Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 'Serve with joy': Cleveland Clinic's supply chain officer on priorities and the supply chain ecosystem

    Over the last year as Cleveland Clinic's chief supply chain and patient support services officer, Steve Downey has achieved a checklist of items that will make anyone tired just reading it. 
  2. Washington hospital appoints Winnie Adams as chief nursing officer

    Astria Sunnyside (Wash.) Hospital appointed Winnie Adams, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer.
  3. Monitoring work burnout factors could prevent physicians from leaving profession

    Researchers found feeling valued and efficient teamwork were two factors that reduced burnout throughout the pandemic. 

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  1. Hoag, Ochsner, Northwell among digital marketing winners at eHealthcare Leadership Awards

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag and New Orleans-based Ochsner Health were among the big winners in the digital marketing category at the eHealthcare Leadership Awards.
  2. Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast seeks CFO

    Jacksonville-based Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast ministry market is searching for a CFO following the departure of Steve Quiriconi after two and a half years in the role, an Ascension spokesperson shared in an email with Becker's Hospital Review.
  3. Patient dies after defibrillator fire at Tennessee hospital

    Nashville, Tenn.-based TriStar Centennial Medical Center is reviewing a Nov. 24 incident in which a fire erupted as staff members were using a defibrillator on a patient who later died, ABC affiliate WKRN reported Nov. 28.
  4. What physicians think of health system rebrands

    When hospitals and health systems rebrand, it's not just the signage and stationery that need to be changed. Physicians and other providers also have to get used to having new names and, in some cases, new employers.

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  1. North Texas hospitals have a $38.4B economic impact, study finds

    A Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council study found that healthcare has a $38.4 billion economic impact on the region, D Magazine reported Nov. 28.
  2. Researchers use mRNA technology for potential universal flu vaccine

    Penn Medicine researchers are targeting a "cornucopia of antigens" with mRNA-based technology to develop a universal flu vaccine, and human clinical trials for the 20-subtype candidate are in the works. 
  3. Twitter ends labeling of COVID-19 misinformation

    Twitter said it ended a policy of labeling posts that contained misinformation about COVID-19 and providing supplemental corrective information. 
  4. How COVID-19 has changed what we know about the flu

    Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health experts didn't believe the flu could be contained. But, when flu transmission came to a halt during the pandemic, scientists were able to gain a new understanding of the virus. 

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  1. Additional Minnesota nurses to join strike authorization vote

    Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association at St. Luke's Lake View Hospital in Two Harbors will join 15,000 nurses at 15 other facilities in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports in a Nov. 30 strike authorization vote.
  2. Rural Kansas hospital to be built using $108M USDA grant

    Colby, Kan.-based Citizens Medical Center is to build a replacement hospital and clinic with the aid of a $108 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development unit, according to a report from KWCH.
  3. Hospitals, health systems see mergers as path to survival

    Since 2005, 183 rural hospitals across 36 states have closed, leaving many people in those communities without timely access to essential medical services and often leading to a decline in the number of healthcare providers in those counties.
  4. 40M patient records have been stolen, exposed due to EHR security vulnerabilities

    Security vulnerabilities in EHR systems have caused more than 40 million Americans' medical records to have been stolen or exposed this year, USA Today reported Nov. 29. 
  5. Google Health to commercialize mammography AI

    Google Health has struck a development and commercialization deal with medical technology company iCAD to integrate Google's artificial intelligence technology into iCAD's breast imaging solutions.
  6. Minnesota hospital taps new president

    St. Cloud, Minn.-based CentraCare has named Craig Henneman president of its Paynesville Hospital. 
  7. Biosimilar 'skinny labels' saved Medicare $1.5B, study shows

    From 2015 to 2020, FDA approvals of "skinny labels" on biosimilars saved Medicare $1.5 billion, according to a study published Nov. 28 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. 
  8. Tamiflu fill rate jumps to over 100%

    The fill rate for Tamiflu, the nation's most popular flu prescription drug, is nearly 100 percent higher than it was this time last year, but the drugmaker has said it has "sufficient supply."
  9. Ohio's measles outbreak grows: 4 notes

    At least 44 unvaccinated children in the Columbus, Ohio, region have been infected with measles since the first few cases were confirmed in early November, according to a dashboard run by the city's health department. 

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