Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 3 must-dos when marketing COVID-19 vaccines to parents

    Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine could soon be approved for children ages 5-11. When promoting vaccination to parents of young children, it's important that communication professionals emphasize data to ease safety and efficacy concerns, as well as encourage parents to have conversations with people they trust.
  2. Arkansas legislation allowing vaccination mandate opt-outs will become law without governor's signature

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is letting two bills that allow employees to opt out of COVID-19 vaccination mandates to become law without his signature, he announced Oct. 13.
  3. Fitbit names UCHealth, Scripps & more winners of health equity research initiative 

    Fitbit is awarding six organizations, including UCHealth and Scripps Research, more than $300,000 for various research projects focused on improving health equity, the company said Oct. 13. 

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  1. 13 women making moves in healthcare leadership

    The following leadership moves by women have been reported since Oct. 7:
  2. CHS, IU Health invest $675M in new Indiana hospitals

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems and Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health are opening new hospitals in Indiana before the end of the year. 
  3. Catholic Health strike: New York attorney general claims staffing agency lacks license + 5 other details

    Workers at Catholic Health's Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (N.Y.) have been on strike for about two weeks amid their union's labor dispute with hospital management.
  4. Reducing sodium levels could save healthcare industry $40B: AHA

    The FDA released new voluntary sodium targets for commercially processed foods Oct. 13, a move the American Heart Association applauded and said could save the healthcare industry $40 billion.
  1. Double-digit growth dots UnitedHealth Q3 results: 10 things to know

    UnitedHealth Group released its third-quarter results Oct. 14, demonstrating double-digit growth throughout its portfolio.
  2. Rare variant detected for 1st time in Louisiana

    Researchers at LSU Health in Shreveport, La., detected B.1.630 — a rare COVID-19 variant — in two samples from Baton Rouge last week, the academic medical center announced Oct. 13. 
  3. Jefferson Health CEO Dr. Stephen Klasko to retire: 7 things to know

    Stephen Klasko, MD, will retire as CEO of Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health and president of Thomas Jefferson University at the end of the year, a news release shared with Becker's on Oct. 14 said. 
  4. Downcoding, delayed payments a 'revenue grab' by insurers, physician says

    U.S. physicians routinely are seeing their higher-cost claims downcoded by insurers, a strategy a family physician in Cincinnati called a revenue grab, according to Medscape. 
  1. St. Luke's in Kansas City to give employees $2K bonuses, raise minimum wage again

    Kansas City, Mo.-based St. Luke's Health system is raising its minimum wage to $17.50 an hour and giving all its employees $2,000 "thank you" bonuses, NPR affiliate KCUR reported Oct. 13.
  2. Broward Health poised for significant growth in 2022, CEO says

    Shane Strum became president and CEO of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health in March, and he brought with him a state-level perspective.
  3. Mayo, Kaiser rally 11 systems to launch hospital-at-home coalition

    Two of the nation's biggest healthcare providers are leading a new innovation coalition focused on transforming healthcare delivery outside of the four walls of a hospital. 
  4. UVM Health appoints first chief diversity and inclusion officer

    Jackie Hunter has been named The University of Vermont Health Network's first chief diversity and inclusion officer.
  5. Wide pay disparities found for physicians by gender, race

    According to a survey published Oct. 7, female physicians and scientists at medical schools across the country are paid substantially less than men of all races. 
  6. California changes hospital debt collection, charity care eligibility

    A California bill signed into law this month imposes new limitations on hospital debt collection practices and changes charity care eligibility.
  7. Overdose deaths at new high, CDC data show

    More than 96,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in the 12-month period ending in March, marking a new record high, ​​according to preliminary CDC data released Oct. 13.
  8. Bon Secours Mercy expands employee education program 

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health announced Oct. 13 a new employee education program that will offer to pay 100 percent tuition for select clinical pathway programs.
  9. Med-surg unit shut down at Clarksburg VA hospital after patient safety review

    The medical-surgical unit at Clarksburg, W.Va.-based Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center has been shut down following an assessment of patient safety records, officials said Oct. 13, according to ABC affiliate WBOY-TV.

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