Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • Donated organs likely caused Legionnaires' disease in recipients: CDC

    Two organ recipients contracted Legionnaires' disease after receiving organs from a single donor who died drowning in a fresh body of water, according to a Sept. 15 CDC report. The incident raises concerns and new considerations for clinicians to take into account.
  • HHS launches program providing free COVID shots to the uninsured

    The HHS has officially launched its Bridge Access Program to support access to free COVID-19 vaccines for uninsured Americans, according to a Sept. 14 news release.
  • 25% of US health visits are conducted by a non-physician

    Over a 6-year period 25 percent of U.S. health visits were conducted by a non-physician, according to Harvard Medical School researchers. 
  • Becker's Health IT + Digital Health + Revenue Cycle Live Conference

    From cybersecurity to AI, consumerism & health equity — 240+ speakers at Becker's Health IT + Digital Health + RCM meeting will show how (and when) tech is the silver bullet. Join us this fall.
  • Gig nursing platform names chief nursing officer

    CareRev has promoted Susan Pasley, BSN, RN, to the role of chief nursing officer, the gig-work tech platform said Sept. 14. 
  • Where COVID admissions are highest, rising fastest

    There were nearly 19,000 new COVID-19 admissions in U.S. hospitals for the week ending Sept. 2, according to the latest data from the CDC. 
  • Former Stone Academy nursing students sue for $10.35M

    Months after the closure of Stone Academy, a for-profit healthcare college in West Haven, Conn., former nursing students who were unable to finish their education are coming forward, suing the school for $10.35 million, Law360 reported Sept. 12.
  • 130 hospital leaders lobby against nurse-patient ratios in Michigan

    About 130 Michigan hospital leaders gathered to lobby against legislation that would require hospitals to meet nurse-patient staffing ratios, limit mandatory nurse overtime and require transparency about staffing, the Detroit Free Press reported Sept. 14.
  • Surgical gloves: A vital strategy in the battle against HAIs

    Healthcare-associated infections spiked over the last few years, and proper glove use is vital to help stamp out HAIs. Get tips for picking the right gloves and adhering to best practices here.
  • Northwell nurse leader 1st to get COVID-19 vaccine — again

    Sandra Lindsay, RN, made history as the first American vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2020. Now, she's among the first to get the new booster, ABC affiliate WABC-TV reported Sept. 13.
  • How Penn Medicine connects new nurses to home care

    New nurses are an "untapped" resource for home care, according to Danielle Flynn, MSN, the director of Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine Home Health.
  • 4-time Magnet-certified system weighs in on what keeps nurses around

    Four-time Magnet-certified El Camino Health in Mountain View and Los Gatos, Calif., has achieved a turnover rate of just 8 percent for its nurses, even in the midst of a nationwide nurse shortage, according to Cheryl Reinking, DNP, RN, chief nursing officer at El Camino Health. 
  • $30K reward offered for DC hospital escapee

    Authorities are offering $30,000 for information leading to the arrest of Christopher Haynes, a homicide suspect who escaped custody at George Washington University Hospital on Sept. 6, according to ABC News.
  • A 'burning platform' is changing the chief medical officer role

    Financial stress, labor issues and employee burnout are challenging chief medical officers at hospitals and health systems. Bill Bornstein, MD, PhD, told Becker's these crises can lead to revolutionary change. 
  • Triple set of vaccines coming: What to know

    Vaccines for the three most closely watched viruses — COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus — will soon be available just before the respiratory virus season is in full swing.
  • BA.2.86 prevalence, by state

    The omicron subvariant BA.2.86 has been identified in at least seven states as of Sept. 13, according to, a platform that tracks data on COVID-19 variants and is supported by the CDC and other national research groups.
  • 6 ways to optimize nurse workload

    A Mckinsey analysis found ways to save 15 to 30 percent of a nurse's 12-hour shift by rearranging their workload through technology and delegation.
  • Patient who rappelled down side of hospital arrested

    A man who escaped a New York City hospital by rappelling out of the fifth-story window with bed sheets has been arrested again, CBS News reported Sept. 12.
  • Hospitals required to report gunshot victims in New Mexico

    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham released public health orders Sept. 8 outlining steps toward addressing two key issues: gun violence and the fentanyl crisis.
  • A blind spot in healthcare quality work

    With quality and safety underpinning nearly every aspect of healthcare work, one might assume hospitals and health systems have well-established ways of finding out what their total investments in quality and safety look like. Not so, leaders told Becker's. 
  • COVID-19, flu and RSV: What to know as fall begins

    Healthcare leaders are closely watching respiratory virus trends heading into fall. Overall, there is a healthy dose of optimism that the U.S. won't see the same levels of severe disease that strained hospitals nationwide last year, though it's still too early to determine whether a "tripledemic" of COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus will play out in some capacity. 
  • 92.1% of Magnet hospitals recertified by ANCC since 2020

    Despite the nationwide healthcare staffing shortage and the industry still recovering from a global pandemic, 92.1 percent of Magnet-certified hospitals have achieved recertification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 2020.

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