Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mount Sinai names dean of women's health

    New York City-based Mount Sinai has appointed Michal Elovitz, MD, to serve as dean for women's health research at the Icahn School of Medicine, effective March 1. She will also serve as director of the center for the advancement of female biology, according to a Nov. 15 news release sent to Becker's. 
  2. Health systems race to tap women's health market

    Major health systems are setting their sights on the women's health market and opening specialized centers just for female patients, NC Health News reported Nov. 14. 
  3. Lifepoint Health's health tech incubator launches 6 new companies

    Lifepoint Health's joint startup incubator for health tech, 25m Health, has launched six new companies and funded five others since its launch in November 2021.

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  1. Google, Highmark and League to collaborate on digital health platform

    Google Cloud, health insurance company Highmark Health and healthcare software company League are forming a new digital health platform for Highmark Health's members. 
  2. Iowa hospital breaks ground on multimillion-dollar renovation project

    Carroll, Iowa-based St. Anthony Regional Hospital has begun construction on multimillion-dollar renovations for its birthing center, the Carroll Times Herald reported Nov. 15. 
  3. California hospital taps Dr. Carlos Becerra for medical director

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian tapped Carlos Becerra, MD, as medical director of cancer research for its Hoag Family Cancer Institute.
  4. 5 months after FDA clearance, CVS allows pharmacists to prescribe Paxlovid

    CVS began allowing its pharmacists to prescribe Pfizer's COVID-19 antiviral treatment Nov. 15, more than five months after the FDA authorized the workforce to prescribe it, and debate has ensued. 

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  1. Northwell hospital receives $1M for new lobby, visitor lounge

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health's Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., has received $1 million to help build a new lobby and visitor lounge on its campus. 
  2. UC San Diego Health names Dr. Joseph Califano director of cancer center

    Joseph Califano, MD, has been named director of Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health.
  3. Care delays and strategic priorities: 7 C-suite survey findings

    Nearly three-quarters of C-suite leaders at hospitals and health systems say their organizations are boosting patient outreach efforts to encourage the resumption of routine care as care delays persist, according to survey findings from consulting group Sage Growth Partners. 
  4. 6 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves have been reported by Becker's since Nov. 9: 

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  1. New York hospital unveils in-house pharmacy

    Rome (N.Y.) Health opened its community pharmacy inside the hospital's new medical center Nov. 14. 
  2. 10 most overweight, obese states in America

    West Virginia is the most obese and overweight state in the U.S., according to an analysis released Nov. 14 by WalletHub, a personal finance website. 
  3. Providence's operating loss grows to $1.1B for 2022

    Providence, a 51-hospital system headquartered in Renton, Wash., ended the first nine months of 2022 with an operating loss of $1.1 billion, according to financial documents released Nov. 14. 
  4. Duke LifePoint's 1st physician CEO among 2 hospital leadership hires

    Chris Brown, RN, was named CEO of Haywood Regional Medical in Clyde, N.C., and Philip Greene, MD, was named CEO of Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, N.C.
  5. Atlanta mayor disputes Wellstar account that hospital closure was only option

    Atlanta's mayor said Wellstar Health System received interest from buyers for its Atlanta Medical Center and had the property valued before announcing it would close the 460-bed hospital Nov. 1, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Nov. 15. 
  6. 6 hospitals setting up overflow tents amid flu, RSV surges

    As flu and respiratory syncytial virus cases surge across the nation, some hospitals are hitting capacity, setting up overflow units and tents to meet patient demand.
  7. Meditech, Google Health partner on clinician search tool

    Meditech and Google Health will pilot their clinical search tool at Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based DCH Health System and Mauston, Wis.-based Mile Bluff Medical Center. 
  8. LG, Amwell partner on virtual discharge tool aimed at combating workforce shortage

    LG and Amwell have created a virtual care tool that allows clinicians to use existing LG healthcare TVs to remotely monitor, engage and discharge patients.
  9. 3 solutions to the pharmacy technician shortage

    Amid a national shortage of pharmacy technicians, hospital pharmacy teams are forced to get creative when it comes to hiring and retaining enough workers. 

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