Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. RIP Medical Debt, TransUnion relieve $5B in medical debt

    RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit that purchases and forgives medical debt, and TransUnion Healthcare, the credit reporting agency's subsidiary for healthcare revenue cycle management, have jointly relieved more than $5 billion in medical debt, the organizations said Sept. 16.
  2. 1 killed, 1 injured while moving MRI machine at U of Utah Hospital

    One person was killed and another was injured when an MRI machine fell to the ground outside of University of Utah Hospital Sept. 15, the Salt Lake City-based organization said.
  3. HCA Healthcare CNO to retire; successor named

    Sammie Mosier has been appointed chief nursing officer of Nashville-based HCA Healthcare, effective Dec. 1. She will succeed Jane Englebright, PhD, who will retire at the end of the year, according to a Sept. 16 news release shared with Becker's.

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  1. Texas physician's sudden retirement leaves patients struggling to get medical records

    William Moran, MD, a physician based in Austin, Texas, abruptly retired after more than 30 years, leaving patients in the dark about getting medical records, according to a Sept. 14 report by NBC affiliate Kxan.
  2. Mount Sinai study uses Apple Watches to uncover physiological effects of COVID-19 for healthcare workers

    Healthcare workers with strong emotional support groups and high resilience were better protected from COVID-19 pandemic-induced stress, according to a Sept. 13 study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
  3. Nurses' strike, delta strain staffing at UMass Memorial Medical Center

    Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Medical Center is grappling with staffing strain caused by a monthslong nurses' strike, a COVID-19 surge fueled by the delta variant and a labor shortage.
  4. Ex-Cerner, Livongo exec Zane Burke named CEO of consumer health company

    Quantum Health, a consumer healthcare navigation company, tapped former Cerner and Livongo Health executive Zane Burke to serve as its new CEO, the company said Sept. 15. 
  1. 15 million people could lose coverage after public health emergency ends, report says

    A new report by the Urban Institute, funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, anticipates that 15 million people could be out of Medicaid coverage when the pandemic public health emergency ends.
  2. Beaumont closes 180 beds over staffing shortage

    Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health said Sept. 15 that it closed about 180 beds because of staffing challenges.
  3. 15 respiratory therapists exit Kansas hospital; cite exhaustion, frustration

    Within the past month, 15 respiratory therapists — healthcare workers who provide critical care for severe COVID-19 patients — have left their positions at a Kansas hospital, reports CBS affiliate KOLR.
  4. At least 26 states have limited public health powers during pandemic, analysis finds

    More than half of states in the U.S. have passed laws during the COVID-19 pandemic that reduce government authority to protect public health, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of hundreds of pieces of legislation.
  1. Illinois health system building heart institute

    Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem has received approval to build a 167,000-square-foot cardiovascular institute at its NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital campus in Glenview. 
  2. Yale New Haven Health CEO retiring next year; successor named

    Marna Borgstrom will retire as CEO of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health next March and will be succeeded by the health system's president, Christopher O’Connor, according to a statement shared with Becker's Sept. 15. 
  3. UC San Diego CIO promoted to joint roles of CMO, chief digital officer: 6 details

    University of California San Diego Health promoted Christopher Longhurst, MD, to the dual roles of CMO and chief digital officer, effective Oct. 1, according to a news release shared with Becker's. 
  4. Are vaccine selfies good or bad for fighting hesitancy? Researchers weigh in

    Selfies that social media users upload after getting vaccinated against COVID-19 could be an effective tool to spread the message that vaccines are safe and effective, according to research published recently in Psychology & Health.
  5. NYU Langone gets $470M to support national long COVID-19 research

    New York City-based NYU Langone has received nearly $470 million from the National Institutes of Health to build a national study cohort of tens of thousands of people to accelerate research on the long term effects of COVID-19. 
  6. UPMC announces 2 shifts in executive leadership

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC has announced two changes in its executive leadership, effective Oct. 1.
  7. CDC: Number of states with high obesity rates doubled since 2018

    At least 35 percent of residents had obesity in 16 states in 2020, up from nine states in 2018, according to the CDC's 2020 Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps. 
  8. Emergency departments report spike in THC-related visits

    The CDC is warning clinicians, health officials and the general public about the potential for adverse events due to inadequate labeling of cannabis products containing a certain type of THC, according to a Sept. 14 health alert. 
  9. Steward breaks ground on $227M hospital in Texarkana

    Dallas-based Steward Health Care broke ground Sept. 15 on its replacement facility for the 121-year-old Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, Texas.

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