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.
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.
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.
From clinic to C-suite: Training CMOs for strategic roles | Viewpoint
Physicians often find gaps in their skills when their careers take them out of patient care.
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.
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.
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.
The key to a brighter healthcare future is the responsible use of AI | Viewpoint
Leaders, innovators, and clinicians must work together to develop key principles guiding the adoption of AI in a way that strengthens the healthcare system and supports patients.
Medical bills are eating away at consumer health: How a patient-focused financial strategy can help | Viewpoint
Consumers need a more sustainable path forward for managing the cost of care, and so will the healthcare organizations that serve them.
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.
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.
We need more meaningful metrics for patient experience | Viewpoint
While companies value customer loyalty, what people want from the healthcare industry is value for their time.
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, 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.
Nonprofit hospitals are faring better, but ‘not out of the woods’
Even with signs of improvement, health systems still face headwinds. Suzie Desai of S&P Global Ratings provided an overview for hospital executives.
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.
Dartmouth Health CEO Joanne Conroy outlines rural hospital crisis | AHA Leadership Summit
In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive®, she talks about the difficulties, and the impact on local communities.
Hospitals face new battles for loyalty of patients | AHA Leadership Summit
With more non-traditional rivals entering patient care, healthcare executives stressed the need to think differently to meet the needs of their communities.
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