Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 8 updates from president of hospital where nurse called 911

    Silverdale, Wash.-based St. Michael Medical Center has consistently made headlines after a nurse called fire crews to help work its overcrowded, understaffed emergency department in October. 
  2. 5 hospitals, health systems raising workers' pay

    The following hospitals and health systems have announced or shared plans for raising workers' pay since Nov. 23:
  3. 10 best hospitals for cardiology, heart surgery ranked by US News

    U.S. News & World Report released its list of the best hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery July 26, with the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center retaining their top-three status.

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  1. MemorialCare names new CEO for hospitals after summer resignations

    Blair Kent was named CEO of MemorialCare Long Beach (Calif.) Medical Center and MemorialCare Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.
  2. California to allocate $480.5M for youth mental health

    California is awarding $480.5 million to fund 54 projects aimed at improving the state's behavioral health infrastructure for children and youth. 
  3. New melanoma treatment shows 20% complete remission rate

    A new immunotherapy treatment for advanced melanoma had a reduction in disease progression in 50 percent of participants and complete remission in 20 percent, making it one of the most effective treatments to date, NBC News reported Dec. 7.
  4. OTC flu, cold meds in short supply nationwide

    High demand for over-the-counter flu and cold medications such as children's Tylenol, cough syrup and Motrin are leading to nationwide shortages, CBS affiliate WFMY reported Dec. 7. 

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  1. FDA clears AI-powered heart failure tool developed at Mayo Clinic

    An artificial intelligence-powered solution for heart failure developed at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has received FDA clearance.
  2. Capital Health receives approval to take over New Jersey Hospital

    Trenton, N.J.-based Capital Health has received approval to take over services from Trenton-based St. Francis Medical Center.
  3. 'Career cushioning' replaces 'quiet quitting' in a more uncertain job market

    While the trend of "quiet quitting" gained traction on social media earlier this year, there is another workforce trend being discussed recently: "career cushioning," according to Bloomberg News.
  4. Oracle-Cerner deal 6 months later: CIOs weigh in

    Hospitals and health systems using Cerner for their EHR haven't seen a lot of changes in the six months since the vendor was bought by software giant Oracle, save for some extra engagement from the company, several CIOs told Becker's.

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  1. Tennessee medical center names Michelle Seaton chief nursing officer

    Michelle Seaton, BSN, RN, has been named chief nursing officer at Paris, Tenn.-based Henry County Medical Center.
  2. Emotional situations with patients, money: 8 physician survey findings

    Half of physicians would refuse to see patients who won't wear a mask or social distance, according to a Medscape report focused on ethically challenging scenarios. 
  3. New York law requires nursing homes to report infections to residents, families

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation Dec. 7 that requires nursing homes to swiftly update residents and family when an infection is detected within the facility.
  4. MultiCare rolls out app to connect patients to clinical trials

    MultiCare Health System has partnered with healthcare information technology company IllumiCare to allow providers to recommend patients to clinical trials using an app. 
  5. Arkansas hospital settles data breach lawsuit for $295K

    Conway (Ark.) Regional Medical Center will pay $295,000 to settle a lawsuit regarding a June 26, 2019, data breach in which patient information was compromised due to a phishing attack, Top Class Actions reported Dec. 7. 
  6. FDA authorizes tweaked boosters for young children

    The FDA expanded its emergency use authorizations for Moderna's and Pfizer's omicron-focused boosters Dec. 8 to include children as young as 6 months old. 
  7. Most health IT leaders taking on more responsibility but lack resources: Report

    The vast majority of health IT leaders say the job is significantly different than it was five years ago and they have taken on more responsibilities as a result, according to a survey of 224 hospital and health system executives by payment software company Flywire.
  8. Health experts: Wear masks to curb 'tripledemic,' not just COVID-19

    Health experts are urging the public to mask up in crowded spaces to curb the spread of flu, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus during the holiday season. 
  9. ChristianaCare gets funding to reopen shuttered hospital

    ChristianaCare has received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to help reopen Jennersville Hospital, which it acquired from West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health in July, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Dec. 7

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