• Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis did little to change public mask-wearing, social distancing, poll finds

    Most Americans don't plan on boosting their mask-wearing or social distancing in light of President Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis, according to survey results published by Axios-Ipsos Oct. 6. 
  • Pence, Harris to debate Wednesday: 4 things to know

    Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris will debate Oct. 7 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
  • Florida Hospital Association names new CEO

    The Florida Hospital Association has tapped Mary Mayhew as president and CEO.
  • An often-overlooked source of nursing frustration + how to tackle it

    The COVID-19 pandemic is placing an extraordinary burden on front-line staff who must balance the physical and emotional demands of caring for severely ill patients, while also worrying about their own health and safety. Rates of burnout, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are reaching frightening levels as the pandemic continues, with some clinicians opting to leave the field entirely.
  • Who leads UHS? 13 execs to know

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services is one of the nation's largest hospital operators, with 400 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.K.
  • West Virginia Hospital Association names CEO

    The West Virginia Hospital Association's board of trustees named James Kaufman, PhD, president and CEO.
  • Franciscan Health CEO: New $200M hospital part of regional strategy

    Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Health broke ground on a $200 million hospital that a system CEO said puts a greater focus on regional medical centers, according to Inside Indiana Business. 
  • Trump hospitalized, taking remdesivir for COVID-19

    President Donald Trump was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Friday, where he began remdesivir therapy after testing positive for COVID-19. The president's physician said he required no supplemental oxygen at the time and was resting comfortably. 
  • Joe and Jill Biden test negative for COVID-19

    Former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, along with his wife, Jill Biden, have tested negative for COVID-19, according to an Oct. 2 tweet.
  • President Trump, first lady test positive for COVID-19

    President Donald Trump revealed in a tweet on Oct. 2 that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 and will begin the self-quarantine process. The president is showing mild symptoms, Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff, told The New York Times. 
  • Academic medical centers today and tomorrow: 5 key trends

    Academic medical centers have faced several challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic and are now looking ahead to consider which pivots should become permanent changes and how to stabilize operations in the future.
  • Baptist Health hospital cuts 36 jobs

    Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Ind., part of Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health, eliminated 36 positions Sept. 21, the hospital confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review.
  • The new rules of margin improvement

    Challenges often accelerate innovation—and in the era of COVID-19, the need for system-wide agility, integration and transformation are vital.
  • Missouri hospital CEO tests positive for COVID-19

    Dane Henry, the CEO of Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Mo., has tested positive for COVID-19 amid a surge of regional cases, according to a letter cited by LakeExpo.  
  • Biden's health plan could significantly lower premiums, cost $750B

    A health plan pitched by former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would lower health insurance premiums drastically for some Americans, but could add $750 billion to the nation's healthcare costs, according to Mr. Biden and a brief published by KFF.
  • Boston Children's Hospital CEO weighs in on leading amid the pandemic: 6 notes

    Sandra Fenwick, CEO of Boston Children's Hospital, has faced many difficulties throughout her career — the Boston marathon bombings, the H1N1 outbreak, hurricanes — but said the COVID-19 pandemic has been the most severe challenge to date. 
  • What are the challenges facing academic medicine today? 3 executives weigh in

    Academic medical centers' three-pronged mission — patient care, research and education — is both what sets them apart as premier healthcare institutions and situates them to incur unique pressures, compared with hospitals that are not affiliated with teaching institutions.
  • The first presidential debate: 7 healthcare takeaways

    President Donald Trump and former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden sparred over the future of the ACA, the COVID-19 pandemic and health insurance during a 90-minute debate in Cleveland Sept. 29.
  • All-male panels still dominate medical conferences, study finds

    Including more women on planning committees for medical conferences could help boost gender equity at these events and limit the number of all-male panels, known as "manels," a study published in JAMA Network Open found.
  • Hawaii ICU nurse fired after criticizing hospital's COVID-19 response

    Maui Memorial Medical Center in Wailuku, Hawaii, fired an ICU nurse who has criticized the facility administrators' response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Maui News reported. 

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