Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Montana sees new hospitalization record; Minnesota's statewide transfer system offers little help: 5 COVID-19 updates

    While new virus cases, hospitalizations and deaths drop nationally, some areas and states are still facing high volumes of COVID-19 patients.
  2. U of Iowa breaks ground on $395M hospital campus

    The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics broke ground Oct. 14 on its hospital campus in North Liberty, Iowa, according to The Gazette.
  3. Tuberculosis deaths rise for 1st time since 2005: 4 report findings

    The pandemic has reversed years of global progress in treating and preventing tuberculosis, the World Health Organization said in an Oct. 14 report.

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  1. Texas hospital responds to photo of COVID-19 patient draped in plastic 

    Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas, said it received a flood of threats after a photo of a COVID-19 patient wearing a plastic drape over her head went viral, ABC affiliate KMID reported Oct. 14.
  2. $2B Mass General Hospital expansion gets city board OK

    Massachusetts General Hospital received approval Oct. 14 from the Boston Planning and Development Agency board for a 1 million-square-foot, $2 billion expansion, The Boston Globe reported.
  3. Biden considering Dr. Robert Califf to head FDA: Reports

    President Joe Biden is considering Robert Califf, MD, a former FDA commissioner, to once again lead the agency, according to The Washington Post, which first reported his possible nomination, citing several people familiar with the discussions.
  4. CHOP CEO Madeline Bell on why women shouldn't leave healthcare

    Madeline Bell, BSN, is the CEO of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, which recently made Forbes' 2021 list of best employers for women. She spoke with Becker's Oct. 14 about the notable ranking, as well as her recent conversation with President Joe Biden regarding the mental health crisis facing America's children's hospitals.
  1. Hackensack Meridian, RWJBarnabas unveil $665M innovation and tech hub

    Two New Jersey hospitals — Edison-based Hackensack Meridian and West Orange-based RWJBarnabas — and two of the state's schools — Princeton University and New Brunswick-based Rutgers University — broke ground Oct. 14 on a hub for research, innovation and medical education.
  2. Allina nurses to strike in October

    Nurses at Allina Health's WestHealth campus in Plymouth, Minn., plan to strike in October amid contract negotiations, according to the union that represents them.
  3. 7 recent drug, device recalls

    Medical device and drug recalls, whether voluntary or mandated by the FDA, ensure patient safety. Here are seven that have been reported to the FDA since Oct. 1:
  4. Q3's biggest healthcare deals: mRNA, digital care and cybersecurity

    The biggest healthcare deals in the third quarter of 2021 were for companies focused on mRNA drug discovery, digital care and cybersecurity, according to CB Insights' third-quarter venture capital report.
  1. 5 recent cancer study findings

    Recent oncology studies have focused on the proportion of U.S. cancer cases linked to physical inactivity, breast cancer patients' cannabis use, and more. 
  2. Goldman Sachs, Charlesbank acquire 1,100-physician primary care network

    Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Charlesbank Capital Partners completed their acquisition of MDVIP, a national network of 1,100 primary care physicians. 
  3. Washington health district employees say leadership, politics driving resignations

    Dozens of Spokane (Wash.) Regional Health District employees have left the health system, citing poor leadership and political pressure as the driving factors, the Inlander reported Oct. 14.
  4. The cost of nurse turnover by the numbers

    The COVID-19 pandemic wore down registered nurses, causing many to leave and retire early, leaving vacant spots in hospitals. Due to this, hospitals have been paying astronomical prices in turnover costs, according to the "2021 NSI National Health Care Retention & RN Staffing Report."
  5. HHS slates $100M for loan repayment to primary healthcare workers in underserved areas

    HHS is investing $100 million in federal relief funding for state loan repayment programs that support, recruit and retain primary care clinicians in underserved communities. HHS announced the American Rescue Plan funding availability Oct. 14.
  6. Chicago hospital sees ambulance visits double, up to 700 some months

    Chicago-based Mercy Hospital & Medical Center stopped receiving fire department ambulances earlier this year, meaning local residents have one less emergency care location and ambulances are inundating University of Illinois Hospital, according to The Chicago Tribune.
  7. CMS requests corrective action plan from 32 hospitals over undisclosed prices

    CMS sent 32 hospitals requests for a corrective action plan after they still were not in compliance with the price disclosure rule, an agency spokesperson told Becker's Hospital Review on Oct. 14. 
  8. Connecticut hospitals seek to consolidate under 1 license to cut costs, improve billing

    Eastern Connecticut Health Network in Manchester is seeking approval to consolidate two of its hospitals under a single license to save money and streamline administrative processes, according to The Journal Inquirer.
  9. Viewpoint: Student debt, physician shortages fueling three-year medical school program growth

    Interest in accelerated three-year medical school programs is on the rise amid mounting student loans and physician shortages, a physician argues in an opinion piece published on the Association of American Medical Colleges website.

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