Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. Pfizer introduces 3 oncology biosimilars

    Pfizer introduced three biosimilar cancer drugs, all of which are significantly cheaper than the original versions. 
  2. 10 hospitals seeking supply chain talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week:
  3. States ranked by percentage of vaccinated children

    Massachusetts has highest percentage of children who have been vaccinated, according to the most recently available data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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  1. Snakes 'most probable' source of new coronavirus outbreak, study says

    Snakes may be a source of the new strain of coronavirus that has sickened 600 worldwide and killed 17, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Virology.
  2. Dog detects C. diff bacteria at North Carolina hospital

    A beagle helps detect dangerous bacteria at Greenville, N.C.-based Vidant Medical Center, according to NBC affiliate WITN.
  3. Nursing home patient satisfaction scores? CMS says it could happen

    Patient satisfaction scores for nursing homes could eventually be included in Five Star Quality Ratings and on the Nursing Home Compare website, CMS told McKnight's Long-term Care News. 
  4. Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital names new CNO

    Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn., part of St. Louis-based Ascension, has named Teresa Collins, MSN, RN, as CNO, effective Feb. 3, the hospital announced.

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  1. 6 cybersecurity vulnerabilities discovered in GE Healthcare devices

    Six vulnerabilities have been found in GE Healthcare devices, which, if exploited, could allow hackers to make them unusable or interfere with their functionality, according to federal officials. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and FDA made the announcement Jan. 23.
  2. What healthcare can learn from Target's CIO

    When Target tapped a new CIO in 2015 the retail company was still reeling from backlash from its December 2013 data breach. However, within five years, Target's CIO has turned the company around, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  3. Kindred to close 3 Texas long-term care hospitals, affecting 541 employees

    Louisville, Ky.-based Kindred Healthcare will close three long-term care hospitals in Texas, which together employ 541 people, according to The Houston Business Journal.
  4. Healthcare stocks perform the worst during election years

    Healthcare and technology stocks typically perform the worst during the years U.S. citizens select a new president, according to an analysis of sector performance by Dow Jones market data cited by The Wall Street Journal.

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  1. U of Louisville closer to $35M state loan after bill clears House committee

    University of Louisville (Ky.) is closer to obtaining a $35 million loan from the state of Kentucky to help finance a turnaround plan for a hospital it acquired last year, according to local news station WAVE.
  2. Virtua Health promotes Catherine Hughes to CNO

    Marlton, N.J.-based Virtua Health tapped Catherine Hughes, MSN, RN, to serve as senior vice president and CNO.
  3. Legionnaires' case confirmed at Rhode Island nursing home

    A patient recently died after contracting Legionnaires' disease at a nursing home in Rhode Island, reports the Providence Journal.
  4. Louisiana tosses out Medicaid contracts: 3 things to know

    Louisiana officials are scrapping multibillion-dollar contracts the state has with insurers to manage its Medicaid program, The Franklin Sun reports.
  5. Children's Medical Center Plano to triple capacity with 7-story tower

    Children's Medical Center Plano (Texas) plans to triple its patient capacity with the construction of a seven-floor tower.
  6. Expert testimony begins for Mount Carmel nurses' disciplinary hearings

    The Ohio Board of Nursing is listening to expert testimony this week ahead of administrative hearings for 25 nurses at Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System next month, reports CBS affiliate WBNS.
  7. AHA honors Wyoming hospital with rural health award

    The American Hospital Association named Cody (Wyo.) Regional Health the 2019 recipient of its Rural Hospital Leadership Award.
  8. Ascension employee potentially exposes patients to TB

    Health officials in Michigan are notifying an undisclosed amount of patients of a potential exposure to tuberculosis after a healthcare worker tested positive for the disease, reports ABC 12 News.
  9. 4 health systems that dropped the dual-CEO model

    In July 2019, Moody's Investors Service weighed in on how a dual-CEO leadership style could affect Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, saying the model could be "cumbersome, potentially effecting [sic] the rate of organizational and cultural change." 

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