Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Kaiser mental health strike passes 1-month mark, talks break down

    Kaiser Permanente and the National Union of Healthcare Workers recently resumed collective bargaining on behalf of mental health workers who are one month into their strike in California. However, both sides ultimately were unable to reach an agreement. 
  2. Top 10 preventive medicine residency programs, ranked by physicians 

    Boston University's Medical Center Public Health and General Preventive Medicine offers the best clinical training in preventive medicine, according to Doximity's 2022 to 2023 Residency Navigator.
  3. Kentucky health system uses workforce tech for hiring

    Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Healthcare is using a workforce technology to help with hiring and save on labor costs.

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  1. 'Patient care is my first love': Dr. Aimee Becker on leading UW Health during COVID-19 and beyond

    The patient has always been at the center of Aimee Becker's, MD, career. She has served as Madison, Wis.-based UW Health's chief medical officer since August 2018, where she's led the system through the countless challenges presented by COVID-19. 
  2. Amazon, CVS are spending big in healthcare — health systems must respond

    Nontraditional healthcare companies are digging deeper into healthcare delivery with acquisitions and partnerships. Health systems have to keep an eye on the disrupters and respond in the best way possible for patient care.
  3. UNC Health workers to CEO: Medicaid expansion deserves priority

    UNC Health professional students, faculty/staff and alumni are urging the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based health system to help ensure North Carolina expands Medicaid, even if it means leaving the state's hospital association as leverage to gain it, according to a letter to the organization's CEO.
  4. Gender bias peaks midcareer, female execs say

    In a survey of more than 100 female senior executives, half said they faced the most gender discrimination in their mid-30s to late 40s, Harvard Business Review reported Sept. 16. 

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  1. 13 women making moves in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since Sept. 9: 
  2. Hackers access 23,379 patient files from Texas surgical hospital

    Lubbock (Texas) Heart & Surgical Hospital is notifying patients about a July data security incident that disrupted some of its IT systems and compromised the protected health information of 23,379 patients. 
  3. Keck Medicine names system's first chief diversity and inclusion officer

    Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California named Shannon Bradley the health system's first chief diversity and inclusion officer, according to a Sept. 15 news release.
  4. 11 hospitals cutting inpatient care

    Several hospitals are scaling back or cutting all inpatient services for a variety of reasons, including cost and staffing concerns. 

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  1. 5 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Five chief medical and nursing officer moves Becker's has covered since Sept. 12: 
  2. 'As full as we've ever been': Respiratory illnesses burden US children's hospitals

    Children's hospitals in the U.S. are experiencing unseasonable capacity issues amid an influx of children sick with flu, enterovirus and respiratory syncytial virus.
  3. HCA Healthcare files motion to dismiss class-action antitrust lawsuit

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and its local affiliate Mission Health filed a motion to dismiss a class-action antitrust lawsuit that alleges HCA Healthcare holds unlawful monopoly power in Western North Carolina, according to a Sept. 15 report from the Asheville Citizen Times. 
  4. CDC updates Tpoxx guidance: 4 things to know

    In its second Tpoxx update in two days, the CDC said Sept. 15 the monkeypox antiviral treatment — which is difficult for patients to acquire — should be prescribed only to people with a high risk of severe disease. 
  5. COVID-19 tied to higher Alzheimer's risk in seniors, study suggests

    Adults 65 and older who contract COVID-19 may be at greater risk for new-onset Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published Sept. 13 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 
  6. The job of a cancer center CIO: Precision medicine, 'high-end' automation, lots of data

    As CIO of one of the nation's largest cancer centers, City of Hope's Beth Lindsay-Wood is on the front lines of precision medicine, employing vast amounts of data to deliver individualized, targeted care to patients.
  7. Monkeypox cases, state by state

    The CDC had confirmed 24,364 monkeypox cases in 53 states and territories, as of Sept. 21.
  8. 3 guarantees travel nurses would need from their hospitals to return

    Some travel nurses who left full-time hospital jobs during the pandemic have no plans to return. But there is a subset of reachable nurses who say they would consider returning to a full-time bedside role if hospitals made certain guarantees. 
  9. Duke Health contacts police after employees eat cookies, fall ill

    Duke Health has contacted police after two employees became sick Sept. 15 after eating donated homemade cookies, NBC affiliate WRAL reported.

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