Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Viewpoint: healthcare workers face 'moral injury,' not just burnout

    The term "burnout" understates the struggles of healthcare professionals — "moral injury" is a more accurate attribution, psychologist Jessica Jackson, PhD, wrote in a Dec. 3 article for Quartz. 
  2. Lehigh Valley breaks ground on new $27M hospital construction project

    Construction started on the $27 million Lehigh Valley Hospital-Macungie project, which is slated to include a 22,194-square-foot hospital and a 10,182-square-foot office building, The Morning Call reported Dec. 5.
  3. West Virginia hospital evacuates after bomb threat

    Madison, W.Va.-based Boone Memorial Hospital was evacuated following a bomb threat on the evening of Dec. 4.

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  1. Virginia children's health system CEO sets retirement; leadership shuffle ensues

    James Dahling, president and CEO of Hampton Roads, Va.-based Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, will retire in 2023 after nearly 20 years in the role. 
  2. Endoluxe, Mayo Clinic partner on AI research

    Imaging company Endoluxe has entered into a know-how agreement with Rochester, Minn.- based Mayo Clinic to research the uses of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the treatment of bladder cancer.
  3. Delayed Virginia psychiatric hospital facing $50M cost increase

    Replacing Virginia's Central State Hospital could cost up to $400 million, approximately $50 million higher than current estimates, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Nov. 27.
  4. Drugmaker didn't expect weight-loss drugs to go viral as supply flounders

    Denmark-based Novo Nordisk wasn't prepared for Wegovy and Ozempic — which are approved for weight-loss and diabetes, respectively — to go viral, The Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 4. 

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  1. Viewpoint: Reform Medicare through competition, consumer choice

    Medicare reform through cost reduction caused by increased competition and consumer choice is necessary both to combat rising healthcare costs and the nation's debt, according to a Dec. 4 opinion piece in The Hill.
  2. Volume of backorders is 'unprecedented,' says WVU Medicine materials management director

    From tracheostomy tubes and syringes to amoxicillin and dozens of other drugs, medical supply chains are hindered by ongoing issues to access raw materials and enough staff, The State Journal reported Dec. 4. 
  3. Guthrie Clinic names 1st chief digital officer

    Sayre, Pa.-based Guthrie Clinic has named Terri Couts, RN, the system's first chief digital officer. 
  4. 20 Joint Commission actions in 2022

    The Joint Commission issued sentinel events, released new guidance to improve patient safety, launched new certifications and more in 2022. 

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  1. Connecticut first lady is a major VC healthcare investor

    One of the nation's leading healthcare investors is also the first lady of the state of Connecticut, Hartford Business Journal reported Dec. 5.
  2. Methodist Le Bonheur pauses gender-affirming surgeries

    Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare temporarily paused gender-affirming procedures in response to concerns from some clinicians, the Memphis, Tenn.-based health system told Becker's Dec. 2. 
  3. Connecticut lawmakers to focus on reducing healthcare costs

    Politicians in Connecticut are vowing to cut the rising costs of healthcare in the state's upcoming legislative session after hearing from representatives of insurance companies, healthcare groups and pharmaceutical companies, the Connecticut Mirror reported Dec. 5.
  4. 'Abstract' speakers are more frequently viewed as leaders; But women speak more concretely: study

    Female leaders are more likely to focus on the "how" of problem-solving while male leaders are more likely to focus on the "why" — and people are more likely to associate "why" speech with leaders, according to research analyzed in Harvard Business Review Dec. 2. 
  5. U of California reaches contracts with physicians

    Resident physicians and fellows at the University of California Irvine and the University of California San Francisco have reached new contracts that include wage increases and other benefits.
  6. Nashville health system to monitor patients with wearables, data analytics

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Ardent Health Services has launched a continuous monitoring program that uses wearables and data analytics to track patients' vital signs.
  7. Georgia health system taps senior VP for operations

    Johnny Ball III was named senior vice president of regional hospital operations for Valdosta-based South Georgia Medical Center. 
  8. New Jersey opioid treatment group to pay $3.15M to settle fraud allegations

    A New Jersey-based opioid abuse treatment center will pay $3.15 million to resolve criminal and civil claims it solicited kickbacks, obstructed a federal audit and fraudulently billed Medicaid, the Justice Department said Dec. 5.
  9. CIOs on the move: 18 appointments of 2022

    Here are the following health system and hospital CIO appointments that have been reported on in 2022:

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