Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. UHS Hospitals names Peggy Thomas vice president of nursing

    Binghamton, N.Y.-based UHS has named Peggy Thomas, MSN, RN, vice president for nursing and chief nursing officer of UHS Hospitals, the organization said Aug. 3.
  2. Nursing philanthropist Donald Jonas dies at 92

    Donald Jonas, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who donated millions of dollars to nursing education, died July 23 at age 92, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  3. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia platform speeds up cancer drug development

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has developed a computational platform that will coordinate pediatric cancer data, allowing researchers, pharmaceutical companies and advocacy groups to accelerate drug development for pediatric cancer.

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  1. UK home healthcare company Cera lands $320M in funding

    Digital-first home healthcare firm Cera has secured $320 million in funding to expand the number of patients it can care for.
  2. 5 recent hospital lawsuits, settlements

    From a for-profit hospital operator facing an antitrust lawsuit to an Illinois health system entering into a settlement in a vaccine mandate case, here are the latest hospital lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  3. UVA Health names 1st HR chief

    Karmen Fittes was selected as the inaugural chief of UVA Health Human Resources.
  4. 67% of nurses plan to leave position within 3 years, survey of 9,000 nurses finds

    The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses found 67 percent of nurses plan to leave their current nursing position within three years, according to their survey of 9,355 nurses in October. Their findings were published Aug. 2 in Critical Care Nurse.

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  1. River's Edge Hospital names Jake Halstenson new CFO

    Jake Halstenson has been named St. Peter, Minn.-based River's Edge Hospital's new CFO.
  2. Top 100 companies in health tech, per Healthcare Technology Report

    Technology is an increasingly important part of healthcare. Market researcher Healthcare Technology Report on Aug. 3 released its list of the top 100 healthcare tech companies of 2022.
  3. Shuttered Minnesota hospital reopens as 1-stop-shop wellness center

    The former St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., is reopening Aug. 4 as a community hub for health and wellness.
  4. Quest, Labcorp techs refusing to draw blood from monkeypox patients

    Technicians at Quest Diagnostics and Labcorp have been refusing to draw blood from people who might have monkeypox, CNN reported Aug. 4.
  1. The reporting practice that could lead to unreliable patient safety data

    Some hospitals may classify admissions in a way that exempts them from elective-based patient safety indicator scores, or PSIs, leading to less reliable patient safety data, according to a study published in the August issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.
  2. Antibody drug to be sold commercially amid dwindling federal supply

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly will sell its COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment to healthcare systems, hospitals and states this month, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 3. 
  3. Eli Lilly ordered to pay $61M over false rebate calculations

    Eli Lilly must shell out $61.2 million to Illinois after a jury found the Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical company made false Medicaid claims through omitting average manufacturer prices in its calculations, court documents show.
  4. Primary care providers need more than 26 hours a day to follow national care guidelines, study estimates

    Primary care providers don't have nearly enough time to provide guideline-recommended preventive, chronic disease and acute care, according to a new study. 
  5. San Francisco sues to keep Laguna Honda open

    San Francisco city attorneys filed lawsuits to keep Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center open, The San Francisco Chronicle reported Aug. 4.
  6. Beware of 'whack-a-mole' approach to patient safety, expert says

    Hospitals and health systems across the country are working to rebuild the foundations for safe care that deteriorated during the pandemic. But what's sometimes overlooked in that rebuilding is a plan to sustain the safe care achieved, one hospital safety expert says.
  7. 4 cardiovascular risk factors projected to soar by 2060: ACC 

    The prevalence of four cardiovascular risk factors are projected to spike in Americans by 2060, a study published Aug. 1 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found. 
  8. BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan names 2 leaders

    Vikram Kashyap, MD, was selected as vice president and department chief of the Spectrum Health Frederik Meijer Heart and Vascular Institute, and Jon Ashford was selected as COO of Spectrum Health Grand Rapids.
  9. West Virginia health systems to cut ties over EHR vendor choice

    Davis Health System began a clinical affiliation with WVU Medicine in 2019. The health systems are ending the partnership Aug. 8, according to The Inter-Mountain. 

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