Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. FDA warns of toxic compound exposure in hemodialysis machines 

    The FDA issued a notification May 10 about the potential risk of exposure to toxic compounds in Fresenius Medical Care hemodialysis machines.
  2. Pfizer to buy Biohaven for $11.6B: 4 things to know

    Pfizer has agreed to acquire the migraine treatment maker Biohaven Pharmaceuticals for $11.6 billion, the drugmaker said May 10.
  3. Missouri hospital taps new chief medical officer

    Mercy Hospital Joplin (Mo.) named Jesse Hatfield, MD, its new chief medical officer, KZRG reported May 9.

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  1. Emergent hid COVID-19 vaccine problems from FDA, report finds 

    Emergent BioSolutions, a government contractor hired to produce hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses, hid evidence of quality control problems from the FDA six weeks before it issued an alert that 15 million doses had been contaminated, The New York Times reported May 10.
  2. Intermountain names 1st chief equity officer

    Tiffany Capeles was selected as the first chief equity officer of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare.
  3. Pullman Regional Hospital names innovation director

    Pullman (Wash.) Regional Hospital named Jonathan Lee, MD, as medical innovation director for the Pullman Regional Hospital Center for Learning & Innovation. 
  4. Amwell boosts telehealth visits 20% in Q1: 5 things to know

    Amwell has been growing its number of providers and patients in the first quarter of 2022 as it released its results from its first financial report of the year May 9. 

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  1. McLaren Greater Lansing names chief experience officer

    Lynn Griffor was named chief experience officer of McLaren Greater Lansing (Mich.).
  2. Texas Medical Center partners with Irish agency to advance entrepreneurship, innovation

    Houston-based Texas Medical Center partnered with a government agency in Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, to provide opportunities for Irish companies, entrepreneurs, researchers, clinicians and industries to collaborate with the medical center. 
  3. North Carolina officials slam lack of communication from HCA amid Mission deal

    North Carolina city officials took aim at what they considered a lack of communication from Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare as it worked to close its acquisition of Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health, according to the Citizen Times.
  4. Tech industry warns of more remote jobs moving out of US

    The tech industry is warning lawmakers that the wave of remote working is leading to offshoring talent from the U.S. unless the nation admits more highly skilled immigrants, The Wall Street Journal reported May 10. 

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  1. BA.2's prevalence in US falls for 3rd week

    The omicron subvariant BA.2 accounts for a fewer proportion of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. as the prevalence of another omicron sublineage — BA.2.12.1 — grows, according to the CDC's latest variant proportion estimates. 
  2. Allina Health's operating income rises by $165M

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health posted an operating income of $128.8 million for the year ended Dec. 31, up from the $36.3 million loss in 2020, according to its financial results.
  3. 10 recent hospital exec resignations, retirements

    Several hospital and health system executives announced plans to step down from their positions or retire in the last month. 
  4. LHC shareholder sues over proposed Optum merger

    An LHC Group shareholder is suing the company and its board of directors over the proposed merger with UnitedHealth Group's Optum unit, Lawstreet Media reported May 9. 
  5. New CEO starts at Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge

    Rene Ragas has joined Baton Rouge, La.-based Woman's Hospital as president and CEO.
  6. Intermountain partners with VC firm General Catalyst to 'turbocharge' value-based care

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare partnered with venture capitalist firm General Catalyst to accelerate innovation across its health system, according to a May 9 announcement. 
  7. 6 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Below are six hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  8. US may limit access to next-gen COVID-19 shots if funding falls short, official says

    The next generation of COVID-19 shots may only be available this fall to those at high risk of severe illness if Congress does not approve more emergency funding to buy the shots, a senior administration official told NBC News.
  9. Omnicell reports ransomware incident

    Omnicell reported that some of its information technology systems were affected by ransomware.

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