Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. CDC chief to Congress: We need more authority, COVID-19 funding

    In addition to more funding, the CDC needs Congress to grant it more authority to improve COVID-19 data reporting and accelerate its response to public health crises, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, told Roll Call in a Dec. 8 report. 
  2. Drugs at your door: The growth of home-delivery medications

    The latest trend of delivering vital medications and treatments to people's homes could improve healthcare access and patient outcomes, CNN reported Dec. 8. 
  3. More than 620,000 patients' data breached in CommonSpirit ransomware attack, new report shows

    More than 620,000 patients of Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health had their data breached in the recent ransomware attack on the nation's second-largest nonprofit health system, according to a report to the HHS Office of Civil Rights.

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  1. Time to end physician-nurse 'turf-wars,' ANA president says

    The long-standing debate of whether to expand the role of advanced practice registered nurses has heated up as more healthcare organizations experience staff shortages and patients struggle to access timely care.
  2. 10 biggest medical debt updates of the year

    Nearly 10 percent of Americans hold medical debt. In 2022, the issue remained prevalent as politicians, hospital executives and patient advocacy groups worked to address the problem in a myriad of different ways.
  3. Baptist Health partners with virtual care company

    Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health is partnering with TytoCare to expand its telehealth offerings.
  4. Sun Pharma plant may be barred from shipping drugs to US

    Sun Pharmaceuticals' drug manufacturing plant in Gujarat, India, received an import alert from the FDA Dec. 7, which could threaten the drugmakers' ability to ship drugs to the U.S.

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  1. 'We don't make this decision lightly': Idaho hospital district considers nonprofit transition

    The board of directors for Kootenai Health met Dec. 6 to discuss transitioning the hospital district from a government-owned entity to a nonprofit, according to the Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls Press.
  2. 7 out of 10 price-hike drugs weren't necessary, ICER finds

    Of the 10 drugs with the biggest price hikes in 2021, seven lacked new clinical evidence to sponsor their growing price tags, according to the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review's annual report. 
  3. OU Health names first chief human resources officer

    Oklahoma City-based OU Health has named Jimmy Duncan its first chief human resources officer. 
  4. New York health system taps VP of operations

    Utica, N.Y.-based Mohawk Valley Health System has named Sherrie Vassallo its vice president of operations. 

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  1. 40 health system diversity and inclusion executives to know | 2022

    Health systems with a strong culture of diversity, equity and inclusion can better serve patients and their workforce, and it takes a talented leader to successfully drive those efforts.
  2. Healthcare marketing leaders on the move: 7 appointments of 2022

    Here are the health system and hospital marketing leadership appointments Becker's has reported on in 2022:
  3. 8 updates from president of hospital where nurse called 911

    Silverdale, Wash.-based St. Michael Medical Center has consistently made headlines after a nurse called fire crews to help work its overcrowded, understaffed emergency department in October. 
  4. 5 hospitals, health systems raising workers' pay

    The following hospitals and health systems have announced or shared plans for raising workers' pay since Nov. 23:
  5. MemorialCare names new CEO for hospitals after summer resignations

    Blair Kent was named CEO of MemorialCare Long Beach (Calif.) Medical Center and MemorialCare Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.
  6. California to allocate $480.5M for youth mental health

    California is awarding $480.5 million to fund 54 projects aimed at improving the state's behavioral health infrastructure for children and youth. 
  7. New melanoma treatment shows 20% complete remission rate

    A new immunotherapy treatment for advanced melanoma had a reduction in disease progression in 50 percent of participants and complete remission in 20 percent, making it one of the most effective treatments to date, NBC News reported Dec. 7.
  8. OTC flu, cold meds in short supply nationwide

    High demand for over-the-counter flu and cold medications such as children's Tylenol, cough syrup and Motrin are leading to nationwide shortages, CBS affiliate WFMY reported Dec. 7. 
  9. FDA clears AI-powered heart failure tool developed at Mayo Clinic

    An artificial intelligence-powered solution for heart failure developed at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has received FDA clearance.

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