Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Thanksgiving may accelerate 'tripledemic,' experts say

    Heightened travel and indoor gatherings for Thanksgiving could accelerate the spread of respiratory viruses and magnify the threat of a "tripledemic" this winter, health experts told NPR in a Nov. 22 report.
  2. Hospitals seeking CIOs, chief medical information officers, IT talent

    Below are six hospitals and health systems that have posted job listings in the past month seeking CIOs.
  3. 'H is for Hiring' campaign looks to fill South Carolina's 9,000 open hospital jobs

    The South Carolina Hospital Association has launched a campaign that aspires to fill the 9,000 vacant hospital roles across the state, CBS affiliate WCSC reported Nov. 22. 

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  1. Texas health system employees complain of payroll issues following CommonSpirit cyberattack

    Employees of Bryan, Texas-based St. Joseph Health are complaining of payroll issues following a ransomware attack against its parent company, Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health, KBTX reported.
  2. FDA approves most expensive drug on market

    The FDA approved a hemophilia B drug with a list price of $3.5 million — which could save the healthcare system millions per patient according to drug maker CSL Behring.
  3. Health system that filed for bankruptcy inks deal to sell 2 Chicago hospitals

    El Segundo, Calif.-based Pipeline Health System, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October, has agreed to sell two Chicago hospitals to Princeton, N.J.-based Ramco Healthcare Holdings and Resilience Healthcare.
  4. White House renews COVID-19 vaccination push: 3 updates

    The White House aims to reinvigorate national COVID-19 vaccination efforts through a six-week campaign announced Nov. 22. 

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  1. Where states stand on telehealth parity

    As telehealth use expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic, many states passed laws requiring payers to reimburse providers at the same rate as in-person visits. But not all of them.
  2. WHO lands on new name for monkeypox

    The World Health Organization will rename monkeypox "MPOX" in an effort to destigmatize the virus amid growing pressure from senior Biden administration officials, Politico reported Nov. 22. 
  3. Illinois court dismisses Blessing Health System's attempt to halt hospital project

    An Illinois court has dismissed Blessing Health System's attempt to halt Quincy (Ill.) Medical Group's QMG Hospital and QMG Birth Center, which were granted certificate of need applications April 24 by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. 
  4. 5 hospitals, health systems cutting services

    The following service cuts by hospitals and health systems have been reported by Becker's since Oct. 25: 

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  1. UPMC revenue hits $18.9B, but operating income dips 75.5%: 5 notes

    UPMC posted higher revenue in the first nine months of the year than in the same period in 2021, but the Pittsburgh-based health system's operating income declined significantly year over year, according to financial documents released Nov. 22. 
  2. 6 hospitals, health systems adding services

    The following service additions at hospitals and health systems have been reported by Becker's since Oct. 27: 
  3. California regulators, creditors agree to non-binding mediation in clinic chain's bankruptcy case

    Borrego Health officials, California regulators and creditors have agreed to non-binding mediation in the federally qualified health center's bankruptcy case, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Nov. 11. 
  4. Hospital CEO exits slow

    Eighty-five hospital CEOs exited their roles in the first 10 months of this year, down 10.5 percent from the 95 chiefs who stepped down from their positions in the same period of 2021, according to a Nov. 17 report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an executive outplacement and coaching firm. 
  5. 2 Oregon hospitals declare crisis standards of care due to RSV

    OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, both in Portland, Ore., declared crisis standards of care on Nov 22.
  6. Cleveland Clinic hospital cancels surgeries due to power issues

    Canton, Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital canceled all surgeries and diverted patients from the emergency department after a fire at a city substation took out its power Nov. 22, The Repository reported.
  7. 6 hospitals, health systems raising workers' pay

    The following hospitals and health systems have announced or shared plans for raising workers' pay in November:
  8. UPMC names chief clinical information officer

    UPMC has named John Fairbaugh as the system's chief clinical information officer, effective Dec. 5. 
  9. AdventHealth says it beat HCA, Novant for 67-hospital CON in North Carolina

    North Carolina approved AdventHealth's bid to build a new 67-bed acute care hospital, according to the Citizen Times.

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