Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Workforce absences during the pandemic, by race and gender

    During the pandemic, U.S. workers reported a 50 percent increase in work absences due to personal illness, child care needs or family obligations compared to previous years, according to a new report released Aug. 1 by the Urban Institute with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  2. US monkeypox cases top 10K amid concerns with new vaccine strategy: 4 updates

    The manufacturer of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine, Bavarian Nordic, voiced concerns to federal health officials about efforts to expand vaccine supplies by allowing the administration of fractional doses, The Washington Post reported Aug. 10. 
  3. 5 recent heart study findings

    Here are five recent cardiology-related studies published by Becker's since June 21, starting with the most recent:

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  1. NFL offers clinical rotations for Black medical students

    Fourteen medical students from historically Black college and university medical schools will be working for the first time on the staffs of eight NFL teams this upcoming season, The Washington Post reported Aug. 10.
  2. CDC weighs polio boosters amid threat of hundreds of undetected New York cases

    The CDC may offer some New Yorkers an extra dose of the polio vaccine amid concerns that the virus is silently spreading through a community where the nation's first polio case in nearly a decade was detected July 21, CNN reported. 
  3. Reading Hospital names Michelle Trupp COO

    West Reading, Pa.-based Reading Hospital named Michelle Trupp as the chief operating officer, according to an Aug. 10 press release from the health system.
  4. Shelly Brown named director of information systems at Iredell Health

    Statesville, N.C.-based Iredell Health System has named Shelly Brown, MSN, RN, as the new director of information systems.

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  1. 17 hospital CEOs exiting their roles

    More than 70 hospital CEOs left their roles in the first seven months of this year, and several others have announced plans to step down or retire since July. 
  2. Tenet's $100M cyber incident raises 10 must-ask questions for boards

    Cyberattackers don't need to steal data to cause chaos, they just need to pose enough of a threat that management is forced to halt business.
  3. 'Listen and respond accordingly': 5 hospital CEOs share advice for successors

    When a healthcare leader takes the helm of a hospital, they bring with them advice from mentors as well as their own career learning experiences. Now, five CEOs — one who recently retired and four preparing to do so — shared their advice with Becker's Hospital Review, from setting one's ego aside to engaging with the community.
  4. 6 hospitals cutting inpatient care

    Several hospitals are scaling back or cutting inpatient care for a variety of reasons, including cost concerns. 
  1. Franciscan Health Rensselaer to invest $28M in upgrades

    Franciscan Health Rensselaer (Ind.) will soon begin a $28 million project to upgrade and modernize the hospital, according to an Aug. 10 press release from the health system.
  2. Lawyers want to combine class-action lawsuits against HCA

    Two separate lawsuits, one filed by the city of Brevard, N.C., and a second filed jointly by Buncombe County and the city of Asheville, N.C., could merge into a single large antitrust, class-action lawsuit against Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and Asheville-based Mission Health, according to an Aug. 5 report from the Asheville Citizen Times.
  3. CVS Health reportedly pursued One Medical before Amazon

    Before Amazon entered an agreement to buy One Medical for $3.9 billion in July, CVS Health approached the primary care company with interest to align, Bloomberg reported Aug. 10. 
  4. MemorialCare names strategy chief

    Fountain Valley, Calif.-based MemorialCare has named Laurie Sicaeros as the system's chief strategy officer and leadership academy dean.
  5. How Baptist Health is keeping patients digitally connected to care

    The PineApp, Miami-based Baptist Health's newly built app, is trying to change the traditional trajectory and mindset of health and wellness from one of episodic care — care only when you need it — to a holistic, uninterrupted and ingrained part of a person's life.
  6. 5 states with highest, lowest C. diff rates

    Hospitals in Alaska have the lowest Clostridioides difficile infection rate in the country, CDC data shows. 
  7. CEO no longer at helm of Colorado health system

    Brian Erling, MD, is no longer CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, part of Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health.
  8. Kaiser Permanente Ventures: Key things to know

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has a venture capital arm that has invested in and supported more than 65 companies in the last 20 years.
  9. CDC, HHS unveil national tool to track health effects of environmental issues

    The CDC and HHS on Aug. 10 released the Environmental Justice Index, a tool meant to help public health officials and communities identify areas at high risk of experiencing negative health effects from environmental factors. 

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