Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. How 3 pharmacy leaders are using lessons learned from COVID-19 to prepare for future pandemics

    Pharmacy leaders from hospitals across the nation are using what they've learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to develop pandemic preparedness models. 
  2. 10 big ideas in healthcare innovation

    From their thoughts on artificial intelligence's potential to optimize clinical workflows to their insight about how the pandemic is changing patient demands, here are 10 key quotes about the role of innovation in healthcare that executives from hospitals and health systems across the country shared with Becker's Hospital Review in September:
  3. AdventHealth's chief marketing officer discusses new ad campaign exalting human perseverance

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth recently rolled out a new campaign called "Humans are Incredible," which encourages the public to take ownership of their systemic health during a time when many feel they have lost control.
  1. 'They're a more powerful way to get the message across': Massachusetts town gathers COVID-19 survivors for new campaign

    Revere, Mass., recently launched a new COVID-19 safety and awareness campaign prominently featuring the stories of community members who have survived the disease, the Boston Herald reported.
  2. Senators urge bankruptcy judge to block Purdue Pharma CEO's $3.5 million bonus

    Four U.S. senators wrote a letter to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain Sept. 21, in which they urged him to prevent Purdue Pharma from paying its CEO a $3.5 million bonus.
  3. 200,000 US deaths reinforce need for COVID-19 precautions, healthcare associations say

    Three healthcare associations are reiterating the need to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus exceeded 200,000 on Sept. 22.
  4. Alabama Nurses Association elects 1st Black president

    The Alabama Nurses Association has elected Lindsey Harris, DNP, as its first Black president in its 107-year history, according to ABC affiliate WBMA-LD.
  1. 11 hospitals seeking philanthropy leaders

    Eleven hospitals and health systems posted job listings seeking philanthropy leaders in the last two weeks.
  2. St. Luke's Pennsylvania hospital on track for 2022 opening

    Despite a 60-day construction delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Luke's University Health Network's new hospital in Carbon County is on track to open in 2022, according to local news station BRC 13.
  3. Reopening Tennessee hospital a long shot, Rennova CEO says

    Reopening Jamestown (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center is central to the financial success of Rennova Health, but is nearly impossible given its current financial state, the hospital chain's CEO told News10. 
  4. CDC issues guidelines for staph prevention in NICUs

    The CDC has released new recommendations for prevention and control of Staphylococcus aureus infections in neonatal intensive care units.
  1. UC San Diego Health 1st on West Coast to revive non-beating heart for transplantation

    As part of a national interventional clinical trial, University of California San Diego Health became the first hospital on the West Coast to perform a heart transplant surgery after retrieving a non-beating heart from a hospitalized donor and reviving it.
  2. BCBS of Michigan offers buyouts to 8,500+ employees

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is giving more than 8,500 employees voluntary separation offers to help manage its administrative costs, the insurer said in a statement to Becker's Hospital Review.
  3. Amazon expands virtual medical clinic across Washington state: 5 details

    Amazon is scaling up its virtual medical clinic for employees by rolling out services to facilities beyond the Seattle area, according to a Sept. 22 CNBC report.
  4. A commitment to collaboration and education — surgical robotics at Emory Healthcare

    Successful robotic surgery service lines require continuous investment even after the program is well-established. This investment is not limited to capital expenditures, but also includes consistent strategic meetings and facilitating peer collaboration and participation in educational opportunities. Thus, it is important that hospitals looking to advance their robotic surgery programs take advantage of opportunities that allow for dedicated learning and networking with teams overseeing robotics programs across the country.
  5. 29% of kids don't get follow-up care for mental health issues, study finds

    The type of treatment that children receive for mental health conditions — and the likelihood they receive follow-up care — varies greatly in the U.S., according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 
  6. How CRM technologies drive a connected patient experience: 5 insights 

    As technology continues to fuel changes in consumers' healthcare expectations, a customer relationship management (CRM) system can help hospitals and health systems create a more tailored patient experience, which they have come to expect from other industry interactions. 
  7. 10 states where private insurers pay the most, least relative to Medicare

    Nationwide, private insurers pay an average of 247 percent more than what Medicare pays for similar services, according to a RAND Corp. study published Sept. 18. 
  8. 10 happiest, unhappiest states in America ranked by WalletHub

    Hawaii is the happiest state in the U.S., according to an analysis by personal finance website WalletHub.  
  9. NIH official to retire after public health leaders criticized online

    The National Institutes of Health said Sept. 21 that a public affairs officer identified as using an online pseudonym to attack Anthony Fauci, MD, and spread misinformation about COVID-19, would retire, according to The New York Times.

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