Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Daily COVID-19 deaths during omicron surpass peak in delta wave

    The nation's seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases is falling, but deaths continue to rise and now are eclipsing levels seen during the delta wave, data from the CDC and Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University show. 
  2. 63% of nurses have experienced racism in the workplace, survey finds

    Racism is a substantial problem within nursing, with more than half of nurses reporting they have personally experienced a racist act in the workplace, according to a survey released Jan. 25 by the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing. 
  3. Immune protection lasts 4 months after Pfizer booster, study finds

    Antibodies able to block the omicron coronavirus variant last four months after a third dose of Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine, according to a study published Jan. 22 by bioRxiv.
  1. 4 states have now recovered all jobs lost during the pandemic

    Texas, Arizona, Utah and Idaho have recovered all jobs lost during the pandemic, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. 
  2. Harvard, Stanford physicians call for universal use of N95s in hospitals

    Hospitals should take more aggressive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in hospitals amid the omicron driven surge, physicians from Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard University and Stanford (Calif.) University wrote in an editorial piece published Jan. 24 in JAMA. 
  3. Judge waives injunction preventing ThedaCare employees from moving to Ascension

    A Wisconsin judge lifted an order that prevented seven ThedaCare employees from leaving to join Ascension Northeast Wisconsin, both Appleton-based, until ThedaCare could find enough replacements, The New York Times reported Jan. 24.
  4. Florida drops appeal against federal vaccination rule for healthcare workers

    Florida has dropped its challenge of the CMS COVID-19 vaccination requirements for healthcare workers, although the governor has continued to say his office does not intend to enforce the rule, the Miami Herald reported Jan. 24. 

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  1. FDA limits use of two COVID-19 antibody treatments due to omicron

    The FDA removed two monoclonal antibody therapies from the list of COVID-19 treatments due to their ineffectiveness against the omicron variant, the agency said Jan. 24.
  2. The 15 best, worst states for retirement in 2022

    The top state for retirement this year leads in affordability and quality of life but lags when it comes to healthcare, according to one new ranking.
  3. 4 West Virginia hospitals with the top nurse-patient communication scores

    The following West Virginia hospitals received the highest marks for nurse communication, according to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores from CMS.
  4. Bayada Home Health to close 4 offices, lay off 682 employees

    Moorestown, N.J.-based Bayada Home Health Care will close four offices in Florida April 1 and lay off 682 employees, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reported Jan. 24.

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  1. The pros and cons of patient surveys, per 3 physicians

    Some physicians take issue with patient surveys because they're often outdated and may not always be a true representation of physicians' practice behavior, Medscape reported Jan. 19. 
  2. 6 Wisconsin hospitals with the top nurse-patient communication scores

    The following Wisconsin hospitals received the highest marks for nurse communication, according to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores from CMS.
  3. ProHealth opens 4th hospital

    Waukesha, Wis.-based ProHealth Care opened ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital-Mukwonago (Wis.) on Jan. 24, the city's first hospital and the health system's fourth.
  4. Dr. Walensky: Overhauling US healthcare system 'too big for the CDC alone'

    CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said the U.S. needs to rethink its approach to public health and that the CDC alone cannot fix the system, Politico reported Jan. 21. 
  5. COO to succeed Bill Sisson as president of Baptist Health Lexington

    Chris Roty has been appointed president of Baptist Health Lexington (Ky.).
  6. Demand for Pennsylvania's nursing loan forgiveness exceeds funds

    More than 4,800 nurses have applied for a one-time student loan forgiveness program for licensed nurses in Pennsylvania, prompting state policymakers to ask for an increase in the amount of funding allocated for the program, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported Jan. 24. 
  7. Employees sue Sutter Health over use of 'corrosive' cleanser

    Five employees have filed a lawsuit against Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health, alleging the health system had them use a "corrosive" cleanser to help mitigate high rates of Costridioides difficile in its hospitals, The Sacramento Bee reported Jan. 19. 
  8. 16 hospitals hiring CNOs

    Below are 16 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  9. Omicron's full burden on children is still unknown, Texas Children's leader says

    Children's hospitals nationwide have seen record levels of COVID-19 patients amid the omicron surge, despite children having the lowest risk of hospitalization from the virus.

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