Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. New York launches $1.3B healthcare worker bonus program

    New York state will begin providing bonuses of up to $3,000 to eligible healthcare and mental hygiene workers using the $1.3 billion allocated for the payments in the state's fiscal year 2023 budget, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Aug. 3.  
  2. AHA: Healthcare workers need to be protected like flight crews

    While hospitals have made efforts to reduce violence against their staff, such as raising risk awareness and security investments, healthcare workers deserve stronger protections at the federal level, similar to flight crews, American Hospital Association leaders said in an op-ed published Aug. 2 in The Hill.
  3. 13 hospitals cutting services

    Several hospitals are scaling back services for a variety of reasons, including financial challenges and staffing issues. 

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  1. Growth, diversity and investment conversations with Dr. Shlomit Schaal

    Shlomit Schaal, MD, Ph.D., is the president of UMass Memorial Medical Group, the senior associate dean for health strategies at UMass CHan Medical School, and the professor and chair in the ophthalmology and visual sciences department at UMass Memorial Medical Center. 
  2. Hospital skeptics vie for Florida health system board seats

    Board seats for one of Florida's largest public health systems make for one more example of how once-obscure offices can become political battlegrounds, The Washington Post reports.
  3. 'We're in a different era': Dr. Richard Watson weighs in on rural emergency hospital rule

    Rural hospitals are the backbone of their small towns, Richard Watson, MD, said.
  4. Commonwealth Health seeks to consolidate operations of 2 hospitals

    Commonwealth Health filed a request with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health to consolidate the operations of Scranton-based Moses Taylor Hospital and Regional Hospital of Scranton under one license, according to an Aug. 3 press release from Commonwealth Health.

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  1. Can monkeypox spread through the air? What we know so far

    Current messaging surrounding how monkeypox spreads is focused on sustained physical contact. But as the outbreak grows, with more than 6,000 cases now confirmed in the U.S., questions are also rising about whether and to what extent respiratory transmission plays a role. 
  2. 3 cloud giants slow spending

    The three big cloud providers curbed their capital spending in the second quarter of 2022, showing that the booming cloud business may not be immune to a slowing economy, the Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 2.
  3. Hospitals that see the most Black patients are paid less than other hospitals, report finds

    How American hospitals are paid for care is structurally designed to reimburse less for care provided to Black patients, according to a new study from physician researchers at UCLA, Princeton, Johns Hopkins and Harvard.
  4. Dr. Maulik Purohit appointed chief health information officer of Lehigh Valley Health Network

    Maulik Purohit, MD, has been named chief health information officer of Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network, Becker's learned Aug. 3.
  1. Value-based payments company Clarify Health lays off 5% of staff

    Clarify Health, a tech company that provides data analytics and value-based payment services, has reduced its workforce by 5 percent.
  2. St. Bernard Parish Hospital selects new CEO

    Alanna "Lani" Fast was selected as the new CEO of St. Bernard Parish Hospital in Chalmette, La.
  3. Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center scales back services after $40M loss

    Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in Burlington has closed its skilled care unit and has limited patient bed capacity in three additional units following a $40 million operating cost loss, The Hawk Eye reported Aug. 3. 
  4. States ranked by drug overdose death rate

    West Virginia has the highest drug overdose death rate of any state, according to the most recent data available from the CDC. 
  5. How HCA, Tenet, CHS and UHS fared in Q2

    Four major for-profit hospital operators saw profits decline in the second quarter of 2022. 
  6. TidalHealth using AI to reduce physician burnout

    Salisbury, Md.-based TidalHealth is collaborating with artificial intelligence company Regard to reduce clinician burnout within its ranks.
  7. McDonald's plucks new CIO from Cardinal Health

    Former Cardinal Health CIO Brian Rice has been appointed to the same role with McDonald's, effective Aug. 31.
  8. St. Louis VA hospital could get $1B overhaul

    St. Louis Veterans Administration Health is planning a $1 billion renovation for its St. Louis-based John Cochran Veterans Hospital, St. Louis Public Radio, an NPR affiliate, reported Aug. 2. 
  9. As recession risk looms, some CEOs adopt tougher talk

    Amid the potential for an economic downturn, CEOs across the U.S. are becoming more hard-line with their discussions and actions compared to the warmer tone they may have used earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 3. 

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