Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Fauquier Health names Rebecca Segal CEO

    Warrenton, Va.-based Fauquier Health announced Rebecca Segal will be its new CEO, effective Sept. 6, according to an Aug. 11 press release from the health system.
  2. The challenges of launching new marketing initiatives

    From tracking performance metrics to making sure frontline workers are included in the creation of projects, Becker's spoke to three health system marketing leaders to discuss the challenges they face when launching a new marketing initiative. 
  3. 4 latest nurse lawsuits

    Here are four recent lawsuits filed by nurses that Becker's has covered since Aug. 2:

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  1. Physicians see uptick in patients wanting tubes tied post-Roe 

    More patients across the U.S. are seeking tubal sterilization in light of the Supreme Court's June 24 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, The Washington Post reported Aug. 15.
  2. 10 states with the highest, lowest-rated nursing homes

    Hawaii has the highest-rated nursing homes in the U.S. while Arkansas has the lowest, according to an analysis published Aug. 10 from NiceRx.
  3. Analytics company sues FTC, denies illegal data-sharing

    Data analytics company Kochava is suing the Federal Trade Commission over allegations made by the government agency about the firm's tracking of healthcare data.
  4. United Health Centers says patient data was stolen

    United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley is notifying patients of an encryption-related data breach in which documents with personal and medical information were stolen, it said in an Aug. 12 letter on its website.

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  1. 5 leaders on their system's most valuable patient experience strategy this year

    To combat a patient experience crisis, health systems have doubled down on the basics and streamlined communication with patients over the last year. 
  2. NYC Health + Hospitals launches new website

    NYC Health + Hospitals, the nonprofit that runs New York City's public hospitals and clinics, has launched a new website.
  3. States ranked by polio vaccination rates 

    Mississippi has the highest rate of polio vaccinations among kindergartners in the U.S. while Washington, D.C. has the lowest, according to data from the CDC.
  4. Oregon seeks 'significant' funding for hospitals

    The Lake Oswego-based Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, a trade organization for the 62 hospitals in Oregon, says hospitals require assistance from state legislators, the Oregon Capital Chronicle reported Aug. 15.
  1. 9 nurses making headlines on and off the job

    Here are nine nurses who have made headlines for their leadership efforts on and off the job since Aug. 3: 
  2. UofL Health-Jewish Hospital names COO

    The University of Louisville (Ky.) Health-Jewish Hospital announced Kofi Cash as the facility's COO in an Aug. 15 press release.
  3. HHS doubles monkeypox vaccine supply in latest shipment

    The HHS will soon distribute nearly 450,000 monkeypox vaccine doses, doubling the promised supply and moving up the expected timeline. The news comes a week after the FDA signed off on an approach that would allow the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine to be split into fifths.
  4. Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19

    First lady Jill Biden, EdD, tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 16 after feeling cold-like symptoms the night before, according to the White House. 
  5. FTC urges states to avoid adopting laws that shield hospitals from antitrust oversight

    The Federal Trade Commission highlighted the pitfalls of using Certificates of Public Advantage in a new policy paper and fact sheet.
  6. 5 Tenet hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are five Tenet Healthcare hospitals that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  7. COVID-19 lessons fall short for monkeypox response, experts say

    The nation's shortcomings in responding to the monkeypox outbreak around messaging and vaccines are strikingly familiar to those of the pandemic, health experts told PBS NewsHour in an Aug. 15 report. 
  8. Century-old tuberculosis vaccine may protect against COVID-19, study finds

    A tuberculosis vaccine that's 100 years old and costs less than a dollar per dose could have a shot at preventing COVID-19 infections, according to researchers from Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital.
  9. CHI Health Nebraska Heart names Dr. Rick Thompson president

    CHI Health Nebraska Heart in Lincoln appointed Rick Thompson, MD, its new president Aug. 15. His appointment is effective immediately.

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