Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 14 Joint Commission actions in 2022

    In the first nine months of 2022, The Joint Commission has issued sentinel events, released new guidance to improve patient safety, launched new certifications and more. 
  2. HHS invests $27M to expand pediatric mental healthcare

    HHS is awarding nearly $27 million to improve and expand mental healthcare for children.
  3. URMC CEO to retire in 2023

    Mark Taubman, MD, CEO of University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center and dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, is set to retire in December 2023. 

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  1. 10 states with highest, lowest percentage of female physicians

    Women account for nearly 49 percent of the physician workforce in Washington, D.C., a higher proportion than any U.S. state, according to a new ranking from Kaiser Family Foundation.
  2. How UChicago Medicine's Dr. Maia Hightower is helping bridge the digital health divide

    University of Chicago Medicine's Maia Hightower, MD, said her health system is already at the leading edge of medicine. She hopes to bring it to the forefront of digital medicine as well.
  3. US primary care physician workforce per 100,000 capita 

    The District of Columbia has the most physicians per 100,000 capita in the country, while Idaho has the fewest, according to Kaiser Family Foundation data published in August.
  4. Aspirus Health names Brian Kief president of 2 divisions

    Wausau, Wis.-based Aspirus Health named Brian Kief president of its South and Southwest divisions. 

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  1. Indiana hospital names VP of patient care services

    Gary, Ind.-based Methodist Hospitals has named Frank Bradtke, DNP, RN, vice president of patient care services at its Northlake campus, also located in Gary, Northwest Indiana Business Magazine reported Oct. 3. 
  2. Viewpoint: Wastewater surveillance raises privacy, consent questions

    The accuracy of wastewater surveillance, which can track a sample to somewhere as specific as a home, raises ethical questions regarding privacy and consent, Fortune reported Oct. 2.
  3. Top 10 rehabilitation residency programs, ranked by physicians 

    The University of Washington in Seattle offers the best clinical training in physical medicine and rehabilitation, according to Doximity's 2022 to 2023 Residency Navigator.
  4. Allina Health workers begin 3-day strike

    Members of the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa went on strike Oct. 3 at facilities operated by Minneapolis-based Allina Health, according to the Star Tribune. 

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  1. Healthcare organizations to AG: Investigate threats over children's transgender care

    The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association and Children's Hospital Association are asking Attorney General Merrick Garland to step in to protect physicians and hospitals who have reported threats and harassment over medical care they provide to transgender children.
  2. Los Angeles minimum wage hike for healthcare workers up to voters

    A measure that proposes to raise the minimum wage for some healthcare workers in Los Angeles to $25 an hour will go before voters in 2024.
  3. Rady Children's partners with data company to launch pediatric genomic screening

    San Diego-based Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine has partnered with healthcare data company PlumeCare RWE to create a pilot program that will screen newborns for 400 genetic diseases. 
  4. Memorial Healthcare System waives telehealth fees for Hurricane Ian victims

    Hollywood, Fla.-based Memorial Healthcare System is waiving its telehealth fees through Oct. 13 for all patients to support those affected by Hurricane Ian. 
  5. NYU hospital names Dr. Mohammed Imam department chair

    Mineola, N.Y.-based NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island has named Mohammed Imam, MD, chair of its department of cardiothoracic surgery, effective Oct. 1. 
  6. Ochsner physicians share insights to optimize safety, quality metrics

    Experts from New Orleans-based Ochsner Health detail their methods for monitoring patient safety and quality metrics in a new book. 
  7. Tower Health hospital names VP of operations

    Tower Health's Reading (Pa.) Hospital has named Michael Kleinschmidt, PharmD, its vice president of operations. 
  8. AHCA/NCAL urges CMS to reissue temporary nurse aide training waivers

    The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living urged CMS Oct. 3 to reinstate a blanket waiver allowing nursing homes to employ temporary nurse aides. 
  9. Labor Department invests $80M into nursing workforce

    The U.S. Labor Department invested $80 million of funding in support of nursing training programs Oct. 3.

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