Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Franciscan Health Rensselaer to invest $28M in upgrades

    Franciscan Health Rensselaer (Ind.) will soon begin a $28 million project to upgrade and modernize the hospital, according to an Aug. 10 press release from the health system.
  2. Lawyers want to combine class-action lawsuits against HCA

    Two separate lawsuits, one filed by the city of Brevard, N.C., and a second filed jointly by Buncombe County and the city of Asheville, N.C., could merge into a single large antitrust, class-action lawsuit against Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and Asheville-based Mission Health, according to an Aug. 5 report from the Asheville Citizen Times.
  3. CVS Health reportedly pursued One Medical before Amazon

    Before Amazon entered an agreement to buy One Medical for $3.9 billion in July, CVS Health approached the primary care company with interest to align, Bloomberg reported Aug. 10. 

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  1. MemorialCare names strategy chief

    Fountain Valley, Calif.-based MemorialCare has named Laurie Sicaeros as the system's chief strategy officer and leadership academy dean.
  2. How Baptist Health is keeping patients digitally connected to care

    The PineApp, Miami-based Baptist Health's newly built app, is trying to change the traditional trajectory and mindset of health and wellness from one of episodic care — care only when you need it — to a holistic, uninterrupted and ingrained part of a person's life.
  3. 5 states with highest, lowest C. diff rates

    Hospitals in Alaska have the lowest Clostridioides difficile infection rate in the country, CDC data shows. 
  4. CEO no longer at helm of Colorado health system

    Brian Erling, MD, is no longer CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, part of Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health.

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  1. Kaiser Permanente Ventures: Key things to know

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has a venture capital arm that has invested in and supported more than 65 companies in the last 20 years.
  2. CDC, HHS unveil national tool to track health effects of environmental issues

    The CDC and HHS on Aug. 10 released the Environmental Justice Index, a tool meant to help public health officials and communities identify areas at high risk of experiencing negative health effects from environmental factors. 
  3. UChicago Medicine breaks ground on $121M multispecialty care facility

    UChicago Medicine has broken ground on a two-story, 130,000-square-foot multispecialty care center and microhospital in Crown Point, Ind. 
  4. Meet the 6 healthcare leaders named living legends

    The American Academy of Nursing has named six leaders as living legends for their contributions to healthcare and health systems.
  1. Intradermal injection: 3 notes on the US monkeypox vaccine approach

    The U.S. is now allowing fractional doses of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine to be administered via an injection that delivers the dose between, rather than under, layers of skin — an effort that will stretch low vaccine supplies, according to federal health officials. 
  2. AdventHealth opens pharmacy kiosks to boost prescription access

    Some patients can now skip the pharmacy line and pick up their prescriptions at kiosks in two physicians' offices, thanks to AdventHealth, an Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based system with about 50 hospitals.
  3. 10 systems hiring chief nursing officers 

    Below are 10 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  4. 7 schools launching nursing programs 

    Several colleges and universities have launched nursing programs and partnerships to address persistent shortages around the country.
  5. Which states have the most monkeypox vaccines per 100,000 people

    Washington, D.C., has the highest amount of monkeypox vaccines per 100,000 people, but only accounts for 3 percent of the nation's infections. New York, which has the second largest supply, has six times less. 
  6. LGBTQ+ patients receive different level of care, one-third of physicians say

    About one-third of physicians see disparities in LGBTQ+ medical care due to patients' sexual orientation or gender identity, according to a new Medscape report. 
  7. What hospitals should consider when hiring teens

    Aaron Gillingham has a firsthand perspective on the advantages and potential problems hospitals and health systems may face with hiring teenagers. 
  8. New virus infects 35 people in China: 4 things to know

    A new virus has appeared to jump from animals to humans for the first time, infecting 35 people in China, according to a research letter published Aug. 4 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
  9. Why no treatment for long COVID-19 exists yet

    Two years into the pandemic, millions of people are living with long COVID-19, and there is still no proven treatment for the condition, Nature reported Aug. 9. 

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