Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Business most trusted institution, annual Edelman report says

    Business beats out nongovernmental organizations, governments and the media for being the most trustworthy institution in the public's eye, according to an annual report on trust from public relations firm Edelman.
  2. Patient death spurs investigation at Michigan psychiatric hospital

    State health officials are investigating Kalamazoo (Mich.) Psychiatric Hospital after a patient died at the facility  this month, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services told Becker's Jan. 15.
  3. Nebraska health system CEO to fill vacant American Hospital Association board seat

    The American Hospital Association said it has elected a new board of trustees member.

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  1. LifePoint Health names CFO for eastern division

    Elmer Polite has been named CFO of LifePoint Health's eastern division of hospitals, the health system said this week.  
  2. COVID-19 cuts life expectancy by 1 year, study finds

    The COVID-19 pandemic is projected to reduce U.S. life expectancy by an average of 1.13 years, a decline that's even greater among Black and Latino populations, according to a study published Jan. 14 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 
  3. Austin field hospital treating first COVID-19 patients as Texas hospitalizations rise

    The Austin (Texas) Convention Center, now transformed into a field hospital, accepted its first three patients after opening Jan. 12, local NBC affiliate KXAN reports. 
  4. Washington health system finalizes deal with MultiCare to exit bankruptcy

    Sunnyside, Wash.-based Astria Health announced Jan. 15 that it has completed a transaction with Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System to refinance substantially all of Astria's long-term debt. 

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  1. Latino Corporate Directors Association approves of Nasdaq corporate diversity proposal

    The Latino Corporate Directors Association approves of a proposed rule change that would require Nasdaq-listed companies to have a diverse board of directors, or to at least explain why their board isn't diverse, the association said.
  2. Global COVID-19 deaths pass 2 million: What it means for the US

    Global COVID-19 deaths passed 2 million Jan. 15, just about a year after the first case was reported Dec. 12 in China, according to data from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University.  
  3. A breakdown of 14 recent CMS actions

    CMS issued several rules, actions and plans since Jan. 1. The actions include updates on payer rules, physician payment and technology coverage.
  4. Former FDA chief warns of new COVID variants, says vaccine recipients should not let guard down

    Scott Gottlieb, MD, the former FDA commissioner, warned that the U.S. could face "perpetual infection" as more COVID-19 variants pop up and that COVID-19 vaccine recipients should still abide by public health guidelines after immunization, reported CNBC.

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  1. ISMP details errors with COVID-19 vaccinations

    Horsham, Pa.-based Institute for Safe Medication Practices released three main errors being reported regarding the COVID-19 vaccination process. 
  2. UK COVID-19 variant to become dominant in US by March, CDC warns

    The fast-spreading coronavirus variant first identified in the U.K. will become the dominant strain in the U.S. within two months, the CDC predicted Jan. 15.
  3. Wisconsin pharmacist accused of purposely ruining COVID-19 vaccines will have license suspended

    The Wisconsin pharmacist accused of purposely destroying 570 doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine will have his pharmacy license suspended, pending the outcome of his criminal and disciplinary hearings, TMJ4, a Milkwaukee NBC-affiliate, reported. 
  4. California hospital pays employees $300 to get COVID-19 vaccine

    Oak Valley Hospital District in Oakdale, Calif., is offering cash incentives to employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to CBS 13. 
  5. Tennessee cancer treatment centers file for bankruptcy

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Provision CARES Proton Therapy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December, according to the Orlando Sentinel. 
  6. 6 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a Connecticut hospital facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly reusing insulin pens to a Texas clinic paying $331,000 to resolve improper billing allegations, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  7. Former Beaumont employees charged in medical device theft scheme

    Two former employees of Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health and a medical supply distributor have been charged with wire fraud for their alleged involvement in a scheme to steal medical devices and supplies from Beaumont and sell them, the Department of Justice announced Jan. 14. 
  8. SSM Health to sell 100-year-old Missouri hospital

    St. Louis-based SSM Health signed a definitive agreement to sell its 100-year-old Missouri hospital to Kansas City, Mo.-based Noble Health, according to ABC 17.
  9. New York hospital opens $545M patient pavilion

    Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., has opened its $545 million patient pavilion. 

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