Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 3 steps Catholic Health has taken to improve access

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based Catholic Health has been investing to improve care access in Western New York since COVID-19's onset, The Buffalo News reported Sept. 22. 
  2. MetroHealth taps Airica Steed for CEO

    Cleveland-based MetroHealth named Airica Steed, EdD, RN, its president and CEO, effective Jan. 1. 
  3. US 23rd in Global Women's Health Index

    Of the 116 countries ranked in the 2021 Global Women's Health Index, the United States came in 23rd for women's health — a demographic suffering worldwide, data shows. 

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  1. Mayo Clinic expands partnership with AI firm on disease diagnosis, treatment discovery

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has expanded its relationship with artificial intelligence-driven health tech company Nference to use deidentified patient data to help research and discover disease diagnoses and treatments.
  2. Monkeypox worsened stigma of skin conditions, experts say

    People with chronic skin conditions say they've faced increased harassment and stigma amid the monkeypox outbreak, The Washington Post reported Sept. 22.
  3. How VR is helping Novant Health employees tackle polarizing discussions

    Novant Health has partnered with VR provider Moth+Flame to launch a VR-based leadership development training for nonclinical and clinical leaders. 
  4. Data breach lawsuit against East Tennessee Children's Hospital dropped

    A lawsuit filed against Knoxville-based East Tennessee Children's Hospital for a March 2022 data breach was dropped, Knox County News reported Sept. 21.

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  1. 4 recent hospital donations

    The following are hospitals or care centers that have received donations since Sept. 14:
  2. Outgoing Intermountain CEO raises $3.3M to support children's healthcare

    Marc Harrison, MD, the outgoing CEO of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, recently raised $3.3 million in donations supporting the health system's Primary Children's Hospital, according to a Sept. 22 news release.
  3. The next pill-taking strategy? Lean to the right, Johns Hopkins study says

    The direction a person leans when swallowing a pill can change the absorption by tenfold, a Johns Hopkins study found, according to a Sept. 21 The Washington Post report. 
  4. Biosecurity advisers urge tighter oversight of experiments with viruses

    Members of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurtiy issued draft recommendations urging the federal government to tighten its policies on experiments involving possibly dangerous viruses and other pathogens, The Washington Post reported Sept. 21. 

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  1. Novartis adopts 'US-first mindset'

    Global drugmaker Novartis plans to "become a top-five player" in the U.S. in the next five years, which would propel the company from its current 10th-place spot. 
  2. Ascension nurses in Texas vote to unionize

    Nurses at Ascension Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, have voted to unionize.
  3. 2 more drugmakers are low on Adderall supply

    Par Pharmaceuticals and Lannett have joined the list of drugmakers that have placed Adderall generic drugs on back order, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 
  4. Oracle to 'rewrite' VA's Cerner EHR system amid outages

    An Oracle executive in charge of the VA EHR modernization project said the company intends to rewrite the Cerner system as a new, cloud-based application for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Spokesman-Review reported Sept. 21.
  5. Strike set at Hartford HealthCare hospital

    Members of the Windham Federation of Nurses Local 5041 are set to begin a two-day strike Sept. 22 at Hartford HealthCare's Windham Hospital in Willimantic, Conn.
  6. Researchers may have discovered how prostate cancer starts — and your prostate could be to blame

    U.K.-based University of East Anglia researchers discovered that men with prostate cancer have a different prostate environment than men without prostate cancer.
  7. Memorial Health earns accreditation to establish internal medicine graduate medical education program

    Gulfport, Miss.-based Memorial Health System was granted initial accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to establish its graduate medical education program in internal medicine, according to a Sept. 20 news release.
  8. Inside the bidding war for Signify Health: 5 new details

    UnitedHealth Group, Amazon and Option Care Health all made bids for home health company Signify Health, according to an SEC filing. 
  9. Workers at Missouri hospitals fired following company takeover

    Workers at Audrain Community Hospital in Mexico, Mo., and Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton, Mo., were fired after a Texas-based company took over the facilities from Kansas City, Mo.-based Noble Health, Kaiser Health News reported Sept. 22.

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