September 22nd 2023
Prostate cancer cases have increased after years of decline. Evan Goldfischer, president of LUGPA, talks about the need to increase awareness and outreach.
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 9th 2023
Duke Health names the organization's first chief data scientist and other leaders take new roles.
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.
To make progress on health equity, leaders must ‘play the long game’
Pritesh Gandhi, chief community health officer of Walmart, says hospitals and healthcare organizations need to work on long-term solutions, which is admittedly difficult.
Walmart’s chief community health officer sees the chance to ‘redefine health’
In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive, Pritesh Gandhi talks about addressing the social drivers of health at a large scale.
University of Tennessee Medical Center president: ‘It’s not about me’ | My Favorite Mistake
Keith Gray, who became UTMC president in July, says he learned that he needed to focus on the needs of others as a leader.
As maternal deaths rise, NIH establishes new research centers
The nation’s prime source of federal aid for medical research hopes to address the nation’s high rate of maternal mortality and complications.
More cancers found in those under 50, with women seeing higher increases
Researchers also found higher rates among Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans. They say the findings should be a ‘call to action’ for more research and different treatment
SSM Health partners with Siemens Healthineers to improve care and train workers
The organizations touted enhanced diagnostic and imaging services aimed at improving health equity, as well as efforts to train more radiologic technologists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Main Line Health wins Quest for Quality Prize | AHA Leadership Summit
The Pennsylvania system earned praise for health equity and its work in behavioral health. Atlantic Health System and University of Chicago Medicine received citations.
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.
Maternal mortality soars across U.S., and some racial groups are hit hardest
The maternal mortality rate more than doubled between 1999 and 2019, a new study shows. Researchers have also identified disparities at the state level.
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.
Preventable deaths are rising across America, Commonwealth Fund finds
In its annual scorecard on the performance of state health systems, the organization sees some disturbing trends. Among them: a ‘startling’ rise in deaths among women.
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.’
Black, Hispanic hospital patients are more likely to have complications, Leapfrog Group finds
Those patients had higher rates of sepsis and respiratory failure, according to a study of millions of records. Missy Danforth of The Leapfrog Group spoke with us about the findings.
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.
Andy Carter, CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania: Focus on what matters | Lessons for Leaders
As he prepares to retire, Carter offers insights on staying focused on key goals, the changing role of healthcare leaders and what has helped him succeed.
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.
Physicians Foundation builds on efforts to address health equity
The organization offers resources in screening for the social drivers of health. Gary Price, the foundation's president, talked with Chief Healthcare Executive about assessing patients and getting them help.
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.
Physician, scientist and patient: Biden’s nominee to lead NIH draws praise
Healthcare leaders applauded the choice of Monica Bertagnolli, who has been leading the National Cancer Institute. She recently disclosed her own diagnosis of breast cancer.
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