Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Steward breaks ground on replacement facility for damaged Massachuesetts hospital, sues over insurance payout

    Dallas-based Steward Health Care broke ground Nov. 30 on a replacement facility for its hospital in Massachusetts that was damaged by widespread flooding in 2020, according to WHDH.
  2. 19 cities, states that declared public health crises for gun violence, mental health, racism

    Gun violence, racism and mental illness threaten the physical and psychological well-being of the public — and more cities and states are taking notice. 
  3. 4 cardiologists on the move

    Below are four cardiologists who recently joined new practices or stepped into new roles. 

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  1. Providence names chief executive of Northern California region

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence has named Laureen Driscoll, MSN, RN, chief executive of the health system's Northern California region.
  2. OSHA extends comment period for vaccine-or-test rule for businesses

    The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended the comment period for the Biden administration's vaccine-or-test mandate for private employers.
  3. Missouri hospital CEO says COVID census 'rising rapidly,' cites 1-day jump

    COVID-19 hospitalizations in Missouri are rising, increasing 16 percent over the last 14 days, according to HHS data cited by The New York Times Nov. 30. 
  4. How Cornerstone Specialty Hospitals reduced HAIs by changing its processes and culture

    Cornerstone Specialty Hospitals Little Rock (Ark.) faced a crisis. In 2019, the rate of hospital-acquired infections significantly exceeded the hospital’s own targets and national benchmarks. Dissatisfied with these results, Cornerstone focused on the causes of these HAIs, formed a team to improve the hospital’s results, developed a Model for Enhancement, Advancement and Improvement and implemented multiple changes — which produced significant results.
  1. New Alnylam CEO is trailblazing the pharma industry 

    Yvonne Greenstreet, MD, has become one of the six women worldwide heading up a pharmaceutical company worth over $5 billion as she steps into the role of CEO at Cambridge, Mass.-based Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. As a woman of color, she is a rare leader in the industry,  The Boston Globe reported Nov. 28. 
  2. Chicago health systems team up to promote healthcare careers

    Chicago health systems are collaborating on a workforce development initiative to promote healthcare careers across the city's West and South sides.
  3. Amazon inks cloud partnership with Gilead to facilitate AI-powered drug discovery

    Foster City, Calif.-based biotech Gilead chose Amazon Web Services as its preferred cloud provider, the companies announced Nov. 29.
  4. 5 drugs to watch in late 2021

    OptumRx, the pharmacy benefit manager unit of UnitedHealth Group, shared five investigational drugs to watch through the end of 2021 in its latest quarterly Drug Pipelines Insights Report.
  1. Former Tennessee Hospital Association president named CEO of Southeast Georgia Health System

    Scott Raynes has been appointed president and CEO of Brunswick, Ga.-based Southeast Georgia Health System, effective January 2022.
  2. Top 10 MBA programs for entrepreneurs

    Harvard University offers the best MBA program for entrepreneurs, according to financial database PitchBook's annual ranking of the top 25 MBA programs for business founders. 
  3. Data driven insight in ultrasound infection prevention: Frontline & facility standardization

    Advancements in ultrasound imaging have enabled transformational digital visualization of the patient anatomy, driving a growing list of procedures across healthcare. The quality care provided by healthcare staff, the ultrasound technology they use and frontline infection prevention (IP) practices are together linked to patient outcomes. Yet recent reports from The Joint Commission (TJC) and Federal agencies are a constant reminder to review proper ultrasound IP practices. Nanosonics strives to create solutions that make IP compliance easier for staff both at the frontline and system level. 
  4. GSK appoints new vaccine chief who led development of Pfizer's COVID-19 inoculation

    GlaxoSmithKline appointed Phil Dormitzer, MD, PhD, as its new global head of vaccines research and development, the British drugmaker said Nov. 30.
  5. Branding strategies used by the most trusted health systems in the US

    One of healthcare marketing professionals' main goals is to build trust, but that can be difficult to achieve across an entire health system.
  6. Pfizer expected to seek booster approval for 16- and 17-year-olds this week

    COVID-19 booster shots may soon be available to 16- and 17-year-olds as Pfizer-BioNTech plans to request the FDA authorize its booster shot for that age group, The Washington Post reported Nov. 29. 
  7. Emanate Health CEO to retire: 5 things to know

    Robert Curry will retire as CEO of Emanate Health after 14 years with the Covina, Calif.-based health system.
  8. CommonSpirit, Morehouse announce first phase of $100M clinician diversity initiative 

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit and Morehouse School of Medicine announced Nov. 30 the development of three undergraduate and four graduate medical education sites aiming to diversify the clinician workforce and to improve both access and quality of care.
  9. Aspirus locations acquired from Ascension to adopt new names Dec. 1

    Hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and other facilities that Wausau, Wis.-based Aspirus Health acquired from Ascension Wisconsin will adopt their new names on Dec. 1, Aspirus announced.

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