Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Iowa hospital cited for insufficient staff vaccine records

    Sioux City, Iowa-based MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center was cited for failing to develop and implement a system to track staff's COVID-19 vaccinations and exemptions, according to Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals obtained by the Sioux City Journal. 
  2. California training program helps nurses level up in salary

    A California program can help licensed vocational nurses — with a starting salary of $55,000 in the state — train to become registered nurses and make a starting salary around $110,000, The Sacramento Bee reported Sept. 26. Now, the state's Labor and Workforce Development Agency aims to spend $480 million — and the next three years — building similar apprenticeship programs. 
  3. Viewpoint: Lean on assignments — not resumes — during hiring process

    "Minimally viable demonstrations of competence" — or brief, relevant tasks assigned to job candidates that prove they have the skills for the role — pass over the pitfalls of other modern hiring tactics, according to a Sept. 27 Harvard Business Review article. 

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  1. HCA facilities brace for hurricanes

    As Hurricane Ian nears Florida, Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare — which has facilities in a number of East Coast and southern states — is putting storm preparedness plans into place to protect patients and employees. 
  2. 10 healthcare companies named Fortune's 'best workplaces for women'

    Health insurance, home health, health system consulting, pharmaceutical and telehealth companies were among the 10 healthcare-related organizations named to Fortune's "Best Workplaces for Women" list. 
  3. Central Health’s $300.8M budget approved by county commissioners

    Travis County, Texas, commissioners approved Central Health's $300.8 million budget and tax rates for the fiscal year 2022-2023, according to a Sept. 27 report from Austin, Texas, NBC affiliate KXAN.
  4. Episcopal Health Foundation receives $20M donation

    The Houston-based Episcopal Health Foundation received a $20 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, according to a Sept. 27 news release.

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  1. U of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health creates searchable health database for Cook County

    The University of Illinois at Chicago and data analytics company Metopio have partnered to create a hyperlocal public health data portal for Cook County.
  2. Pandemic spurred many hospitals to expand charity care: Study

    A review of 150 large hospitals found around 31 percent increased charity care, while around 8 percent restricted charity care during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  3. COVID-19 booster adds 70% extra protection against omicron, Providence study finds 

    COVID-19 boosters add about 70 percent extra protection against omicron, which lasts four to five months, a study published Sept. 23 in the Journal of the American Medical Association found. 
  4. 5 unanswered questions about COVID-19

    Researchers have published more than 200,000 studies about COVID-19 in the nearly three years since the virus has emerged — four times the number of studies done on flu in the last century. However, many mysteries still linger about the virus's origins, its future spread and the long-term effect on humans, The Washington Post reported Sept. 26.

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  1. NP pay for all 50 states adjusted by cost of living

    The national average hourly pay is $56.75 per for nurse practitioners, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational employment statistics survey. Wages and living costs vary from place to place, however.
  2. Baylor Scott and White, Children's Health, Steward leaders reveal growth strategies

    In today's environment, long-term vision is essential for any hospital and health system. This is especially true as CEOs plan while navigating existing financial and workforce challenges.
  3. Where older Americans are moving to, from

    The U.S. Census Bureau released a new report Sept. 22 examining domestic migration patterns of Americans aged 65 and older living in the U.S.
  4. 3 University of Iowa Health Care leaders share advice for women in medicine

    In honor of the American Medical Association's Women in Medicine Month during September, several leaders from Iowa City-based University of Iowa Health Care are sharing their advice to young professionals.  
  5. 6 drivers of physician burnout

    Six factors in particular are driving physicians' high burnout rates, and they existed well before the pandemic's onset, according to Paul DeChant, MD. 
  6. Coaching sessions boost physician parents' productivity: report

    All surveyed participants in a pilot program for physicians who are also parents saw an improvement in their productivity, according to a Sept. 26 Healio report. 
  7. Viewpoint: Access to long-COVID care financially, racially disproportionate

    Although Black and Hispanic men are disproportionately hospitalized for COVID-19, white women pay visit COVID recovery centers most often, leading leaders to question where underserved populations are getting post-acute care. 
  8. Yale New Haven Health still eyeing 3 new hospitals despite recent job cuts

    Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System is currently standing by plans to buy three new hospitals despite recently eliminating jobs and forecasting a significant operating loss, according to a Sept. 26 report from the New Haven Register.
  9. Physicians urge more research into STI tied to infertility

    Physicians are calling for more research into mycoplasma genitalium or M. gen, — a sexually transmitted bacterium that has been linked to infertility and miscarriage. Experts worry many cases of the infection may be undiagnosed, NBC News reported Sept. 25.

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