Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Amid monkeypox vaccine scramble, FDA weighs dividing doses

    After the White House declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency Aug. 4, FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, MD, said the agency is considering splitting one dose of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine into five doses, according to The Hill. 
  2. Forecast mixed for travel nurse pay

    There are differing views as to the future of wages and contracts for traveling nurses among healthcare executives, MedPage Today reported Aug. 4.
  3. Jefferson COO takes top spot at BayCare

    Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System has named Stephanie Conners as its next president and CEO. 

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  1. More notice needed for No Surprises Act compliance, medical practices tell CMS

    A lobby representing medical practice administrators wants at least six months' notice from CMS before more requirements for the No Surprises Act are enforced.
  2. Amwell announces CVS Health virtual care partnership

    Amwell is working with CVS Health to roll out the retail drugstore giant's new virtual primary care service, the telehealth provider announced in its Aug. 4 second quarter earnings call. 
  3. Allscripts CEO eyes new life sciences, payer acquisitions

    Allscripts will focus on payers and life sciences companies after selling its hospital and large physician practices division, CEO Rick Poulton announced in an earnings call Aug. 4. 
  4. Union files 2 claims against Stanford Health Care with NLRB

    A union seeking to bargain on behalf of security guards at Stanford (Calif.) Health Care is accusing the health system of threatening staff's jobs and retaliating against an activist for organizing, Bloomberg reported Aug. 4.

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  1. How US News' 20 Honor Roll hospitals fared with CMS star ratings this year

    CMS updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings on July 28, and 12 of U.S. News & World Report's 2022-23 20 Honor Roll hospitals received a five-star rating. 
  2. Polio case may be 'tip of iceberg,' New York's top health official says

    Polio has been detected in New York wastewater samples, potentially signaling further spread of the disease, with the state's top health official warning the single case may be the "tip of the iceberg," The New York Times reported Aug. 4. 
  3. 8 recent hospital, health system CFO moves

    The following hospital and health system CFO moves have been reported since July 12: 
  4. Former CEO makes $3M bet on CHS turnaround

    Wayne Smith, former CEO and current executive chairman of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, has bought 1 million shares of CHS this month, according to a disclosure filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 
  1. Vanderbilt should lose Magnet status over RaDonda Vaught's treatment, nurses say

    Some nurses are urging the American Nurses Credentialing Center not to renew Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Magnet designation, arguing that the hospital's response to RaDonda Vaught's fatal medication error and conviction do not align with the program's mission to create an environment where nurses flourish.
  2. New York hospital receives backlash for not being transparent about merger

    United University Professions, the union that represents 4,445 employees at Syracuse, N.Y.-based Upstate University Hospital, is criticizing the hospital for its attempt to prevent federal officials from reviewing a proposed merger, The Post-Standard reported Aug. 3.
  3. The top 4 factors for retaining nurses, according to Incredible Health CEO Dr. Iman Abuzeid

    With an estimated 130,000 new cases reported each day and ongoing staff shortages across the country, the highly transmissible BA.5 variant of the coronavirus, a subvariant of omicron, poses a threat to recruiting and retaining nurses. Iman Abuzeid, MD, CEO and co-founder of Incredible Health, an organization that matches nurses with available hospitals and health systems positions, weighed in on this issue with Becker's and has solutions for how hospitals can best tackle further nursing shortages. 
  4. 4 in 10 Americans cut spending to cover healthcare costs

    Four in 10 Americans have delayed or skipped healthcare treatments in the last six months due to rising healthcare costs, according to an Aug. 4 report from Gallup.
  5. Massachusetts hospital pauses planned closure of birth center

    Beverly (Mass.) Hospital is postponing the closure of the North Shore Birth Center, according to an Aug. 4 report from The Salem News. 
  6. Healthcare added 70K jobs in July

    Healthcare gained 69,600 jobs in July, an increase from the amount added in June, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
  7. Bassett Healthcare invests $50M in compensation increases for workers

    Following a compensation analysis, Cooperstown, N.Y.-based Bassett Healthcare Network will increase its workforce compensation by nearly $50 million. 
  8. Hospital Sisters Health System names Kim Hodgkinson new CFO

    Kim Hodgkinson, former CFO for Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System, will now serve as senior vice president and CFO for Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System. 
  9. UF Health Shands CEO resigns

    Gainesville, Fla.-based University of Florida Health Shands has a new interim leader after CEO Ed Jimenez submitted his resignation, according to WCJB.

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