Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Healthcare workers who use respirators 40% less likely to get COVID-19, study suggests

    A study of more than 2,900 healthcare workers in Switzerland found those who reported using respirator masks were 40 percent less likely to contract COVID-19 than those wearing surgical masks after being exposed to COVID-19 patients. 
  2. Biogen providing Aduhelm for free while waiting for Medicare coverage decision

    Biogen is providing its much-debated Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm free of charge for some patients as it awaits claim reviews by Medicare, according to an Aug. 30 Barron's report.
  3. GSK inks deal with UNICEF to provide 18M malaria vaccines

    With a $170 million deal, UNICEF will acquire 18 million malaria vaccines from GSK, a global pharmaceutical company based in London.

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  1. Atlantic welcomes new chief health system officer

    Scott Leighty is the new executive vice president and chief health system officer of Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System. 
  2. Wayne Reid appointed CEO of Salem Memorial Hospital District

    Salem (Mo.) Memorial Hospital District announced Wayne Reid as the hospital's new CEO, effective Aug. 29, according to an Aug. 15 report from The Salem News.
  3. Mississippi hospital remains closed for a second day due to defective sewer lines

    Greenwood (Miss.) Leflore Hospital remains closed a second day after a shutdown prompted by clogged sewer lines, the Enterprise Journal reported Aug. 16. 
  4. Laguna Honda closure deadline extended 2 months

    San Francisco-based Laguna Honda nursing home received a two-month extension on its closure deadline, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Aug. 15.

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  1. Monkeypox vaccine-maker warns it can't keep up with demand

    The world's only pharmaceutical company with an approved monkeypox vaccine said it can't match the current demand and may move to outsourcing production, Bloomberg reported Aug. 17. 
  2. Moderna taps new CFO

    Vaccine-maker Moderna appointed James Mock to become the Cambridge, Mass-based company's CFO starting Sept. 6. 
  3. J&J business argues bankruptcy is only option in talc lawsuits

    A subsidiary of pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, LTL Management, said in court documents that bankruptcy is the only option to settle the thousands of lawsuits lodged against J&J's talc-based baby powder, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 16. 
  4. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center taps Dr. Sophia George as 1st associate DEI director 

    Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine appointed Sophia George, PhD, as the inaugural associate director of diversity, equity and inclusion Aug. 16. 
  1. Geisinger Medical Center becomes 1st certified comprehensive heart attack center in US

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Medical Center is the first hospital in the U.S. to receive the Joint Commission's Comprehensive Heart Attack Center Certification.
  2. Mayo and Mercy's collaboration aims to speed up algorithm development, validation

    A 10-year agreement between Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and Chesterfield, Mo.-based Mercy is looking to speed up the development and validation of cloud-based technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to the American Hospital Association. 
  3. Pennsylvania hospital eyes $2.3M Meditech install

    Warren (Pa.) General Hospital is looking to install Meditech's EHR system, which is expected to cost $2.3 million, Times Observer reported Aug. 17. 
  4. How Cone Health's Mike Simms is thinking about 'the digital front door'

    Mike Simms serves as vice president of revenue cycle at Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health. 
  5. Telehealth's importance in rural communities, per Dr. James Blum

    James Blum, MD, serves as chief medical informatics officer and associate professor of anesthesia at Iowa City, Iowa-based University of Iowa Health Care. 
  6. BJC Healthcare taps Tommye Austin as chief nurse executive

    St. Louis-based BJC Healthcare has named Tommye Austin, PhD, RN, senior vice president of patient care systems and chief nursing executive, effective Oct. 3. 
  7. Idaho specialty hospital acquired for $67.5M

    Investment management firm Hammes Partners has acquired Post Falls, Idaho-based Northwest Specialty Hospital for $67.5 million in a deal that includes expansion of the property, the healthcare finance division of First Citizens Bank said Aug. 17. 
  8. What St. Luke's director of revenue cycle's phrase 'Find a need, fill a need' means

    Ashley Toney serves as director of revenue cycle and chief compliance and privacy officer at Columbus, N.C.-based St. Luke's Hospital, Atrium Health. 
  9. U of Virginia mourns cardiologists Dr. Carlos Ayers, Dr. Lawrence Burwell

    Charlottesville-based University of Virginia is mourning the loss of two trailblazing cardiologists: Carlos Ayers, MD, who died July 26, and Lawrence Burwell, MD, who died July 28.

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