Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Hospital margins sink again as labor expenses mount: Kaufman Hall

    U.S. hospitals and health systems saw a second consecutive month of margin declines as labor expenses continue to pressure providers, according to a Nov. 30 report from healthcare consulting firm Kaufman Hall. 
  2. Cerner in the headlines: 8 November updates 

    From welcoming its first chief health officer to collaborating on organ donations, here are eight updates on Cerner's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in November. 
  3. California hospital to be sold or close in January

    Watsonville (Calif.) Community Hospital said it will be forced to shut down if it is not able to secure a buyer by Jan. 28, according to Good Times Santa Cruz. 

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  1. 19 countries reporting omicron cases

    The omicron coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa has spread to at least 19 countries, according to CNN.
  2. CDC expands COVID booster recommendations amid omicron concerns

    The CDC expanded its official COVID-19 vaccine booster recommendations Nov. 29, now including all American adults.
  3. HCA to build 3 hospitals in Florida

    HCA Healthcare, a 183-hospital system based in Nashville, Tenn., is expanding its footprint in Florida. 
  4. Judge blocks federal vaccination mandate for healthcare workers in 10 states

    In 10 states, including Missouri, a federal judge has blocked a CMS mandate requiring COVID-19 vaccination for eligible staff at healthcare facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs, the Springfield News-Leader reported.
  1. Cedars-Sinai rolls out twin robots to reduce nurses' workload

    Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai has implemented new technology to reduce nurses' daily workload: twin clinical assistant robots named Moxi, the health system said in a Nov. 29 blog post. 
  2. Fitch places Athenahealth on rating watch negative amid $17B acquisition

    Fitch Ratings placed Athenahealth on rating watch negative following the Watertown, Mass.-based EHR vendor's recent agreement to be acquired by private equity firms Hellman & Friedman and Bain Capital.
  3. NYC reimposes indoor mask advisory

    Under a mask advisory issued Nov. 29, health officials in New York City urged all residents to wear a mask in public indoor settings regardless of vaccination status, ABC7 New York reports. 
  4. Fox Chase Cancer Center CEO steps down

    Richard Fisher, MD, has stepped down from his role as president and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, the organization said Nov. 24.
  1. Virtua Health names vice president of clinical operations for cardiovascular services

    Camden, N.J.-based Virtua Health named Chun (Dan) Choi, MD, as vice president of clinical operations for cardiovascular services, according to a Nov. 29 press release.
  2. Prime makes offer to prevent California hospital from closing

    Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Foundation proposed a deal that could save the aging Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, Calif., from closing, according to the Daily Press. 
  3. Banner Health's net income reaches $667M through Q3

    Phoenix-based Banner Health saw its revenue, operating income and net income grow in the first nine months of 2021 when compared to the same period last year, according to its recently released financial report. 
  4. 8 healthcare orgs urge Congress to prevent $14.1B in Medicare payment cuts

    In a Nov. 29 letter, eight organizations representing hospitals and health systems across the U.S. urged Congress to prevent more than $14 billion in Medicare payment cuts. 
  5. Do quitters ever win? New business filings up 56%, Census Bureau data show

    Americans increasingly quit their jobs during the pandemic to become entrepreneurs and their own bosses, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 29.
  6. 9 hospitals hiring CEOs

    Below are nine hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs in the last week.
  7. Pfizer expects COVID-19 antiviral to work against omicron

    Pfizer is confident its COVID-19 antiviral pill, Paxlovid, will be effective against the new omicron variant, the drugmaker's CEO told CNBC Nov. 29. 
  8. 3 states reporting high, moderate flu activity

    For the week ending Nov. 20, New Mexico reported high flu activity for the third week in a row, according to data from the CDC's FluView report published Nov. 29.
  9. Women hold only 15% of CEO roles in healthcare organizations

    Despite the massive, diverse patient pool for healthcare companies, only 15 percent of CEOs in the industry are women, a new study published Nov. 29 revealed.

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