Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. How Children's Mercy Kansas City is growing geographically and within service lines 

    Rob Steele, MD, is the executive vice president and chief strategy and innovation officer at Mo-based Children's Mercy Kansas City. 
  2. 4 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Four recent chief medical and nursing officer moves at hospitals and health systems Becker's has covered since Aug. 12: 
  3. NIH awards $23M to 4 institutions to study telehealth for cancer centers

    The National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, awarded $23 million to four academic institutions to study the role of telehealth in cancer healthcare.

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  1. Stage IV cervical cancer diagnoses on the rise: 5 notes

    Los Angeles-based researchers found that stage IV cervical cancer diagnoses are on the rise. Here are five findings from their study published Aug. 18 in the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer.
  2. Resilient Healthcare, White Rock Medical Center partner on home healthcare

    Plano, Texas-based Resilient Healthcare and White Rock Medical Center in Dallas formed a partnership to deliver outpatient therapy to patients virtually and in their homes.
  3. Hackensack U Medical Center 2nd in world to implant new heart pump

    N.J.-based Hackensack University Medical Center became the second hospital in the world to implant the Impella Bridge-to-Recovery heart pump, New Jersey Business Magazine reported Aug. 18.
  4. Epic's director of health policy departs

    Alya Sulaiman, corporate counsel and director of health policy and regulatory affairs for Epic Systems, left the company to join healthcare law firm McDermott Will & Emery. 

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  1. What Cerner pays its top IT professionals

    Cerner pays senior software engineers $76,000 to $122,000 per year based on experience and other factors, according to Payscale.com.
  2. More physicians observing colleagues behaving badly: 6 report findings 

    Forty-one percent of physicians have seen other clinicians behave inappropriately in the workplace, up from 35 percent in 2021, Medscape's 2022 "Physicians Behaving Badly: Stress and Hardship Trigger Misconduct" report found.
  3. HCA Florida hospital taps Holly Weber-Johnson as chief nursing officer

    Holly Weber-Johnson, MSN, has been named chief nursing officer at HCA Florida Citrus Hospital in Inverness. 
  4. Breakthrough monkeypox cases emerge

    Preliminary reports on monkeypox vaccinations suggest the vaccine is not 100 percent effective, and some breakthrough cases are occurring, the World Health Organization said during an Aug. 17 media briefing. 
  1. Kaiser mental health workers in Hawaii plan open-ended strike

    Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers are set to begin an open-ended strike Aug. 29 at Kaiser Permanente's mental healthcare facilities in Hawaii.
  2. Viewpoint: No need to rename monkeypox

    Renaming monkeypox will not solve missteps in the nation's response to its outbreak and would do little to prevent hateful people from shaming others, a physician writes in a piece published Aug. 17 in The Atlantic.
  3. Mayo Clinic operating income slips 66% in Q2

    Mayo Clinic's revenue and expenses were higher in the second quarter of this year, according to financial documents released Aug. 18. 
  4. California health plan, providers to pay $70.7M to settle billing fraud claims

    A California health plan and three providers have agreed to pay $70.7 million to settle claims they violated federal and state false claim act laws by submitting improper claims to the state's Medicaid program. 
  5. 'This is doable': A roadmap to monkeypox response from Providence, 2 more systems

    With a low hospitalization and death rate for monkeypox, health systems don't expect the outbreak to pose a large burden on inpatient care. Still, ramping up communication and infection control policies are key to alleviating employee concerns and providing effective care to infected patients who may show up in ambulatory settings, healthcare leaders say.
  6. The 3 most common words in Dr. Michael Osterholm's vocabulary right now 

    Though COVID-19 in the U.S. has plateaued, uncertainty still surrounds the trajectory of the pandemic and symptoms associated with the virus. 
  7. 30,000 New York nurses launch contract campaign

    The New York State Nurses Association said about 30,000 of its members are launching a public campaign at healthcare facilities ahead of contract expiration dates. 
  8. Thomas Rohs named CEO of Ascension Michigan's southwest region

    Thomas Rohs, MD will lead four Ascension Michigan hospitals as its southwest region president and CEO. 
  9. What CVS Health has done since the Amazon-One Medical deal

    Amazon's planned $3.9 billion acquisition of One Medical has dramatically changed the healthcare market since the deal was announced in July. However, pharmacy retail and healthcare giant CVS Health has also been active since Amazon announced plans to acquire One Medical.

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