Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Froedtert Health remotely monitors COVID-19 patients, improves their outcomes

    Remote monitoring of COVID-19 symptoms was associated with better outcomes for patients at Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health, a recent study in JAMA Network Open found.
  2. How Dr. Kevin McCune is building high-performing physician enterprise collaboration in his health system

    Kevin McCune, MD, is the chief physician executive at Alexandria, Va-based American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Consulting. 
  3. US COVID-19 cases fall for 3rd week: 8 CDC findings

    The nation's seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases decreased by nearly 14 percent this week, marking the third consecutive week of decline, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published Aug. 12.

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  1. Novartis discloses deaths of 2 children on spinal atrophy drug

    Novartis, a Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company, confirmed a report of two children dying from liver complications six weeks after taking its gene therapy drug, Zolgensma, Bloomberg reported Aug. 11. 
  2. HCA hospital names Cheryl Wild as chief nursing officer

    HCA Florida Palms West Hospital has named Cheryl Wild, MSN, as chief nursing officer. She is the former CNO of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health, The Town-Crier reported Aug. 12. 
  3. HR leaders should prioritize 'career portfolios' over career ladders to retain workers

    As the interest in career ladders fades, human resources leaders may turn to alternative options including career portfolios to attract and retain workers, according to an Aug. 10 article in Harvard Business Review. 
  4. 13 women making moves in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since Aug. 4. 

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  1. Nurses at RWJBarnabas Health hospital vote to unionize

    Nurses at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, N.J., have voted to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.
  2. North Carolina health system lays off 61 workers after closing COVID-19 test sites

    Greenville, N.C.-based East Carolina University Health closed its COVID-19 testing sites at the end of July due to a significant decrease in demand. As a result, the health system is laying off 61 employees, according to an Aug. 11 report from the Triangle Business Journal.
  3. For Gen Z, 'quiet quitting' is a form of heightened work-life balance

    Generation Z workers have embraced "quiet quitting," a phrase gaining traction on TikTok that encourages workers to show lesser enthusiasm at work, reject the ideas of going above and beyond in their careers, and prioritize their life outside of work, The Washington Post reported Aug. 12. 
  4. 8 hospitals, health systems hiring VPs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking vice presidents. 
  1. CVS names senior vice president of retail health

    CVS Health has named Creagh Milford, MD, senior vice president of retail health, according to an Aug. 10 tweet from the company's chief medical officer, Sree Chaguturu, MD.
  2. 12 hospital deals called off in past year

    There were several hospital mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and partnerships that, at some point in their lifetime, were called off in the past year. 
  3. Beaumont taps nurse to lead 3 hospitals

    Kristine Donahue, RN, was promoted to president of Beaumont hospitals in Taylor, Trenton and Wayne, Mich.
  4. Rat infestation closes Veteran Affairs nursing home in Arizona

    Phoenix-based Community Living Center, a Veteran Affairs nursing home, closed Aug. 8 due to a rat infestation, according to an Aug. 11 USA Today report.
  5. Surge in infectious diseases was inevitable, Dr. Michael Osterholm says

    From COVID-19 to polio to monkeypox, infectious disease threats have dominated the headlines and public discourse in recent weeks.
  6. Nursing homes underreport pressure ulcers to CMS, study finds

    Nursing homes underreport hospitalizations of residents with pressure ulcers, a study published Aug. 4 in Medical Care found.
  7. MD Anderson, Empyrean partner on radiation oncology treatments

    Houston-based University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Empyrean Medical Systems, a technology company, entered an exclusive license and joint development agreement Aug. 10.
  8. Pig protein-derived eye implants restore sight in 14 blind patients 

    Twenty patients with diseased or damaged corneas experienced significant improvements in their vision after they received implants made from pigskin protein, NBC News reported Aug. 11.
  9. General Catalyst: Why the VC firm with an unassuming name should have healthcare's attention

    In July, venture capital firm General Catalyst launched its second $600-million-plus fund focusing on healthcare. Then on Aug. 11, the company plucked Marc Harrison, MD, the president and CEO of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, to run a healthcare investment platform.

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