Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. $9.5M grant funds esophageal cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center 

    Researchers at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received a $9.5 million grant Aug. 1 to investigate the most common form of esophageal cancer in the U.S.
  2. Superbugs move beyond healthcare setting, CDC study finds 

    The CDC found 1 in 10 infections caused by a type of multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogen are community-associated, occurring in patients who had not been exposed to healthcare-linked risks, like hospitalizations.
  3. Texas hospital CEO to retire after 30 years

    Karen Barber, RN, is retiring as CEO of Yoakum (Texas) Community Hospital. 

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  1. HHS, Justice Department issue telehealth nondiscrimination guidance

    HHS and the Justice Department have partnered to issue guidance for healthcare providers on protections under nondiscrimination laws and how they apply to telehealth. 
  2. North Carolina HHS has received thousands of letters over HCA expansion

    North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has received over 2,000 letters from the public on the decision of which health system should expand in the Asheville, N.C., area, ABC 13 News reported Aug. 1.
  3. The evolving roles of CIO and IT teams with Michael Saad

    Michael Saad is the senior vice president and chief information officer at the Knoxville-based University of Tennessee Medical Center. 
  4. Ochsner HR exec: Creating gender parity in leadership crucial to tackling workforce challenges

    Tracey Schiro, executive vice president and chief risk and human resources officer for New Orleans-based Ochsner Health since April 2021, is keyed into gender parity efforts in the healthcare C-suite and has worked with her colleagues to boost female representation at her organization and in the industry.   

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  1. How Kyle Price is combating stagnant and uniform teams in his health system

    Kyle Price is the senior vice president of service lines at Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System.
  2. The encroaching nervousness about the 'Great retirement' with Keneatha Johnson

    Keneatha Johnson is the senior director of quality, safety and health policy at Naperville-based Illinois Hospital Association.
  3. Tampa General Hospital using AI to streamline patient experience

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital is using AI to streamline patient navigation to accelerate the way it admits, moves and discharges patients.
  4. First Choice patients' data compromised in breach

    Albuquerque, N.M.-based First Choice Community Healthcare notified patients Aug. 1 that a March data breach compromised the protected health information of patients.
  1. Washington hospital staff say $45M expansion is vital

    Pullman (Wash.) Regional Hospital staff said a $45 million expansion is necessary to maintain the emergency department and other essential services, according to a July 28 report from the Lewiston Tribune. 
  2. Dartmouth Health CEO Dr. Joanne Conroy reveals 4 leadership guideposts 

    Joanne Conroy, MD, the CEO of Hanover, N.H.-based Dartmouth Health, revealed Aug. 1 to the NH Business Review that she keeps four guideposts in mind when leading: authenticity, integrity, responsibility and commitment.
  3. Paid sick leave associated with less emergency department use, study finds

    Implementing mandatory paid sick leave at a state level is associated with a decline in emergency department visits for both adults and children, and is particularly pronounced among Medicaid populations, according to an August 2022 study published in Health Affairs. 
  4. HCA Midwest Health taps Angel Monroy as VP of nursing

    HCA Midwest Health in Overland Park, Kan., appointed Angel Monroy, MSN, RN, APRN, vice president of nursing operations, the organization said July 28.
  5. National Committee for Quality Assurance emphasizes health equity in updated guidelines 

    The National Committee for Quality Assurance announced new and revised quality measures Aug. 1 for the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set for 2023.
  6. NNU nurse sounds the alarm on 'hospital-at-home' programs

    Some nurses are speaking up about what they see as the dangers of "hospital-at-home" programs, which they say can potentially harm patients, devalue the work of the nurse and can create inequalities amongst users.
  7. Viewpoint: 'Pharmacy desert' definition is ripe for revision

    Time traveled is a better indicator than distance traveled in determining what constitutes a pharmacy desert, Yale and Weill Cornell researchers argue in a July 29 opinion piece in The Hill.
  8. COVID-19 nasal vaccine: 3 notes

    In a July 26 federal summit about the future of COVID-19 treatments, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, highlighted the importance of developing nasal vaccines. 
  9. Amazon's threat to retail pharmacies: 3 findings

    The retail pharmacy industry is facing increased competition from online retailers such as Amazon, according to the J.D. Power 2022 "U.S. Pharmacy Study" released July 28.

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