In a recent survey, 75% of health system administrators said they've raised clinicians' base salaries, while almost 90% have raised wages for support staff—and the trend isn't likely to reverse any time soon, Alex Kacik reports for Modern Healthcare. To help bridge the gap between higher costs and lower revenue, review three strategies from Advisory Board expert Christopher Kerns.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died of complications related to Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated—leading health experts to stress the importance of mass vaccination to reduce community spread and protect the vulnerable.
Public health departments across the country are struggling with staff burnout, limited funding, and new restrictions on their authority—shortfalls that could make the country even less prepared for the next pandemic than it was for Covid-19, according to the New York Times.
Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine was highly effective at preventing hospitalizations among children ages 12 to 18, according to a CDC report released Tuesday—news that comes as the Biden administration details its plans to offer a "kid-friendly" vaccination experience to younger children.
Some public health experts argue that the overuse of sirens on emergency vehicles, along with lights and high speeds, pose a significant risk to emergency responders and civilians, causing a "public health dilemma"—but newer low-frequency models could help make sirens safer and more effective during patient transport, Christopher Mele writes for the New York Times.
The university announced that its head football coach and four assistant coaches were fired for not complying with the state's Covid-19 vaccine mandate, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Minnesota, Rhode Island, and Washington.
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