Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Menopausal women turn to Wegovy, Ozempic for weight loss

    A popular class of Type 2 diabetes and weight management drugs is gaining the attention of women going through menopause who want to lose weight, The New York Times reported Nov. 27.
  2. US News to begin rating ASCs

    U.S. News & World Report is adding new ratings of outpatient surgical centers to its annual series of healthcare ratings.
  3. Weill Cornell Medicine plans largest expansion in 2 decades

    New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine announced plans for expansion and a new research center after acquiring five floors of a building located at 1334 York Ave. —  the current location of the Sotheby's auction house.

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  1. COVID-19 ED visits, hospitalizations, deaths up: 4 updates

    The U.S. is seeing a 9.7% rise in COVID-19 hospital admissions — 18,119 in the most recent week — according to CDC data. Emergency department visits for the virus have also gone up during the same time period by nearly 2% and deaths increased by 8.3%, as of Nov. 18.
  2. Mississippi hospital interim CEO eyes Medicaid lifeline

    In a bid to overcome continued financial setbacks, Greenwood (Miss.) Leflore Hospital could begin receiving over $10 million in extra Medicaid supplement payments annually, the hospital's interim CEO, Gary Marchand, told Becker's. 
  3. LinkedIn to add new features for nurses

    LinkedIn has added several new features to support nurses with job searches and networking. 
  4. CVS sues US over $400M in denied tax deductions

    CVS Health is suing the United States, alleging the government owes it more than $400 million in tax deductions. 

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  1. St. Mary's Health Care System taps former HCA exec as chief medical officer

    St. Mary's Health Care System in Athens, Ga., has named Eric Schuck, MD, chief medical officer. 
  2. 26 women CEOs of hospitals and health systems to know

    Women are increasingly taking on the top executive positions at hospitals and health systems across the U.S., bringing an important perspective to the organization.
  3. Hospitals, health systems undergoing rebrands in 2023

    In highly competitive healthcare markets, hospitals and health systems are rebranding to differentiate themselves and stand out from competitors.
  4. CDC probes cluster of ocular syphilis cases

    A CDC investigation into a cluster of rare, ocular syphilis cases that cropped up in southwestern Michigan between March and July 2022 found that the incidents may be linked by an unidentified strain of Treponema pallidum — the bacterium that causes syphilis. 

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  1. Kansas hospital ramps up staffing in wake of Ardent ransomware attack

    In response to the ransomware attack on Nashville, Tenn.-based Ardent Health Services and its affiliates, Stormont Vail Health took action by augmenting staffing levels at its hospital, emergency department and Express Care clinics, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported Nov. 28. 
  2. California hospital IT network breached

    Mission Community Hospital in Los Angeles is notifying patients that an unauthorized party gained access to its IT network in May, compromising patient information.
  3. California hospital up for $105M bond approval

    Watsonville (Calif.) Community Hospital could be on the upcoming March 5 primary ballot for a $105 million bond measure approval, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported Nov. 27. 
  4. FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive, noncancerous tumors

    The FDA approved Ogsiveo (nirogacestat), the first drug indicated for locally aggressive, noncancerous tumors, on Nov. 27. 
  5. 'More technology is not better': Where CommonSpirit's CIO is focused next

    Daniel Barchi, senior executive vice president and CIO of Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, sees digital technology transforming healthcare. But not necessarily through more applications and IT spend.
  6. Mass General Brigham to integrate triage AI across system

    Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham has partnered with to develop and deploy AI-enabled diagnostic products.
  7. HHS warns of remote patient monitoring scam

    HHS is warning Americans to be on the lookout for a remote patient monitoring scam.
  8. A new treatment for 'widow-maker' heart attacks

    Researchers at the NCH Rooney Heart Institute in Naples, Fla., are leaning on a new therapeutic treatment for "widow-maker" heart attacks: supersaturated oxygen therapy.
  9. Which primary care providers use EHRs the least?

    Primary care providers who practice at community health centers spend less time in EHRs than counterparts who work elsewhere, a study in JAMA Network Open found.

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