Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Avera, Newman Regional + more affected by the MCG Health data breach

    A growing number of hospitals and health systems, including Avera and Newman Regional, have been affected by a March 25 data breach on clinical guidance software vendor MCG Health.
  2. Texas researchers create congenital heart disease road map 

    Researchers from the Texas Heart Institute, Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine reported the first evidence of single-cell genomics of unique differences in heart muscle cells and immune systems of congenital heart disease patients June 22. 
  3. US task force advises against beta-carotene, vitamin E for heart disease, cancer prevention 

    People should not take beta-carotene supplements or vitamin E to prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer, a panel of U.S. health experts recommended June 21. 

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  1. AHMC Seton Medical Center nurses launch 2nd strike of 2022

    Members of the California Nurses Association began a two-day strike June 22 at AHMC Seton Medical Center in Daly City, Calif., according to the San Francisco Chronicle. 
  2. Kris Tennant named interim president of Sparrow Clinton

    St. Johns, Mich.-based Sparrow Clinton Hospital named Kris Tennant as its new interim president amid the recent retirement of former President Beth Daugherty, according to a press release sent to Becker's on June 22. 
  3. Publix says it won't vaccinate children under 5

    Publix will not offer COVID-19 vaccinations for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, the Tampa Bay Times reported June 22. A spokesperson told the Times the company will not explain the decision.
  4. 5 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Five chief medical and nursing officer moves at hospitals and health systems Becker's has covered since June 18:

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  1. Enanta Pharmaceuticals files patent infringement suit over Pzifer's Paxlovid

    Biotechnology company Enanta Pharmaceuticals slapped Pfizer with a patent infringement lawsuit and is seeking compensation for the vaccine-maker's antiviral treatment, Paxlovid.  
  2. LCMC Health names Eli Ayoub as specialty pharmacy vice president

    New Orleans-based LCMC Health tapped Eli Ayoub, PharmD, to be its vice president of specialty pharmacy June 22. 
  3. Merck names Chirfi Guindo as chief marketing officer

    Kenilworth, N.J.-based Merck named Chirfi Guindo as chief marketing officer. 
  4. Drugmaker-sponsored research more likely to deem own drugs 'cost effective,' study shows

    Thousands of cost-effectiveness analyses had a "significant sponsorship bias" regardless of disease treatment or study design since 1972, according to research published June 22 in The BMJ.
  1. Hackensack Meridian names Sameer Sethi as chief data, analytics officer

    Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health named Sameer Sethi as senior vice president and chief data and analytics officer.
  2. CDC urges meningococcal vaccination for gay, bisexual men amid Florida outbreak

    The CDC urged vaccinations against meningococcal disease June 22 as an outbreak has caused at least 26 cases of serious illness and six deaths among gay and bisexual men in Florida.
  3. Mee Memorial Hospital taps Kirsten Featherstone as new chief nursing officer 

    King City, Calif.-based Mee Memorial Hospital named Kirsten Featherstone its new chief nursing officer, the King City Rustler reported June 21.
  4. Dr. Roberta Luskin-Hawk leaving Providence leadership role

    Roberta Luskin-Hawk, MD, is leaving her role as chief executive of St. Joseph Hospital Eureka (Calif.) and Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, Calif., according to a hospital news release shared with Becker's.
  5. Sanford Health names Brad Schipper president of virtual care operations

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health named Brad Schipper as president of operations for its virtual care initiative. 
  6. $23B in healthcare megadeals this year

    Two healthcare megadeals — those valued at $5 billion or more — have been announced this year, according to a PwC report released June 23. 
  7. Atrium notifies patients of phishing attack

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health notified patients that an April phishing attack on its home health service may have exposed their protected health information. 
  8. Joint Commission warns of 'diagnostic overshadowing' in new sentinel event alert

    The Joint Commission on June 22 issued a sentinel event alert to turn more attention to the effects of diagnostic overshadowing — the attribution of symptoms to an existing diagnosis instead of a possible comorbid condition — and actions to address it. 
  9. America's 25 unhealthiest communities, per US News

    A Nebraska county is at the bottom of U.S. News & World Report and CVS Health's 2022 "Healthiest Communities Rankings."

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