Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. UNC to create triple negative breast cancer center after $25M gift

    The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., has received a record-setting $25 million donation to establish a center dedicated to triple negative breast cancer. 
  2. Texas offering hiring bonuses for some healthcare positions

    Texas is offering hiring bonuses of up to $5,000 to nurses and other healthcare workers at state-supported living centers and state hospitals, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission said Jan. 24. 
  3. TailorMed, UnityPoint Health partner to reduce treatment cost

    Financial navigation technology company TailorMed and UnityPoint Health, a network of hospitals, clinics and home care services, are partnering to help bring down the cost of treatment for patients.
  1. New York mask mandate is unconstitutional, judge rules

    New York state's mask mandate has been shot down as unconstitutional, a judge ruled, The New York Times reported Jan. 25. 
  2. 1 thing that should be on CMOs' priority list, per Leapfrog CEO Leah Binder

    Some hospitals are bringing in underqualified or nonspecialized physicians because of staffing shortages, a move Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, believes may sacrifice patient safety.
  3. 3 top patient safety concerns right now, per Leapfrog CEO

    Amid the pandemic's omicron surge, one expert has three patient safety and infection control issues top of mind.
  4. 7 healthcare organizations naming facilities, programs after donors

    Seven healthcare organizations have honored their donors in the last couple months by naming a building or program after them:

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  1. Cybersecurity incident takes down Kentucky hospital's phone lines

    Campbellsville, Ky.-based Taylor Regional Hospital released an urgent notice Jan. 25 about a cybersecurity incident that affected the hospital's system and phone lines, KRDO reported Jan. 25.
  2. Why the US should relax public health restrictions as soon as cases fall: Viewpoint

    Once U.S. COVID-19 cases decline significantly, mask mandates and restrictions on indoor gatherings should be relaxed, according to Ashish Jha, MD. 
  3. OSHA withdrawing emergency enforcement of COVID-19 vaccinate-or-test mandate for businesses

    The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it is withdrawing emergency enforcement of its vaccinate-or-test mandate for businesses, although the agency is not withdrawing it as a proposed rule.
  4. Telehealth for older adults should include family caregivers, study says

    Family caregivers for older adults were left out of the conversation when the switch to telehealth was made in the beginning of the pandemic, but many older patients need their help to navigate telehealth services, a Jan. 20 study published in the Annals of Family Medicine reported.

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  1. 9 Washington hospitals with the top nurse-patient communication scores

    The following Washington hospitals received the highest marks for nurse communication, according to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores from CMS.
  2. UCHealth to build 12 housing units for employees in Colorado town

    UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center and the city of Steamboat Springs, Colo., plan to start building housing units in July — pending funding — that would be available for hospital and city employees, Steamboat Pilot & Today reported Jan. 24.
  3. Ascension appoints first senior vice president of consumer experience

    Carol Campbell has joined St. Louis-based Ascension health system as senior vice president of consumer experience.
  4. World could be short 13 million nurses by 2030, report finds

    Without sufficient recruitment and retention, the world could face a shortage of up to 13 million nurses by 2030, according to a new report.
  5. 4 factors that may predict long COVID-19

    Clinicians may be able to determine which patients are at risk of developing prolonged COVID-19 symptoms based on four clinical factors measured at the time of diagnosis, according to a study published Jan. 24 in Cell.
  6. Aflac launches 'Close the Gap' initiative to highlight disparities in US health system

    Insurance provider Aflac launched the "Close the Gap" initiative Jan. 19, aimed at highlighting those who fall through the cracks of the healthcare system, MM+M reported Jan. 24.
  7. Uber Health taps 1st CMO 

    Uber Health, the healthcare arm of the rideshare giant, has hired its first chief medical officer. 
  8. Inspira veteran named president of medical group

    Vineland, N.J.-based Inspira Health has appointed Scott Wagner, MD, president of Inspira Medical Group, effective immediately.
  9. Ascension Seton to build $320M women's tower

    Ascension Seton will build a $320 million, 282,000-square-foot women's tower on its Austin, Texas, campus.

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