Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 7 hospital construction projects worth $500M+

    Seven hospital capital projects worth more than $500 million have been announced, advanced or completed in the last two months.
  2. North, South Carolina hospitals race to complete capital projects

    To meet a population boom, several health systems with hospitals in North and South Carolina are moving fast on capital projects, Charlotte Business Journal reported Jan. 21.
  3. Viewpoint: Let's get rejected together

    Professional rejection isn't a typical experience to share or celebrate, but doing so can actually serve as motivation, according to a Jan. 21 piece in The Atlantic.
  1. EHR tool decreases clinicians' phone calls by 60%: Yale exec shares insights

    More automated transfers of electronic health information could bring "huge value" to healthcare providers in terms of saving clinicians' time, according to David Mulligan, MD, chief of transplant surgery and immunology at Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health.
  2. COVID-19 vaccine & booster effectiveness against omicron: 12 CDC findings

    Two separate studies published by the CDC Jan. 21 explored vaccine and booster dose effectiveness against the periods in which delta and omicron were emerging and predominant.
  3. Jefferson Health data breach affects 9,000 patients

    Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health experienced a data breach that compromised 9,000 patients' protected health information, PhillyVoice reported Jan. 21.
  4. California healthcare workers to join countywide strike Jan. 25

    Workers in California's Santa Cruz County, including healthcare workers, plan to strike Jan. 25.

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  1. CVS CEO on disrupting traditional healthcare: 4 things to know

    Karen Lynch, chief executive officer of CVS Health, described what CVS has been doing to disrupt the traditional landscape of the healthcare industry to The New York Times on Jan. 21.
  2. 5 recent health system deals by the numbers

    Five deals between two health systems have been recently announced or completed in the last couple months.
  3. 'Joyful and human': LCMC's path to becoming the 8th most trusted system in the country

    Christine Albert, the chief marketing and experience officer at LCMC Health in New Orleans, believes empathy and authenticity are key for health systems to connect with their patients, according to an interview branding agency Monigle shared with Becker's.
  4. Florida health systems partner for joint home care program

    Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Health purchased a minority interest in BayCare HomeCare, the home health company created by Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System, according to a Jan. 18 news release.
  1. US hospitals have 3 different deadlines to fully vaccinate staff: All states' dates in 1 place

    CMS has issued a patchwork of COVID-19 vaccination deadlines in states to comply with the agency's mandate for healthcare facilities participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
  2. Atlantic Health System names CMO of 2 hospitals

    Atlantic Health System has appointed Geralda Xavier, MD, CMO of Hackettstown (N.J.) Medical Center and Newton (N.J.) Medical Center.
  3. Cedars-Sinai's COO: Leading staff from 'traumatized' to a post-pandemic comeback

    Jeffrey Smith, MD, executive vice president of hospital operations and COO for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, is placing the wellness of his staff and physicians at the top of his 2022 agenda. "We're all kind of traumatized," he told Becker's in January. But the Southern California health system is far from slowing down. Dr. Smith discussed plans for the new Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children's Center and the organization's continued focus on the maternal-fetal mortality crisis affecting minorities. 
  4. Penn Nursing leaders on how nursing schools can embed innovation into curriculum

    Three leaders from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia have published an article outlining the actionable steps the school took to promote and integrate innovation into their nursing curriculum. 
  5. Union employees speak out against Lifespan, Care New England merger

    Rhode Island held its first public access meeting Jan. 20 about the Lifespan and Care New England merger, where several union employees from the Providence-based health systems spoke out against the proposed deal, The Boston Globe reported Jan. 20.
  6. US COVID-19 cases down 5% this week: 11 CDC findings

    The U.S. saw a marginal decrease in new COVID-19 cases and deaths this week, while hospitalizations figures ticked up slightly, according to the CDC's COVID data tracker weekly review published Jan. 21. 
  7. 9 recent payer exec moves

    From a pair of Blue Cross Blue Shield presidents slated to retire to GuideWell naming its first chief health equity officer, here are nine recent moves from payer executives:
  8. People of color less likely to receive monoclonal antibodies, CDC finds

    Monoclonal antibody treatments were used less among Black, Asian, Hispanic and other race COVID-19 patients when compared to white and non-Hispanic COVID-19 patients, according to a data analysis published Jan. 21 by the CDC.
  9. Man charged with attempted murder of Novant Health hospital employees

    A man has been charged with the attempted murder of two employees who were injured Jan. 18 by an individual inside of New Hanover Regional Medical Center's emergency department in Wilmington, N.C., according to StarNews.

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