Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. It's 'flat out hard': California hospital leader addresses staffing challenges after travel nurses' departure 

    After four travel nurses quit their assignments at Providence St. Joseph Hospital just one day after starting, a staff leader at the Eureka, Calif.-based hospital claimed they developed a training program to acclimate the nurses to the new EHR system. 
  2. Biden to nix Medicare coverage of breakthrough medical technologies: 4 details 

    CMS wants to rescind a rule introduced by former President Donald Trump's administration that lets Medicare cover medical devices that the FDA designates as "breakthrough" technologies, according to a proposed rule scheduled to be filed in the Federal Register Sept. 15. 
  3. A breakdown of 11 recent CMS actions

    CMS issued several rules, actions and plans in the last two months, including updates on the surprise billing rule, outpatient service reimbursement and vaccine mandates for healthcare workers. 

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  1. Texas hospital pays $555K to resolve allegations of submitting improper claims to COVID uninsured program

    Midland (Texas) Memorial Hospital agreed to pay $555,141 to resolve allegations that it improperly submitted claims to the COVID-19 uninsured program, according to the HHS' Office of the Inspector General.
  2. 5 states with highest, lowest flu vaccination rate in children

    Rhode Island had the highest flu vaccination rate in children aged 6 months to 17 years during the 2019 - 20 season, and Mississippi had the lowest, according to a Sept. 13 analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website.
  3. Aaron Kramer made Adirondack Health's permanent CEO

    Adirondack Health's Acting CEO Aaron Kramer will remain in the role permanently, according to a news release shared with Becker's Sept. 13. He succeeds Sylvia Getman, who retired from the Saranac Lake, N.Y.-based health system in July.
  4. Broward Health Medical Center taps COO

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health Medical Center has named Judy Frum, BSN, COO of the 716-bed hospital.
  1. Top 10 universities for healthcare professions in 2022, per US News

    U.S. News & World Report released its "Best Colleges in 2022" Sept. 13. Here are the top U.S. universities that have healthcare programs.
  2. Will vaccine mandates cause a 'bottleneck' in healthcare? 3 hospital CEOs weigh in

    Three hospital CEOs shared how they are preparing for workforce shortages induced by COVID-19 vaccine mandates and how the healthcare industry will be affected by a potential exodus, according to a Sept. 10 report by CBS and Fox affiliate WAGM 8.
  3. 2 injured in fire at 257-bed New York hospital

    Two people suffered minor injuries after a fire broke out at St. John's Episcopal Hospital in New York City on Sept. 10, according to The New York Times. 
  4. OhioHealth unveils details of $140M Pickerington hospital

    Columbus-based OhioHealth unveiled details Sept. 13 about its plan to build its 13th hospital in Pickerington, Ohio.
  1. 98% of Henry Ford employees meet system's vaccine mandate deadline, some face suspension

    Nearly all Henry Ford Health System employees met the Detroit-based system's Sept. 10 COVID-19 vaccine mandate deadline, and others will be suspended for three weeks to give them more time to comply, according to Bob Riney, president of healthcare operations and COO.
  2. 4 health systems that recently sold digital tools, businesses

    Below are four health systems that sold digital tools or businesses in the past three months.
  3. Steward Health Care names president of newly acquired hospital

    Michael Bell has been appointed president of Florida Medical Center in Lauderdale Lakes, part of Dallas-based Steward Health Care. The location is one of five South Florida hospitals acquired by Steward from Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare in August, according to a news release shared with Becker's Sept. 13.
  4. Feds force the hand of hospitals rejecting vaccine mandates

    The number of U.S. hospitals requiring COVID-19 vaccination for employees continues to grow through individual organization and state mandates. President Joe Biden unveiled new vaccine mandates Sept. 9 as part of his administration's strategy to combat the pandemic, and organizations that have held off on mandates said they anticipate implementing requirements to comply. 
  5. Floyd County Medical Center names new CEO

    Dawnett Willis has been appointed CEO of Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City, Iowa, effective Oct. 4.
  6. Memorial Sloan Kettering names chief nurse executive

    Tracy Gosselin, PhD, RN, has been appointed senior vice president, chief nurse executive and chair of nursing at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, effective in November. She will succeed Elizabeth McCormick, who is retiring after more than two decades with the organization.
  7. West Virginia grapples with delta surge as vaccinations stall

    Once a national leader early in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, West Virginia now has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country and is seeing a rapid jump in cases, The New York Times reported Sept. 12.
  8. Blue Shield of California teams up with Walgreens: 5 things to know

    Blue Shield of California announced Sept. 10 a collaboration with Walgreens to deliver additional services to members.
  9. Vanderbilt wins lawsuit by former physician accused of snooping in ex-wife's EHR

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center has won a lawsuit filed by a former medical resident who said the system was obligated to defend him against claims that he snooped in his ex-wife's EHR during their divorce, according to a Sept. 13 Nashville Tennessean report.

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