September 22nd 2023
Fitch Ratings cited continued losses and a low amount of cash on hand. The Pennsylvania-based system says it’s making progress toward profitability.
September 20th 2023
The voluntary program is designed to help hospitals curb their emissions and expand their work to combat climate change. Leaders also point to potential cost savings.
September 19th 2023
The CEOs of Froedtert Health and ThedaCare talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about the planned merger, their similar goals and philosophies, and why they say it’ll work.
They plan to build a new hospital for cancer patients in Boston. The new collaboration signals Dana-Farber is moving on from a long relationship with Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
September 18th 2023
Aspirus Health CEO Matt Heywood talks about the importance of being proactive, especially as he sees a difficult environment for hospitals in the years ahead.
Providence names 1st medical leader of environmental stewardship, and more | MED MOVES
City of Hope appoints a chief science officer, a Hollywood hospital gets a new chief executive officer, Yale Health gets a new leader, and others take new roles.
University of Michigan Health acquires Sparrow Health | 7 takeaways
The two Michigan systems have joined forces to form one organization. Here’s a closer look at the deal.
One in five California hospitals at risk of closing: Report
The state’s health systems have suffered heavy losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and underfunding at the federal and state levels, according to an analysis by Kaufman Hall.
Conduit Health Partners eyes success with ‘nurse-driven’ approach
The company provides virtual triage services, patient transfer services, remote patient monitoring and more. Dominique Wells, the COO, talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about Conduit’s growth.
Two Wisconsin hospital systems are planning merger
Froedtert Health and ThedaCare have signed a letter of intent to consolidate the two systems.
Improving mental health of clinicians: Change the questions, focus on people
More healthcare workers are battling burnout and depression. Stefanie Simmons, chief medical officer of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation, talks about credential reform and how hospitals can help the workforce.
'Fair share' deficits: Hospitals get billions more in tax breaks than they give to communities, report says
The Lown Institute says more than 1,300 hospitals receive exemptions that outweigh the financial aid and services they provide. Hospitals have said the analysis excludes some community benefits.
David Reich of Mount Sinai Hospital on adapting in a crisis | Lessons for Leaders
In this new series, we’re spotlighting insights from leaders in the world of healthcare. David Reich, president of Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens, shares lessons from leading the New York hospitals in the pandemic.
Children’s National Hospital selects new CEO, and more: MED MOVES
Sutter Health hires UPMC executive as chief operating officer, Children's Hospital Los Angeles hires a COO, and other leaders take new roles.
Expect more hospital mergers and partnerships out of financial necessity
As health systems continue to struggle, more will be seeking to join with other systems, either in consolidating systems or working together in certain areas, says Ross Nelson of KPMG.
Hospitals facing ‘very difficult year’, with some signs of hope
Health systems continue to see expenses outpacing revenues, with high labor costs remaining a stubborn problem. But there are some reasons for optimism.
Carle Health completes deal to add three hospitals to system
The organization welcomes hospitals and clinics formerly with UnityPoint-Central Illinois.
Here are the 10 biggest health data breaches in the first quarter of 2023
Millions of Americans have been affected by the disclosure of private health data. Health systems continue to see more cyberattacks and breaches.
Design digital health products with clinicians in mind
While tech companies are focused on devising solutions for patients, healthcare leaders say it’s time to give more thought to the doctors and nurses using the products.
Why we have to solve workplace violence now: Insight from Sturdy Memorial Hospital | Brian Patel
Hospitals must work to better prevent, detect and respond to violence in the emergency department and beyond.
Three trends driving healthcare supply chain ‘reinvention’ | John Wright
For healthcare leaders, making a deep impact on supply chain costs will demand more than choices around what to cut. It will necessitate an agile response in an inflationary environment.
Memo to tech companies: Hospitals are looking for ROI, ASAP
Health leaders say they’re open to work with companies on digital health initiatives. But with a difficult financial landscape, they can’t wait long to get a return on their investment.
Nine from ViVE: Takeaways from the digital health conference
The four-day event drew thousands of healthcare leaders to Nashville. Here are some thoughts from conversations and panels in Music City.
Microsoft leaders on cybersecurity: ‘Healthcare is very vulnerable’ | ViVE Conference
Two executives from the tech giant talk about how the threat landscape for hospitals has changed in the COVID-19 pandemic. They also touted Microsoft’s new AI-powered security product.
Amazon Pharmacy touts automatic coupons for some prescription drugs | ViVE Conference
The discounts will be applied to eligible medications when consumers check out, saving patients and providers headaches in searching for coupons.
‘Project Pink Floyd’: Best Buy Health, Atrium Health team up on hospital at home | ViVE Conference
The retailer’s health division is partnering with Atrium on a new effort to deliver care at home, and they aim to illuminate ‘the dark side of the moon.’
For hospitals, ‘razor thin margins’ may represent new normal
Even with disappointing financial returns, health systems are seeing a bit more stability, and can plan accordingly, Kaufman Hall says in its latest monthly report.
HCA Healthcare CEO Sam Hazen cites patient care as key to success | ViVE Conference
Speaking at ViVE, he says the large, for-profit system is focused on improving the quality of care. He expects more growth in outpatient care, but he also sees a growing demand for hospitals.
The ViVE Conference in Nashville: What you need to know
This week, thousands will be attending the digital health conference in Music City. Here’s a look at the big event.
Highmark Health names president for Allegheny Health Network | MED MOVES
MD Anderson Cancer Center appoints chief quality officer, OU Health names its first chief medical officer, and Keck Medicine of USC chooses a hospital CEO.
Most workers are grappling with mental health, few are pursuing care: Survey
Many employees say their mental health struggles are affecting their work, according to a One Medical survey. The poll also saw a gap between workers’ experiences and the expectations of HR managers.
Saint Luke’s Health System sees early success with hospital at home
The system based in Kansas City has seen low readmission and high patient satisfaction. Michael Nassif of Saint Luke’s talks about the program.
Hospitals, other health groups push to preserve 340B program
A host of healthcare groups are coming together for the effort. They say drug companies are covertly trying to cut the program, even as they say they want to save it.
Hospital at home: Why health systems are banking on this model | Special Report
In the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of hospitals offering acute care at home has surged. Chief Healthcare Executive spoke with doctors and leaders around the country about their experiences.
RxSense CEO Rick Bates cites the value of knowing ‘when you’ve been wrong’ | Lessons for Leaders
In this new feature, we’re spotlighting the insights from leaders in the world of healthcare. Rick Bates of RxSense talks about the importance of acknowledging mistakes.
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