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October 3, 2022

Weekly review: These 23 health systems laid off employees 'to keep the lights on'

Daily Briefing

    CDC updates its masking guidance in health care facilities, the biggest reasons why workers changed jobs, and more.

    The 7 biggest reasons why workers changed jobs, charted (Monday, September 26)

    Almost 40% Americans switched jobs during the last two years, according to a new poll from PBS NewsHour, NPR, and the Marist Poll. See the top reasons why on our interactive chart.

    Facilities can 'choose not to require' masking, CDC updates its masking guidance (Tuesday, September 27)

    CDC on Friday issued updated guidance saying that universal masking is no longer required in certain health care facilities. Here's what you need to know.

    These 23 health systems laid off employees 'to keep the lights on' (Wednesday, September 28)

    Amid "some of the worst" margins since the beginning of the pandemic, many hospitals and health systems around the United States have been forced to lay off workers, limit services, and even shut down, Dave Muoio writes for Fierce Healthcare. Here are 23 health systems that have laid off workers to cut costs this year.

    FDA proposes new 'healthy' food label (Thursday, September 29)

    FDA on Wednesday proposed new rules regarding what foods can be labeled as "healthy" on their packaging—a move that health officials hope will help consumers better understand nutrition labels and make better choices when buying food.

    Experts are 'cautiously optimistic' about new Alzheimer's drug, but questions remain (Friday, September 30)

    After a new study found that lecanemab, an experimental Alzheimer's drug developed by Eisai and Biogen, slowed cognitive and functional decline by 27% compared to a placebo, Alzheimer's patients have a renewed hope for an effective treatment—but experts still have unanswered questions about the drug.

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