Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 41 heart centers earning designations, accreditations

    Here are 41 heart hospitals and programs recently earning designations and accreditations:
  2. Flu hospitalizations climb for 3rd week in a row: 7 notes

    For the third straight week, flu hospitalizations have climbed in the U.S., according to new CDC data.
  3. Biden to use Cold War-era policy to boost medical supply chain

    The Biden administration announced Nov. 27 that it plans to broaden the capabilities of the HHS to allow it to make further investments in domestic production of critical medicines and medical supplies. 

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  1. Companies bet on the 'envy office' to lure young workers back

    Some companies are working to make their spaces more instagrammable in a bid to attract younger workers back to the office — one that pairs the comfort of a living room with the stylish and glamorous appeal of a vacation, according to The New York Times. 
  2. Brigham and Women's 1st in New England to receive geriatric surgery designation

    Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital became the first hospital in New England to receive the American College of Surgeons' Level 2 Verification-Focused Excellence status in its Geriatric Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program.
  3. Mercy Health on track to open $200M hospital in Q1 2024

    Cincinnati-based Mercy Health is moving forward in its plans for a Mason, Ohio-based $200 million hospital, Cincinnati Business Courier reported Nov. 27.
  4. 10 healthcare jobs for retirees

    There are a number of job opportunities in healthcare for those who have retired but want to work, according to an article posted Nov. 27 by GOBankingRates.

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  1. Cleveland Clinic to launch imaging research center

    Cleveland Clinic has partnered with Canon to establish a research collaboration focused on advancing imaging and healthcare IT technologies.
  2. Common hospital disinfectant doesn't work against C. diff, study finds

    A CDC-recommended hospital disinfectant is ineffective against Clostridioides difficile, according to a study published Nov. 21 in Microbiology. 
  3. New York system lowers age for inpatient psychiatric care

    Rome (N.Y.) Health has lowered the age for patients it accepts who need inpatient psychiatric care. 
  4. Wisconsin investigates hospital pharmacist

    The Wisconsin pharmacy board is investigating a hospital pharmacist's license after a federal court charged him for animal cruelty related to research, ABC affiliate WKOW 27 reported Nov. 22. 

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  1. Mounjaro more effective than Ozempic for weight loss: Study

    Eli Lilly's Mounjaro helped patients lose weight more effectively than Novo Nordisk's Ozempic, according to a preprint study that included more than 40,000 patients. 
  2. Nutex Health gets Nasdaq compliance extension

    Houston-based Nutex Health, a micro-hospital network, has received a letter granting a 180-day extension to display compliance with Nasdaq's $1 minimum bid requirement.
  3. Connecticut hospital looks to close maternity unit

    As the rural maternity care crisis roars on, a northwest Connecticut-based hospital could soon be shutting down their birthing unit, CT Insider reported on Nov. 27.
  4. Urban areas with the highest, lowest cost of living

    Of the 269 urban areas in the Council for Community and Economic Research's most recent Cost of Living Index, the Manhattan borough of New York City was the most expensive and Decatur, Ill., was the least expensive. 
  5. 3 trends shaping patient experience improvements in 2023

    Hospitals and health systems across the U.S. are prioritizing making improvements to patient experience, particularly as a recent Leapfrog Group survey found that these measures have declined for a second consecutive year.
  6. Exela Pharma recalls 400K drugs

    Exela Pharma Sciences, an injectable drug company, is recalling more than 415,000 drug vials in a Class I recall because of a possible presence of silicone, according to the FDA. 
  7. WHO probes respiratory illness surge in China: 4 notes

    The World Health Organization is monitoring a surge of respiratory illnesses among children in China, which health officials in the country say is due to known pathogens and not "any unusual or novel pathogens." 
  8. Optum faces antitrust lawsuit from California health system

    Covina, Calif.-based Emanate Health is accusing UnitedHealth Group's Optum of pressuring the system not to compete with Optum in the primary care business, and of steering patients away from their physicians who left Optum to join Emanate's practices. 
  9. Why primary care is finally going virtual

    The shift to virtual care isn't being enabled by technology or patient preference as much as the lack of primary care physicians, Politico reported Nov. 26.

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