Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 16 women making moves in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since April 29.
  2. Rising hospitalizations put CDC's COVID-19 prevention guidelines to the test

    When COVID-19 cases were on the decline in February after reaching pandemic peaks in January, the CDC updated its guidance for informing COVID-19 prevention measures to rely more on hospitalizations and strain on the healthcare system, rather than the number of new cases alone. As hospitalizations now rise across the country, that strategy could be put to the test, The New York Times reported May 6. 
  3. Companies should brace for a culture of quitting

    Organizations should prepare themselves for a continuation of quits as a new culture of quitting becomes the norm as the annual quit rate stands to jump up nearly 20 percent from annual pre pandemic levels, according to Gartner. 

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  1. Google's 10 most recent health-related job openings

    Google recently posted several job openings related to its health business. Below are 10 open positions as of May 6.
  2. OSF to develop incentive program using a blockchain-based digital app

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare is developing a blockchain-based digital app to improve patients' health by offering them incentives for healthy behavior. 
  3. 15M global deaths tied to COVID-19, WHO estimates

    Approximately 14.9 million people have died of COVID-19 since January 2020 directly or indirectly, described as "excess mortality," according to a May 5 report from the World Health Organization.
  4. 5 recent gifts to healthcare organizations of $50M or more

    Several donations of $50 million or more have been given to healthcare organizations to support services, improve education, advance research and more. Becker's has reported on the following since March 24:

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  1. FDA limits use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine 

    The FDA is limiting the emergency use authorization of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to people 18 and older for whom other vaccines aren't appropriate or accessible and those who opt for the shot because they wouldn't get vaccinated otherwise.
  2. Mercyhealth hospital transitions to standby ED

    Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital-Rockton in Rockford, Ill., transitioned to a standby emergency department May 6. 
  3. 8 recent hospital, health system CFO moves

    Becker's has reported on eight hospital and health system CFO moves since April 4.
  4. Atlanta hospital ends inpatient care

    Marietta, Ga.-based Wellstar Health System closed the emergency department and ended inpatient care at Atlanta Medical Center South on May 6. 

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  1. Joint Commission taps Massachusetts General surgeon to serve as chief patient safety officer

    The Joint Commission has named Haytham Kaafarani, MD, as its new chief patient safety officer and medical director. He will begin his new role Sept. 6. 
  2. Pig virus may have contributed to pig heart transplant patient's death

    Cytomegalovirus, a common virus among pigs, may have been one of several factors in the death of the patient who received the first genetically modified heart, USAToday reported May 5.
  3. Nurses make exit plans after RaDonda Vaught's conviction

    More than 100,000 nurses left the workforce in 2021, according to an analysis published April 13 in Health Affairs. Now a nurse's criminal conviction for a medical error has the profession worried about how that number might swell. 
  4. Columbia University Medical Center cuts ties with Dr. Oz

    Columbia University Medical Center has quietly cut its public ties to Mehmet Oz, MD, the TV celebrity physician who is now a Republican candidate for a Pennsylvania Senate seat, WebMD reports.
  5. Dignity Health agrees to manage California hospital

    San Francisco-based Dignity Health and the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors have settled on a management services agreement for San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp, Calif.
  6. Children's Hospital Colorado 1st pediatric system to offer debt-free education to staff

    Children's Hospital Colorado is offering tuition-free learning benefits to employees via a partnership with Guild, an education platform.
  7. MyMichigan Health names COO

    Bryan Cross, PharmD, was named COO of Midland-based MyMichigan Health.
  8. Sutter posts $95M operating gain as it cuts costs

    Although Sutter Health saw its operating results improve, the Sacramento, Calif.-based health system ended the first quarter of 2022 with a lower net income, according to financial documents released May 4. 
  9. Allscripts CEO Paul Black steps down

    Allscripts CEO Paul Black announced in an earnings call May 5 that he is stepping down from his position. 

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