1. Daily COVID-19 stats, state-by-state:
2. 7 states see record hospitalizations; CMS gives hospitals 14 weeks to report COVID-19, flu data — 9 updates Full story
3. South Carolina hospital fires back at physicians claiming 'abysmal' care Full story
4. Risk profiling and the COVID-19 patient backlog — hear from CMO Dr. Mohammed Saeed during this live virtual discussion.
5. 'Shut it down': Virginia hospital under investigation isn't safe, nurse says Full story
6. OSHA fines 28 US hospitals, nursing homes for COVID-19 safety violations Full story
7. Diversity and investment excellence: 3 Qs healthcare leaders should be able to answer. Click here to attend the virtual discussion.
8. 2nd known case of 'Alaskapox virus' identified Full story
9. COVID-19 cluster at Brigham and Women's tops 50 cases; hospital cites inconsistent PPE use Full story
10. Essentia Health names new market CNO
11. Improving quality of care is possible while containing costs. Click here to learn how it's done.
12. Sturdy Memorial Hospital COVID-19 cluster cases jump 10 in week Full story
13. Cleveland Clinic: Top 10 medical innovations for 2021 Full story
14. States ranked by COVID-19 cases: Oct. 7 Full story
Becker's Learning Opportunities
1. From clipboards to tablets: Building healthcare's digital infrastructure. Click here to read more.
2. 6 strategies to bolster hospital 'rainy day' funds. A quick guide for healthcare leaders.
3. Do you really know what patients think about your services? Find out why feedback technology is lacking in healthcare and how to get the kind of responses that will lead to better outcomes.