Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. States that earned an F in social distancing

    Despite warnings from the CDC to avoid Thanksgiving gatherings to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, cell phone tracking data shows Americans are still traveling for the holidays.
  2. US sees 2 million COVID-19 cases in 2 weeks

    The U.S. has reported more than 1 million new COVID-19 cases in each of the last two weeks — a first during the pandemic, reports The New York Times.
  3. New York City adds COVID-19 checkpoints at bridges, crossings

    New York City will have COVID-19 checkpoints at certain key bridges and crossings ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and will strictly enforce travel quarantine restrictions, New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito said Nov. 24. 

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  1. Most Americans have not had COVID-19, antibody study suggests

    Most people in the U.S. had not contracted COVID-19 as of September, according to a study on antibody prevalence published Nov. 24 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
  2. UnitedHealthcare delays coding changes for lab tests

    UnitedHealthcare will push back a change for coding laboratory tests until Jan. 1, 2022, a little less than a year after it was supposed to take effect.
  3. Steward acquires 3 hospitals in Colombia

    An international affiliate of Dallas-based Steward Health Care System has acquired three hospitals in Colombia, the system announced Nov. 25. 
  4. Sanford Health CEO is out 

    Kelby Krabbenhoft is no longer president and CEO of Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health. The development comes after 24 years of Mr. Krabbenhoft's leadership in the top position of the 46-hospital system and days after he wrote an email to 50,000 employees explaining his stance on face coverings amid the most severe COVID-19 surge in the U.S. to date. 
  1. CDC may shorten 14-day COVID-19 quarantine recommendation

    The CDC is considering a revision that would potentially cut its COVID-19 self-quarantine recommendation from 14 days to between seven and 10 days, according to a Nov. 24 Wall Street Journal report. 
  2. AdventHealth to deploy clinical data sharing platform: 3 details  

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth is implementing a new interoperability platform that will increase its ability to share lab and radiology data with its national care network.
  3. Biden transition team receives first official COVID-19 response briefing

    President-elect Joe Biden's transition team received their first official Operation Warp Speed briefing from Rear Adm. Erica Schwartz, MD, deputy surgeon general, on Nov. 23, reports CNBC. 
  4. New York hospital warns of possible mass layoffs, bankruptcy

    Montefiore St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh, N.Y., is facing a potential financial crisis because lenders are calling in loans worth $40 million, President and CEO Joan Cusack-McGuirk told the Times Herald-Record. 

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  1. Advocate Aurora's loss grows to $435M over 9 months

    Advocate Aurora Health saw revenue and operating income increase year over year in the third quarter of this year, but the system ended the first nine months of 2020 with a loss, according to financial documents released Nov. 23. 
  2. Relatives of SARS-CoV-2 found in Japan, Cambodia

    The first known relatives to the pandemic virus outside of China have been found in Japan and Cambodia, which could potentially bring researchers a step closer to understanding the pandemic's origin, according to a Nov. 23 Nature report. 
  3. North Carolina radiologist raises $263K for cancer research after receiving life-saving cancer therapy

    A Charlotte, N.C.-based radiologist, Robyn Stacy Humphries, MD, raised more than $263,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society after participating in a successful clinical trial that led to remission from diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, local CBS affiliate WBTV reports. 
  4. Mask mandates curb COVID-19 spread, CDC finds

    After Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly ordered a mask mandate July 3, counties that adhered to the mandate experienced a decrease in the rate of COVID-19 spread, while counties that declined to implement the measure faced an increase, according to the CDC's Nov. 20 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 
  5. Ohio university launches 16-month nursing program amid COVID-19 staffing shortages

    Many hospitals across the country have issued calls for extra help from people in the medical field as they care for an influx of COVID-19 patients, and the addition of accelerated nursing programs at Xavier University in Cincinnati is coinciding with these shortages, reports local ABC affiliate WEWS. 
  6. 5 hospital, health system malware, ransomware and phishing incidents in November

    Here are the healthcare provider malware, ransomware and phishing incidents Becker's Hospital Review reported on in November.
  7. 9 recently launched healthcare marketing campaigns

    Below is a roundup of marketing campaigns launched by hospitals, health systems, healthcare organizations and local governments during November.
  8. UPMC's operating income more than tripled through Q3

    Through the third quarter of 2020, Pittsburgh-based UPMC saw its operating income more than triple, compared with the same period one year prior, according to recently released financial documents. 
  9. Sanford Health launches cybersecurity health innovation hub 

    Sanford Health partnered with Dakota State University to create a national cybersecurity health innovation hub focused on expanding the cybersecurity workforce and driving digital transformations in healthcare.

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