1. Daily COVID-19 stats, state-by-state:
2. Vaccinate healthcare workers first, CDC panel says; US hospitalizations near 100K — 5 COVID-19 updates Full story
3. Renown CEO defends COVID-19 care site after Trump tweet claims it's 'fake' Full story
4. The healthcare experience matters. Now more than ever. COVID-19 and this time of great change vividly spotlights what matters most for team members, providers, patients, and their loved ones, and creates a once-in-forever opportunity for healthcare systems and leaders to change everything for the better. Join the Big Idea Salon.
5. Biden closes in on pick for HHS secretary Full story
6. CMS finalizes physician payment rule for 2021: 6 takeaways Full story
7. Calling all Finance & Revenue Cycle Leaders - We'd love your feedback by participating in the 2020 Financial Conversation Survey for Hospitals and Health Systems. Click here to participate.
8. Strained Wisconsin hospitals asking staff to return to work during quarantine Full story
9. UnityPoint Health names presidents, CEOs
10. Senators unveil $908B COVID-19 relief bill Full story
11. 3 Must Reads
- The pandemic has intensified the U.S. opioid crisis, but 8 organizations have seen success in their efforts to curb the opioid epidemic. Click here to learn more.
- From clipboards to tablets: Building healthcare's digital infrastructure. Click here to read more.
- 6 strategies to bolster hospital 'rainy day' funds. A quick guide for healthcare leaders.
12. Allegheny Health records nearly $18M operating loss Full story
13. Michigan hospitals, restaurants square off Full story
14. New biologic technology aids bone formation. Click here for details and data showing its effectiveness.
15. Nashville nurse charged with violating public health orders after hosting 100-person party Full story
16. Starbucks offering free coffee to front-line healthcare workers in December Full story