Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Trinity Health furloughs, lays off another 1,000 workers

    Trinity Health, a 92-hospital system based in Livonia, Mich., will lay off and reduce work schedules of 1,000 employees, according to the Detroit Free Press, citing a memo to employees from President and CEO Mike Slubowski.
  2. US could see 100K COVID-19 cases daily, Fauci warns; HHS likely to extend emergency declaration — 7 updates

    The U.S. reported more than 48,000 new COVID-19 cases June 30, representing the largest single-day increase during the pandemic and the fourth record-setting day seen in the last week, according to The New York Times.
  3. FDA releases guidance on COVID-19 vaccine approval: 4 things to know

    The FDA recently delivered guidance for vaccine developers on how effective a COVID-19 vaccine will have to be to win full regulatory approval.
  1. Former Indivior CEO pleads guilty in opioid marketing case

    Shaun Thaxter, ex-CEO of Chesterfield, Va.-based Indivior, pleaded guilty June 30 to a misdemeanor count of misrepresenting the drugmaker's opioid misuse treatment.
  2. Oklahoma votes to expand Medicaid

    Oklahoma voters approved a state question to expand Medicaid to more low-income residents, according to The Oklahoman.
  3. States ranked by confirmed COVID-19 cases - July 1

    New York still has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases of all U.S. states, while Hawaii has the least, according to The Washington Post.
  4. WVU Medicine opens small hospital in West Virginia

    Morgantown-based West Virginia University Medicine has opened a 10-bed inpatient unit and an emergency department at the former Fairmont Regional Medical Center, according to WVNews. 

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  1. Mayo Clinic to advise Delta Air Lines on COVID-19 safety measures

    Delta Air Lines announced June 30 that it will consult with Mayo Clinic on COVID-19 testing for employees and the Rochester, Minn.-based hospital will advise the airline on safety measures. 
  2. How hackers negotiated with UCSF for $1M+ ransom: 5 things to know  

    Ransomware gang Netwalker attacked the University of California San Francisco medical school's computer systems June 1, initially demanding a $3 million ransom, according to BBC News.  
  3. Pfizer, BioNTech release first clinical data for experimental COVID-19 vaccine

    Pfizer and BioNTech released the first clinical data on their experimental COVID-19 vaccine July 1, showing it created an immune response in healthy patients, STAT reported. 
  4. Munson Healthcare to cut 25 leadership positions

    Traverse City, Mich.-based Munson Healthcare is cutting 25 leadership positions to help offset financial losses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

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  1. Former hospital executive charged in $1.4B billing scheme

    The former leader of a rural hospital chain is among 10 defendants charged with fraud for allegedly participating in an "elaborate pass-through billing scheme," according to the Department of Justice. 
  2. Walgreens testing smaller store format: 8 things to know

    Walgreens is testing a new type of store that cuts down on square footage and emphasizes the pharmacy. Internally, the pilot project is dubbed "Cooper," according to CNBC. 
  3. Broward Health buys land in Florida for $14M

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health has purchased 7 acres of land in Parkland, Fla., and is exploring its expansion options, according to the South Florida Business Journal. 
  4. Top 10 pharmacy stories in June

    Below are the 10 top pharmacy stories published by Becker's Hospital Review in June, beginning with the most popular:
  5. 45 hospital, health system CFO moves in 2020

    The following hospital and health system CFO moves were reported from January through June 30.
  6. Former UCSF Health hospital CEO dies at 81

    Bertram Lubin, MD, former president and CEO of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland (Calif.), died June 27 at age 81, the University of California San Francisco announced.
  7. South Carolina hospital CEO departs

    Sharon Poston has left her role as CEO of Williamsburg Regional Hospital in Kingstree, S.C., reports
  8. Practical tech, innovation investment in the coming months: 2 focal areas for Banner Health

    Deanna Wise, senior vice president and CIO of Phoenix-based Banner Health, sees continuing to focus on telehealth and home monitoring technology as well as delivering information about vaccinations faster as the important technologies she'll need in the next six months.
  9. Dr. David Blumenthal: Why telemedicine will not 'totally transform our healthcare system'

    While telemedicine has rapidly expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic, its effect on patient-physician relationships is not likely to create widespread transformation across the healthcare system, according to David Blumenthal, MD.

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