Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Last year brought 112 hospital CEO exits

    Turnover among hospital CEOs was up 11 percent year over year in 2021, according to a report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an executive outplacement and coaching firm. 
  2. Future Mercy CEO announces senior leadership team: 6 things to know

    Steve Mackin, who will become president and CEO of St. Louis-based Mercy health system on April 1, has announced his senior leadership team.
  3. CDC's COVID-19 self-checker: 4 things to know about the clinical assessment tool

    The CDC has an interactive "Coronavirus Self-Checker," a clinical assessment tool to help individuals determine when to seek testing or care if they suspect they have COVID-19 or have come into close contact with someone with COVID-19.
  1. CEO John Couris shares his vision for a medical ecosystem in Tampa Bay

    John Couris, CEO of Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital, spoke with Becker's Jan. 11 about the organization's completed acquisition of one of the region's largest physician-owned radiology practices, Tower Radiology. He also shared his thoughts on staffing challenges during a pandemic and why price gouging by staffing agencies should be treated like a hurricane.
  2. Omicron & throat swabs: What type of testing is best?

    Early research suggests that the diagnostic tests most commonly used in the U.S. may not be the most effective at detecting the omicron coronavirus variant.  
  3. AHA, HCA back $55M venture fund for Black-founded companies

    Jumpstart Health Investors has launched a $55 million venture fund that is backed by multiple healthcare organizations and will invest exclusively in Black-founded healthcare companies.
  4. Epic integrates MapQuest to help patients find providers

    Epic selected acquisition marketing platform System1's MapQuest Business-to-Business service to help patients reach healthcare providers.

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  1. 4 strategies to help healthcare boards reach diversity goals 

    Despite good intentions, many healthcare boards are still far behind their goals for diversity, equity and inclusion, according to a new report from The Health Management Academy and WittKieffer published Jan. 11. 
  2. Union joins calls for California hospitals to reconsider allowing back asymptomatic COVID-positive employees

    A union representing 32,000 registered nurses and healthcare professionals is urging hospitals to reconsider allowing its asymptomatic members who test positive for COVID-19 to return to work immediately without isolation or testing.
  3. Billings Clinic recruiting nurses from overseas

    Amid a shortage of nurses, Billings (Mont.) Clinic is hiring international workers from multiple countries.
  4. Avera Health launches 'Moving Health Forward' branding campaign

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Health developed a new branding campaign, "Moving Health Forward," that focuses on connecting with patients through technology and new innovations.
  1. Pfizer cutting sales staff to prioritize better digital interactions with customers

    Pfizer is laying off a few hundred positions across its U.S. sales force as it plans for more digital engagement, the company told Becker's in an emailed statement Jan. 12.
  2. New Jersey hospital gets new name after acquisition

    East Orange (N.J.) General Hospital received the new name of CareWell Health Medical Center on Jan. 12 after it was acquired by EOH Acquisition Group on Jan. 1.
  3. 7 things to know as health officials testify before senate

    Top health experts from the Biden administration testified before the Senate on Jan. 11 in a hearing where they were questioned by lawmakers seeking clarity on the federal response to the omicron variant, Politico reported.
  4. 5 systems launching nursing programs

    Several colleges and universities have launched innovative nursing programs and partnerships to address persistent nursing shortages around the country.
  5. Texans find bare shelves in the cold medicine aisle amid omicron surge

    The aisles for over-the-counter cough and cold medicines are nearly bare across Dallas Walmart, Target, CVS and Sam's Club locations, The Dallas Morning News reported Jan. 10. 
  6. Opioid overdose deaths surge among older adults, study shows

    The opioid epidemic has not spared older Americans, as overdose deaths among Americans ages 55 and older have steadily increased from 1999-2019, according to a study published Jan. 11 in JAMA Network Open.
  7. CVS, Walgreens limit paid sick leave for employees

    CVS Health and Walgreens have reduced paid sick leave for employees who contract COVID-19,  the companies confirmed to Fortune Jan. 11. 
  8. FDA adds rare bleeding risk to J&J shot side effects

    The FDA revised the fact sheet for Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 11 to include new information about the risk of a rare bleeding disorder. 
  9. FDA allows Florida to use 1M expired COVID-19 tests

    The FDA has extended the shelf life of nearly 1 million rapid COVID-19 test kits that first expired in a Florida warehouse in September, the Miami Herald reported Jan. 11. 

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