Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. How IT teams are changing due to the pandemic

    A healthcare leader goes in-depth on how COVID-19 changed how IT teams currently operate. Nicholas Szymanski serves as the vice president and chief information officer at Brockton, Mass.-based Signature Healthcare.  Mr. Szymanski will serve on the panel "Top IT Investments of Smart CIOs" at Becker's 7th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place Oct. 4-7 in Chicago.  To learn more and register, click here.
  2. 1 patient dead in stabbing at Las Vegas hospital

    A patient at University Medical Center in Las Vegas stabbed two other patients June 23, killing one, according to police. 
  3. Texas Health Resources names 5 hospital presidents

    Texas Health Resources, a 29-hospital system based in Arlington, has selected five leaders to fill hospital president roles. They will step into their new positions July 3. 

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  1. Tennessee hospital defends CEO selection process

    Blount Memorial Hospital's board has responded to concerns raised about the process used to select its new CEO. 
  2. Job openings at top hospitals and health systems, by the numbers

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and health systems continue to grapple with staffing challenges such as recruitment and retention. Below are the number of job openings at hospitals and health systems that were among the top 20 spots in U.S. News & World Report's's 2021-22 best hospital rankings.
  3. WHO updates respiratory support guidelines for COVID-19 patients

    The World Health Organization issued a fourth update to its living guidelines on COVID-19 clinical management to include suggesting the use of three devices over standard oxygen therapy, according to a press release sent to Becker's. The suggestion is intended for hospitalized COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory failure but who are not at the stage where they need to be intubated. 
  4. 27 former employees sue Mayo Clinic over vaccination policy

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic faces lawsuits from 27 former employees alleging they were wrongly fired after being denied religious exemptions from the health system's program requiring COVID-19 vaccination, the Star Tribune reported June 23. 

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  1. Logan Health taps Adrienne Chase as new chief compliance officer

    Adrienne Chase is the new chief compliance and privacy officer at Logan Health in Kalispell, Mont., according to a press release sent to Becker's. She will oversee Logan Health's corporate compliance and privacy program. 
  2. Substance Abuse Before and After the Pandemic in the State of California: Solutions and Statistics

    Although known for its many beautiful beaches and warm, sunny days, California is also where nearly 270 million people travel each year, visiting famous locales and sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood, Yosemite National Park, and Disneyland. While it appears to be a land of dreams; in reality, the population of California is grappling with high rates of a substance use disorder, much like other states within the nation are.
  3. Long COVID-19 in kids: 3 things to know 

    While many studies have estimated how prevalent long COVID-19 is in adults, fewer have explored the risk among children. 
  4. 'We will be in uncharted territory:' 4 leaders on the potential implications of Roe v. Wade reversal

    Editor's note: This article was posted on June 23. The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade June 24. The effects of the Supreme Court's proposed overrule of Roe v. Wade would touch health systems nationwide — leading some clinicians to urge industry leaders to start preparing for potential fallout prior to the decision. 
  1. URMC is using tech to 'power up' staff and provide better care, says Dr. Gregg Nicandri

    Gregg Nicandri, MD, serves as CMIO and professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center. 
  2. Geisinger's plan to grow senior-focused concierge primary care, per Dr. John Bulger

    John Bulger, DO, serves as chief medical officer for Population Health at Geisinger. 
  3. New digital front door app added to Epic's MyChart

    Tech company Healthcare Triangle launched a digital front door mobile app June 23 linked to Epic's EHR.
  4. Louisiana nursing home owner arrested on fraud, cruelty charges

    Bob Dean, 68, a nursing home owner facing dozens of lawsuits over a botched Hurricane Ida evacuation, was charged June 22 with eight felony counts of cruelty to persons with infirmities, five felony counts of Medicaid fraud and two felony counts of obstruction of justice, USA Today reported June 22.
  5. Baptist Health Care taps Dr. Dennis Szurkus Jr., former HCA exec, as chief medical officer

    Pensacola, Fla.-based Baptist Health Care has selected Dennis Szurkus Jr., MD, as vice president and chief medical officer. 
  6. Biden names new science adviser 

    President Joe Biden has nominated Arati Prabhakar, PhD, to lead the Office of Science and Technology Policy, according to a June 21 White House press release. The nomination requires Senate confirmation.
  7. 8 recent healthcare industry lawsuits

    From the U.S. Supreme Court overturning a payment cut to hospitals to former hospital employees losing an appeal in a vaccination mandate case, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines. 
  8. Medical supply manufacturer Isikel to break ground on nitrile glove facility in Texas

    Isikel is set to build a 196,000-square-foot facility that will produce about 440 million nitrile gloves annually, according to a June 22 press release. 
  9. BD recalls more than 60 lots of bone marrow device products, may delay care

    Medical supplier Becton, Dickinson and Co. recalled 67 lots of intraosseous needle set kits, manual driver kits and powered drivers, citing the potential of a needlestick injury and nonfunctioning access. 

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