Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Providence, Microsoft offer clinical innovation fellowships

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services has partnered with Microsoft to provide a clinical innovation fellowship. The training aims to develop interdisciplinary leaders who will use technology to improve healthcare outcomes.
  2. CDC OKs Moderna vaccine for children 6-17

    Children between 6 and 17 now have a second option to be vaccinated against COVID-19 after the CDC joined the FDA in authorizing Moderna's vaccine, according to a June 24 press release. 
  3. AHA invests $9.3M in rural health, stroke care 

    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Helmsley Charitable Trust invested $9.3 million June 23 to strengthen cardiovascular and stroke care across rural communities in Iowa.

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  1. Orlando St. Cloud Hospital names president

    Brian Wetzel has been named president of Orlando Health St. Cloud (Fla.) Hospital, according to a June 24 press release.
  2. Mercy Health taps Dr. Brett Bechtel as chief clinical officer for Kentucky market

    Cincinnati-based Mercy Health has selected emergency medicine physician Brett Bechtel, MD, as chief clinical officer for its Kentucky market, NBC affiliate WPSD reported June 23. 
  3. Variant-specific vaccines: 3 updates

    As coronavirus variants and subvariants account for a majority of reported cases in the U.S., vaccine-makers are racing to test and prove efficacy against specific variants. Here are three updates on variant-specific candidates from Sanofi-GSK and Moderna:
  4. US COVID-19 cases decline after uptick: 9 CDC findings

    The nation's seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases decreased by 5.6 percent this week, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published June 24.

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  1. New Hampshire hospital rebrands to reflect Mass General Brigham affiliation

    Dover, N.H.-based Wentworth-Douglass Hospital unveiled a new brand identity June 22. 
  2. Despite class 1 recall last year, Americans still use Philips ventilator as they wait for replacement

    Patients dependent on breathing devices are using recalled ventilators, BiPAP and CPAP machines as they still have months before a potential replacement, the Los Angeles Times reported June 23. 
  3. White House makes at-home COVID-19 tests more accessible for blind, low-vision people

    Americans who are blind or have a vision impairment can now access free, at-home COVID-19 tests through USPS, according to a June 23 White House press briefing. 
  4. West Virginia hospital rebrands

    Madison, W.Va.-based Boone Memorial Hospital unveiled a new brand identity June 20. 
  1. Supreme Court backs HHS on Medicare payment to hospitals serving low-income patients

    The Supreme Court upheld the HHS approach to calculating certain Medicare payments to hospitals that serve a large number of low-income patients, CNN reported June 24. 
  2. Meta's new commercial targets the healthcare industry

    Meta released a new commercial showing the potential the metaverse could have for training surgeons. 
  3. South Georgia Medical Center names Tony Harrell director of information security, technology

    South Georgia Medical Center named Tony Harrell as director of information security and technology. 
  4. 19 women making moves in healthcare 

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since June 17.
  5. Amazon Web Services, Chicago incubator to help foreign healthcare startups expand in US

    Amazon Web Services has partnered with Chicago startup incubator Matter to bring foreign healthcare companies to the U.S. and help them with strategy, technology and scaling their operations.
  6. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade 

    In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade June 24, overturning the constitutional protection for abortion, The Washington Post reported. The decision leaves the legal status of abortion up to states. 
  7. Denver Health selects next CEO

    Donna Lynne, DrPH, will serve as the next CEO of Denver Health.
  8. CDC weighs monkeypox vaccine for kids as outbreak grows: 6 updates 

    The CDC is developing a protocol to allow the use of Bavarian Nordic's Jynneos monkeypox vaccine in children, if it becomes necessary, according to agency meeting documents cited by Bloomberg in a June 23 report. 
  9. 10 revenue cycle deals to know

    From acquisitions to partnerships with health systems, here are 10 RCM deals reported by Becker's since May 11:

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