Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Trinity Health hospital president leaves Michigan post for interim role in Georgia

    David Spivey will leave Trinity Health St. Mary Mercy Livonia (Mich). — where he has served as president for 22 years — to serve as interim president of Athens, Ga.-based Trinity Health St. Mary's, effective Oct. 3. 
  2. Man with gun arrested at Colorado children's hospital

    A man possessing a gun was arrested Sept. 24 at Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo., after he entered the hospital through an employee entrance, police said in a statement shared with Becker's.
  3. Biden-Harris administration release more nursing home ownership data to the public

    For the first time, officials, researchers and the public can see data about who owns Medicare-certified nursing homes across nursing home locations. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is making more ownership data publicly available, according to a CMS release, Sept. 26.

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  1. 'Serve with integrity:' Dr. Bruce Hall on leading BJC Healthcare

    Bruce Hall, MD, took over as chief medical officer for St. Louis-based BJC Healthcare in November 2021. Since assuming the role, he has led the system through the pandemic with one of his core values: integrity. 
  2. 7 health system collaborations with Amazon, Google, Microsoft

    Big Tech companies including Microsoft, Google and Amazon have been making headway in the healthcare industry through partnerships with hospitals and health systems.
  3. Vanderbilt University Hospital selects new vice president, divisional CFO

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center named Chris Wilde as vice president and divisional CFO for Vanderbilt University Hospital and adult ambulatory operations, according to a Sept. 26 news release.
  4. Pfizer executive: Drugmakers should 'rethink' supply chain logistics

    With COVID-19 vaccine-makers pivoting production as the virus mutates, Jim Cafone, Pfizer's senior vice president of global supply chain, said it is time for pharmaceutical companies to redevelop their logistic strategies, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 24.

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  1. Past omicron infection outperforms 3 vaccine shots in study

    Testing positive for omicron BA.1 plus two to three mRNA vaccines is the strongest protection against omicron BA.2 compared to being vaccinated with no past COVID-19 infections, a study published Sept. 21 in The Lancet Infectious Diseases found. 
  2. Meritus names vice president to lead talent management

    Hagerstown, Md.-based Meritus Health has named Scott Salzetti vice president of team member services. 
  3. Healthcare consolidation hurts cancer patients, advocates tell The Lancet

    Healthcare consolidation can drive up the cost of drugs and treatment for cancer patients, advocates told The Lancet.
  4. 7 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Here are seven hospitals that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.

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  1. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  2. Medical records' role in discrimination

    Research increasingly suggests physicians can convey bias under "the guise of objective descriptions" found in medical records, Kaiser Health News reported Sept. 26.
  3. What Optum gets in the Change Healthcare deal

    UnitedHealth Group is moving forward with plans to merge healthcare data and analytics giant Change Healthcare with Optum after a judge cleared the path for the multibillion-dollar transaction Sept. 19.
  4. Illinois hospital ending inpatient pediatric services

    FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Ill., is discontinuing inpatient pediatric services, effective Oct. 3.
  5. A new 'Striketober'?

    Last year, a movement of labor actions was deemed "Striketober" online and on social media as union workers in healthcare and other industries walked off the job or threatened to do so. Now the possibility of another "Striketober" looms amid increased union activity over issues such as working conditions, pay, benefits and staffing, The Guardian reported Sept. 26.
  6. HHS to pay for 60K doses of Eli Lilly's COVID-19 drug following its commercialization

    The federal government said Sept. 23 that it will cover the cost for 60,000 doses of bebtelovimab, Eli Lilly's COVID-19 antibody drug. The news comes about a month after the drugmaker started selling the treatment commercially for $2,000 per dose.
  7. Health IT lessons from the VA: A Q&A with CTO Charles Worthington

    In the aftermath of the failed rollout of, the White House created the U.S. Digital Service. Charles Worthington's job there was, as he put it, to "help the government be more awesome at delivering software."
  8. Herpes virus may kill cancer cells, UK researchers find

    The herpes simplex virus has been used to shrink and kill cancer tumors in a trial in the United Kingdom, the BBC reported Sept. 23.
  9. CDC starts tracking BF.7: 5 notes on the subvariant

    The CDC recently started tracking a new omicron subvariant, BF.7, which is now the third most-prevalent strain in the U.S. 

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