Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline under investigation for possible carcinogen in Zantac

    The U.S. Justice Department launched an investigation into whether Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline failed to report information about a potential carcinogen to the federal government, according to STAT.
  2. Hospital M&A update: 28 recent deals

    Twenty-eight transactions involving hospitals and health systems announced, finalized or advanced since July 1:
  3. 2,553 patients affected in email hack at Children's Hospital Colorado

    Children's Hospital of Colorado in Aurora began notifying 2,553 patients of a recent employee email phishing incident that may have exposed their private information.
  1. Hospital rebrands: 10 recent name changes

    Below are 10 hospitals that have announced name changes or other rebranding efforts in the last month:
  2. 11 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a Colorado hospital accused of using predatory billing practices to two for-profit hospital operators settling a shareholding lawsuit, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines. 
  3. Marshfield Clinic opens Wisconsin hospital after 3-month delay

    Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System opened its hospital in Minocqua, Wis., last week. 
  4. Illinois health system reports employee email hack

    Multiple employee email accounts from Freeport, Ill.-based FHN Memorial Hospital were hacked in February, according to a report in the Journal Standard.

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  1. Why Northwell is adding to its data science capabilities and team

    Data drove New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health's ability to respond to the pandemic earlier this year, and it will rely on more sophisticated data analytics this fall as it prepares for another surge of COVID-19 cases.
  2. Cincinnati Children's CFO to leave for Nemours job in Delaware

    Mark Mumford, CFO of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, will leave his role to become chief executive of Nemours Children's Health System Delaware Valley operations, effective Sept. 1.
  3. Hospitals with more private rooms have lower rates of MRSA, study shows

    Patients are far less likely to be infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus when hospitalized in facilities with more private patient rooms, a study shows.
  4. Guthrie to break ground on $10.6M cancer center in New York

    Sayre, Pa.-based Guthrie health system plans to begin construction on the $10.6 million Guthrie Cortland (N.Y.) Cancer Treatment Center in September, according to radio station WXHC.

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  1. How income inequality affects ICU bed availability

    Access to intensive care unit beds, which have become a critical resource for COVID-19 patients, varies significantly by median household income. According to new research published in Health Affairs, more low-income communities have no ICU beds than high-income communities.  
  2. Physician assistant median annual base salary, by state

    Physician assistants in Alaska earned the highest median annual base salary in 2019, while PAs in Alabama earned the lowest, according to a salary report released Aug. 3 by the American Academy of PAs.  
  3. Median annual base salary for PAs rose 3.8% year over year, report finds

    The median annual base salary for full-time U.S. physician assistants climbed from $106,000 in 2018 to $110,000 to 2019, according to a salary report released Aug. 3 by the American Academy of PAs. 
  4. 10 hospitals seeking pharmacy leaders

    Ten hospitals and health systems posted job listings seeking pharmacy leaders in the last week.
  5. Politicians should stay out of COVID-19 vaccine approval, health experts warn

    Public health experts are concerned that the government may put pressure on the FDA to approve a COVID-19 vaccine before it is determined to be safe and effective, The Hill reported. 
  6. COVID-19 and women: 6 stats to know

    Becker's Hospital Review has compiled key stats for hospital and health system leaders about the economic and healthcare-related effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on women across the U.S.
  7. 8 hospitals hiring chief nursing officers

    Below are eight hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking chief nursing officers. 
  8. CMS announces average Part D premium for 2021

    The average basic premium for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans will be $30.50 next year, according to CMS. 
  9. Ban distracting music in drug ads, consumers advocates urge FDA

    Two advocacy groups filed a citizen's petition with the FDA Aug. 3 asking the agency to ban the use of music in prescription drug commercials during the portion that lists drugs' potential side effects. 

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