Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Health stock sell-off poised to hit worst drop since 2009

    Investors continued to drop health stocks for the ninth day Jan. 25, tying the sector's longest sell-off since 1994, according to Bloomberg.
  2. Gothenburg Health, Midland Memorial among organizations revisiting vaccination deadlines

    After the Supreme Court upheld the CMS COVID-19 vaccination mandate for healthcare workers Jan. 13, hospitals and health systems are taking another look at their own requirements.
  3. Don't let the term fool you — 'Endemic' can be dangerous 

    The word "endemic" is one of the most misused of the pandemic, contributing to a dangerous complacency about COVID-19's potential future toll, Aris Katzourakis, PhD, professor of evolution and genomics at St. Hilda's College Oxford in the U.K., wrote in a Jan. 24 op-ed published in Nature.
  1. New York health system CEO, 44, dies

    Joseph McTernan, CEO of Warsaw, N.Y.-based Wyoming County Community Health System, died Jan. 24 at age 44, according to The Buffalo News. 
  2. COVID-19 cases up in 11 states, down in 33, flat in 6

    Over the last week, seven-day COVID-19 case averages have risen in 11 states, flattened in six and dropped in 33, according to data tracked by Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
  3. States ranked by booster rates: Jan. 26

    Vermont has the highest rate of fully vaccinated people who have received boosters, according to the CDC's COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration data tracker.
  4. Amid shortage, COVID-19 antibody treatments raffled off

    Hospitals have resorted to creating their own lottery systems to allocate a scarce supply of COVID-19 antibody treatments for immunocompromised patients, NPR reported Jan. 25.  

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  1. Nurse staffing agencies inflating prices, lawmakers allege, seek White House probe

    Nearly 200 House members are urging the White House to investigate ballooning costs charged by nurse staffing agencies.
  2. NewYork-Presbyterian CXO Rick Evans: The national outlook for patient experience in 2022

    As we forge ahead into a new year, we find ourselves, once again, facing the unrelenting challenges of COVID-19. Here in New York City, the omicron wave appears to have crested; we are seeing cases begin to drop after another significant surge over the last few weeks. Sadly, we’ve grown accustomed to the rising cases, staffing challenges and restrictions on visitation that come with each new wave. But it still takes a toll each time. 
  3. 113 great leaders in healthcare | 2022

    Healthcare needs strong leaders now more than ever to navigate their organizations through the pandemic and digital transformation.
  4. Person shot in New York hospital waiting room

    One person was shot and wounded in the emergency department of NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi in New York City on Jan. 25, according to NBC New York.

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  1. Curb costs or get fined, state tells Mass General Brigham

    Boston-based Mass General Brigham must develop a performance improvement plan to reduce costs after the state's healthcare watchdog determined that the health system pushed healthcare spending above acceptable levels throughout the last few years, according to a press release emailed to Becker's on Jan. 25. 
  2. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics taps new COO

    Emily Blomberg has been appointed COO for University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, effective March 14.
  3. US data indicates omicron less severe: CDC

    While the highly transmissible omicron variant has pushed U.S. cases and hospitalizations to record highs, a smaller proportion of cases resulted in hospitalization compared to earlier pandemic surges, according to the CDC's Jan. 25 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 
  4. FDA blasts Eli Lilly for 'misleading' Instagram ads

    The FDA sent a letter to Eli Lilly scolding the drugmaker for Instagram ads it posted for its Type 2 diabetes drug Trulicity.
  5. Vaccines and therapeutics' efficacy against omicron: 6 things to know

    Here are six recent findings about the effectiveness of vaccines and therapeutics in protecting against the omicron variant.
  6. Pfizer launches trial for omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine

    Pfizer and BioNTech said Jan. 25 they have launched a clinical study evaluating the safety and efficacy of an omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
  7. Cedars-Sinai's EHR tool saves nurses hours per week

    The neonatal intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is using an algorithm within its Epic EHR to calculate a score that displays infants' weight change from birth in an easily accessible time series visualization, EpicShare reported Jan. 24.
  8. UnityPoint Health aims to recruit terminated Illinois hospital workers

    With hundreds of open positions in the Central Illinois and Quad Cities/Muscatine regions, UnityPoint Health is targeting staff terminated from Galesburg (Ill.) Cottage Hospital, the West Des Moines, Iowa-based health system confirmed to Becker's. 
  9. 5 best online master's in nursing programs, ranked by US News

    The University of Pittsburgh, University of South Carolina and Ohio State University are among the schools with the best online master's in nursing programs, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022 Best Online Programs rankings published Jan. 25. 

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