Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. HHS IDs 5 most prolific cybergangs targeting healthcare

    The majority of ransomware attacks on the healthcare and public health sector in the first quarter of 2022 were conducted by five ransomware-as-a-service groups, according to a May 5 HHS trend report. 
  2. Mount Sinai adds 3D bioprinting platform to its innovation incubator

    New York City-based Mount Sinai added an on-demand 3D-bioprinting platform, called Adam, to its virtual incubator program. 
  3. LewisGale Hospital Montgomery names chief nursing officer

    Blacksburg, Va.-based LewisGale Hospital Montgomery appointed Lisa Carson, MSN, as its chief nursing officer, the 146-bed hospital said May 9.

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  1. How HCAHPS measures have fared throughout pandemic

    Patients are reporting worse experiences receiving hospital-based care amid the pandemic for nine of 10 care domains measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey, according to a May 10 report from the Leapfrog Group.
  2. 6 notes on rebound COVID-19 symptoms after Paxlovid

    Some patients who appear to recover from COVID-19 after taking Pfizer's antiviral, Paxlovid, experience a relapse in symptoms soon after — the latest phenomenon researchers and physicians are racing to understand, The Wall Street Journal reported May 10. 
  3. 10 systems seeking supply chain talent 

    Here are 10 health systems that have posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week: 
  4. FDA warns of toxic compound exposure in hemodialysis machines 

    The FDA issued a notification May 10 about the potential risk of exposure to toxic compounds in Fresenius Medical Care hemodialysis machines.

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  1. Pfizer to buy Biohaven for $11.6B: 4 things to know

    Pfizer has agreed to acquire the migraine treatment maker Biohaven Pharmaceuticals for $11.6 billion, the drugmaker said May 10.
  2. Missouri hospital taps new chief medical officer

    Mercy Hospital Joplin (Mo.) named Jesse Hatfield, MD, its new chief medical officer, KZRG reported May 9.
  3. Emergent hid COVID-19 vaccine problems from FDA, report finds 

    Emergent BioSolutions, a government contractor hired to produce hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses, hid evidence of quality control problems from the FDA six weeks before it issued an alert that 15 million doses had been contaminated, The New York Times reported May 10.
  4. Intermountain names 1st chief equity officer

    Tiffany Capeles was selected as the first chief equity officer of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare.

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  1. Pullman Regional Hospital names innovation director

    Pullman (Wash.) Regional Hospital named Jonathan Lee, MD, as medical innovation director for the Pullman Regional Hospital Center for Learning & Innovation. 
  2. Amwell boosts telehealth visits 20% in Q1: 5 things to know

    Amwell has been growing its number of providers and patients in the first quarter of 2022 as it released its results from its first financial report of the year May 9. 
  3. McLaren Greater Lansing names chief experience officer

    Lynn Griffor was named chief experience officer of McLaren Greater Lansing (Mich.).
  4. Texas Medical Center partners with Irish agency to advance entrepreneurship, innovation

    Houston-based Texas Medical Center partnered with a government agency in Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, to provide opportunities for Irish companies, entrepreneurs, researchers, clinicians and industries to collaborate with the medical center. 
  5. North Carolina officials slam lack of communication from HCA amid Mission deal

    North Carolina city officials took aim at what they considered a lack of communication from Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare as it worked to close its acquisition of Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health, according to the Citizen Times.
  6. Tech industry warns of more remote jobs moving out of US

    The tech industry is warning lawmakers that the wave of remote working is leading to offshoring talent from the U.S. unless the nation admits more highly skilled immigrants, The Wall Street Journal reported May 10. 
  7. BA.2's prevalence in US falls for 3rd week

    The omicron subvariant BA.2 accounts for a fewer proportion of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. as the prevalence of another omicron sublineage — BA.2.12.1 — grows, according to the CDC's latest variant proportion estimates. 
  8. Allina Health's operating income rises by $165M

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health posted an operating income of $128.8 million for the year ended Dec. 31, up from the $36.3 million loss in 2020, according to its financial results.
  9. 10 recent hospital exec resignations, retirements

    Several hospital and health system executives announced plans to step down from their positions or retire in the last month. 

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