Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Oregon hospital taps CEO

    Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Ore., has named Patrick Sharp CEO. 
  2. Nearly 4,000 weight loss drug prescriptions in 2023 were for US teens

    There were around 4,000 prescriptions for weight loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic written for U.S. patients between the ages of 12 and 18 in 2023, alone, NBC News reported Feb. 21. 
  3. New York hospital CEO resigns

    Emily Mastaler is stepping down as CEO of River Hospital in Alexandria Bay, N.Y.

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  1. The strategies that dropped vacancy rates at 10 systems

    In the midst of staff shortages, health systems and healthcare groups have become more creative and focused on retention strategies.
  2. Exec convicted of insider trading over $1.6B Medtronic deal

    Doron Tavlin, a former executive at Mazor Robotics, has been convicted of insider trading related to the device company's $1.6 billion acquisition by Medtronic.
  3. Where 'the rich are getting richer'

    In a number of U.S. cities — particularly those on the West Coast — wealth has been multiplying. 
  4. How to close the research gap in women's leading cause of death: Viewpoint

    In 1912, a researcher described cardiovascular disease in men. It was not until 1928, however, that the same researcher wrote another paper showing women also suffered from the disease. This is one example of how research into and treatments for heart disease in women, the leading cause of death in women, has lagged for decades, a Feb. 1 Circulation Research article said.

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  1. Pharmacist explores delivering vaccines directly to white blood cells

    Delivering vaccines directly into the body's immune cells could make the preventions even more effective, according to new research from a pharmaceutical scientist and professor at West Virginia University in Morgantown.
  2. New York governor dedicates added $100M for SUNY Downstate transformation

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul's 30-day budget amendments have allotted up to $300 million for a capital investment as part of the transformation plan for University Hospital at Downstate, part of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, along with an additional $100 million to cover its deficit in the first year of the transition. 
  3. Texas system breaks ground on $450M hospital

    San Antonio-based University Health broke ground on a $450 million community hospital Feb. 21, marking its second new hospital project since the start of 2024. 
  4. RWJBarnabas names chief people officer

    Lynda Markoe was named chief people officer of West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health.

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  1. 10 health systems, hospitals seeking chief medical officers

    Below are 10 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have posted job listings seeking chief medical officers:
  2. Methodist Le Bonheur, anesthesia group end 50-year partnership

    Memphis, Tenn.-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and its longtime anesthesia provider, Medical Anesthesia Group, have ended their partnership after contract negotiations hit an impasse.
  3. NP employment per 1K jobs, by state

    Among all U.S. states, Tennessee has the highest number of jobs for nurse practitioners per 1,000 jobs in the state, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  4. Dartmouth shifts hospital CEO to COO role

    Tom Manion is wrapping up his time as president and CEO of New London (N.H.) Hospital.
  5. Arkansas hospital names COO

    Howard Memorial Hospital in Nashville, Ark., has named Stacy Harberson chief operating officer, KMTB reported Feb. 21. 
  6. AHA: Simplify hiring process for foreign pharmacists

    As 2 in 5 hospitals report shortages of clinical pharmacists, the American Hospital Association on Feb. 20 urged the Labor Department to simplify the hiring process for immigrant pharmacists. 
  7. More Northwell nurses reach tentative labor deal

    Members of the New York State Nurses Association and Northwell Health's Long Island Jewish Valley Stream (N.Y.) have reached a tentative labor contract, averting a looming strike.
  8. The most ethnically diverse cities by size

    Of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S., four of the top 10 are in Maryland, according to a WalletHub report published Feb. 21.
  9. FDA warns of uptick in fabricated medical supply data

    Third-party test labs are increasingly generating false results for medical device studies, and manufacturers are responsible for validating the data, the FDA said Feb. 20. 

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