Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 45% of patients infected with H. pylori do not receive proper treatment, 1st of its kind study finds

    A new study published in Nature found major gaps in the treatments of patients infected with Helicobacter pylori, bacteria that can lead to stomach ulcers and is persistently found to be a risk factor for gastric cancer — the fourth-deadliest cancer worldwide. 
  2. Nurses feel unprepared for future pandemics, unsupported by employers, survey finds

    Forty-one percent of nurses nationwide do not feel prepared for a future variant, surge or pandemic, data from the American Nurses Foundation's survey revealed.
  3. FDA yanks Evusheld's authorization

    On Jan. 26, the FDA revoked its emergency use authorization for Evusheld, a monoclonal antibody authorized to treat COVID-19, after finding it's ineffective against about 90 percent of circulating variants. 

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  1. Delaware health system taps chief people officer

    Lewes, Del.-based Beebe Healthcare has named Ashley Foster its senior vice president and chief people officer, effective Feb. 27. 
  2. CoxHealth names senior VP, area hospital president

    Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth has promoted Ashley Casad to senior vice president of system operations and president of its Springfield hospitals. 
  3. Unity Health Care appoints new chief medical officer

    Unity Health Care, based in Washington, D.C., chose Stephanie Cox-Batson, MD, as its chief medical officer on Jan. 25. 
  4. 7 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From an HCA hospital suing to halt a rival hospital's expansion to Mass General Brigham being hit with a patent infringement suit, here are seven recent lawsuits and settlements involving hospitals that Becker's has reported since Jan. 13:  

Innovation in the ED — The 3 steps South Shore Hospital took to better manage high-risk patients

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  1. Nurses to rally at facilities nationwide over staffing

    Thousands of nurses represented by National Nurses United plan to rally nationwide Jan. 26 to call on hospitals to provide safe staffing.
  2. Top 3 priorities for healthcare marketing chiefs in '23, per Deloitte

    Healthcare chief marketing officers face an uncertain 2023 due to potential financial challenges but also opportunities in the form of creative partnerships and new tech trends, a new report from Deloitte found.
  3. How Novant Health remotely monitors cardiac, heart failure patients

    Winston, Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health has been remotely monitoring some cardiac and heart failure patients in the Charlotte area since last year.
  4. IBM to cut 3,900 jobs, targeting healthcare and IT business units

    Global technology company IBM announced plans to lay off 3,900 employees, or 1.4 percent of its workforce, in its IT services business and healthcare business unit, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 26. 

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  1. Kaiser puts $25M to gun violence prevention

    Kaiser Permanente has committed $25 million to support gun violence prevention efforts spearheaded through its Center for Gun Violence Research and Education, the Oakland, Calif.-based system said Jan. 26.
  2. Logan Health to pay $4.3M settlement after 2nd data breach in 3 years

    Logan Health Medical Center in Kalispell, Mont., has reached a $4.3 million settlement with patients and employees whose personal and protected health information was likely accessed during a cyberattack, SC Media reported Jan. 25.
  3. FDA advisers recommend 1st Candida treatment in over a decade

    The FDA's advisory committee on antimicrobial drugs on Jan. 25 recommended rezafungin be approved to treat candidemia and invasive candidiasis in adults with limited or no alternative treatment option.
  4. 3M to lay off 2,500 employees, citing hospitals' financial challenges

    3M is reducing its manufacturing staff by about 2,500 employees, citing financial struggles by hospitals as a factor, The Star Tribune in Minneapolis reported.
  5. New standardized hand-off procedure reduced late medication administration by 77%

    Detroit-based Wayne State University researchers found a standardized hand-off procedure between hospitals to skilled nursing facilities that improved communication and decreased late medication administration.
  6. Optum partner Owensboro Health continues to report positive operating income

    Owensboro (Ky.) Health, which recently agreed to partner with Optum, reported positive income in its second quarter earnings report even as expenses continued to rise.
  7. Phoenix Children's chief innovation officer on AI, predictive algorithms and telehealth

    Hospitals are looking to invest in new technologies and work-on innovations that will improve the care patients receive.
  8. Texas hospital completes 11-hour 'historic' surgery to separate conjoined twins

    A team of 25 medical professionals at Fort Worth, Texas-based Cook Children's Medical Center performed the hospital's first separation procedure for conjoined twin sisters on Jan. 23. The 11-hour surgery required months of planning and several simulation surgeries, the hospital said in a news release. 
  9. Steward Health Care breaks ground on $254M replacement hospital

    Dallas-based Steward Health Care is building a replacement hospital for Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, Texas, Healthcare Design reported Jan. 25.

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