Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. 9 hospitals laying off workers

    Several hospitals across the U.S. are laying off workers before the end of November. 
  2. HRSA gives hospitals 60-day grace period on COVID-19 relief fund reporting

    The Health Resources and Services Administration is giving hospitals a 60-day grace period for the first round of provider relief fund reporting. 
  3. CMS reviewing mid-build exception denials

    CMS is reviewing its decision to deny a majority of requests by hospitals for a mid-build exception to the site-neutral payment policy. 

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  1. Montana healthcare providers, patients challenge state ban on vaccine requirements

    A group including medical providers, individual patients and the Montana Medical Association is challenging a Montana state law that prohibits discrimination based on vaccination status, according to court documents and media reports.
  2. CDC director recommends boosters for healthcare workers, despite panel's vote

    CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, recommended booster doses for healthcare workers and other Americans whose jobs put them at a higher risk of COVID-19 infection, siding with the FDA's recommendation instead of her own agency's advisory panel, according to The Hill.
  3. Cerner joins $135M funding round for EHR-embedded health research tech

    Elligo Health Research, a healthcare research company that uses EHRs to connect patients to clinical research, has raised $135 million in a series E funding round.
  4. Memphis hospitals treat 12 victims of grocery store shooting

    Hospitals in the Memphis, Tenn., area treated 12 victims of a Sept. 23 shooting at a Kroger grocery store in Collierville, Tenn., which left two dead, The New York Times reported.
  1. UC San Diego Health sued over data breach affecting 500,000 patients

    A former patient has sued UC San Diego Health claiming the health system took too long to notify patients of a data breach and that it had inadequate cybersecurity measures in place after hackers accessed employee email accounts for four months, according to a Sept. 24 report by the The San Diego Tribune.
  2. Rhode Island Hospital closes part of ED over staff shortage

    Providence-based Rhode Island Hospital was forced to close part of its emergency department Sept. 23 because of a nursing shortage, according to the Boston Globe. 
  3. Ransomware attack shuts down New Hampshire clinics: 3 details

    A ransomware attack on Berlin, N.H.-based Coos County Family Health Services caused an IT outage and forced some of its clinics to shut down, according to a Sept. 23 Conway Daily Sun report.
  4. Nursing home industry worries vaccine mandates will force facility closures

    Almost every U.S. nursing home (99 percent) and assisted living facility (96 percent) is facing a staffing shortage, according to a Sept. 22 survey from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. 
  1. Hispanic heritage spotlight: 6 thoughts on leadership from healthcare execs

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Becker's Hospital Review asked Hispanic leaders in the healthcare industry to share their insights on leadership.
  2. Appalachian Regional Healthcare to buy 72-bed Kentucky hospital

    Lexington, Ky.-based Appalachian Regional Healthcare plans to acquire Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, a 72-bed hospital in Paintsville, Ky.
  3. Penn State to open 110-bed hospital Oct. 1

    Hershey, Pa.-based Penn State Health plans to open a 300,000-square-foot, 110-bed hospital Oct. 1.
  4. Steward's Dr. Sanjay Shetty on ACO expansion, working with Medical Properties Trust

    It has been a busy and successful two months of deal-making for Steward Health Care, a physician-owned hospital system based in Dallas. 
  5. Staff at New York hospitals to receive overtime pay increase

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has approved an increase in overtime pay for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, techs, medical assistants, aides, clerks, cleaners and other patient-facing staff at several State University of New York hospitals.
  6. Why a South Carolina hospital CEO changed his mind about vaccinations

    A hospital CEO in South Carolina is using his observations and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic to show why he's supporting vaccinations, according to the Herald.
  7. CDC panel backs Pfizer COVID-19 booster for more Americans: 5 details

    The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted Sept. 23 to endorse booster shots of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for tens of millions of Americans. 
  8. University of Maryland Medical Center names chief nursing officer

    Karen Doyle, DNP, RN, has been appointed senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. 
  9. Viewpoint: What hospitals can learn from airlines about clinical documentation 

    When it comes to reducing mistakes and improving safety of patient care, hospitals can look at the airline industry to explore ways for standardizing documentation terminology and simplifying communication, according to Amy Garcia, RN, and Mark Gregory, MD. 

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