Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. FDA panel votes to recommend Pfizer's COVID-19 shot for kids 5-11

    The FDA's vaccine advisory panel voted Oct. 26 to recommend the FDA authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11. 
  2. New infection controls in place after 2 staffers test positive for COVID at Rhode Island hospital

    Eleanor Slater Hospital in Burrillville, R.I., has suspended all visitation for 14 days after two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 in the facility's Zambarano Unit, according to WPRI 12.
  3. NYC Health + Hospitals, CUNY expand partnership to strengthen graduates pathways

    New York City-based NYC Health + Hospitals and the City University of New York announced Oct. 26 an expanded partnership to place recent nursing school graduates throughout the system's hospitals. 

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  1. 22 COVID-19 related research findings

    Here are 22 COVID-19-related research findings covered by Becker's Hospital Review since Sept. 10:
  2. 11 hospitals hiring CIOs, CMIOs

    Here are 11 hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CIOs and chief medical information officers.
  3. Listen to nurses to learn how to support them: Insights from an award-winning nurse leader

    Hospital leaders are grappling with multiple challenges that affect their nursing workforce. Surmounting these challenges begins with identifying where problems stem from and applying intelligent solutions.
  4. Children's Health to nearly triple bed count at 1 campus

    To keep up with its growing population, Dallas-based Children's Health on Oct. 26 broke ground on its 300,000-square-foot tower at its Plano, Texas, campus, which will increase the total number of beds from 72 to 212.
  1. Viewpoint: Future of public health lies in revisiting past efforts 

    The future of public health lies in looking at past attitudes and practices, and encompassing individuals who don't necessarily work in healthcare, wrote Ed Yong for The Atlantic Oct. 23. 
  2. 4 recent heart care partnerships

    Below are four partnerships and affiliations centered on cardiac and cardiovascular care announced recently.
  3. California practice's direct primary care model lends hand to uninsured

    The St. Luke's Family Practice in the Central Valley of California has a new strategy for providing direct primary healthcare in which patients who can afford it help pay for uninsured patients, Kaiser Health News reported Oct. 26.
  4. Maine unveils initiatives to strengthen, expand healthcare workforce

    Maine is pursuing tuition support programs that will provide financial support to allow more people to become medical professionals, part of initiatives to strengthen the state's healthcare workforce, Gov. Janet Mills announced Oct. 25.
  1. TransUnion divests RCM unit in $1.74B deal

    nThrive, a healthcare revenue cycle management software-as-a-service platform, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TransUnion Healthcare, the healthcare data and analytics business of TransUnion.
  2. Congress weighs paid leave plan, but US still lags behind: 4 things to know

    If Congress accepts a plan to provide four weeks of paid leave, it would remove the U.S. from the list of only six countries worldwide that do not provide any form of national paid leave, The New York Times reported Oct. 25.
  3. Alaska still reporting highest COVID-19 cases per capita: See how other regions compare

    Alaska is still reporting the highest rate of COVID-19 cases per capita, above all other regions in the U.S., according to state and local health agency data cited by The New York Times
  4. LifePoint, Kindred to create new company with 79 hospitals: 8 things to know

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health and Louisville, Ky.-based Kindred Healthcare will establish a new healthcare company with 79 hospital campuses when their deal is complete, the companies said Oct. 26.
  5. HCA, Encompass to close Kansas rehabilitation hospital

    Wichita, Kan.-based Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital is slated to close in March 2022, the Wichita Eagle reported Oct. 26. 
  6. Prospero Health expands in Tennessee, commits to hiring 530 total in next 5 years

    Memphis, Tenn.-based Prospero Health announced Oct. 25 an expansion of its headquarters to an 80,000-square-foot facility in downtown Memphis. 
  7. PBMs' drug formularies are rapidly shrinking, research shows

    The share of drugs covered by insurers is dropping at an increasingly fast pace, leaving many Americans with prescriptions their health plans don't cover, according to research released Oct. 26 by GoodRx.
  8. Centene reports revenue, profit growth since Q3 2020

    Centene reported consistent growth and an optimistic outlook on the year in its third quarter earnings report, released Oct. 26. 
  9. Major changes needed to bolster pandemic preparedness, global group says

    Significant changes are needed on a global scale to not only end the COVID-19 pandemic, but also prevent a future one, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board said in its annual report released Oct. 26.

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