Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Patient-facing healthcare workers at state-run hospitals must get vaccinated, New York governor says

    Labor Day is the deadline for patient-facing healthcare workers at state-run hospitals in New York to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said July 28.
  2. Cerner in the headlines: 12 latest stories

    ​​From a round of executive departures to its ongoing EHR modernization project with the Department of Veterans Affairs, here are 12 updates on Cerner's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in July.  
  3. Daily COVID-19 admissions hit record high in Florida

    Florida is reporting a record number of new COVID-19 hospitalizations as the delta variant spreads rapidly during the state's summer tourist season, Bloomberg reported July 28.

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  1. Northwell loses COVID-19 coverage lawsuit

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health is unable to collect insurance coverage for lost revenue and higher costs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, a New York federal judge ruled July 26. 
  2. Miami hospital sees uptick in COVID-19 variant first identified in Colombia

    B.1.621, a coronavirus variant first detected in Colombia, has been detected in about 10 percent of COVID-19 patients at Miami-based Jackson Health System, FOX News reported July 28.
  3. PE firm made $1.6B by selling LifePoint to fund it owns

    Apollo Global Management, a New York City-based private equity firm, made a $1.6 billion gain by selling its stake in Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health to itself, Bloomberg reported July 29.  
  4. Infrastructure bill extends Medicare sequester, spares provider relief fund

    Hospitals and physician groups successfully lobbied to exclude a clawback of billions in unspent provider relief funds as a financing source for the infrastructure bill, Bloomberg reported July 28.

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  1. National cases up 439% from June & 5 other COVID-19 trends to know

    Below are six national COVID-19 trends as the pandemic picks up:  
  2. Fully vaccinated people should get tested after exposure even if asymptomatic: CDC

    The CDC has released new testing recommendations for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19, advising vaccinated Americans to be tested if they are exposed to COVID-19, even if they don't have symptoms. 
  3. Is acuity the cure to all infusion nursing satisfaction ills?

    In the world of infusion centers, patient acuity/intensity scoring has become the perceived go-to intervention to “fix” nurse satisfaction problems.
  4. Dignity Health names COO for 2 San Francisco hospitals

    Tiffany Caster was named COO of Dignity Health's Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center, both in San Francisco, the health system said July 28.
  1. CHS profit plummets 91% in Q2

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, which operates 84 hospitals in 16 states, saw revenues increase in the second quarter of this year but ended the period with lower net income. 
  2. Former acting CEO back at helm after Oregon hospital CEO ousted

    Debi Ellis, RN, was chosen as acting CEO of Bandon, Ore.-based Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center, the hospital confirmed to Becker's July 28. 
  3. Cerner to sell Kansas City-area campus following shift to hybrid work 

    Fresh off announcing its transition to a hybrid work model, Cerner now is planning to sell its Kansas City, Kan.-based Continuous Campus and consolidate employees at two other office locations, The Kansas City Star reported July 28. 
  4. Avera Health sells telemedicine business: 5 things to know 

    Private New York investment firm Aquiline Capital Partners is acquiring Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Health's telemedicine services, the companies announced July 28. 
  5. Massachusetts hospital sees uptick in respiratory illnesses amid wildfires

    Northampton, Mass.-based Cooley Dickinson Hospital has recently seen a small increase in patients with respiratory illnesses likely tied to smoke from the ongoing Canada wildfires, local news station WGGM reported July 27. 
  6. Epic in the headlines: 5 latest stories 

    From new hospital go-lives to working with collaborators for increased clinical decision support, here are five updates on Epic's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's Hospital Review in July.  
  7. Connecticut to direct Medicaid funds to state's gun violence prevention programs

    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed a bill to direct Medicaid funding to the state's community-based gun violence prevention services.
  8. Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 97% effective against severe disease after 6 months, study shows

    Pfizer said July 28 that its COVID-19 shot was 97 percent effective against severe disease and 83.7 percent effective against infection six months after the second dose. 
  9. Patient arrested after firing gun at Georgia hospital staff, police say

    Police arrested a patient who fired a gun at staff members of Emory Decatur (Ga.) Hospital, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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