Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Novant Health lays off physician executive

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Novant Health has laid off Philip Brown, MD, according to a Jan. 25 report from NBC affiliate WECT. Dr. Brown was the health system's chief community impact officer and former executive vice president and chief physician executive at Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C.
  2. South Carolina pediatric hospital rolls out virtual aquarium tours for patients

    Greenville, S.C.-based Prisma Health Children's Hospital is offering its patient's a chance to tour the South Carolina Aquarium through a robot they can control without leaving their hospital bed, WYFF reported Jan. 25.
  3. Court halts California COVID-19 misinformation law

    A federal court has blocked California from enforcing a state law that allows regulators to punish physicians for spreading misinformation or disinformation related to COVID-19, according to Bloomberg Law and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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  1. 8th medical school backs out of US News rankings, requests stakeholder meeting

    Three more institutions have withdrawn from U.S. News' medical school rankings in the past three days, bringing the grand total up to eight. 
  2. Digital, telehealth groups start virtual care directory

    Virtual care collaborative Impact has started a crowdsourced online directory of virtual care companies, featuring big players like Amazon Clinic, CVS Health and Amwell.
  3. 3 ways Geisinger is combating the rise of workplace violence

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, violence and abuse toward healthcare workers has skyrocketed. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that professionals in the healthcare industry experience violence at five times the rate of individuals in other branches of the workforce.
  4. 45% of patients infected with H. pylori do not receive proper treatment, 1st of its kind study finds

    A new study published in Nature found major gaps in the treatments of patients infected with Helicobacter pylori, bacteria that can lead to stomach ulcers and is persistently found to be a risk factor for gastric cancer — the fourth-deadliest cancer worldwide. 

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  1. Nurses feel unprepared for future pandemics, unsupported by employers, survey finds

    Forty-one percent of nurses nationwide do not feel prepared for a future variant, surge or pandemic, data from the American Nurses Foundation's survey revealed.
  2. FDA yanks Evusheld's authorization

    On Jan. 26, the FDA revoked its emergency use authorization for Evusheld, a monoclonal antibody authorized to treat COVID-19, after finding it's ineffective against about 90 percent of circulating variants. 
  3. Delaware health system taps chief people officer

    Lewes, Del.-based Beebe Healthcare has named Ashley Foster its senior vice president and chief people officer, effective Feb. 27. 
  4. CoxHealth names senior VP, area hospital president

    Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth has promoted Ashley Casad to senior vice president of system operations and president of its Springfield hospitals. 

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  1. Unity Health Care appoints new chief medical officer

    Unity Health Care, based in Washington, D.C., chose Stephanie Cox-Batson, MD, as its chief medical officer on Jan. 25. 
  2. 7 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From an HCA hospital suing to halt a rival hospital's expansion to Mass General Brigham being hit with a patent infringement suit, here are seven recent lawsuits and settlements involving hospitals that Becker's has reported since Jan. 13:  
  3. Nurses to rally at facilities nationwide over staffing

    Thousands of nurses represented by National Nurses United plan to rally nationwide Jan. 26 to call on hospitals to provide safe staffing.
  4. Top 3 priorities for healthcare marketing chiefs in '23, per Deloitte

    Healthcare chief marketing officers face an uncertain 2023 due to potential financial challenges but also opportunities in the form of creative partnerships and new tech trends, a new report from Deloitte found.
  5. How Novant Health remotely monitors cardiac, heart failure patients

    Winston, Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health has been remotely monitoring some cardiac and heart failure patients in the Charlotte area since last year.
  6. IBM to cut 3,900 jobs, targeting healthcare and IT business units

    Global technology company IBM announced plans to lay off 3,900 employees, or 1.4 percent of its workforce, in its IT services business and healthcare business unit, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 26. 
  7. Kaiser puts $25M to gun violence prevention

    Kaiser Permanente has committed $25 million to support gun violence prevention efforts spearheaded through its Center for Gun Violence Research and Education, the Oakland, Calif.-based system said Jan. 26.
  8. Logan Health to pay $4.3M settlement after 2nd data breach in 3 years

    Logan Health Medical Center in Kalispell, Mont., has reached a $4.3 million settlement with patients and employees whose personal and protected health information was likely accessed during a cyberattack, SC Media reported Jan. 25.
  9. FDA advisers recommend 1st Candida treatment in over a decade

    The FDA's advisory committee on antimicrobial drugs on Jan. 25 recommended rezafungin be approved to treat candidemia and invasive candidiasis in adults with limited or no alternative treatment option.

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