Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. AMA to FDA: Make birth control available over the counter

    The American Medical Association is urging the FDA to make oral contraceptives available over-the-counter without an age restriction. 
  2. Texas medical center opens cardiac rehab center

    Laredo (Texas) Medical Center celebrated the launch of its cardiac rehabilitation center June 15, LMTOnline reported. 
  3. Georgia medical center launches structural heart clinic 

    Valdosta, Ga.-based South Georgia Medical Center recently performed the region's first transcatheter aortic valve replacement and launched a structural heart clinic. 

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  1. Orlando Health leaders step into new roles

    Orlando (Fla.) Health has appointed four leaders to new roles.
  2. California hospital receives approval for $333M expansion

    Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, Calif., received unanimous approval from the city council for a $333 million expansion project. 
  3. 2 Texas hospital networks infected by malicious code

    The IT networks at San Antonio, Texas-based Baptist Medical Center and New Braunfels, Texas-based Resolute Health Hospital were infected by malicious code that allowed an unauthorized user to access the personal health information of some patients. 
  4. Northwell CEO Michael Dowling on the role of tech in the healthcare space

    Michael Dowling, CEO of New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, said the health system will prioritize using technology to maximize the customer relationship, patient relationship, remote monitoring and help with the transitions of care, Politico reported June 15. 

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  1. Viewpoint: Compensation strategies are more important for CFOs than ever

    While there's speculation that wage growth might be "topping out," CFOs shouldn't be tricked into thinking that compensation is losing its power to recruit and retain talent, a June 15 Forbes op-ed stated. 
  2. Biden's plan to protect LGBTQ patients' healthcare: 5 things to know

    President Joe Biden signed an executive order June 15 to protect LGBTQ patients' healthcare, particularly for children. 
  3. Illinois travel nurse pay transparency law takes effect July 1

    Amendments to Illinois law designed to make the pay policies of nurse staffing agencies more transparent take effect July 1.
  4. CDC updates clinical guidance on monkeypox

    Clinicians should not rule out monkeypox in patients with rashes considered characteristic of more common infections, such as syphilis, the CDC said in a June 14 health alert update. 
  1. Some hospital websites are sending sensitive patient data to Facebook, report says

    A tracking tool installed on some hospital websites has been gathering patients' protected health information and sharing it with Facebook, The Markup reported June 16. 
  2. Memorial Healthcare's longest-serving nurse to retire after 53 years

    Memorial Healthcare System's longest-serving employee and first nurse leader of color is planning to retire after 53 years with the Hollywood, Fla.-based system, CBS News reported June 15.
  3. CMS curtailing frequency of vaccination mandate compliance surveys

    Oversight of the COVID-19 vaccination mandate covering healthcare facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid will no longer be part of all CMS surveys.
  4. 100 million Americans have healthcare debt, report says

    More than 100 millions Americans, including 41 percent of adults, have medical or dental debt, according to a June 16 report from NPR and Kaiser Health News.
  5. The person 100+ leaders want as the new CEO of University Hospital

    More than 100 elected officials, community leaders, healthcare professionals, academics and others are calling on University Hospital's board and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to name the hospital's chief equity officer as its next CEO, according to NJ Advance Media. 
  6. Speaking up about the unspeakable

    The right to bear arms has existed since we became a nation. So, too, has the risk of violence that extensive gun ownership creates in our society. 
  7. Sanford to hire more than 700 foreign nurses by 2025

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health is planning to hire more than 700 internationally trained nurses over the next three years to work at the system's four major medical centers and several critical access hospitals, Chief Nursing Officer Erica DeBoer, RN, told Becker's June 15.
  8. 7 hospitals hit with credit downgrades

    Credit rating downgrades for several hospitals and health systems were tied to cash flow issues in recent months. 
  9. Demand rockets for CEOs with excellent people skills

    A sea change is unfolding in executive recruitment, where strengths sought from CEOs include new and often "softer" skills with less reliance on the traditional indicators of managerial potential.

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