Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 'We will be in uncharted territory:' 4 leaders on the potential implications of Roe v. Wade reversal

    Editor's note: This article was posted on June 23. The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade June 24. The effects of the Supreme Court's proposed overrule of Roe v. Wade would touch health systems nationwide — leading some clinicians to urge industry leaders to start preparing for potential fallout prior to the decision. 
  2. URMC is using tech to 'power up' staff and provide better care, says Dr. Gregg Nicandri

    Gregg Nicandri, MD, serves as CMIO and professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center. 
  3. Geisinger's plan to grow senior-focused concierge primary care, per Dr. John Bulger

    John Bulger, DO, serves as chief medical officer for Population Health at Geisinger. 

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  1. New digital front door app added to Epic's MyChart

    Tech company Healthcare Triangle launched a digital front door mobile app June 23 linked to Epic's EHR.
  2. Louisiana nursing home owner arrested on fraud, cruelty charges

    Bob Dean, 68, a nursing home owner facing dozens of lawsuits over a botched Hurricane Ida evacuation, was charged June 22 with eight felony counts of cruelty to persons with infirmities, five felony counts of Medicaid fraud and two felony counts of obstruction of justice, USA Today reported June 22.
  3. Baptist Health Care taps Dr. Dennis Szurkus Jr., former HCA exec, as chief medical officer

    Pensacola, Fla.-based Baptist Health Care has selected Dennis Szurkus Jr., MD, as vice president and chief medical officer. 
  4. Biden names new science adviser 

    President Joe Biden has nominated Arati Prabhakar, PhD, to lead the Office of Science and Technology Policy, according to a June 21 White House press release. The nomination requires Senate confirmation.

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  1. 8 recent healthcare industry lawsuits

    From the U.S. Supreme Court overturning a payment cut to hospitals to former hospital employees losing an appeal in a vaccination mandate case, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines. 
  2. Medical supply manufacturer Isikel to break ground on nitrile glove facility in Texas

    Isikel is set to build a 196,000-square-foot facility that will produce about 440 million nitrile gloves annually, according to a June 22 press release. 
  3. BD recalls more than 60 lots of bone marrow device products, may delay care

    Medical supplier Becton, Dickinson and Co. recalled 67 lots of intraosseous needle set kits, manual driver kits and powered drivers, citing the potential of a needlestick injury and nonfunctioning access. 
  4. US healthcare workers walk off the job: 10 strikes in 2022

    Healthcare workers have participated in labor strikes across the U.S., citing concerns about staffing, patient care, working conditions and employee retention. 
  1. Avera, Newman Regional + more affected by the MCG Health data breach

    A growing number of hospitals and health systems, including Avera and Newman Regional, have been affected by a March 25 data breach on clinical guidance software vendor MCG Health.
  2. Texas researchers create congenital heart disease road map 

    Researchers from the Texas Heart Institute, Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine reported the first evidence of single-cell genomics of unique differences in heart muscle cells and immune systems of congenital heart disease patients June 22. 
  3. US task force advises against beta-carotene, vitamin E for heart disease, cancer prevention 

    People should not take beta-carotene supplements or vitamin E to prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer, a panel of U.S. health experts recommended June 21. 
  4. AHMC Seton Medical Center nurses launch 2nd strike of 2022

    Members of the California Nurses Association began a two-day strike June 22 at AHMC Seton Medical Center in Daly City, Calif., according to the San Francisco Chronicle. 
  5. Kris Tennant named interim president of Sparrow Clinton

    St. Johns, Mich.-based Sparrow Clinton Hospital named Kris Tennant as its new interim president amid the recent retirement of former President Beth Daugherty, according to a press release sent to Becker's on June 22. 
  6. Publix says it won't vaccinate children under 5

    Publix will not offer COVID-19 vaccinations for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, the Tampa Bay Times reported June 22. A spokesperson told the Times the company will not explain the decision.
  7. 5 recent chief medical, nursing officer moves

    Five chief medical and nursing officer moves at hospitals and health systems Becker's has covered since June 18:
  8. Enanta Pharmaceuticals files patent infringement suit over Pzifer's Paxlovid

    Biotechnology company Enanta Pharmaceuticals slapped Pfizer with a patent infringement lawsuit and is seeking compensation for the vaccine-maker's antiviral treatment, Paxlovid.  
  9. LCMC Health names Eli Ayoub as specialty pharmacy vice president

    New Orleans-based LCMC Health tapped Eli Ayoub, PharmD, to be its vice president of specialty pharmacy June 22. 

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