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Governor in Fresno to highlight state's effort to get more people vaccinated

FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — Governor Gavin Newsom is at a Clinic in Fresno Tuesday morning to highlight the state's effort to get more Californians vaccinated. The governor will talk about the first-in-the-nation measures to encourage state employees and health care workers to get vaccinated amid the growing threat of the Delta variant.
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Gov. Newsom holds news conference on health care access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom is scheduled to hold a news conference Tuesday on health care access and affordability for Californians a day aftermaking a major announcement that California will require proof of vaccination for state employees and health care workers. The governor is slated to speak at a...
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Newsom in Fresno County to address health care in California

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — California Governor Gavin Newsom was in Fresno County Tuesday to “address the state’s effort to improve health care access and affordability” according to a release from the Governor’s press office. “California has put more shots in arms than any other state – administering over 44...

BD Picks Up Resorbable Polymer Company

Global medtech giant BD (Becton, Dickinson and Co.) announced today it has acquired Tepha Inc., a developer and manufacturer of proprietary resorbable polymer technology. Tepha's resorbable polymer technology platform, based on Poly 4-hydroxybutyric acid (P4HB), provides BD with growth prospects for its surgical mesh portfolio and opens opportunities in soft tissue repair, reconstruction, and regeneration, said the company in the news release. The acquisition of Tepha also provides strategic vertical integration of an important supply chain component for BD's existing Phasix Mesh products. Tepha’s polymer is used in that product to provide short-term support for soft tissue repairs, while enabling rapid tissue ingrowth and reasorption into the body over time, said BD. Tepha's GalaFlex portfolio, also based on the novel P4HB polymer, is included in the acquisition.

Election day 11: healthcare and climate

The Rankin Liberals released their healthcare platform Tuesday. Iain Rankin announced a new, $5 million a year office of physician recruitment and retention. Rankin said it will be staffed by international physician recruitment experts who will be sent around the world on recruitment trips. “Our healthcare platform builds on initiatives...
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InComm Payments Partners With Convey Health For OTC Services

InComm Payments is teaming up with Convey Health Solutions to offer wider access to over-the-counter (OTC) services to its health plan associates. The collaboration between the two firms will make use of Miramar, Convey’s Medicare enrollment software that serves as an end-to-end OTC benefits tool. With Miramar, OTC benefits are...
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'We had no choice': Rural Pennsylvania healthcare clinic to close

Snow Shoe, Pa.-based Mountaintop Area Medical Center — which offers primary care, minor surgeries, lab services and more — will close Aug. 31. Keystone Rural Health Consortia, the owner of Mountaintop Area Medical Center, attributed the closure to a steady decline of patient volume and larger health centers opening in the area.

Wellness Collaborative: Upcoming Wellness Collaborative events

- Pneumonia, shingles and possibly Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) boosters: 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 14. - Bring Medicare and insurance cards. - No appointment necessary. Jasper Drugs will again provide us with the opportunity and convenience to get our flu shots within the gates of Big Canoe....
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Some Florida Health Care Workers Are Facing Vaccine Requirements

As coronavirus infections spike because of the delta variant, workers at one major hospital, some doctors’ offices and veterans’ health-care facilities across Florida will face COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Health care providers ranging from Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville to small physicians’ offices are beginning to put requirements in place for staff...

6 big ideas in healthcare innovation

From their thoughts on how to craft an effective digital health strategy to hospital at home initiatives to the most overused terms in the health IT field, here are six quotes about the role of innovation in healthcare that hospital and health system executives shared with Becker's Hospital Review in July: