Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Northwell announces new chief quality officer

    Peter Silver, MD, has been appointed senior vice president and chief quality officer for Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, N.Y.
  2. Doubling pace of boosters could prevent 41,000 deaths, report finds

    Ramping up COVID-19 booster administration could save thousands of lives and prevent hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations over the next four months, according to a Jan.7 analysis from the Commonwealth Fund.
  3. US resumes shipping antibody treatments that may be ineffective against omicron

    The federal government has resumed shipping all three COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments to systems across the U.S. despite evidence two of the three may be ineffective in treating omicron, The Washington Post reported Jan. 9. 
  1. 65 investors urge drugmakers to tie bonuses to vaccine equity

    A group of 65 investment firms are urging drug companies to include global COVID-19 vaccine equity targets as part of their executive compensation policies.
  2. Crozer Health hospital temporarily closes ED, other services amid staff shortages

    Citing staff shortages, Chester, Pa.-based Crozer Health is temporarily suspending emergency department, pathology, lab and medical imaging services at Springfield (Pa.) Hospital, starting Jan. 14.
  3. Viewpoint: Health insurance surcharges the key to COVID-19 accountability

    Payers maintain one of the few remaining ways of holding accountable the 15 percent of U.S. adults unvaccinated against COVID-19: leveraging insurance surcharges and discounts, columnist Glenn Altschuler wrote in a Jan. 10 column for The Hill. 
  4. New Hampshire 6th state to settle with Centene over pharmacy benefit services

    New Hampshire's Justice Department announced a $21 million settlement with Centene and two of its subsidiaries — Granite State Health Plan and NH Healthy Families — over the payer's pharmacy benefit services.

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  1. Pfizer's omicron vaccine will be ready in March, CEO says

    Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine designed to target omicron will be ready in March, Albert Bourla, PhD, the drugmaker's CEO, told CNBC on Jan. 10.
  2. Unvaccinated adult COVID-19 hospitalizations cost $13.8B in 6 months, analysis finds

    COVID-19 hospitalizations of unvaccinated adults cost $13.8 billion from June to November 2021, according to a recent analysis by Kaiser Family Foundation.
  3. Medical City announces new CEO, CNO appointments: 5 things to know

    Dallas-based Medical City Healthcare, part of HCA Healthcare in Nashville, has announced new leadership appointments at two of its facilities.
  4. 40 New York hospitals ordered to halt elective surgeries

    Forty hospitals in New York state must stop certain elective procedures for at least two weeks after having met the state's threshold for "high risk regions" or low capacity facilities, according to a news release from the state health department.  
  1. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CFOs.
  2. 8 states see 'very high flu activity' & 7 other CDC takeaways

    Eight states recorded very high flu activity for the week of Jan. 1, the highest level as categorized by the CDC, according to the agency's most recent FluView report.
  3. Moderna to supply 2-3 billion booster doses this year

    Moderna plans to supply the world with 2 to 3 billion COVID-19 booster doses this year, including omicron-specific doses, the company's CEO told CNBC Jan. 10. 
  4. Microsoft warns of continued Log4j exploitation attempts

    Microsoft urges companies to remain vigilant and use scanning systems to detect unusual activity as Log4j's continued exploitation attempts occur.
  5. MD Anderson: Blood tests better predict patients needing lung cancer screenings

    A personalized lung cancer risk assessment that includes a blood test, developed by researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, identified 9.2 percent more lung cancer cases for screening and reduced referral to screening among non-cases by 13.7 percent, a study published Jan. 7 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found.
  6. The strike is over, but tensions could persist as Saint Vincent nurses return to work with nurses hired to replace them

    Nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., voted to ratify a new contract Jan. 3, officially ending a 301-day strike. However, there could be some tension as nurses who went on strike return to work and work alongside nurses hired to replace them during the walkout, according to the Telegram & Gazette.
  7. Google's 8 most recent health-related job openings

    Google recently posted several job openings related to its health business. Below are eight open positions, as of Jan. 10:
  8. Kansas hospital out of ventilators, sparks local emergency declaration

    Lyon County (Kan.) declared a local emergency Jan. 7 after Newman Regional Hospital ran out of ventilators, The Kansas City Star reported. 
  9. Oregon issues hospital crisis care standards amid COVID-19 surge

    The Oregon Health Authority released new interim guidelines Jan. 6 for hospitals across the state to follow if a COVID-19 surge forces them to enact crisis standards of care. 

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