Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Christ Hospital Health Network CEO to step down

    Arturo Polizzi is departing as president and CEO of The Christ Hospital Health Network in Cincinnati, according to an Oct. 23 hospital news release.
  2. Health execs from 110 Michigan hospitals make public plea as hospitalizations surge

    Chief medical officers and chief clinical officers representing 110 Michigan hospitals recently joined to call on state residents to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
  3. Tennessee hospital suspends elective surgeries  

    Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Tenn., is suspending elective procedures requiring an overnight stay, effective Oct. 26.

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  1. US breaks record for single-day COVID-19 cases, topping 80,000

    The United States reported 83,757 new cases of COVID-19 Oct. 23, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The figure sets a record for single-day new cases in the U.S. and marks the fifth consecutive day of increased new case totals, according to the Wall Street Journal. 
  2. CHS divests Texas hospital

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems announced Oct. 23 that it has completed the divestiture of San Angelo (Texas) Community Medical Center. 
  3. Boston Children's physician chosen as CIO of MaineHealth: 4 notes

    Portland-based MaineHealth has tapped Daniel Nigrin, MD, as CIO, effective in January, health system officials said.
  4. San Francisco nurses sue city over staffing, overtime pay

    Nurses who work at San Francisco's public hospitals and clinics are suing the city, alleging facilities are understaffed and employees are required to complete overtime work without overtime pay, TV station KPIX reported.

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  1. ProMedica health plan to terminate Ohio hospital's in-network status

    Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica's Paramount health plan is planning to terminate McLaren St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee, Ohio, from its network. 
  2. New York physician on opioid task force faces felony drug charges

    William Spencer, MD, a physician, Suffolk County (N.Y.) legislator and a member of an opioid task force, is facing felony drug charges, according to ABC News. 
  3. FDA holds public meeting on AI, focuses on data training bias

    The lack of proper data training for AI algorithms used for medical devices can end up being harmful to patients, experts told the FDA. The federal agency held a nearly seven-hour patient engagement meeting on the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare Oct. 22, in which experts addressed the public's questions about machine learning in medical devices.
  4. Cyberattacks are shutting down hospital IT networks: 8 recent incidents

    When the pandemic hit, some cybercriminal vowed to avoid hitting hospitals. Others may be targeting hospitals because of their vulnerabilities during the pandemic.
  1. Equitas Health, Prism Health North Texas open 2 new pharmacies

    Equitas Health, based in Columbus, Ohio, and Dallas-based Prism Health North Texas have opened two new pharmacies in Dallas' Oak Lawn and Oak Cliff neighborhoods. 
  2. 4 takeaways from the FDA vaccine advisory panel meeting

    A committee of physicians, academics, disease experts and biostatisticians told the FDA that more data should be collected before a COVID-19 vaccine is approved. The group convened for a full-day meeting Oct. 22 to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine approval process. The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will advise the FDA in how it should approve a future COVID-19 vaccine.
  3. 7 healthcare organizations seeking marketing execs

    Seven hospitals, health systems or other healthcare organizations that recently posted job listings seeking marketing executives are listed below.
  4. Pennsylvania nursing home faces suit after COVID-19 outbreak that's killed 73 residents

    The families of 15 current and former residents at Beaver, Pa.-based Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center filed an Oct. 21 lawsuit against the nursing home, claiming it inadequately responded to a COVID-19 outbreak that's been linked to 73 deaths at the facility, reports Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
  5. VA pilots AI tool to predict COVID-19 mortality rates

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is testing a new artificial intelligence-powered tool that can predict a COVID-19 patient's prognosis and recommend next steps for treatment, according to an Oct. 23 NextGov report.
  6. 'You can't manage what you don't measure': How Lyft, Epic are tackling patients' SDOH needs through new integration

    Lyft partnered with Epic in early October on a new integration that allows healthcare workers to coordinate rides for patients directly from the EHR, a move that aims to ease transportation insecurities and reduce patient no-show rates.
  7. Patient sues Loma Linda University Medical Center after tussle with security officers

    A patient is suing Loma Linda (Calif.) University Medical Center over a 2018 incident in which several hospital security guards allegedly tackled the man to the floor and rendered him unconscious, reports KTLA. 
  8. How former Disney exec Tony Ambrozie is leading digital transformation at Baptist Health South Florida

    Tony Ambrozie brings a unique, customer-focused perspective to his new role as senior vice president and chief digital officer at Baptist Health South Florida.
  9. FDA approves evaluation tool for medical device cybersecurity

    The FDA approved a tool Oct. 20 that evaluates and assigns scores to cybersecurity vulnerabilities in medical devices and IT systems.

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