Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. UF Shands names chief human resources officer

    The University of Florida Health Shands in Gainesville has named Ed Daech chief human resources officer, effective Jan. 2. 
  2. Baptist Health hospital promotes chief nursing officer to president

    April Bennett, MSN, RN, has been named president of Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway (Ark.) after serving as chief nursing officer since 2020. 
  3. Orlando Health names hospital COO

    Orlando (Fla.) Health has named Joseph Khayat chief operating officer of its Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Fla. 

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  1. Stamford Health names Liz Longmore COO

    Liz Longmore, MSN, was named the senior vice president and chief operating officer of Stamford (Conn.) Health, which became effective in October. 
  2. How COVID-19 therapeutics stack up against BQ.1

    When the FDA advised vaccine-makers in late June to engineer their boosters to target subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, at the time the "sister variants" accounted for a slight majority of infections. Four months later, new mutations BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 have surpassed the subvariants the omicron boosters targeted. 
  3. Nearly 9,000 flu patients hospitalized last week: 8 FluView notes

    Flu activity metrics are quickly ramping up in the US, with 8,707 lab-confirmed flu patients admitted to hospitals for the week ending Nov. 12, according to the CDC's latest FluView report. 
  4. Catfishing CMS: 10 charged in $11.1M fraud

    A group of 10 people are being charged with crimes related to wire fraud and money laundering schemes that drained $11.1 million from Medicare, state Medicaid programs, private health insurers and other victims, the Justice Department said Nov. 18.

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  1. Lifespan taps Mass General Brigham exec as CEO

    John Fernandez was selected as the next president and CEO of Providence, R.I.-based Lifespan.
  2. FDA greenlights 1st drug to delay onset of Type 1 diabetes

    In a win for Red Bank, N.J.-based ProventionBio, the FDA approved its drug Tzield Nov. 17, marking the first approved therapy to delay the onset of Type 1 diabetes. 
  3. Melting batteries, 3 fires prompt recall of 248K insulin devices

    Insulet recalled 248,288 insulin deployment devices after receiving three reports of fires and more than 400 complaints about the product's batteries swelling, leaking and overheating. 
  4. Pennsylvania hospital association CEO to retire

    Andy Carter, president and CEO of the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, is retiring.

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  1. UnityPoint rolls out 2 new telehealth programs

    Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health has rolled out two new telehealth programs for patients seeking treatments for common ailments.
  2. Watchdog says HHS faces 'significant' challenges in trying to protect health data

    A new report from the departmental Office of Inspector General said the HHS is facing "significant challenges" in protecting data and technology from cyberthreats and must improve how its entities share public health data, BankInfoSecurity reported Nov. 17. 
  3. Mount Sinai unveils nursing school upgrades

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System unveiled its upgraded and renamed Mount Sinai Phillips School of Nursing, previously known as Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.
  4. SafeSource Direct secures FDA clearance for hospital-grade nitrile gloves

    The FDA handed SafeSource Direct's chemo-rated nitrile gloves a 510(k) clearance Nov. 17, which company CEO Justin Hollingsworth said "marks a tremendous step toward U.S. supply resilience."
  5. AI medical imaging company installs tech at HCA hospitals in Texas

    Technology from Perimeter Medical Imaging AI is now available at some Texas hospitals that are part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare.
  6. Hunterdon Health slumps to $30M loss

    Flemington, N.J.-based Hunterdon Healthcare System suffered an over 200 percent drop in net income in the nine months ending Sept. 30, compared to the same period last year, reporting a net loss when comparing all revenue with expenses of $30.6 million.
  7. At Texas hospital, ER sees 800% spike in children with mental health crises

    Texas Children's Hospital in Houston has experienced an 800 percent increase for mental health services since before the pandemic, according to information the hospital shared with Becker's Nov. 17.
  8. Hive ransomware gang has made $100M from victims' payments

    Hive, a ransomware group known to target the healthcare industry, has received approximately $100 million in ransom payments. 
  9. Texas AG to investigate Epic's role in denying patients' access to medical records

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has launched an investigation into Epic Systems over a policy that allegedly prevents parents from accessing their children's medical records once they become teenagers.

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