. 
  6. How Cornerstone Specialty Hospitals reduced HAIs by changing its processes and culture

    Cornerstone Specialty Hospitals Little Rock (Ark.) faced a crisis. In 2019, the rate of hospital-acquired infections significantly exceeded the hospital’s own targets and national benchmarks. Dissatisfied with these results, Cornerstone focused on the causes of these HAIs, formed a team to improve the hospital’s results, developed a Model for Enhancement, Advancement and Improvement and implemented multiple changes — which produced significant results.
  7. New Alnylam CEO is trailblazing the pharma industry 

    Yvonne Greenstreet, MD, has become one of the six women worldwide heading up a pharmaceutical company worth over $5 billion as she steps into the role of CEO at Cambridge, Mass.-based Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. As a woman of color, she is a rare leader in the industry,  The Boston Globe reported Nov. 28. 
  8. Chicago health systems team up to promote healthcare careers

    Chicago health systems are collaborating on a workforce development initiative to promote healthcare careers across the city's West and South sides.
  9. Amazon inks cloud partnership with Gilead to facilitate AI-powered drug discovery

    Foster City, Calif.-based biotech Gilead chose Amazon Web Services as its preferred cloud provider, the companies announced Nov. 29.

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