Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Miami hospital acquired by Keralty

    Westchester General Hospital, a physician-owned hospital in Miami, was acquired by healthcare management firm Keralty Health Enterprise, the company announced Oct. 29. 
  2. Alabama hospital CEO to resign

    Daniel McKinney is resigning from his post as CEO of South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, Ala., according to a hospital announcement cited by gulfcoastnewstoday.com.
  3. 'Nothing magical about this math': Wisconsin could run out of ICU beds in 2 weeks

    If the number of positive COVID-19 cases remains steady, Wisconsin is on track to run out of intensive care unit beds and the people to staff them in as little as two weeks, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

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  1. Dozens of UCSF Medical Center employees quarantined amid COVID-19 outbreak

    UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco has quarantined dozens of employees as it works to contain a COVID-19 outbreak, TV station KPIX reported.
  2. 'Disaster in warp speed': COVID-19 outbreaks ramp up as Wisconsin hits record cases, deaths + hospitalizations in same day — 5 COVID-19 updates

    The U.S. reported a record of more than 500,000 new COVID-19 cases over the last week, The New York Times reported Oct. 27. 
  3. CMS issues coverage rules for COVID-19 vaccine: 10 things to know

    Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers will all be required to cover a COVID-19 vaccine without any out-of-pocket costs for beneficiaries and members, CMS said Oct. 28.
  4. CHS shares jump 30%

    Shares of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems soared 30 percent Oct. 28 after the for-profit hospital chain said its longtime CEO would step down and it released better-than-expected financial results for the third quarter. 

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  1. CMS releases final price disclosure rule: 5 things to know

    CMS unveiled a final rule Oct. 29 that requires health plans to disclose the rates they negotiate with hospitals and other healthcare providers. 
  2. 16 rural hospital closures in 2020

    Nearly 1 in 5 Americans live in rural areas and depend on their local hospital for care. Over the past 10 years, 133 of those hospitals have closed. 
  3. 6 hospital ransomware attacks in 24 hours prompts US advisory: 8 things to know

    Ryuk ransomware hit at least six U.S. hospitals in 24 hours this week, prompting the federal government to warn healthcare providers about the threat, according to The Washington Post.
  4. Ransomware attack shuts down network of Upstate New York health system: 5 details

    New York-based St. Lawrence Health System's computer network was shut down after an Oct. 27 ransomware attack, according to a News 7 report.
  1. Regeneron says its COVID-19 antibody cocktail shows promise in mild to moderate cases

    Regeneron's COVID-19 antibody cocktail significantly reduced the viral load and probability of a medical visit for patients with mild to moderate cases of the disease, according to preliminary results from the drugmaker's phase 2/phase 3 trial for the drug.
  2. Missouri hospital opens outdoor trailer for COVID-19, flu patients

    Mercy Hospital Springfield (Mo.) opened an outdoor unit to help treat COVID-19 and flu patients, reports The Springfield News-Leader.
  3. Mayo, Google launch 1st AI initiative: 5 details

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has partnered with Google Health on a new initiative to boost radiation therapy planning with artificial intelligence.
  4. US needs to overhaul its medical supply chains, bipartisan lawmakers agree

    The U.S. needs to overhaul its medical supply chains and reduce its dependence on foreign countries, bipartisan lawmakers told The Hill during a virtual event. 
  5. Sunstar recalls gingivitis drug due to potential bacterial contamination

    Medical supply company Sunstar Americas is recalling its gingivitis oral rinse, proex chlorhexidine gluconate, after finding it may be contaminated with bacteria. 
  6. Arizona hospital CEO to step down

    Kelly Adams will leave the CEO position at Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital in Green Valley, Ariz., at year's end, according to Green Valley News.  
  7. Mercy Health names new COO, CFO of Youngstown market

    Mercy Health - Youngstown (Ohio) has selected Martin Tursky as market COO, and Michelle Crawford as market CFO, the health system said this week.
  8. Texas nursing home hit with $120K fine after multiple safety violations

    River City Care Center in San Antonio, the region's designated COVID-19 isolation facility since April, is facing a state-issued fine of at least $120,000 after an investigation from earlier this summer concluded unsafe conditions put its 50 residents at risk, reports KSAT. 
  9. Children's Minnesota to lay off 150 staffers

    Minneapolis-based Children's Minnesota will lay off 150 employees, the system told Becker's Hospital Review.  

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