Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. CDC sticks to same guideline: 'Any mask is better than no mask'

    The CDC does not plan on updating its COVID-19 mask guidance to recommend that people wear higher-quality masks over cloth ones.
  2. Strike averted at California hospital

    Healthcare workers at Doctors Hospital of Riverside (Calif.) have canceled a 24-hour strike planned for Jan. 13 after the workers and hospital management reached a tentative agreement, according to hospital and union statements shared with Becker's.
  3. Kaiser, Mass General invest in Providence digital health spinoff

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence's digital health spinoff, DexCare, closed a $50 million series B funding round Jan. 12.
  1. Minnesota seeks $40M to support hospital staffing

    Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said he seeks to use $40 million in federal funding to help support hospital staffing during the latest COVID-19 surge fueled by the omicron variant. 
  2. Colorado hospital closed from smoke damage to reopen Jan. 18

    Louisville, Colo.-based Centura-Avista Adventist Hospital, which is temporarily closed after its evacuation during the Marshall fire on Dec. 30, said it will reopen Jan. 18.
  3. Well-intentioned healthcare boards fall short on diversity efforts: 2 experts weigh in

    Despite enthusiasm and good intentions, healthcare boards are making slow progress on diversity goals, according to a new report from WittKieffer and The Healthcare Management Academy published Jan. 11. Becker's spoke with two managers involved in the report to break down why progress is so slow and how boards can accelerate the process. 
  4. Don't use ER for COVID-19 testing, hospitals urge

    Hospitals are urging the public to not use emergency departments for routine COVID-19 tests amid rising COVID-19 hospitalizations and crowded facilities. 

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  1. 7 drugs likely to hit $1B in annual revenue in the next 5 years

    Seven new drugs are expected to reach $1 billion in annual revenue in the next five years, according to a report issued Jan. 10 by analytics firm Clarivate.
  2. White House selects Johns Hopkins epidemiologist as COVID-19 testing director

    The White House has selected Tom Inglesby, MD, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Baltimore, Md., as it's new COVID-19 testing director. 
  3. UMMC loses Medicare contract after regulators report 'substandard' care

    CMS has terminated Houston-based United Memorial Medical Center's Medicare contract, effective Jan. 11, after failing to meet certain health and safety standards, a CMS spokesperson told Becker's on Jan. 12.
  4. 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. 
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.  
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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. 
  8. 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.
  9. Billings Clinic recruiting nurses from overseas

    Amid a shortage of nurses, Billings (Mont.) Clinic is hiring international workers from multiple countries.

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