September 20th 2023
Boston Medical Center and University of Chicago Medicine ranked high in the Lown Institute’s list of racially inclusive hospitals. Leaders share their insights.
The think tank ranked the hospitals that fared best in opening its doors to all. The institute also identified metro areas with high segregation.
September 7th 2023
Disparities persist in mortality by race, researchers found. Improved readiness for pediatric care in hospitals appears to reduce disparities, but a gap still remains.
September 6th 2023
Pritesh Gandhi, chief community health officer of Walmart, says hospitals and healthcare organizations need to work on long-term solutions, which is admittedly difficult.
August 30th 2023
Keith Gray, who became UTMC president in July, says he learned that he needed to focus on the needs of others as a leader.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why women should pursue leadership roles, and why they might need a push
More women are rising the ranks, and female leaders say it’s important to encourage more women to apply for management positions.
Jandel Allen-Davis: ‘Grow the next generation’ | Lessons from Leaders
The president and CEO of Craig Hospital in Denver talks about encouraging women in leadership roles, providing opportunities, and leading in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Duke Regional Hospital named America’s most socially responsible hospital
The Lown Institute has released its rankings of healthcare facilities, which include patient outcomes, equity and value.
Hospitals honored for ‘transformative’ health equity work | AHA Leadership Summit
Meritus Health, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Rapid City Hospital all earned recognition for their efforts to improve care and engage communities.
Finding hope in court rulings on gender-affirming care for minors
Some states have passed laws to prevent children from getting such care. Meredithe McNamara of Yale talks about recent court rulings and why everyone should pay attention.
For medical schools, Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action changes the game
Medical colleges are disheartened by the decision. They aim to continue pursuing diversity efforts, but they said the court’s ruling could undo years of progress.
Improving diversity without considering race in admissions: Lessons from a medical school
California has barred public universities from weighing race for nearly 30 years. Mark Henderson of UC-Davis School of Medicine explains how the school still made gains in diversity.
Health groups denounce Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action in college admissions
Medical schools had hoped the court would allow the consideration of race in admission decisions, but the conservative justices found it unconstitutional.
Healthgrades, OutCare Health team to help LGBTQ+ patients find providers
They’ve partnered to guide patients to doctors and providers offering affirming care. Dustin Nowaskie of OutCare Health talks about the need to offer better care for LGBTQ+ communities.
At Northwell Health, diversity is a focus, not a project
The New York health system has been recognized as a leader for its diversity efforts. CEO Michael Dowling says hospitals need to make diversity ‘part of your DNA.’
Sexual harassment, hostility part of culture in academic medicine
Women and members of minority groups endure inappropriate conduct and cyber incivility, and it’s time to transform the culture, according to the authors of a new study.
Seeking to close the gaps in maternal mortality and morbidity
Federal figures point to a chilling rise in maternal deaths. Irogue Igbinosa of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health talks about improving equity in maternal care.
Many nurses deal with racism from patients, colleagues, and management
Too many in nursing deal with bias and discrimination in the course of their job. A recent survey by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offers the latest evidence.
AMA, others launch health equity coalition, ‘Rise to Health’: ‘Real results for real people’
The organizations behind the nationwide effort include the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Race Forward, the American Hospital Association, and more.
Diversity in rural hospitals: Going beyond matching the community
Rural health systems struggle to attract talent. Sunny Eappen, president and CEO of The University of Vermont Health Network, stresses the importance of building a diverse staff.
AAMC assails ‘misguided’ efforts targeting diversity in medical colleges, universities
The Association of American Medical Colleges says improving diversity is critical to training doctors and improving public health.
Forecasting the lasting legacy of the Medicaid postpartum expansion | Viewpoint
How one full year of postpartum care impacts health equity, outcomes, and care costs.
How Truveta is aiming to improve health equity
The organization, formed by some of America’s top health systems, is providing more insights on the social determinants of health. Charlotte Baker of Truveta talks about how data can close disparities.
New breast cancer screening guidelines draw praise, and some criticism
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends women should start screenings at age 40. But some say the panel should have called for women to get mammograms every year.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s chief experience officer talks about creating ‘confident patients’
Rick Evans talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about the importance of communication, giving guidance on patient encounters and improving the patient experience.
Diversity in healthcare: Recruiting is one step, but the key is retention
More systems are stressing the importance of employing more members from minority groups. A group of leaders outlined some ways those efforts can have lasting effects.
Fatima Paruk of Salesforce sees ‘huge opportunity’ for health equity
Even with longstanding problems, there’s more momentum to close gaps in outcomes. She talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about linking equity to business goals, getting started, and building on progress.
Katie Galbraith, Lankenau Medical Center president, talks about promoting women | Lessons for Leaders
Kicking off a new, ongoing feature, we’re aiming to spotlight the insights of healthcare leaders. In this installment, Katie Galbraith discusses the need to get more women in leadership roles.
Making health equity sustainable: Helping patients and the bottom line
Ankoor Shah of Accenture talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about the need for better data, and why technology is a key element in closing disparities.
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