Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. UCSF physicians avert strike

    Members of the Committee of Interns and Residents have reached a tentative agreement with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland (Calif.), averting a looming strike.
  2. Kamala Harris: DOJ gathering legal support for providers post-Roe

    The Justice Department has established a task force to provide legal support to those affected by recent abortion legislation, including healthcare workers, Vice President Kamala Harris said. 
  3. Allegra Jaros to leave Kaleida Health for Baptist Health in Florida

    Allegra Jaros has accepted a new role as president of Baptist Health's Wolfson Children's Hospital and Children's Health Network in Jacksonville, Fla.

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  1. 5 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Five chief medical and nursing officer moves Becker's has covered since Oct. 3: 
  2. Hackensack Meridian opens long-term acute care hospital 

    Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health opened its first long-term acute care hospital Oct. 5. 
  3. 3 recent donations to medical schools over $10M 

    Here are three donations to medical schools over $10 million that Becker's has covered since Sept. 15:
  4. Baptist Health Lexington selects Dr. Lee Dossett as chief medical officer

    Lee Dossett, MD, will become chief medical officer at Baptist Health Lexington (Ky.) Nov. 1, according to an Oct. 6 news release sent to Becker's. 

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  1. US gun deaths climb 8% in 2021

    The firearm homicide rate in 2021 was 8.3 percent higher than in 2020, and the firearm suicide rate among people aged 10 years and older also increased by 8.3 percent during the same time period, according to an Oct. 6 report from the CDC.
  2. Political volatility is rising in the workplace — and it may affect hiring, promotions

    The 2020 election and COVID-19 have fostered high political tensions in the workplace, according to a Society of Human Resource Management study released Oct. 5. 
  3. Adderall generic shortage worsens to 28 products on back order

    About a month after four drugmakers reported shortages of their Adderall generics, the list has grown from 20 to 28 out-of-stock drugs from six pharmaceutical companies. 
  4. UT Austin taps Mayo Clinic leader as medical school dean

    The University of Texas at Austin has named Claudia Lucchinetti, MD — a current dean and department chair at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic  — as senior vice president for medical affairs and dean of its Dell Medical School. 

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  1. Ochsner Health partners with new digital media company

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health has selected the Moran Group as its digital marketing agency.
  2. CDC to end daily COVID-19 case, death reports

    Starting Oct. 20, the CDC will publish data on COVID-19 cases and deaths every Wednesday. It had been updating the figures on a daily basis since the start of the pandemic. 
  3. Ohio hospital 'still in the black' despite service cut, COO says

    Ravenna, Ohio, Mayor Frank Seman was concerned University Hospitals' Portage Medical Center might shut down after it announced it will end labor and delivery services in November. Bill Benoit, COO of Cleveland-based University Hospitals' South Market, assured him that is not the case, the Record-Courier reported Oct. 6. 
  4. Sanford Health CFO Michelle Bruhn shares current challenges, optimism for future

    Hospitals and health systems across the nation are currently navigating rising operating costs, supply chain issues and staffing shortages. Many CFOs expect an upcoming recession.  In spite of this, Michelle Bruhn, executive vice president, CFO and treasurer for Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health, remains optimistic.
  5. 7 new roles for modern healthcare C-suites

    As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, so must its C-suite, according to David Lubarsky, MD, CEO of Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health. 
  6. Washington State University awarded $2.6M to improve infectious disease modeling

    Washington State University received $2.6 million in federal funding to better understand and predict how infectious diseases behave and spread in healthcare settings and other small populations.
  7. HCA Healthcare strengthens partnership with Tennessee State University

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare donated $1.5 million to Tennessee State University.
  8. When layoffs hit, are remote workers more vulnerable?

    Seventy-eight percent of employees worry remote workers will be first to go when organizations make cuts, according to a recent survey. Their fears may be warranted, according to a recent article from management consulting firm Korn Ferry. 
  9. Lawmakers want clarification on closed Iowa hospital's emergency designation eligibility

    A pair of Iowa lawmakers want CMS to clarify if the recently shuttered Blessing Health Keokuk (Iowa) hospital will be eligible for a future rural emergency hospital designation despite its closure. 

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