Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Study: Medical debt linked to worse health outcomes

    Americans with medical debt were two to three times more likely to struggle with housing and food insecurity — key social determinants of health — a new study published in JAMA Network Open found. 
  2. Top 20 emerging health IT solutions, according to KLAS Research

    Health IT executives have to sort through a variety of technologies and software solutions to try to improve the operations of their hospitals and health systems.
  3. Dr. Henry Low, pioneering heart surgeon, dies at 95

    Henry Low, MD, one of the first surgeons to perform a heart transplant in the United States, died on Sept. 15 at the age of 95, the Hartford Courant reported.

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  1. How to nurture talent and address burnout: A conversation with Lurie's Children's Hospital and KPMG

    Amid provider shortages and a fierce competition for talent, employee attraction and retention has become a top priority for healthcare leaders. 
  2. New monkeypox cases down 50%: 5 updates

    The number of new monkeypox cases in the U.S. are down nearly 50 percent since early August, according to federal health officials. 
  3. The polio vaccination loophole: Human negligence

    Polio preys on human negligence, as vaccination performance depends on a tight alignment of technology and human behavior, Katherine Wu, PhD, a writer for The Atlantic, wrote in a Sept. 16 opinion piece.
  4. Providence plans $712M expansion in California

    Renton, Wash.-based Providence is investing $712 million to expand in southern California. 

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  1. Pennsylvania hospital ED abruptly closes

    The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced the abrupt closure of the emergency department at Berwick (Pa.) Hospital Center due to a lack of staffing, according to WNEP. 
  2. Nurse accuses staffing agency of coercing foreign employees to work under unsafe conditions

    An immigrant nurse who came to the U.S. from the Philippines has filed a lawsuit over a contract with his former employer that he said punishes those who quit their jobs, according to court documents.
  3. 3 COVID-19 forecasts to know this week

    COVID-19 cases will fall over the next two weeks, while hospitalizations and deaths will remain stable through early October, national disease modeling suggests.
  4. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals or health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.

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  1. Cooper University Health plans $2B expansion

    Cooper University Healthcare is planning a $2 billion expansion to its Camden, N.J., campus, according to a Sept. 18 report from The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  2. Protesters, counterdemonstrators face off at Boston Children's over transgender care

    A small group of protestors opposed to Boston Children's Hospital's transgender youth services were met by hundreds of counterdemonstrators outside the hospital Sept. 18, The Boston Globe reported.
  3. 'The pandemic is over,' Biden says 

    President Joe Biden said the COVID-19 pandemic is "over" in the United States in an interview on CBS News' 60 Minutes that aired Sept. 18. 
  4. Centura Health reduces workforce by 1%

    Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health is reducing its workforce by about 1 percent across Colorado and western Kansas, the health system confirmed in a statement shared with Becker's Sept. 17.
  5. Oregon health system lifts employee vaccine requirements

    Bend, Ore.-based St. Charles Health System has lifted COVID-19 vaccine requirements on its workers, the Bend Bulletin reported Sept. 15. 
  6. Cleveland Clinic awarded $7.4M to study post-hospital outcomes in older adults

    Geriatric patients' unique hospital needs are garnering more attention as of late, and Cleveland Clinic has received $7.4 million from the National Institute on Aging to study bed rest versus mobility in hospitalized older adults. 
  7. More states mandating paid sick leave post-pandemic: 4 studies point to benefits

    COVID-19 has spotlighted the importance of paid sick leave, with three states implementing paid leave laws after the pandemic's onset, according to a Sept. 16 article from the Pew Charitable Trusts. 
  8. Kaleida Health workers move toward possible strike

    Members of Communications Workers of America Local 1168 and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East have authorized negotiation leaders to call a strike at Buffalo, N.Y.-based Kaleida Health.
  9. Mon Health system approved to build new hospital

    Morgantown, W.Va.-based Mon Health System received approval to build a small format hospital in Bridgeport, W.Va., serving the greater Harrison County community, according to a Sept. 16 news release.

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