Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Researchers find novel RSV variant responsible for prolonged infection

    Researchers found a novel respiratory syncytial virus variant responsible for prolonged infection in infants.
  2. Community Health Network's 'pixel' breach may have compromised patient data

    Indianapolis-based Community Health Network is notifying patients that some of their protected health information may have been sent to Meta and Google. 
  3. New York physicians push for aid-in-dying law

    New York physicians are advocating for a law that would allow terminally ill patients to request medication that will result in their death, the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal reported Nov. 20.

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  1. Children's Hospital and Medical Center names Pam Johnson-Carlson chief nursing officer

    Pam Johnson-Carlson, DNP, RN, was named senior vice president and chief nursing officer of Omaha, Neb.-based Children's Hospital & Medical Center, the Fremont Tribune reported Nov. 19.
  2. Oregon hospital workers petition to recall board members

    Unions seeking the ouster of two of Bay Area Hospital's elected board members have submitted petition signatures toward their effort.
  3. Holly Elliot named vice president of HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division

    Holly Elliott was reappointed vice president of women's and children's services of HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division in Houston, according to a press release sent to Becker's.
  4. UW Medical Center 1st to earn 7 Magnet designations

    The University of Washington Medical Center-Montlake in Seattle has become the nation's first hospital to receive seven consecutive Magnet designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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  1. 10 hospitals seeking chief medical officers

    Below are 10 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking chief medical officers in the last two weeks.
  2. WHO convening 300 scientists to identify pandemic-capable pathogens

    The World Health Organization is convening more than 300 scientists to update its list of pathogens most likely to cause future outbreaks or pandemics. The priority pathogen list is meant to guide global investments, and research and development on vaccines and therapeutics. 
  3. 'It's what the community needs': Phoenix Children's CEO on continued growth through challenging times

    Over the last two decades, Robert L. Meyer has led Phoenix Children's with a growth mindset. 
  4. 1st treatment plan for onset of Type 1 diabetes to cost $194K

    The nation's first drug approved to delay the onset of stage 3 Type 1 diabetes is expected to cost $13,850 per vial, the drugmaker said Nov. 18. 

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  1. Maine hospital nurses to see 10%-11% wage increase over 3 years

    Members of the Maine State Nurses Association have approved a new contract with Millinocket (Maine) Regional Hospital that includes raises.
  2. The state of hospital executive burnout

    Among healthcare C-suite executives, burnout appears to be on the rise, according to a survey from executive search firm WittKieffer.
  3. Why Epic won't invest in other companies

    Epic has entered into big partnerships this year with Amazon Web Services and Google, and added capabilities to the MyChart app. The company also joined the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement to improve health data interoperability and launched a new life sciences program to streamline clinical research studies and trials.
  4. Intermountain's income hits $2.2B

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare reported higher year-over-year net income for the nine months ending Sept. 30 after completing the acquisition of Broomfield, Colo.-based SCL Health on March 31.
  5. Prime Healthcare hit with credit downgrade

    Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the ratings on Prime Healthcare's probability of default rating to "B2-PD" from "B1-PD" as well as its ratings of the system's senior secured notes to "B3" from "B2."
  6. Teva names CEO

    Teva Pharmaceuticals named Richard Francis as its next president and CEO, effective Jan. 1. 
  7. 29 amoxicillin and clavulanate products on back order

    Among three drugmakers, 29 amoxicillin and clavulanate oral presentations are on allocation or back order, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 
  8. UK investigates possible Ebola case

    The UK Health Security Agency is investigating a possible case of Ebola in an individual with a travel history to Africa who was displaying "early symptoms" of the disease, according to a Nov. 17 report from The Telegraph. 
  9. The risks of boomerang CEOs

    Bob Iger's comeback as CEO of Disney is the latest example of chief executives boomeranging as rehires to take the helm at the same organizations they previously led. While hardly a common practice, there have been enough boomerang CEOs to draw findings and trend lines. 

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