Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership Articles
  • COVID-19 vaccine pioneers win Nobel Prize

    Katalin Karikó, PhD, and Drew Weissman, MD, PhD — two Penn Medicine scientists known for their groundbreaking work on messenger RNA that laid the foundation for COVID-19 vaccines — have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. 
  • COVID-19 metrics continue decline: 4 updates

    COVID-19 hospitalizations have fallen for the second week after the U.S. noted a slight uptick every week since July, according to CDC data. 
  • Most common sentinel events in first half of 2023: Joint Commission

    The number of sentinel events in 2023 is on track to be near last year's record-setting 1,441 patient safety events that led to death, harm or an intervention required to sustain life, according to The Joint Commission data first shared with Becker's.  
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  • The leading causes of death by age

    Transport accidents are the leading cause of death for most children while opioids and major cardiovascular disease are the most common leading cause of death for adults, according to a report from USA Facts, a nonprofit organization that conducts data analysis.
  • Why healthcare should ditch life span measures for this instead: Viewpoint

    The next national health goal should focus on health span, not life span, Dave Chokshi, MD, a physician at Bellevue Hospital and a professor at the City University of New York, both based in New York City, wrote in an opinion piece published Sept. 28 in The New York Times.
  • Cleveland Clinic studies new method for ranking lung transplants

    Experts at Cleveland Clinic are hoping to rework the scoring equation that ranks patients awaiting lung transplants and improve overall outcomes.
  • COVID-19-related sepsis more common than once thought: Mass General Brigham study

    During the first two and half years of the pandemic, the COVID-19 virus accounted for 1 in 6 sepsis cases across Mass General Brigham hospitals, according to new research. 
  • 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.
  • Trinity rolls out hybrid nursing teams to 1K+ hospital beds

    Some health systems employ virtual nurses for administrative work and watching patients who are at a high risk of falling. Trinity Health is diving into virtual care with three-person hybrid nursing teams, according to Gay Landstrom, PhD, RN.
  • The power of visibility for nursing leaders

    Creating a top-ranking nurse culture comes down to a few things, but the No. 1 recommendation is leader visibility and availability, nursing leaders told Becker's.
  • HHS unveils $104M project to combat antibiotic resistance

    HHS is awarding up to $104 million to a project to combat the growing threat of drug-resistant bacteria, which account for nearly 3.8 million infections a year in the U.S. 
  • Adverse events increase for 2nd year in Minnesota hospitals

    The number of reportable adverse health events in Minnesota hospitals in 2022 increased by more than 12 percent from the year prior, according to data released Sept. 27 by the state's Department of Health. 
  • US adults more likely to get vaccinated for flu vs COVID this fall

    Despite the emergence of new variants and even after weeks of rising COVID-19 hospitalizations nationwide, 40 percent of Americans are not planning to get the new vaccine, according to survey data from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.
  • Oklahoma hospitals cleared in patient-dumping investigation

    A CMS investigation found Oklahoma State University Medical Center and Hillcrest Medical Center, both based in Tulsa, did not violate anti-patient-dumping laws, The Frontier reported Sept. 27.
  • New rule demands more from hospitals on sepsis prevention

    Beginning this fall, hospitals could be at risk of losing funding if they do not meet certain benchmarks for sepsis care, due to a Biden administration rule finalized in August.
  • 26% of Americans have 1 of these 3 conditions: Study

    A recent study found 26.3 percent of American adults have at least one cardiac, renal or metabolic condition, and 1.5 percent have all three.
  • ANA recognizes cannabis as specialty

    Cannabis nursing is now officially recognized by the American Nurses Association as a specialty nursing practice, the group announced Sept. 27. 
  • California hospital retains 94% of 1st-year nurses

    Since 2012, Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health has retained 93.8 percent of its first-year nurses, and its nurse turnover rate is hree times better than the national rate. 
  • Patient advocates worry 'Dr. Death' law is taking too long to implement

    After Texas lawmakers passed a bill in June to close its longstanding "Dr. Death" loophole, some are worried it is too cumbersome to implement, NBC affiliate KXAN reported Sept. 21. 
  • COVID-19 admissions per age group

    The lowest COVID-19 hospitalization rates since the start of the pandemic were recorded in June, and since then, COVID-19 admissions have nearly doubled in the U.S.
  • Leapfrog Group names 3 new board members

    The Leapfrog Group, known for its annual hospital safety grade rankings, elected three new members to its board of directors, according to a Sept. 26 news release. 

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