Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Lab equipment maker recalls 4.1M viral tubes, swabs

    Chinese manufacturer Haimen Shengbang Laboratory Equipment recalled 4.1 million viral transport media containers and swabs, the FDA said Aug. 9.
  2. Azenta to buy cold vaccine packaging company for $495M

    Manufacturing company Azenta entered into a definitive agreement to acquire B Medical Systems, a global distributor that supplies products designed to store and transport goods that require cold temperatures, such as some of the COVID-19 vaccines.
  3. 5 medications not related to pregnancy tossed into post-Roe chaos

    With physicians hesitant to prescribe drugs that may have the side effect of terminating a pregnancy after the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision, here are five medications that have been or could soon be targeted, according to The Washington Post:

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  1. HHS investing $60M to improve rural healthcare

    HHS is investing $60 million in programs aiming to grow the healthcare workforce and increase access to care in rural communities. 
  2. As Biden signs CHIPS Act, CIOs debate whether it will help hospitals

    On Aug. 9, President Joe Biden signed into law the $280 billion CHIPS and Science Act, which provides $52 billion to boost the U.S. semiconductor sector. The global chip shortage has affected a variety of industries over the past two-plus years, including healthcare.
  3. Meet TruBridge's executive leadership team

    Black Book Research recently named TruBridge the No. 3 revenue cycle management software vendor for hospitals with 100 beds or more and No. 2 for hospitals with fewer than 100 beds. 
  4. Fired nurse settles lawsuit with California hospital over bachelor's degree requirement

    Huntington Memorial Hospital (now known as Huntington Health) in Pasadena, Calif., has settled allegations that it brought up the education of and then wrongfully fired a registered nurse who complained about discrimination and retaliation, according to a City News Service report published Aug. 8 in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.  

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  1. Piedmont Walton taps Dr. Steven Durocher as new chief medical officer

    Monroe, Ga.-based Piedmont Walton Hospital has named emergency medicine physician Steven Durocher, MD, chief medical officer. He is the acting chief of staff at the hospital. 
  2. Denver nursing home to close after 105 years

    Little Sisters of the Poor-Mullen Home in Denver is set to close after 105 years of operation in the area, the organization said Aug. 3.
  3. 5 systems seeking post-acute care talent 

    Below are five hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have recently posted job listings seeking post-acute care talent.
  4. Nursing home staff recovery won't occur until at least 2026 without help: 3 notes 

    If the nursing home industry continues to fill staffing gaps at its current rate, it will take until at least 2026 to return to pre-pandemic levels without assistance, an Aug. 8 report from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living found.
  1. How Xtend Healthcare’s CEO is excelling at employee satisfaction and technology enhancements

    Mike Morris is the president and chief executive officer at Hendersonville, Tenn-based Xtend Healthcare. 
  2. Novant Health applies again for hospital in North Carolina county

    After losing out to Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare for a hospital in Buncombe County, N.C., in 2017, Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health is again attempting to build a new hospital in the county, Citizen Times reported Aug. 8. 
  3. Hospitals concerned about staff retention, recruiting in wake of Roe reversal

    With the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade, hospitals are concerned about additional challenges when it comes to recruiting and retaining medical staff, Bloomberg Law reported Aug. 9.
  4. Banner Health CEO joins board of virtual interpretation platform

    Peter Fine, president and CEO of Phoenix-based Banner Health, joined the board of virtual interpretation platform Jeenie. 
  5. 2 infectious disease experts among Fast Company's 56 most creative people in business

    Two infectious disease experts from Houston-based Texas Children's Hospital were recognized among Fast Company's 14th annual list of the most creative people in business.
  6. UNM breaks ground on $43M nursing school

    The University of New Mexico on Aug. 8 broke ground on a $43.3 million facility to house and consolidate its college of nursing and college of population health, according to the Albuquerque Journal. 
  7. 4 ways Mayo Clinic is speeding up AI development, commercialization

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is using software standardization, development processes and technology to generate AI use cases more rapidly, according to an Aug. 8 MIT Sloan Management Review article. 
  8. It's time for pharmacists to help tackle monkeypox, ASHP leader says

    When the U.S. government declared monkeypox a public health emergency Aug. 4, nothing was said about whether pharmacists would aid the vaccination effort. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is looking to fix that.
  9. Mount Sinai launches vaccine company for 'inevitable' future pandemics

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System is launching CastleVax, its own vaccine company, to meet "future pandemic threats," according to an Aug. 9 press release.

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