Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 'The pandemic is over,' Biden says 

    President Joe Biden said the COVID-19 pandemic is "over" in the United States in an interview on CBS News' 60 Minutes that aired Sept. 18. 
  2. Centura Health reduces workforce by 1%

    Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health is reducing its workforce by about 1 percent across Colorado and western Kansas, the health system confirmed in a statement shared with Becker's Sept. 17.
  3. Oregon health system lifts employee vaccine requirements

    Bend, Ore.-based St. Charles Health System has lifted COVID-19 vaccine requirements on its workers, the Bend Bulletin reported Sept. 15. 

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  1. Cleveland Clinic awarded $7.4M to study post-hospital outcomes in older adults

    Geriatric patients' unique hospital needs are garnering more attention as of late, and Cleveland Clinic has received $7.4 million from the National Institute on Aging to study bed rest versus mobility in hospitalized older adults. 
  2. More states mandating paid sick leave post-pandemic: 4 studies point to benefits

    COVID-19 has spotlighted the importance of paid sick leave, with three states implementing paid leave laws after the pandemic's onset, according to a Sept. 16 article from the Pew Charitable Trusts. 
  3. Kaleida Health workers move toward possible strike

    Members of Communications Workers of America Local 1168 and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East have authorized negotiation leaders to call a strike at Buffalo, N.Y.-based Kaleida Health.
  4. Mon Health system approved to build new hospital

    Morgantown, W.Va.-based Mon Health System received approval to build a small format hospital in Bridgeport, W.Va., serving the greater Harrison County community, according to a Sept. 16 news release.

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  1. 14 recent hospital and health system innovation moves

    Hospitals and health systems have been making large investments in tech and spinoff companies and launching other innovation initiatives in 2022.
  2. Will the cloud replace data centers? Health system IT execs weigh in

    Even if traditional data-center tasks are all moved to the cloud, there will still be a need for on-site infrastructure that will ultimately require what looks like a traditional data center, according to health system CIOs. 
  3. 4 recent moves from The Joint Commission

    In the last few weeks, The Joint Commission announced a standards review, issued a report on sentinel events and more. 
  4. COVID-19 cases fall for 2 consecutive months: 8 CDC findings

    COVID-19 cases have been falling nationwide for two consecutive months, though deaths increased slightly over the last week, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published Sept. 16.

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  1. 27 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker's Hospital Review since Sept. 12: 
  2. Viewpoint: Stop treating nurses like selfless mothers

    Advocating for better working conditions is an especially challenging task for nurses, as they are battling a long history of sexism and false notions about the profession, Stephen Mihm, PhD, wrote in an op-ed published Sept. 16 in Bloomberg.
  3. Supply for Moderna's omicron booster hits snag

    Two weeks after the CDC and FDA authorized Moderna's bivalent omicron booster for emergency use, doses are running out in a few U.S. states. 
  4. Premier Health names Keith Bricking new chief clinical officer

    Dayton, Ohio-based Premier Health has named Keith Bricking, MD, its new chief clinical officer, the Daily Advocate reported Sept. 16. 
  5. Abortion bans complicate pregnant patients' cancer treatments

    As abortion bans are enacted across the U.S., physicians are struggling to determine how legislation will affect what cancer treatments can be offered to pregnant patients, Kaiser Health Network reported Sept. 16.
  6. A quarter of Americans are in favor of requiring insurers to cover gender-affirming care: Pew Research study

    Around a quarter of Americans say insurance companies should be required to cover gender-affirming care, Pew Research Center found. 
  7. Martha's Vineyard Hospital runs with 25% of jobs vacant amid housing crisis

    Martha's Vineyard (Mass.) Hospital is the largest employer on the island, and for months it has operated with a quarter of its staff jobs left unfilled, according to a Sept. 16 report from The Washington Post.
  8. WHO discourages use of GSK, Regeneron antibody drugs against omicron

    GSK's and Regeneron's COVID-19 treatments don't work against omicron and its subvariants, a World Health Organization panel said Sept. 16. 
  9. $55M gift creates Cancer Interception Institute at Penn Medicine

    Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania's Basser Center for BRCA received a $55 million gift from Mindy and Jon Gray, the organization said Sept. 15.

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