Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Georgia hospital adds digital diagnostic imaging sharing for patients

    Habersham Medical Center partnered with software company PocketHealth to give its 80,000 patients access to their medical reports and images via any device.
  2. Nursing home booster rates slow as COVID-19 cases quadruple: AARP

    COVID-19 infections in U.S. nursing homes quadrupled between mid-April and mid-May as booster rates waned, a new AARP analysis published June 16 found.
  3. Pandemic-era flu shot rates mirror COVID-19 vaccine polarization: Study

    Concerns and polarized views about COVID-19 vaccinations spilled over to flu vaccination rates in adults, according to a study by researchers who examined over two pandemic years on both vaccines by state. 

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  1. HCA Florida Osceola Hospital taps new chief nursing officer

    HCA Florida Osceola Hospital announced the appointment of Michelle Farris, BSN, as its new chief nursing officer. 
  2. Kansas hospital administrator resigns

    Elmore Patterson, the former administrator of Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola, Kan., and Anderson County Hospital in Garnett, Kan., submitted his resignation June 10, a spokesperson for the hospitals confirmed to Becker's via email.   
  3. Maine nursing home adjusts policies after 'historic' discrimination lawsuit 

    A Maine nursing home will establish policies and procedures to ensure it is a welcoming place for LGBTQ seniors after a 79-year-old transgender woman filed a discrimination lawsuit, NBC News reported June 16.
  4. Justice Department sues American Health Foundation alleging 'grossly substandard' nursing home care

    The Justice Department filed a lawsuit June 15 against the American Health Foundation, its affiliated management corporation and three affiliated nursing homes, alleging they provided "grossly substandard" services to residents between 2016 and 2018.

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  1. 21 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves have been reported by Becker's Hospital Review since June 10: 
  2. 'We've come to expect the unexpected:' 6 supply chain leaders on backorders

    While backorders have always been a possibility with specific manufacturing issues, domestic and global factors have exacerbated the issue for healthcare systems across the U.S.
  3. More than 400K Walgreens, Kroger over-the-counter medications recalled

    Citing the lack of childproof packaging, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled 407,050 units of four medications June 16. 
  4. Long COVID-19 less likely after omicron than delta: Study

    A smaller proportion of people infected during the omicron period experienced long COVID-19 symptoms compared to those infected during the time when delta was the dominant strain, according to findings published June 16 in The Lancet.
  1. Texas hospital seeks $400M in bonds for improvements

    The El Paso (Texas) County Hospital District is seeking to issue up to $400 million in certificates of obligation for several improvements at the University Medical Center of El Paso, El Paso Matters reported June 16.
  2. More tech jobs no longer require college degrees

    Technology companies are increasingly lifting college degree requirements in the face of ever-evolving tech skills and a competitive market for talent, a report from Boston-based Harvard Business School and the labor data firm Emsi Burning Glass found.
  3. 6 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Six chief medical and nursing officer moves at hospitals and health systems Becker's has covered since June 14: 
  4. Telehealth startup launches with support from U of Cincinnati innovation lab

    The University of Cincinnati Venture Lab is backing a telehealth startup focused on increasing access to healthcare for patients who lack transportation or live in rural areas.
  5. 11 women making moves in healthcare 

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since June 10.
  6. 3 leading theories behind long COVID-19 

    Three researchers across the globe are working to decipher the causes of long COVID-19 and determine the best ways to treat it, Science reported June 16.
  7. FDA authorizes vaccine for youngest children

    The long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 6 months old is now one step away from being available, which could be as early as June 21. 
  8. Children's hospitals prepare for vaccine rollout

    Children's hospitals across the nation are preparing to vaccinate the nation's youngest population after an FDA advisory panel on June 15 unanimously endorsed COVID-19 shots for kids as young as 6 months.
  9. Walgreens launches clinical trial business

    Walgreens partnered with health data company Pluto Health to launch a clinical trial business that aims to eliminate patient recruitment, diversity and enrollment challenges. 

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