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Each weekday, Minnesota Hospital Association members receive In the News, a compilation of health care-related media stories from state and national media such as Minnesota Public Radio and the New York Times. In the News is a way to keep members informed of what’s being reported related to health care, both positive and negative. Inclusion of an article does not indicate support for or opposition to an issue by MHA. 

If you would like to receive the In the News daily email, contact Sarah Bohnet, MHA visual communications specialist/division assistant, 651-603-3494.

In the News

January 20, 2020

Health Leaders Media
CARDINAL HEALTH PLANS RECALL FOR CONTAMINATED SURGICAL GOWNS
Cardinal Health is asking healthcare providers to stop using some types of surgical gowns and packs after learning of potential "cross contamination" at its manufacturing plant in China. "We are advising customers to
01/20/2020

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Human-to-human transmission confirmed in China coronavirus
BEIJING — The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, a development that raises the possibility that it could
01/20/2020

Isanti-Chisago County Star
Cambridge Medical Center begins virtual care Birth Center partnership
When something unexpected happens to your baby, it feels like the world should come to a standstill. You want every person, every resource and every tool possible to care for your newborn. Thanks to a new partnership
01/18/2020

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Health care groups pay tax on CEO pay
Nonprofit groups didn’t feel a lot of love from the big tax bill passed by Congress at the end of 2017. The measure signed into law by President Donald Trump reduced incentives for many gifts to charities and imposed
01/18/2020

Minneapolis Star Tribune
St. Louis donations wipe away $13 million in medical debt
ST. LOUIS — Thousands of St. Louis-area families were freed from a major financial burden thanks to a charitable effort that is increasingly popular among churches and other organizations trying to help the needy —
01/18/2020

Minneapolis Star Tribune
With a shortage of obstetricians at rural hospitals, the answer may be: Call the midwife
Midwives could save rural hospitals struggling with the challenge of being prepared 24/7 to deliver babies, a new Mayo Clinic study found. Mayo’s hospital in La Crosse, Wis., reported fewer surgical deliveries and birth
01/18/2020

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
HealthPartners rehires executive from Kaiser Permanente
HealthPartners has hired Dr. Patrick Courneya as its chief health plan medical officer, the company announced on Thursday. It's a return home for Courneya, who worked for more than a decade at HealthPartners but has
01/17/2020