Biden administration directs $100M to expand nursing workforce
The Department of Health and Human Services announced grants to increase the number of registered nurses, nurse midwives and nurse faculty.
Keith Gray of University of Tennessee Medical Center talks about ‘servant leadership’ | Lessons for Leaders
The president of UT Medical Center will take over as CEO in the spring. He discusses the idea that people can lead in any role, finding solutions, and the development of a leadership academy for physicians.
Senators ask IRS to see if nonprofit hospitals are abusing tax-exempt status
The bipartisan group, including Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Grassley, say that health systems receive billions in breaks but are cutting services and acting aggressively to collect debts.
These hospitals received high marks for consumer loyalty and patient experience
NRC Health announces the recipients of its 2023 awards for consumer loyalty and patient experience.
University of Tennessee Medical Center’s new leader talks about transforming health
Keith Gray became UTMC’s president in July, and he’ll take over as CEO next spring. He talks about patient care, health equity and why he’s ready to tackle the challenge of improving outcomes.
Bipartisan group of senators seeks to prevent ‘drastic cuts’ to hospitals
In October, a key Medicaid program for safety net hospitals is slated to be cut by $8 billion. Lawmakers say it could threaten the viability of hospitals and reduce care to those who need it most.
James Quarles of Redesign Health talks about starting healthcare companies | Data Book podcast
The former CEO of Strava is now a venture chair for Redesign Health, which has launched dozens of companies. He talks about the ingredients for success and some all-too-common mistakes.
Cyberattack disrupts services at hospitals and clinics
Prospect Medical Holdings said it had to take systems offline, and several hospitals cited interruptions to care, including elective surgeries and some outpatient services.
Celina Cunanan of University Hospitals is driven to improve health equity
The first person to oversee DEI efforts for the entire system, Cunanan talked with Chief Healthcare Executive about her role, engaging the community, and a mistake to avoid.
Avera Health appoints interim CEO, and more | MED MOVES
Lifepoint Health appoints a chief administrative and legal officer, and other leaders take new roles.
In health equity efforts, trust can be hard to gain, but it’s easy to lose
Health equity leaders at several hospitals discuss the work to close disparities in outcomes, engage communities, and the need to try new strategies.
About 1.7 million Oregon Health Plan members affected by data breach
A company that provides services to the health plan notified customers of the breach. Plan members are urged to get credit monitoring.
CMS approves 2024 inpatient payment rates, and hospitals are ‘deeply concerned’
Organizations representing hospitals say they fall short and don’t recognize their higher costs. And there is anger over planned cuts in aid to safety-net hospitals.
Seeking access to maternal care? Your home address makes a big difference.
More maternity care deserts are emerging, according to a new report from The March of Dimes. The analysis also offers insight into maternity care challenges at the state level.
Diversity and inclusion efforts must ‘start at the top’
Juan Mejia, COO of NewYork-Presbyterian’s Lower Manhattan Hospital, talks about fostering belonging, building diversity in the leadership ranks, and planning for the future.
After fatal shooting of guard, Legacy Health plans new security measures
The system is installing metal detectors and giving guards stun guns. Bobby Smallwood, an unarmed security guard, was killed in a maternity unit.
How U.S. News puts together its ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings
The ratings include more outpatient measures, a greater focus on data, health equity and more. Ben Harder of U.S. News talked with us about the annual rankings.
U.S. News announces the Best Hospitals of 2023-24
The rankings include 22 hospitals that made the honor roll, and some organizations also earned high marks in specialty care.
The gap between strong hospitals and struggling systems is growing
Hospitals underperformed in June, and while some organizations are rebounding, others are facing a difficult road, according to Kaufman Hall.
Hospitals can expect weak margins for the rest of 2023, and into 2024
There are signs of improvement, but nonprofit hospitals are probably a year away from some form of ‘normal’, according to a report from Fitch Ratings.
Most care will move outside the hospital, Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling says
Hospitals will always have a place for those who need intensive care. But in the near future, he says most care will be done on an outpatient basis or at home.
Dartmouth Health CEO Joanne Conroy on developing female leaders: ‘Tell women that they’re ready’
In a conversation at the American Hospital Association Leadership Summit, Conroy encouraged leaders to provide women with opportunities to rise in healthcare organizations.
If hospitals want to improve safety, start by talking to the employees
Many health systems aren’t engaging in a simple but useful step. Paul Sarnese, a security consultant, talked with Chief Healthcare Executive about protecting workers and patients.
Average cost of healthcare data breach rises to nearly $11M
The average cost has risen more than 50% since 2020, according to a new report from IBM Security. Healthcare breaches are more expensive than any other sector.
FTC, HHS warn hospitals of risks from online tracking tools, and potential penalties
Federal agencies say the technology could disclose patient data. Some breaches have been tied to the technology, and the FTC has begun issuing fines.
For the first time, March of Dimes chooses a doctor as CEO | MED MOVES
The American Academy of Physician Associates installs its inaugural chief medical officer, and other leaders take new roles.
Seven from Seattle: Takeaways from the American Hospital Association Leadership Summit
The conference of healthcare leaders in Seattle showed a bit of relief, plenty of anxiety, and no small amount of hope. Here’s a quick roundup of observations.
After tornado damages Pfizer plant, hospitals brace for shortages
Analysts warned of the potential for some shortages until the company can move production elsewhere. The North Carolina plant produces a quarter of the company’s sterile injectables used in hospitals.
Rick Pollack offers advice for hospital leaders
The president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, Pollack urges health system executives to focus on caregivers and build connections with lawmakers.
Rick Pollack, CEO of the American Hospital Association, talks with Chief Healthcare Executive
In an exclusive interview, he discusses financial and labor challenges, the need to make care more convenient, violence in hospitals, prior authorization, and improving health equity.
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