Week in Review: October 28

The Week in Review provides an overview of the past week’s top health care content, including industry news and trends, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Laboratories news, and upcoming events.

Industry News

Hospitals said they lost money on Medicare patients. Some made millions, a state report finds

Most hospitals claim to lose money on Medicare patients, but a new analysis of data from more than 100 hospitals in North Carolina actually shows that most made profits from Medicare in the five-year period between 2015 and 2020. Source: Fierce Healthcare

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CDC discussing using oral polio vaccine to combat New York outbreak: report

For the first time in decades, the CDC is considering the use of an oral polio vaccine with New York state leaders over concerns about an outbreak there. Source: The Hill

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Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 institution for commercializing new technologies

Mayo Clinic was named the top research institution whose therapies and technologies have been licensed around the world. Source: Becker's

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Mayo Clinic News

New program provides support line for hurricane survivors

A new program from the Northwest Florida Health Network is offering peer-to-peer support for survivors of Hurricane Ian from other hurricane survivors. Source: WCTV

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Vaccine booster, COVID-19 levels remain low in Minnesota

COVID-19 hasn’t surged in Minnesota this October like it did in the previous two years, with both testing and wastewater sampling showing a decline in infections and viral levels. Boosters are now also available for most Minnesotans, including children aged 5 to 11. Source: Star Tribune

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Minnesota Department of Health sees jump in RSV hospitalizations

New data from the Minnesota Department of Health suggests RSV hospitalizations in the state have doubled since the last week of September. Source: CBS Minnesota

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Samantha Rossi

Samantha Rossi is a Digital Marketing Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She supports marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing. Samantha has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2019.