Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Florida's Mount Sinai Medical Center cuts nearly 1,000 jobs

    Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla., has cut 983 jobs to help offset losses incurred from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the South Florida Business Journal. 
  2. 47 diagnosis codes CMS wants to revise

    The Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule released May 11 calls for 47 diagnosis codes to be revised for 2021.
  3. 58 diagnosis codes CMS wants to delete

    The Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule released May 11 calls for 58 diagnosis codes to be invalidated for 2021.

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  1. UH Cleveland Medical Center names new CMO

    University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center has named Phillip K. Chang, MD, vice president and CMO.
  2. COVID-19 does not easily spread via contaminated surfaces, CDC says

    The novel coronavirus "does not spread easily" on surfaces or objects, according to the CDC's updated website page.
  3. $5M offered for studies on US pandemic response

    An agency of the HHS is offering $5 million in funding to support studies assessing the responsiveness of the U.S. healthcare system to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. WHO officials worry emergency programs will suffer if US pulls funding

    After President Donald Trump said he may pull U.S. funding for the World Health Organization,  agency officials voiced concern regarding WHO emergency programs during a May 20 news conference.  

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  1. Daily global COVID-19 count hits record high

    The number of new COVID-19 cases worldwide hit a record high May 19, with more than 100,000 new cases reported in one day, according to a daily report from the World Health Organization. 
  2. One-fourth of heart transplant recipients with COVID-19 died, NYC study finds

    Twenty-five percent of heart transplant recipients who contracted COVID-19 died, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology.
  3. Recovered COVID-19 patients who retest positive aren't infectious, study finds

    Patients who recover from COVID-19 and then retest positive for the new coronavirus are not infectious and cannot transmit the virus, a new study shows, according to Bloomberg.
  4. 9 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves were reported in the last week. 
  1. The 'better than normal' future: Hartford HealthCare CEO aims to emerge from COVID-19 more innovative than before

    Jeffrey A. Flaks, president and CEO of Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare, penned an op-ed for the Hartford Currant on May 15 that outlined the aspects of healthcare delivery and innovation the health system aims to maintain as it returns to the "better than normal" post-pandemic period.
  2. HHS names April Weaver regional director of 8 Southern states

    President Donald Trump has tapped April Weaver, RN, as director of Region IV for HHS, the department said. 
  3. 100 great hospitals in America | 2020

    Becker's Healthcare is pleased to release the 2020 edition of its list of "100 great hospitals in America."
  4. 6 Hawaii hospitals with the best nurse-patient communication scores

    The following hospitals in Hawaii received top marks on patients' HCAHPS surveys for nurse communication. 
  5. Thomas Jefferson names 4 winners of $1M health tech innovation competition

    Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University announced May 19 the four winners of its $1 million health technology development contest.
  6. Global COVID-19 stats: US makes up 31% of all cases

    The United States has reported 31 percent of all COVID-19 cases worldwide, followed by Russia (6.2 percent) and Brazil (5.5 percent), as of May 20. 
  7. More labor market pain to come & 5 other CBO insights

    The Congressional Budget Office said May 19 that the U.S. labor market will likely see the sharpest deterioration since 1930 in the second quarter of this year, and that economic recovery in the U.S. will continue through 2021.
  8. Henry Ford Macomb Hospital plans $250M expansion

    Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Mich., is planning a $250 million expansion, according to the Macomb Daily. 
  9. Terminated MedStar worker sues, claims action linked to criticism of hospital safety

    An employee of Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the health system, claiming it fired her for tweeting that the hospital where she worked failed to follow CDC guidelines on COVID-19 symptom screening and social distancing. 

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