Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Polio case may be 'tip of iceberg,' New York's top health official says

    Polio has been detected in New York wastewater samples, potentially signaling further spread of the disease, with the state's top health official warning the single case may be the "tip of the iceberg," The New York Times reported Aug. 4. 
  2. 8 recent hospital, health system CFO moves

    The following hospital and health system CFO moves have been reported since July 12: 
  3. Former CEO makes $3M bet on CHS turnaround

    Wayne Smith, former CEO and current executive chairman of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, has bought 1 million shares of CHS this month, according to a disclosure filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

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  1. Vanderbilt should lose Magnet status over RaDonda Vaught's treatment, nurses say

    Some nurses are urging the American Nurses Credentialing Center not to renew Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Magnet designation, arguing that the hospital's response to RaDonda Vaught's fatal medication error and conviction do not align with the program's mission to create an environment where nurses flourish.
  2. New York hospital receives backlash for not being transparent about merger

    United University Professions, the union that represents 4,445 employees at Syracuse, N.Y.-based Upstate University Hospital, is criticizing the hospital for its attempt to prevent federal officials from reviewing a proposed merger, NNY 360 reported Aug. 3.
  3. The top 4 factors for retaining nurses, according to Incredible Health CEO Dr. Iman Abuzeid

    With an estimated 130,000 new cases reported each day and ongoing staff shortages across the country, the highly transmissible BA.5 variant of the coronavirus, a subvariant of omicron, poses a threat to recruiting and retaining nurses. Iman Abuzeid, MD, CEO and co-founder of Incredible Health, an organization that matches nurses with available hospitals and health systems positions, weighed in on this issue with Becker's and has solutions for how hospitals can best tackle further nursing shortages. 
  4. 4 in 10 Americans cut spending to cover healthcare costs

    Four in 10 Americans have delayed or skipped healthcare treatments in the last six months due to rising healthcare costs, according to an Aug. 4 report from Gallup.

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  1. Massachusetts hospital pauses planned closure of birth center

    Beverly (Mass.) Hospital is postponing the closure of the North Shore Birth Center, according to an Aug. 4 report from The Salem News. 
  2. Healthcare added 70K jobs in July

    Healthcare gained 69,600 jobs in July, an increase from the amount added in June, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  3. Bassett Healthcare invests $50M in compensation increases for workers

    Following a compensation analysis, Cooperstown, N.Y.-based Bassett Healthcare Network will increase its workforce compensation by nearly $50 million. 
  4. Hospital Sisters Health System names Kim Hodgkinson new CFO

    Kim Hodgkinson, former CFO for Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System, will now serve as senior vice president and CFO for Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System. 
  1. UF Health Shands CEO resigns

    Gainesville, Fla.-based University of Florida Health Shands has a new interim leader after CEO Ed Jimenez submitted his resignation, according to WCJB.
  2. 5 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Five recent chief medical and nursing officer moves at hospitals and health systems Becker's has covered since July 29. 
  3. 8 women making moves in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since July 29. 
  4. Piedmont Augusta CEO James Davis announces retirement

    James Davis, president and CEO of Piedmont Augusta (Ga.) and Thomson, Ga.-based Piedmont McDuffie, announced his retirement on Aug. 3, according to a press release sent to Becker's. 
  5. How the EPA's efforts to lower toxic gasses could affect medical sterilization

    The Environmental Protection Agency released the names of 23 U.S. locations and territories where medical sterilizer facilities are producing dangerous levels of ethylene oxide, an odorless emission that's associated with high cancer risks, the agency said Aug. 3. 
  6. US declares monkeypox a public health emergency

    The Biden administration on Aug. 4 declared the nation's monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency, a move that will unlock additional federal dollars to address the outbreak. The declaration comes as U.S. cases near 7,000, more than any other country so far.
  7. Digital health startup Calibrate cuts 24% of staff

    A year after raising $100 million, weight loss-focused digital health startup Calibrate has laid off 24 percent of its employees.
  8. Most common symptoms of 6 coronavirus variants

    COVID-19 patients have reported a wide range of symptoms, with some symptoms appearing more often for different variants of the virus.
  9. Tennessee files suit against Walgreens over opioid sales + 4 recent opioid stories

    Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III is suing Walgreens and accusing the pharmacy chain of creating a public nuisance by illegally selling and distributing opioids, according to an Aug. 3 news release. 

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