Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 15,000 Minnesota nurses move toward possible strike

    The Minnesota Nurses Association said its members will vote Aug. 15 on whether to authorize nurse negotiation leaders to call a strike at hospitals in the Twin Cities and Duluth area.
  2. 'We need your help': Sparrow Health System asks patients to be mindful of ER use amid overcrowding

    Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Health System's emergency department is regularly experiencing a backup of patients, and the hospital is now asking patients to consider seeking care for non-life-threatening issues elsewhere. 
  3. 5 pharmacy leaders talk 2022 goals

    As workforce shortages plague pharmacies and the industry adjusts to the $739 billion drug-pricing bill the Senate narrowly passed Aug. 7, here are what five pharmacy hospital and health system executives told Becker's their priorities are for the rest of 2022.

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  1. UMC Health System seeks to increase property tax revenue in 2023

    Lubbock, Texas-based UMC Health System plans to raise property tax revenue next year to offset financial challenges, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported Aug. 9. 
  2. 'Seize the moment': Northwell's new CIO Sophy Lu looks to use tech to reimagine healthcare

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health's new CIO Sophy Lu looks to seize the moment of healthcare technology acceleration and change that came with the COVID-19 pandemic. In her new role as CIO, Ms. Lu aims to use technology to deliver and implement change for Northwell Health and its patients. 
  3. Hacker may have removed files with information on 18,000 MultiCare patients

    More than 18,000 patients of Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System may have been affected by a data breach that targeted third-party post-acute care company Avamere Health Services.
  4. Stanford Medicine names Dr. Joyce Sackey inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer 

    Stanford (Calif.) Medicine selected Joyce Sackey, MD, its inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer Aug. 10. Her appointment is effective Sept. 1.

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  1. Amazon Care adds behavioral health in Ginger deal

    Amazon Care is now offering members behavioral health services through a deal with Ginger, an on-demand mental healthcare platform.
  2. Workforce absences during the pandemic, by race and gender

    During the pandemic, U.S. workers reported a 50 percent increase in work absences due to personal illness, child care needs or family obligations compared to previous years, according to a new report released Aug. 1 by the Urban Institute with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  3. US monkeypox cases top 10K amid concerns with new vaccine strategy: 4 updates

    The manufacturer of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine, Bavarian Nordic, voiced concerns to federal health officials about efforts to expand vaccine supplies by allowing the administration of fractional doses, The Washington Post reported Aug. 10. 
  4. 5 recent heart study findings

    Here are five recent cardiology-related studies published by Becker's since June 21, starting with the most recent:
  1. NFL offers clinical rotations for Black medical students

    Fourteen medical students from historically Black college and university medical schools will be working for the first time on the staffs of eight NFL teams this upcoming season, The Washington Post reported Aug. 10.
  2. CDC weighs polio boosters amid threat of hundreds of undetected New York cases

    The CDC may offer some New Yorkers an extra dose of the polio vaccine amid concerns that the virus is silently spreading through a community where the nation's first polio case in nearly a decade was detected July 21, CNN reported. 
  3. Reading Hospital names Michelle Trupp COO

    West Reading, Pa.-based Reading Hospital named Michelle Trupp as the chief operating officer, according to an Aug. 10 press release from the health system.
  4. Shelly Brown named director of information systems at Iredell Health

    Statesville, N.C.-based Iredell Health System has named Shelly Brown, MSN, RN, as the new director of information systems.
  5. 17 hospital CEOs exiting their roles

    More than 70 hospital CEOs left their roles in the first seven months of this year, and several others have announced plans to step down or retire since July. 
  6. Tenet's $100M cyber incident raises 10 must-ask questions for boards

    Cyberattackers don't need to steal data to cause chaos, they just need to pose enough of a threat that management is forced to halt business.
  7. 'Listen and respond accordingly': 5 hospital CEOs share advice for successors

    When a healthcare leader takes the helm of a hospital, they bring with them advice from mentors as well as their own career learning experiences. Now, five CEOs — one who recently retired and four preparing to do so — shared their advice with Becker's Hospital Review, from setting one's ego aside to engaging with the community.
  8. 6 hospitals cutting inpatient care

    Several hospitals are scaling back or cutting inpatient care for a variety of reasons, including cost concerns. 
  9. Franciscan Health Rensselaer to invest $28M in upgrades

    Franciscan Health Rensselaer (Ind.) will soon begin a $28 million project to upgrade and modernize the hospital, according to an Aug. 10 press release from the health system.

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