Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Man charged in assault of 4 Pennsylvania hospital workers

    A suspect was charged with assaulting four hospital employees at Wellspan Ephrata (Pa.) Community Hospital, ABC affiliate WHTM reported Aug. 11. 
  2. Sonoma Valley Hospital names Jessica Winkler new chief nursing officer 

    Sonoma (Calif.) Valley Hospital appointed Jessica Winkler, DNP, RN as its new chief nursing officer, The Sonoma Index Tribune reported Aug. 11.
  3. Hiccups in supply chain are easing, forecasts show

    The global supply chain could soon step out of the 18-monthslong storm of shortages and high costs, according to the Financial Times. 

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  1. 5 states with highest, lowest central line infection rates

    New Mexico hospitals have the highest central line-associated bloodstream infection rate in the country while hospitals in North Dakota have the lowest, CDC data shows. 
  2. Lakeland Community Hospital names Jennifer Young CEO

    Haleyville, Ala.-based Lakeland Community Hospital has named Jennifer Young, the hospital's current COO, its new CEO, the Northwest Alabamian reported Aug. 10. 
  3. 10 COVID-19-related research findings 

    Here are 10 COVID-19-related studies Becker's has covered since July 18: 
  4. Reinfection with BA.2.75 unlikely after bout with BA.5, experts say

    Countries in the middle or just past the peak of a surge driven by the BA.5 omicron subvariant, such as the U.S., likely won't experience a subsequent wave from BA.2.75, another omicron relative, some experts predict. 

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  1. Facebook's legal scrutiny over patient data sharing raises concerns for health site tracking tools

    Facebook is facing two lawsuits over a tracking tool that allegedly has been targeting ads to people based on information about their health collected via code in hospital websites, raising concerns over the potential digital gaps in patient privacy protections, Bloomberg Law reported Aug. 10.  
  2. Mayo Clinic adds a second round of AI startups to innovation accelerator program

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has added seven new AI startups to its innovation accelerator program, marking the second cohort of health tech startups to join the initiative. 
  3. 6 recent hospital, health system COO moves

    Here are six hospital and health system COO moves that have been reported by Becker's since July 12.
  4. Why many pharmacists aren't prescribing Paxlovid: low demand, few workers

    When the FDA allowed any state-licensed pharmacist to prescribe a COVID-19 antiviral to patients in July, some health organizations criticized the decision while others cheered, but pharmacies aren't picking up the slack, NBC reported Aug. 10. 
  1. US 3 to 6 months away from more monkeypox vaccines

    The White House is working with multiple companies to bottle monkeypox vaccines, but the earliest estimates put the distribution at late 2022 to early 2023, two senior Biden administration officials and two other sources familiar with the matter told Politico. 
  2. 15,000 Minnesota nurses move toward possible strike

    The Minnesota Nurses Association said its members will vote Aug. 15 on whether to authorize nurse negotiation leaders to call a strike at hospitals in the Twin Cities and Duluth area.
  3. 'We need your help': Sparrow Health System asks patients to be mindful of ER use amid overcrowding

    Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Health System's emergency department is regularly experiencing a backup of patients, and the hospital is now asking patients to consider seeking care for non-life-threatening issues elsewhere. 
  4. 5 pharmacy leaders talk 2022 goals

    As workforce shortages plague pharmacies and the industry adjusts to the $739 billion drug-pricing bill the Senate narrowly passed Aug. 7, here are what five pharmacy hospital and health system executives told Becker's their priorities are for the rest of 2022.
  5. UMC Health System seeks to increase property tax revenue in 2023

    Lubbock, Texas-based UMC Health System plans to raise property tax revenue next year to offset financial challenges, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported Aug. 9. 
  6. 'Seize the moment': Northwell's new CIO Sophy Lu looks to use tech to reimagine healthcare

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health's new CIO Sophy Lu looks to seize the moment of healthcare technology acceleration and change that came with the COVID-19 pandemic. In her new role as CIO, Ms. Lu aims to use technology to deliver and implement change for Northwell Health and its patients. 
  7. Hacker may have removed files with information on 18,000 MultiCare patients

    More than 18,000 patients of Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System may have been affected by a data breach that targeted third-party post-acute care company Avamere Health Services.
  8. Stanford Medicine names Dr. Joyce Sackey inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer 

    Stanford (Calif.) Medicine selected Joyce Sackey, MD, its inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer Aug. 10. Her appointment is effective Sept. 1.
  9. Amazon Care adds behavioral health in Ginger deal

    Amazon Care is now offering members behavioral health services through a deal with Ginger, an on-demand mental healthcare platform.

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