Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Tens of millions of fake nitrile gloves imported to US, CNN reports

    A CNN investigation released Oct. 25 found that tens of millions of fake, secondhand nitrile gloves have been imported to the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  2. 7 health systems that recently launched AI initiatives

    Here are seven health systems that launched initiatives focused on healthcare artificial intelligence in the last three months.
  3. 4 tips for communicating with kids before they receive a COVID-19 vaccine

    Children often are afraid of getting shots, so it can be difficult for healthcare providers and parents to get them on board with vaccines — a topic of concern as the U.S. recently laid out its plan to vaccinate children ages 5-11 against COVID-19.

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  1. 10 ZIP codes with the highest uninsured rates

    A report from 24/7 Wall St. identified the U.S. ZIP codes with the highest percentage of residents under 65 years old who have no health insurance. 
  2. Hospitals sustained huge financial losses from lack of elective surgeries

    Studies by the American College of Surgeons found that the postponement of elective surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic took away a large portion of hospitals' income and disrupted surgical care.
  3. Providers must submit COVID-19 relief applications by Oct. 26

    The application for the $17 billion Provider Relief Fund Phase 4 and the $8.5 billion American Rescue Plan Rural payments must be submitted by Oct. 26, the Health Resources & Services Administration recently announced.
  4. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  1. Where Providence-backed Tegria stands 1 year post-launch

    In October 2020, Renton, Wash.-based Providence combined nine of its health technology investments into one comprehensive digital health portfolio called Tegria. The portfolio has grown since its launch, garnering three key acquisitions in 2021.
  2. Tech firm provides all hospitals with competitive nurse pay data

    Hauppauge, N.Y.-based Hallmark Health Care Solutions is providing hospitals with real-time reports of hourly nurse rates and other healthcare rates, according to an Oct. 21 news release obtained by Becker's.
  3. Hospitals, health systems mandating vaccines for workers

    The number of hospitals and health systems requiring COVID-19 vaccination for employees is growing.
  4. 3 states limit nursing home profits in effort to improve quality of care 

    Kaiser Health News reported Oct. 25 that Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York have set requirements for how much nursing homes must spend on residents’ direct care and imposed limits on what they can spend elsewhere in an attempt to improve the quality of care. 
  1. 3-year med school programs prep students for residency with less debt, study finds

    Accelerated pathway program graduates may be just as prepared for residency training and have less debt than those in traditional programs, according to an Oct. 25 news release from the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine citing an Aug. 10 study published in the Journal of Academic Medicine.
  2. Catholic Health: Nearly 50 nurses have resigned since Mercy Hospital strike began

    Amid a strike at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (N.Y.) that entered its fourth week Oct. 22, Catholic Health said it extended its agreement for replacement workers and that nearly 50 nurses have resigned from the hospital since the strike began, including more than 12 intensive care unit nurses, according to The Buffalo News.
  3. Hospital M&A update: 5 deals involving WVU Health, LifePoint and more

    Five transactions involving hospitals and health systems have been announced, finalized or advanced since Oct. 15:
  4. Pfizer vaccine benefits outweigh risks for kids 5-11, FDA says

    An FDA review states that the benefits of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in kids ages 5 to 11 outweigh the potential risks, The Washington Post reported. 
  5. Gulf Coast Health Care files for bankruptcy

    Pensacola, Fla.-based Gulf Coast Health Care, which operates 27 nursing skilled nursing and long-term care facilities in three states, aims to keep its facilities open and employees in place after entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy, WEAR reported Oct. 22. 
  6. Mark Cuban's drug company to launch PBM

    Mark Cuban's new generic drug company is launching its own pharmacy benefit management company, The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 25. 
  7. Healthgrades recognizes 150 hospitals for surgical care excellence

    Healthgrades has identified 150 hospitals as the recipients of its 2022 Surgical Care Excellence Award, the organization said Oct. 19.  
  8. 8 healthcare companies named US 'most loved workplaces' by Newsweek

    Eight healthcare companies were named to Newsweek's "America Most Loved Workplaces" in the magazine's 2021 ranking.
  9. Business groups ask Biden to delay vaccine mandate until after the holidays 

    Industry lobbyists, business groups and private individuals all met with White House officials last week to ask for a push-back on the implementation of a COVID vaccine mandate for private companies, CNBC reported Oct. 25.

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