Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Federal judges block vaccination mandate for healthcare workers

    Federal judges in Kentucky and Louisiana issued preliminary injunctions Nov. 30 to halt the start of COVID-19 vaccination mandates for millions of workers across the U.S. 
  2. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  3. COVID-19 vaccination rates up in 5 states, down in 45

    An average of 1.15 million COVID-19 vaccine doses per day were administered in the last week, a 28 percent decrease from the previous week, according to The Washington Post. The number of doses administered per day includes booster doses in addition to initial vaccinations.

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  1. Forbes honors co-founders, researchers in healthcare '30 Under 30' list

    Forbes on Dec. 1 released its annual "30 Under 30" list honoring young professionals in healthcare, including entrepreneurs, researchers and future physicians. The 2022 class features individuals focused on tackling challenges such as health equity and access.
  2. 6 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported or shared with Becker's since Nov. 24:
  3. AI algorithm can predict long-term patient survival after cardiac surgery, Mayo Clinic study finds

    An artificial intelligence algorithm that can identify cardiac dysfunction from a single-lead EKG also can predict long-term survival for patients following cardiac surgery, a new study published Dec. 1 in Mayo Clinical Proceedings found. 
  4. Vaccination mandate blocked for federal contractors in 3 states

    A federal court has halted President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal government contractors in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.
  1. CMS scraps seriously ill component of Primary Care First payment model

    CMS has withdrawn the seriously ill population component of the Primary Care First payment model. 
  2. Queen's Medical Center plans $1B campus modernization

    The Queen's Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center and safety-net facility in Hawaii, is planning a $1 billion, 15-year campus modernization project, an executive with the Honolulu-based organization told Becker's.
  3. 9 health systems with strong finances

    Here are nine health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions, according to reports from Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Service.
  4. Oregon hospital workers plan second strike

    Workers at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, Ore., plan to strike for a second time starting in December, according to the union that represents them.
  1. 9 recent Tenet leadership moves

    The following executive moves within Dallas-based Tenet Health were reported in November:
  2. Americans still see COVID-19 as biggest healthcare threat 

    Even before the omicron variant rattled markets and health officials, Americans were still citing COVID-19 as the most urgent health issue facing the country, a new Gallup poll published Nov. 30 shows.
  3. Longtime South Carolina hospital CEO dies

    Tom Dandridge, former president and CEO of Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, S.C., died Nov. 28 in Virginia, according to The Times and Democrat.
  4. How providers, payers are responding to rising mental health concerns

    The pandemic has done unprecedented damage to Americans' mental health, prompting providers to change how care is delivered and insurers to update coverage options. 
  5. 23andMe to use cash from going public to develop 2 cancer drugs

    Direct-to-consumer DNA testing company 23andMe is spending the funds it raised during its recent public listing on the development of two cancer drugs, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 30.
  6. Zoom adds Cerner EHR integration

    Zoom has begun accepting beta customers for its new integration with Cerner's EHR platform, which will let providers launch virtual visits directly within the video conferencing platform. 
  7. 6 fast facts on the current biomedical engineering workforce

    Biomedical engineers in Massachusetts make an average of $124,160 annually, making it the state with the highest wages for that workforce in the country, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  8. Steward breaks ground on replacement facility for damaged Massachusetts hospital, sues over insurance payout

    Dallas-based Steward Health Care broke ground Nov. 30 on a replacement facility for its hospital in Massachusetts that was damaged by widespread flooding in 2020, according to WHDH.
  9. 19 cities, states that declared public health crises for gun violence, mental health, racism

    Gun violence, racism and mental illness threaten the physical and psychological well-being of the public — and more cities and states are taking notice. 

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