Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Delaware cancer center among 1st to offer onsite primary care

    Wilmington, Del.-based Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, part of ChristianaCare, will now offer on-site primary care services to cancer patients, becoming one of the first cancer centers in the country to do so, according to a May 10 announcement shared with Becker's. 
  2. US COVID-19 vaccination rates up 10%+ from previous week

    During the first full week in May, COVID-19 vaccination rates in the U.S. rose by more than 10 percent compared to the previous week, White House COVID-19 adviser Andy Slavitt announced via Twitter May 9.
  3. How Amazon Care's pay-by-usage model targets big employers

    As employers look to curb their share of increasing healthcare costs, many may be attracted to healthcare offerings that charge them based on how many employees actually use the service, according to a May 6 report from eMarketer.

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  1. Providence names chief communication officer for Washington, Montana region

    Mark Gross has been chosen as associate vice president and chief communication officer for Providence in Washington and Montana, the Renton, Wash.-based health system said May 7.
  2. Health insurer shares hit all-time highs

    Several commercial health insurers recorded all-time high share prices on May 10, according to historical share price data.
  3. Federally funded healthcare to see crackdown against gender, sexual orientation bias

    The White House will revive protections against discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, including healthcare organizations that get HHS funding, according to The Washington Post.
  4. Patients with undetected heart failure have 5X greater COVID-19 death risk, study finds

    Patients with early undetected heart failure who are hospitalized with COVID-19 are nearly five times more likely to die compared to patients with healthier heart measures, according to a study published May 10 in the American Heart Association's Hypertension journal.

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  1. COVID-19 vaccines don't work in nearly half of organ transplant recipients, study finds

    People who have received an organ transplant may not generate an immune response after getting vaccinated against COVID-19, according to research published May 5 in JAMA.
  2. HHS CIO to retire at end of May: 4 details 

    With more than 30 years of service to the federal government, Perryn Ashmore, CIO of HHS, is set to retire at the end of this month, according to a May 7 Federal News Network report. 
  3. Scripps' IT downtime drives some patients to nearby hospitals: 6 updates 

    As Scripps Health continues to recover from a May 1 malware attack, nearby health systems including UC San Diego Health and Sharp HealthCare have seen an increase in patient volumes amid the San Diego-based system's IT downtime, KNSD reports. 
  4. Fauci: Indoor mask guidance may be relaxed soon

    The U.S. could soon see further relaxed social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines from the CDC, according to health officials. 

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  1. Where things stand between Tenet, Massachusetts Nurses Association: 8 things to know

    Nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., entered the 10th week of their strike May 10, as the labor dispute between the union representing about 800 nurses at the facility and the hospital's parent company, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, remains unresolved after recent negotiations.
  2. 12 hospital construction projects costing $500M or more

    Since Jan. 1, 12 hospitals and health systems announced, advanced or completed expansion and renovation projects with price tags of $500 million or more.
  3. Cigna CEO says preventive care is back to pre-pandemic levels

    Cigna CEO David Cordani said preventive care procedures including mammograms, colonoscopies, childhood vaccinations and cervical cancer screenings among its members are back to levels not seen since before the COVID-19 shutdowns of early 2020.
  4. Union takes aim at HCA exec compensation in ad campaign

    Service Employees International Union, which represents more than 1 million healthcare workers, is taking aim at Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare for what it calls runaway executive competition in an advertising blitz.
  5. CDC narrows monitoring of breakthrough COVID-19 cases

    The CDC changed how it tracks breakthrough COVID-19 cases among fully vaccinated Americans this month, spurring concerns from scientists about the potential for inadequate data, reports Bloomberg.
  6. 10 hospitals hiring CEOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs in the last few weeks.
  7. Hospitals charging hundreds more than average $159 for COVID-19 tests

    Medicare claims data show some hospitals are charging up to $650 for COVID-19 tests that cost less than $50 to do, according to a Hospital Pricing Specialists analysis cited by Kaiser Health News.
  8. Jefferson Health drops policy linking physician bonuses, patient fundraising referrals

    Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health has dropped a policy that linked some physician bonuses to patient referrals to its fundraising office, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.  
  9. Federal lawmakers urge Tenet to speed COBRA benefits for striking Massachusetts nurses

    A group of lawmakers is calling on Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare to expedite Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act benefits for nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., who have been on strike for about two months.  

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