Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Allina nurses to strike in October

    Nurses at Allina Health's WestHealth campus in Plymouth, Minn., plan to strike in October amid contract negotiations, according to the union that represents them.
  2. 7 recent drug, device recalls

    Medical device and drug recalls, whether voluntary or mandated by the FDA, ensure patient safety. Here are seven that have been reported to the FDA since Oct. 1:
  3. Q3's biggest healthcare deals: mRNA, digital care and cybersecurity

    The biggest healthcare deals in the third quarter of 2021 were for companies focused on mRNA drug discovery, digital care and cybersecurity, according to CB Insights' third-quarter venture capital report.

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  1. 5 recent cancer study findings

    Recent oncology studies have focused on the proportion of U.S. cancer cases linked to physical inactivity, breast cancer patients' cannabis use, and more. 
  2. Goldman Sachs, Charlesbank acquire 1,100-physician primary care network

    Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Charlesbank Capital Partners completed their acquisition of MDVIP, a national network of 1,100 primary care physicians. 
  3. Washington health district employees say leadership, politics driving resignations

    Dozens of Spokane (Wash.) Regional Health District employees have left the health system, citing poor leadership and political pressure as the driving factors, the Inlander reported Oct. 14.
  4. The cost of nurse turnover by the numbers

    The COVID-19 pandemic wore down registered nurses, causing many to leave and retire early, leaving vacant spots in hospitals. Due to this, hospitals have been paying astronomical prices in turnover costs, according to the "2021 NSI National Health Care Retention & RN Staffing Report."
  1. HHS slates $100M for loan repayment to primary healthcare workers in underserved areas

    HHS is investing $100 million in federal relief funding for state loan repayment programs that support, recruit and retain primary care clinicians in underserved communities. HHS announced the American Rescue Plan funding availability Oct. 14.
  2. Chicago hospital sees ambulance visits double, up to 700 some months

    Chicago-based Mercy Hospital & Medical Center stopped receiving fire department ambulances earlier this year, meaning local residents have one less emergency care location and ambulances are inundating University of Illinois Hospital, according to The Chicago Tribune.
  3. CMS requests corrective action plan from 32 hospitals over undisclosed prices

    CMS sent 32 hospitals requests for a corrective action plan after they still were not in compliance with the price disclosure rule, an agency spokesperson told Becker's Hospital Review on Oct. 14. 
  4. Connecticut hospitals seek to consolidate under 1 license to cut costs, improve billing

    Eastern Connecticut Health Network in Manchester is seeking approval to consolidate two of its hospitals under a single license to save money and streamline administrative processes, according to The Journal Inquirer.
  1. Viewpoint: Student debt, physician shortages fueling three-year medical school program growth

    Interest in accelerated three-year medical school programs is on the rise amid mounting student loans and physician shortages, a physician argues in an opinion piece published on the Association of American Medical Colleges website.
  2. FDA panel recommends Moderna boosters for same populations as Pfizer boosters

    The FDA's vaccine advisory committee voted Oct. 14 to recommend COVID-19 booster shots for Moderna recipients for the same groups eligible for Pfizer boosters. 
  3. What researchers found reviewing 250,000 long COVID-19 cases

    More than half of COVID-19 survivors experience at least one symptom six months or more after initially recovering from the illness, a systematic review involving 250,351 COVID-19 survivors found. 
  4. 4 latest hospital bankruptcies

    Hospitals in Illinois, New Hampshire and Texas filed for bankruptcy protection in the past year. 
  5. Maine shares plan to ease healthcare workforce shortage after hospital halts some admissions

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills is addressing the state's efforts to combat a shortage of healthcare workers after Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston temporarily suspended admissions of pediatric and trauma patients, according to New England Cable News.
  6. Colorado hospital sees 'historic' pediatric admissions — and it's not just COVID-19

    Aurora-based Children's Hospital Colorado is seeing unusually high pediatric hospitalizations as respiratory illnesses that typically peak in the winter emerge earlier and COVID-19 rates among children remain high, reports The Gazette.
  7. Johns Hopkins, Stanford and 30+ others join social media initiative to improve vaccine uptake

    The Vaccine Confidence Fund on Oct. 14 selected 33 organizations to receive grants totaling more than $7 million for projects exploring how technology and social media can increase vaccine confidence.
  8. Former CVS Health exec to run for Rhode Island governor

    Helena Foulkes, former CVS Health executive, has announced that she's running as a democratic candidate for Rhode Island governor, ABC 6 reported Oct. 13.
  9. Viewpoint: Price transparency will keep wages in line with inflation

    Healthcare price transparency is the key to reducing healthcare costs and increasing employee wages, an act President Joe Biden is proposing in a final federal rule, Cynthia Fisher, founder of patientrightsadvocate.org and ViaCord, wrote in Barron's Oct. 14.

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