Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Mission Health nearly lost its Medicare contract last fall: What changes were enacted to keep it?

    Mission Hospital faced termination of its Medicare contract last year, though the Asheville, N.C.-based hospital's corrective action plan was accepted by the federal government, according to News 13. 
  2. States ranked by COVID-19 test positivity rates: May 7

    Here are the rates of positive COVID-19 tests in each state, along with the number of new cases most recently reported and number of tests conducted per 100,000 people. 
  3. Kansas Heart Hospital accuses former CFO, COO of stealing funds

    The Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita filed a lawsuit against two former executives, claiming they stole money from the facility and improperly used CARES Act funds, according to ABC affiliate KAKE and court documents.  

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  1. It's World Password Day: 10 tips and insights for hospital leaders

    In honor of World Password Day on May 6, Becker's Hospital Review is compiling tips and insights to make your passwords and your staff's passwords strong.
  2. Tenet California hospital workers set May 6 union rally after shareholders meeting

    Workers at three Tenet Healthcare hospitals in Southern California will hold a rally May 6 to highlight their concerns about staffing, wages and benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the union that represents them. 
  3. 14 hospital leaders sign letter urging public to get vaccines to protect kids as cases surge

    Fourteen hospitals in Michigan's Upper Peninsula published a letter to the public urging them to get vaccines for children who are unable to, according to an April 28 news release.
  4. Minnesota nurse reinstated after being fired for wearing hospital-issued scrubs instead of own

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health must reinstate former nurse Cliff Willmeng, RN, but doesn't have to issue back pay, an arbitrator determined April 21. 

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  1. How pandemic has advanced heart failure treatment: Baylor's chief of transplant cardiology weighs in

    Shelley Hall, MD, chief of transplant cardiology and advanced heart failure at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, spoke about emerging innovations in congestive heart failure treatment during a recent episode of the Becker's Healthcare cardiology podcast.
  2. US will waive patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines

    President Joe Biden's administration will waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced May 5.
  3. Dignity Health hospital pays $10M to settle improper billing allegations

    Dignity Health's St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix and a surgical group on its campus agreed to pay $10 million to resolve allegations of improper billing, the U.S. Justice Department said May 5. 
  4. How Penn Medicine’s new ED program uses tech for at-home recovery

    Nearly 90 percent of emergency department patients who were enrolled in Penn Medicine's new home recovery program did not need to return to the hospital in the month that followed their original visit, according to a study published in Healthcare.

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  1. 5 oncology leaders on the move

    These five oncology leaders joined new practices or received new appointments over the last few months. 
  2. Many Colorado nursing homes fined for pandemic infractions also received HHS bonuses

    More than 100 Colorado nursing homes fined by CMS in 2020 for poor infection control and other pandemic-related failures also pocketed financial bonuses tied to infection rates from HHS, according to an investigation by NBC affiliate KUSA.
  3. CVS, Walgreens urged to disclose how they are using vaccine seekers' data for marketing efforts

    The Massachusetts attorney general penned a letter May 3 to CVS, Walgreens, Costco and other pharmacies asking them to disclose their data collection practices on people seeking COVID-19 vaccines and their connection to marketing efforts. 
  4. Pharmacy vendor breach exposes data of 17,000+ Mohawk Valley Health hospital patients 

    Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare, an affiliate of Utica, N.Y.-based Mohawk Valley Health System, recently began notifying more than 17,000 patients that their protected health information had been exposed by a vendor data breach.
  5. 7 must-reads for healthcare leaders this week

    From staffing a yellow Lab that can smell COVID-19 to integrating new policies to mitigate employee burnout, here are seven must-reads for healthcare leaders this week.
  6. National Nurses Week is a time for thanks – and to shine a light on the importance of providing holistic care for patients and families

    As we celebrate National Nurses Week, I want to take a moment to reflect and celebrate our nursing teams for their strength, resilience and determination to work through the challenges of the past year. The pandemic impacted every part of nursing within our system and through it all, our nurses never stopped focusing on providing high-quality care for the patients and their families.
  7. 1 in 3 unvaccinated Americans would get COVID-19 shot for $100 incentive

    A third of unvaccinated Americans would be more likely to get the COVID-19 vaccine with a $100 incentive, according to a May 4 study published in The New York Times.
  8. Northwell, CEO earn Brady Action Award for gun violence prevention efforts

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health and its president and CEO, Michael Dowling, were awarded the Brady Action Award for their gun violence prevention campaign, according to an April 30 news release.
  9. 5 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves were reported on or after April 28:

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