September 23rd 2023
Seattle Children's appoints a chief scientific officer, and others take on new roles.
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.
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 21st 2023
Physicians, and tomorrow’s doctors, are struggling with their well-being, a new study finds. Experts call for changes to encourage doctors, residents and students to get the help they need.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy went to Staten Island University Hospital to express thanks for the support of medical providers since Russia’s invasion.
Health equity is a journey, and these hospitals are leading the way
Boston Medical Center and University of Chicago Medicine ranked high in the Lown Institute’s list of racially inclusive hospitals. Leaders share their insights.
Wisconsin hospital systems on cusp of merger, leaders are ‘ready to launch’
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.
Looking at Dana-Farber’s new partnership with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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.
Hospital executives must make tough decisions ‘before we have to’ | Lessons for Leaders
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.
More than 60,000 Kaiser Permanente workers are willing to strike, and the number could grow
Union workers have authorized a strike if there’s no contract by Sept. 30. It could be the largest healthcare worker strike in American history.
Investing in continuous learning for healthcare professionals is non-negotiable | Viewpoint
Healthcare organizations must adopt a pragmatic and intentional approach that integrates training into routinely scheduled programs.
AdventHealth appoints regional chief clinical officer, and more | MED MOVES
CAQH welcomes a new chief executive officer, and other leaders take new roles.
Bipartisan measure aims to protect hospital workers from violence | Bills and Laws
Advocates want healthcare workers to get federal protection, similar to airline employees. Healthcare leaders say more doctors, nurses and other staffers have been attacked in recent years.
As Medicaid cuts draw closer, hospitals look to Congress for help
Beginning in October, a key program offering federal funds to safety net hospitals is slated for a reduction of $8 billion. More than 250 hospitals have asked Senate and House leaders to block the cuts.
Florida hospital system completes merger
University of Florida Health has brought Flagler Health+ into the academic system. It will now be known as UF Health St. Johns.
For nurses and doctors struggling with mental health, ‘You are not alone’
With the observance of National Suicide Prevention Week, Sarah Wells of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses talks about self-care, getting help and how hospitals can help their staff.
Hospitals push for bigger federal payments for outpatient care
Advocates for health systems say a CMS proposal is insufficient, as hospitals continue to grapple with higher costs.
Aspirus Health CEO Matt Heywood talks about the system’s rapid growth
In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive, he discusses the planned merger with St. Luke’s in Duluth, buying several hospitals from Ascension and expanding care in rural areas.
‘Unconscionable’: Hospitals, doctors implore CMS to avert cuts for physician payments
The American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, and the Medical Group Management Association say the reductions would hurt providers.
Leapfrog Group, American Diabetes Association team up to recognize hospitals
For the first time, the organizations plan to honor those providing top-notch care for patients with diabetes. Leah Binder, Leapfrog CEO, talks about the new program and why she says it’s so important.
Biden urged to make improving patient safety a national priority
A presidential advisory panel recommends the White House take action to lower the number of harmful events in hospitals. Patient advocates offered praise.
‘Lifesaving’: Advocates for those with disabilities hail rule to bar discrimination in healthcare
The government has proposed new steps to ensure providers aren’t denying services. Advocates say people with disabilities too often encounter hurdles to get care.
Preparing for hurricanes and severe weather: Lessons from Tampa General Hospital
The large hospital avoided damage from Hurricane Idalia. The organization has developed detailed plans to deal with flooding, power losses and other disruptions from storms.
Penn Medicine announces first director for LGBTQ+ Health, and more | MED MOVES
Duke Health names the organization's first chief data scientist and other leaders take new roles.
HSHS, Prevea Health work to recover from cyberattack
The midwestern hospital system and the physician group are striving to restore full systems. They’re caring for patients, but some services have been affected.
Two Wisconsin hospital systems move closer to merger
The boards of Froedtert Health and ThedaCare have approved an agreement to form a combined system with 18 hospitals. They plan to come together at the start of the new year.
Pediatric emergency care: Black children are more likely to die
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.
TV ad urges Congress to prevent billions in cuts to hospitals
The 30-second spot, which is slated to appear nationally starting today, warns that reduced federal aid will hurt patient care.
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.
Legislation could add more scrutiny to healthcare mergers | Bills and Laws
A bipartisan bill would potentially give the Department of Health and Human Services a role in weighing the impact of hospital and healthcare consolidations.
Delaware Healthcare Association announces new CEO, and more | MED MOVES
The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals announces a new chief executive officer, and other leaders earn new roles.
Walgreens CEO steps down. What’s next?
The pharmacy chain says that Rosalind Brewer and the board mutually agreed on her exit. The company is now seeking a leader with a deep background in healthcare.
Feds unveil new staffing requirements for nursing homes: Impact and reactions
The government says the proposal will help residents and staff. Nursing homes and hospitals say the move could force some facilities to close.
In Oregon, a nurse staffing law is now in effect. Will it happen nationwide?
The Oregon measure sets minimum levels in all hospitals. Other states are looking at nurse staffing levels, and lawmakers in Congress have introduced legislation.
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