Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Apollo Medical Holdings acquires Valley Oaks Medical Group, expands in 2 states

    Alhambra, Calif.-based Apollo Medical Holdings plans to acquire the entire portfolio of fully diluted capitalization and assets relating to nine primary care clinics in Las Vegas, Houston, and Fort Worth, Texas, which operate as Valley Oaks Medical Group.
  2. 10 traits and competencies of inclusive leaders

    Diversity alone will not improve an organization's results, according to a recent report from management consulting firm Korn Ferry. Inclusive leaders are key to driving positive results from nonhomogenous teams — and they tend to have 10 things in common. 
  3. Minnesota hospital that disclosed PHI to own foundation wins appeal

    Minneapolis-based Children's Hospital and Clinics' disclosure of patient health information to its charitable foundation didn't violate the Minnesota Health Records Act, according to an Oct. 3 court ruling. 

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  1. Amylyx co-CEOs defend $158K price tag on new ALS drug

    After Amylyx Pharmaceuticals announced the price of its recently approved amyotrophic lateral sclerosis treatment, the drugmaker's co-CEOs told Politico why it costs $158,000 for one patient's annual supply. 
  2. Job openings hit lowest level since mid-2021

    On the last business day of August, U.S. job openings reached the lowest level since the same month a year prior, according to the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  3. 7 recent donations to hospitals

    The following hospitals and care centers have received donations or grants since Sept. 28:
  4. Mayo Clinic to increase some wages by 6%

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is boosting pay 6 percent for some workers, marking its largest across-the-board wage jump in two decades, the Star Tribune reported Oct. 5. 

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  1. Top 1% of small cities in America, ranked

    Seven Massachusetts cities made the top 1 percent of the best small U.S. cities to live in, according to financial website WalletHub. 
  2. 2 hospitals to join U of Kansas Health System

    Olathe (Kan.) Health, a two-hospital system, has signed a letter of intent to join The University of Kansas Health System. 
  3. Indianapolis hospital implements visitor restrictions to prepare for rise in RSV cases

    Indianapolis-based Riley Hospital for Children is preparing for a rise in respiratory syncytial virus cases by adjusting visitation policies and expanding its pediatric intensive care unit, WishTV reported Oct. 5.
  4. Greenwood Leflore Hospital to close labor and delivery unit

    Greenwood (Miss.) Leflore Hospital is permanently closing its labor and delivery unit, Super Talk Mississippi Media reported Oct. 5. 

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  1. New York hospital virtual 'symptom checker' aims to reduce patient wait times

    Hudson, N.Y.-based Columbia Memorial Health has launched a digital symptom checker that will allow patients to assess and triage their symptoms virtually. 
  2. Michigan hospital nurses vote to unionize

    Nurses at UP Health System-Bell in Ishpeming, Mich., have voted to join the Michigan Nurses Association.
  3. Mass General Brigham joins $26M funding round for virtual pediatric mental health platform

    Boston-based Mass General Brigham Ventures, the venture capital arm of Mass General Brigham, joined a $26 million investment round for virtual pediatric mental health treatment platform Instride Health. 
  4. 90% of Americans agree, country experiencing mental health crisis, survey says

    Nine out of 10 adults believe there is a mental health crisis in the U.S. today, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation/CNN Mental Health In America Survey, as reported Oct. 5 by CNN.
  5. Providence CNO joins American Organization for Nursing Leadership's board

    Sylvain Trepanier, DNP, RN, system chief nursing officer of Renton, Wash.-based Providence, is one of four nurse leaders joining the American Organization for Nursing Leadership's board, the organization said Sept. 29.
  6. VA to cover about 1,000 abortions annually

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has started providing abortions in limited circumstances and plans to cover about 1,000 procedures annually, The Hill reported Oct. 4.
  7. Medical groups urge FDA to add miscarriage management to abortion pill label

    More than 40 organizations asked the FDA to amend the label on mifepristone, a drug used in medication abortion, to add miscarriage management to its drug approval label. 
  8. Pharmacy services company acquires Atlanta medical center

    Avita, a Plano, Texas-based pharmacy services provider, acquired AbsoluteCare Atlanta's medical center and pharmacy Oct. 5. 
  9. AI company Olive loses 2 health system clients, selling some assets

    Artificial intelligence company Olive is divesting some of its assets, while a couple of health systems are leaving the vendor, a company spokesperson confirmed to Becker's.

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