Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Cincinnati Children's will take adult patient overflow amid COVID-19 surge

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center will accept  adult patients when possible to help amid a surge of COVID-19, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
  2. 6 hospitals closing departments, ending services

    Several healthcare organizations recently closed medical units or ended services to shore up finances, focus on more in-demand services or prevent patient care lapses. 
  3. MedStar Health absorbs 19 urgent care centers

    Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health has acquired Righttime Medical Care, adding 19 urgent care centers and 300 employees to its network. 

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  1. Allegheny Health records nearly $18M operating loss

    Although Allegheny Health Network saw its revenue increase 3.9 percent in the quarter ended Sept. 30, the Pittsburgh-based system ended the period with an operating loss, according to recently released financial documents. 
  2. Former MidMichigan chief: What organizational power isn't

    Terence Moore, former president of MidMichigan Health in Midland, outlined in an op-ed for the Midland Daily News things that organizational power isn't all about — and the importance of not misusing it.
  3. 14 hospitals hiring chief nursing officers

    Below are 14 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  4. 18 payer exec moves in November

    The following payer executives changed their positions in November.
  1. Some words used to communicate about COVID-19 more effective than others, survey shows

    Marketing and communications professionals deploying messaging about the pandemic may be missing the mark with the language they're using, as the American public considers some pandemic-related terms more serious, trustworthy or invasive than others.
  2. 'Pandemic' is 2020 word of the year

    Merriam-Webster has deemed "pandemic" its word of the year for 2020.
  3. Texas hospital to close ED

    Grace Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, will permanently close its emergency department Dec. 5, according to The Lubbock Avalanche Journal. 
  4. West Virginia governor asks hospitals to reevaluate elective surgeries

    Hospitals across West Virginia will start limiting elective surgery cases to help the state respond to the COVID-19 resurgence, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Nov. 30.

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  1. New York governor orders county to stop elective surgeries

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered hospitals in Erie County to halt elective surgeries to ensure there are enough beds to care for COVID-19 patients.
  2. Yale New Haven opens heart clinic for new mothers

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health's Bridgeport Hospital launched a program to reduce the risk of heart diseases in women who've had pregnancy complications.
  3. FDA meeting for Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine set for Dec. 17

    The FDA's vaccine committee will meet Dec. 17 to discuss Moderna's request for emergency approval of its COVID-19 vaccine, the agency said Nov. 30. 
  4. Spectrum Health appoints first female director of heart transplant program

    Marzia Leacche, MD, will step into her role as surgical director of Spectrum Health's heart transplant and ventricular assist device programs Jan. 1, reports Mlive.
  5. New Jersey school board sues Horizon, says insurer threatened to stop paying claims for 14,000 workers

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey threatened to stop paying medical claims for about 14,000 employees of the Jersey City Board of Education, a lawsuit filed by the board alleges, according to NJ.com.
  6. UPMC to sell pharmacy business for $400M

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC has agreed to sell its pharmacy subsidiary, Chartwell, for $400 million to CarePathRx, the companies announced Dec. 1. 
  7. Insurance manager fined $1M for selling illegal plans in Washington

    Washington insurance officials fined Aliera Healthcare, an Atlanta-based healthcare company, for selling illegal health insurance, according to a Nov. 24 press release.
  8. Montefiore New Rochelle transfers patients ahead of strike

    Montefiore New Rochelle (N.Y.) Hospital moved at least nine hospitalized patients to other facilities within New York City-based Montefiore Health System due to a two-day nursing strike that began Dec. 1, the hospital confirmed to Becker's.
  9. From cold robot to lifeline: How perception of the virtual physician has shifted during the pandemic 

    The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the perception of telehealth in palliative care from being a cold and crass method of communication between the physician and patient to an act of compassion, according to Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD. 

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