Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mount Sinai researchers land $21M grant to study aging hormone

    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City received a $21 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to research the role of follicle-stimulating hormone in age-related conditions.
  2. Paxlovid doesn't ease long COVID symptoms: Study

    Taking Paxlovid for 15 days is safe, but it doesn't reduce symptoms of long COVID, according to a Stanford (Calif.) Medicine study published June 7 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
  3. CityMD settles fraud suit for $12M

    CityMD agreed to pay the federal government $12 million to settle fraud allegations related to COVID-19 tests, according to the Justice Department.

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  1. The balance between tech and staff, per 1 nursing leader

    Like many healthcare leaders, Stacie Call, MSN, RN, is excited by the prospects of artificial intelligence. But she also is concerned about patient safety and evolving regulations involving the technology.
  2. Missouri women's hospital to close, transition services to new facility

    University of Missouri Health Care Women's Hospital in Columbia, Mo., will close after it transitions all services to the new MU Health Care Children's Hospital and Birthing Center, which opened May 22. 
  3. HCA California hospital appoints new CEO

    Riverside (Calif.) Community Hospital, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, has appointed Peter Hemstead as CEO, effective June 17.
  4. OHSU to lay off at least 500 employees

    Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University told staff June 6 that it plans to lay off at least 500 employees, citing financial issues. 

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  1. Arkansas system appoints CEO

    Saint Mary's Regional Health System, a 170-bed hospital that is part of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Lifepoint Health, appointed Casey Willis CEO, effective June 10.
  2. New Epic partnership aims to improve neonatal care

    EHR vendor Epic Systems has entered into a new partnership with GeneDx, a genetic testing company.
  3. Hospital pharmacist wages grow 4%

    Between 2022 and 2023, the average hospital pharmacist saw a 4% salary increase, according to a Drug Channels report.
  4. Colorado hospital taps Rush finance leader for CFO role

    Delta (Colo.) County Memorial Hospital, also known as Delta Health, has named Lisa Lee CFO. 

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  1. At-home tests are booming, but physicians have concerns

    More patients are turning to DIY testing to understand and treat their conditions, but physicians worry the tests could lead to unsafe practices, The Washington Post reported June 9.
  2. Phoenix Children's taps COO

    Phoenix Children's has tapped Justin Bradshaw as executive vice president and COO, effective July 1. 
  3. Moderna's combo flu, COVID-19 shot succeeds in phase 3 trial

    On June 10, Moderna said its experimental combination vaccine for COVID-19 and influenza surpassed the efficacy of existing shots in a phase 3 trial. 
  4. 'FLiRT' variants account for 65% of COVID-19 cases: CDC

    The "FLiRT" coronavirus variants account for more than two-thirds of all U.S. cases, according to the CDC's latest variant proportion estimates. 
  5. Iowa hospital CEO retires, new leader named

    Euan MacGregor has been named CEO of Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics in Vinton, Iowa, according to a June 9 Facebook post on the hospital's page.
  6. Kindred pharmacy director moves to Baptist

    Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health named Rachel Connors, PharmD, as the pharmacy director of its hospital in New Albany, Ind.
  7. Supreme Court to review DSH pay formula

    The U.S. Supreme Court on June 10 agreed to review a court ruling that sides with HHS on how the agency calculates disproportionate share hospital payments for Supplemental Security Income benefits. 
  8. Med-Metrix acquires RCM company

    Med-Metrix has acquired revenue cycle management company Hospital Billing & Collection Service.
  9. Teladoc names new CEO

    Teladoc has named Chuck Divita as its new CEO. 

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