Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital closes inpatient pediatric unit

    Brooksville, Fla.-based HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital has closed its four-bed inpatient pediatric unit, according to an Aug. 5 press release from the hospital.
  2. Reading between the lines when CEOs abruptly 'step down'

    Ambiguous language around CEO departures can obscure the circumstances or drivers of their exits. Researchers are trying to find correlations that get the real story. 
  3. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.

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  1. Orlando Health names Howard Brown CFO of South Central Region

    Howard Brown has been named Orlando (Fla.) Health South Central Region's new CFO.
  2. Temple Health and partners to buy hospital from Tower Health

    Three nonprofit hospitals have partnered to purchase Philadelphia-based Chestnut Hill Hospital, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Aug. 8. 
  3. Not always mild: What physicians are seeing among monkeypox patients

    While the hospitalization and death rate for monkeypox are very low, some physicians are surprised by the severe pain symptoms are causing infected patients. 
  4. 6 hospitals hit with credit downgrades

    Credit rating downgrades for several hospitals and health systems were tied to capital expenditures and cash flow issues in recent months.

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  1. Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center taps Christine Frost as new chief nursing officer

    Christine Frost, MSN, RN, was appointed chief nursing officer at Annapolis, Md.-based Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center, the same hospital where she began her career as a nurse.. 
  2. How social media is shaking up hospital marketing

    From clinical healthcare to public health campaigns, chief marketing officers are using social media to find meaning in data gathered from social channels to support and engage their patients beyond their health systems' walls. 
  3. 100K naloxone doses ease national shortage

    To combat the opioid epidemic, nonprofit Remedy Alliance bought 100,000 doses of naloxone, a drug that's used to reverse opioid overdoses, and community groups have already ordered 43,000 doses, according to The Washington Post.
  4. 5 best, worst states for women's healthcare in 2022

    Hawaii earned the top spot for women's healthcare on a ranking by SmartAsset, while Mississippi ranked the lowest.
  1. Most nursing homes haven't filled COVID-19 staffing gaps 

    Most nursing home facilities in the U.S. lost more than half of their nurses and aides in the past year and are struggling to fill the gaps, USA Today reported Aug. 4.
  2. Amid outbreak, US has slim access to monkeypox treatment

    The nation's only drug to treat monkeypox is wrapped up in red tape, The New York Times reported Aug. 6.
  3. Meritus Health taps Melissa McHugh Short as chief nursing officer 

    Hagerstown, Md.-based Meritus Medical Center appointed Melissa McHugh Short, RN, to serve as chief nursing officer, it shared in an email with Becker's Aug. 8. Her appointment is effective immediately.
  4. Landmark bill's cost-reduction efforts draw praise from healthcare groups

    Groups across the healthcare industry had overall favorable reactions to a sweeping $739 billion bill passed by Senate Democrats on Aug. 7 that touches healthcare, energy and tax reform.
  5. El Camino Health names new chief operating officer

    Mountain View, Calif.-based El Camino Health appointed Meenesh Bhimani, MD, as its new chief operating officer, according to a press release sent to Becker's. His role goes into effect Aug. 8.
  6. University Hospitals appoints chief physician executive

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals appointed Scott Sasser, MD,  chief physician executive and president, effective Aug. 1.
  7. Doernbecher Children's Hospital's longest-serving nurse retires after 43 years

    Doernbecher Children's Hospital's oldest and longest-serving nurse retired Aug. 3 after 43 years with the organization, The Oregonian reported.
  8. COVID-19 cases to fall through mid-August, Mayo forecasts

    COVID-19 cases are expected to decrease nationwide over the next two weeks, even as the highly transmissible omicron subvariant BA.5 accounts for more than 80 percent of infections, modeling from Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic shows.
  9. Pfizer to acquire Global Blood Therapeutics for $5.4B

    Pfizer nabbed a $5.4 billion deal to acquire sickle cell drugmaker Global Blood Therapeutics, according to an Aug. 8 press release. 

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