1. Daily COVID-19 stats, state-by-state:
2. US records most deaths in 1 week; Pfizer vaccine meets FDA criteria for authorization -- 5 COVID-19 updates Full story
3. Trump to sign executive order on COVID-19 vaccines Full story
4. Free Webinar: Telehealth 2021: Reimbursement Updates and Predictions. Join Elizabeth Woodock, one of the leading experts in medical coding and billing. Register now!
5. Ousted California hospital CEO arrested on felony charges Full story
6. HHS makes COVID-19 hospital-level data available for 1st time Full story
7. 15 hospitals laying off workers Full story
8. 3 Must Reads:
- Not getting the most out of your organization's surgical service lines? This report outlines the three things you need to recalibrate your delivery of high-quality care.
- Effortless interoperability in the era of virtual care — tips for health system leaders. Click here to read more.
- How Spectrum Health, Duke University Health System and others are taking a more comprehensive approach to workforce management. Click here to read more.
9. Couple arrested after knowingly boarding plane with COVID-19, police say Full story
10. Financial turnaround firm makes unsolicited $250M bid for Care New England Full story
11. The right technology can automate several AR processes. Click here to learn how to boost collections and efficiency.
12. Massachusetts hospitals must curtail elective surgeries Dec. 11 Full story
13. FBI raids New Jersey lab, says patients should get retested for COVID-19 Full story
14. 6 strategies to bolster hospital 'rainy day' funds. A quick guide for healthcare leaders.
15. 106 hospitals postponing elective procedures amid the COVID-19 resurgence Full story
16. Leapfrog names 105 Top Hospitals for 2020 Full story