1. FDA approves Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use Full story
2. States ranked by COVID-19 test positivity rates: Dec. 12 Full story
3. New Sanford Health CEO shakes up leadership team Full story
4. Your input is needed! Becker's Healthcare is hosting a survey focused on Hospital Readiness in 2021. Click here to fill out the 5 minute survey to receive a complementary badge to a Becker's conference and an e-book of the findings.
5. New York hospital fires employee for refusing flu shot Full story
6. 'A quiet growing epidemic': Violence against healthcare workers has persisted for years unresolved Full story
7. Tennessee hospital shuts down Full story
8. 3 Must Reads:
- Health system resilience: A tactical guide for building stronger organizations and reaching more patients. Click here to read more.
- The fight against healthcare turnover — A 5-chapter guide to improve retention and staff hard-to-fill positions. Click here to read the guide.
- What do nearly 4k patients say about the healthcare financial experience? Click here to see the results of the 2020 survey.
9. Ousted California hospital CEO arrested on felony charges Full story
10. Court rejects FTC bid to block 17-hospital merger in Pennsylvania Full story
11. Convenience wins: How Monument Health is working to redefine the patient journey. Click here watch the On-Demand session.
12. Biogen conference linked to 330,000 COVID-19 cases globally Full story
13. West Virginia hospital CEO to step down Full story
14. One healthcare partnership propelled primary and specialty care virtual visits to new heights during the pandemic. Click here to learn why their strategy paid off for patients.
15. Tenet strikes $1.1B deal for 45 surgery centers Full story
16. Amazon seeks to train 29 million for cloud-computing jobs in next 4 years Full story