Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. U of Michigan to invest $273M in nursing compensation

    Members of the Michigan Nurses Association have approved a four-year contract with Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan Health that includes a $273 million compensation package.
  2. Allen County Regional installs Epic EHR system

    Iola, Kan.-based Allen County Regional Hospital installed its new Epic EHR system Oct. 1.
  3. Optum, Change Healthcare complete $7.8B merger

    Optum has completed its $7.8 billion merger with Change Healthcare. 

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  1. Chicago health system nursing strike averted

    Members of the Illinois Nurses Association and Chicago-based Howard Brown Health have reached a three-year agreement, averting a strike that was set to begin Oct. 3.
  2. MUSC employee dies in Charleston hospital

    An employee of the Medical University of South Carolina died Sept. 30 in one of the system's Charleston hospital facilities, prompting a multiagency investigation. 
  3. 10 providers seeking RCM talent

    Ten hospitals or health systems recently posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise.
  4. Mayo Clinic taps Natalie Caine as Rochester chief administrative officer

    Natalie Caine was selected as chief administrative officer for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

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  1. Providence to repay Medicaid patients who were charged in 'unintended error,' CFO says

    Citing an "unintended error", Renton, Wash.-based Providence will reimburse about 760 Medicaid patients whose accounts were sent to debt collectors, the Spokesman-Review reported Oct. 2.  
  2. UTMB starts national search for president

    The University of Texas System has organized a search advisory committee to guide the selection of the next president of University of Texas Medical Branch after Ben Raimer, MD, abruptly resigned from the role Aug. 22.
  3. Baptist Health South Florida taps Bo Boulenger as CEO

    Bo Boulenger was named president and CEO of Coral Gables-based Baptist Health South Florida.
  4. Republicans end push to repeal ACA

    The 2022 elections will be the first in more than a decade in which the security of the Affordable Care Act is not a central issue as the Republican party casts aside its long-running campaign to repeal the 2010 healthcare law, NBC News reported Oct. 2. 

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  1. Pregnant women who get COVID, then vaccine more likely to pass antibodies to babies: study

    University of California Los Angeles researchers found pregnant women who receive the COVID-19 vaccine after recovering from the virus are more likely than other mothers to pass antibodies to their newborns, HealthDay reported Sept. 29.
  2. FDA drops push for medical device cybersecurity requirement

    The FDA user-fee agreements bill was recently reauthorized, but without the previously introduced medical device cybersecurity rules, SC Magazine reported Sept. 29.
  3. New California law ensures meal breaks for patient care workers

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill guaranteeing breaks for direct patient care workers in the public sector and at the University of California, according to a Sept. 30 news release from National Nurses United. 
  4. Dr. Amy Goldberg appointed dean of Temple medical school

    Amy Goldberg, MD, was appointed dean of Temple University's Lewis Katz School of Medicine in Philadelphia.
  5. CDC revises 'up to date' term on COVID-19 vaccination

    The CDC revised its "up to date" COVID-19 vaccination term Sept. 30 to include the primary series and the recently authorized omicron-targeting booster. 
  6. Florida health systems resuming operations in Ian's aftermath

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, some health systems in the state are returning to normal operations, the Orlando Sentinel reported Sept. 30.
  7. US suicide rates increased 4% in 2021

    According to newly released data from the CDC, suicide deaths in the U.S. increased by 4 percent from 2020 to 2021.
  8. Anesthesiologist, Army physician spouse charged with conspiring to share medical records with Russia

    A Maryland anesthesiologist and her spouse, a major in the U.S. Army and a physician, were charged by indictment for allegedly providing confidential health information to an undercover FBI agent to assist Russia related to the conflict in Ukraine, the Justice Department announced Sept. 29.   
  9. UMMC to fill void as Merit Health set to close Mississippi's only burn center

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson said it will step in to provide burn care as Merit Health prepares to close the state's only burn. 

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