Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Researchers find long-term mental health issues following Michigan water crisis

    Researchers found a prevalence of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder in Flint, Mich., five years after the onset of the water crisis, according to a Sept. 20 report in JAMA Network Open.
  2. How Dr. Tammy Lundstrom is working to solve Trinity Health's workforce shortages 

    Tammy Lundstrom, MD, has always known she wanted to work in healthcare. Since joining Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health in April 2018 as senior vice president and chief medical officer, she has been able to continually meet two of her core professional goals: to help others and never stop learning.
  3. Orlando Health names chief quality officer of 2 hospitals

    James Brown, MD, has been appointed chief quality officer of Orlando Health-Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Fla., and Orlando Health Horizon West (Fla.) Hospital, effective Oct. 1.

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  1. 7 recent healthcare job postings at Amazon

    Amazon has been advertising job openings for its various healthcare teams. Here are seven health-related jobs the tech giant recently posted.
  2. 'Progress, not perfection': Advocate Aurora CIO Bobbie Byrne on healthcare optimization

    Advocate Aurora Health's CIO Bobbie Byrne's, MD, top priority is putting her clinicians first, as well as working to move her organization's business intelligence work and analytics to the cloud. 
  3. Social determinants of health tied to disproportionate dementia rates among minority groups, study says

    Research ties poor social determinants of health and health equity issues to disproportionate rates of dementia in minority populations, according to the National Institute on Aging. Furthermore, Alzheimer's disease and other dementia disproportionately affect older Black and Hispanic Americans compared to older white Americans, according to the Alzheimer's Association. 
  4. GSK aims to cut carbon emissions from its supply chain

    Pharmaceutical company GSK launched a sustainable procurement program Sept. 20 in its efforts to reach net-zero impact on the climate. A big chunk of GSK's carbon emissions, 40 percent, comes from its supply chain, the company said in a news release. 

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  1. Medical sterilization company ordered to pay $220M for toxic gas emissions

    A jury ordered Sterigenics, a medical sterilization company based in Oak Brook, Ill., to award a woman $220 million for exposing her to ethylene oxide gas, which she argued contributed to her cancer diagnosis, according to a Sept. 19 Chicago Sun-Times report. 
  2. California unvaccinated health workers no longer required to test weekly

    On Sept. 17, the state of California rescinded its weekly testing requirement for healthcare workers unvaccinated against COVID-19 due to religious or medical exemptions. 
  3. Minnesota nurses' strike effects reach students

    Nursing students from Minnesota State University in Mankato have lost clinical hours and seen an increased workload because of the recent statewide nursing strike, according to a Sept. 20 article from The Reporter. 
  4. 10 states with the highest, lowest average price for ambulance service with advanced life support

    The average price for ambulance service with advanced life support is highest among California providers and lowest among North Carolina providers, according to an analysis conducted by data analytics company Hospital Pricing Specialists. 

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  1. Mölnlycke opens $49.8M surgical gloves facility

    Medical device company Mölnlycke has opened a $49.8 million factory in Malaysia to increase production of surgical gloves. 
  2. Houston Methodist not mandating updated booster for workers

    Currently, Houston Methodist is not requiring employees to receive new COVID-19 vaccines targeting omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5.
  3. Dr. Fauci: 'We are not where we need to be' on pandemic

    After President Joe Biden declared the COVID-19 pandemic over Sept. 18, Dr. Anthony Fauci took a different stance in a Sept. 19 interview with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 
  4. 18% of Americans skipped medical appointments, prescriptions due to finances, poll finds

    Almost 1 in 5 Americans, 18 percent, have skipped a medical appointment or filling prescription drugs in the past six months because of financial strain, a new NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll published Sept. 16 found. 
  5. 10 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported since Sept. 13:
  6. Long COVID-19 patients protest outside of White House

    A group of protesters with long-term COVID-19 symptoms protested outside of the White House Sept. 19, after President Joe Biden said "the pandemic is over," The Hill reported Sept. 19.
  7. 12 systems seeking chief nursing officers

    Below are 12 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  8. Pharmacist group objects to UnitedHealth acquisition

    The National Community Pharmacists Association called UnitedHealth Group "a three-headed dragon and one of the worst actors in the market" in response to a federal judge ruling in favor of UnitedHealth acquiring a revenue cycle management company. 
  9. Grady to serve as training site for Army trauma teams

    Atlanta-based Grady Memorial Hospital will soon be the eighth trauma center in the U.S. to serve as a training site for physicians and nurses serving on Army trauma teams, WGCL-TV reported Sept. 19. 

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