Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Where COVID-19 cases are projected to rise, fall the most by July 4

    Utah will see the greatest increase in COVID-19 case rates by July 4, while Delaware will see the greatest decrease in cases, according to forecasts from Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic. 
  2. CVS, Rite Aid restrict Plan B purchases after Roe v. Wade reversal

    Retail pharmacies are imposing purchase limits and increasing prices for the emergency contraceptive Plan B after people flocked to stores hours after the Supreme Court's 6-3 ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, The Wall Street Journal reported June 27.
  3. Supreme Court sides with physicians in opioid prescribing case

    In a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of two physicians who were convicted of obstructing the Controlled Substance Act after prescribing hundreds of thousands of opioids, CNN reported June 27. 

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  1. A powerful way to start a medical appointment? With non-medical questions

    Talking to patients about the social determinants of their health is just as, if not more, important as prescribing medication to treat an ailment, according to physicians practicing at organizations that utilize screenings to learn about factors like housing and employment. 
  2. South Dakota VA hospitals, facilities saved from closure

    A group of U.S. senators announced on June 27, 2022, that they would block the appointment of a commission that would review the closing of some Veterans Affairs hospitals. 
  3. Denyse Bales-Chubb tapped to lead AdventHealth hospital

    Denyse Bales-Chubb was named president and CEO of AdventHealth Palm Coast (Fla.).
  4. Nonprofit hospitals face mounting financial pressures: 4 things to know

    Not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare systems continue to face significant operating challenges as they attempt to keep revenues on pace with escalating operating expenses fueled by inflation, according to a June 27 report from S&P.

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  1. 536-bed Tenet hospital gets new CEO

    Daniel Listi is the new CEO of Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Fla., part of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare. 
  2. Intermountain's Dan Liljenquist: 'Collaborating disruptively' key to advancing healthcare

    Dan Liljenquist combines his passions for public policy and healthcare as chief strategy officer of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare. 
  3. New York hospital to lay off staff, outsource revenue cycle functions

    Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, N.Y., is cutting approximately 5 percent of its 800-person workforce as it makes changes aimed at improving revenue cycle functions. 
  4. Digital platform for temporary healthcare workers lands $105M

    Nomad Health, a digital healthcare staffing company, raised $105 million June 27 as it expands to other specialties to address the medical workforce shortage.
  1. Harrison Memorial names new COO

    Kathy Tussey, MSN, RN, was named COO of Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, Ky. 
  2. McLaren names Dr. Justin Klamerus chief medical officer

    McLaren Health Care has selected Justin Klamerus, MD, as its next executive vice president and chief medical officer, the Grand Blanc, Mich.-based health system said June 27.
  3. Healthcare overuse is an equity issue, physicians group says

    In a decade of aiming to reduce overuse in healthcare, a group of internal medicine physicians  found that overuse is prevalent in racial and ethnic minority groups, leading to what it called a "possible double jeopardy."
  4. Pfizer's modified vaccine is 'substantially' better against omicron

    Pfizer's updated vaccine candidates, a monovalent and a bivalent option, both delivered a "substantially higher immune response" against omicron compared to its current version among study participants 56 and older when used as a fourth booster dose. 
  5. 5 nurses making headlines on and off the job

    Here are five nurses who have made headlines for their leadership efforts on and off the job since June 8:
  6. Michigan hospital system helps test drone delivery for medical supplies

    Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health took part in a real-world experiment to deliver medical supplies by drone.
  7. Florida pharmacies are discarding child COVID-19 shots because of state regulations

    Some Florida physicians are tossing usable COVID-19 doses in the trash after Gov. Ron DeSantis failed to authorize state programs' to administer the vaccine to younger children, the Miami Herald reported June 27 — the latest setback to inoculating the state's 1.15 million children younger than 5.
  8. Memorial Hermann Health System to provide home healthcare

    Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System has teamed up with hospital-at-home company Contessa Health to provide home-based healthcare, according to a June 24 press release. 
  9. Troubled North Carolina nursing home closes 

    The Citadel Salisbury (N.C.), a nursing home that was the site of the state's worst outbreak of COVID-19, closed after losing its Medicare agreement in May, 3WBTV reported June 23.

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