Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Massachusetts nursing school gets record-breaking $21.5M donation

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst said Sept. 16 it received the largest gift in its history: $21.5 million to support its nursing school.
  2. Duke performs US' 1st pediatric heart transplant using new method

    Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Hospital has successfully performed the country's first pediatric heart transplant using the donation after circulatory death method, the hospital said Sept. 9. 
  3. States ranked by COVID-19 test positivity rates: Sept. 16

    Here are the rates of positive COVID-19 tests in each state, along with the number of new cases most recently reported and number of tests conducted per 100,000 people. 

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  1. Banner Health taps new COO

    Amy Perry has been appointed president and COO of Phoenix-based Banner Health, effective Nov. 1. She will succeed Becky Kuhn, who is retiring Nov. 3.
  2. Tenure gaps growing in hospitals

    As hospitals in the U.S. are grappling with nursing shortages, they are not only facing fewer nurses, but they are also facing a widening skills gap as experienced nurses leave the field, according to MedPage Today.
  3. 'The situation is dire': Idaho expands crisis standards of care statewide

    The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare activated crisis standards of care Sept. 16 for all hospitals and health systems across the state. 
  4. 5 most common side effects of Pfizer's COVID-19 booster

    A third dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine results in mild to moderate side effects similar to those experienced after the second shot, according to the drugmaker's trial data, which the FDA released Sept. 15.
  1. FDA names new CIO, launches digital transformation office: 5 details 

    Amid its IT reorganization, the FDA established a new Office of Digital Transformation and appointed Vid Desai to serve as CIO, the agency announced Sept. 15. 
  2. Zai Lab expands into Massachusetts biotech hub

    Shanghai-based biopharmaceutical company Zai Lab is ramping up its U.S. operations with a Cambridge, Mass., office, the company said Sept. 16.
  3. Weill Cornell Medicine to raise $1.5B to expand and upgrade labs

    New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine will build new research labs and upgrade its clinical and virology labs with funds from a $1.5 billion fundraising campaign, the school said Sept. 14. Weill Cornell has raised more than half that so far.
  4. Physicians in 4 states expected to face most competition

    Physicians in four Northeastern states are projected to face the most competition by 2028, according to an analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website. 
  1. Amazon, Dollar General & Walmart's telehealth push: 5 updates

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, retail giants have moved rapidly to establish a foothold in the telehealth boom.
  2. Mayo Clinic expands virtual hospital-at-home program to Arizona hospitals  

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic this week rolled out its virtual hospital-at-home program to patients at its Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz.-based hospitals, according to a Sept. 15 news release. 
  3. FTC reminds health apps, wearables & non-HIPAA covered entities to comply with health breach notification rule 

    The Federal Trade Commission confirmed Sept. 15 that non-HIPAA covered entities such as health apps and connected devices that collect or use consumers' health information must comply with the agency's breach notification rule. 
  4. St. Jude physician assistant makes history on first all-civilian space flight

    Hayley Arceneaux, a 29-year-old physician assistant at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., became the youngest American to visit space when SpaceX's all-civilian flight took off Sept. 15, according to USA Today.
  5. Stanford Medicine develops physician consult platform that mines 1M+ EHRs

    Researchers from Stanford (Calif.) Medicine developed a new type of medical consult that uses millions of EHRs to bring insights to physicians.
  6. 3 states administering most vaccines daily — Georgia tops list: 4 US COVID-19 updates

    New COVID-19 cases and resulting hospitalizations are decreasing slightly across the U.S., though outbreaks are still occuring in some areas. Here are the latest trends for cases, hospitalization rates, deaths and vaccinations.
  7. Vaccination requirements spur employee terminations, resignations: Numbers from 6 health systems

    Health systems and states have continued to announce COVID-19 vaccination requirements for employees. Amid these requirements, some organizations have fired workers for noncompliance, and workers have quit over the policies.
  8. Henry Ford, Michigan State unveil joint brand for 30-year partnership

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System and Michigan State University in East Lansing have unveiled a unified brand of their partnership: Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences. 
  9. Susquehanna Health rejected partnership talks with Geisinger before joining UPMC, court filing reveals

    Before Susquehanna Health joined Pittsburgh-based UPMC in 2016, it shut down partnership discussions with Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger, according to court filings cited by the Patriot-News.

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