October 2nd 2023
The health system recently captured the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality prize. Main Line has earned high marks for its focus on behavioral health and health equity.
The non-profit New Hampshire system could be merging with the for-profit giant.
October 1st 2023
There is a growing movement to establish a code-green protocol that can be called when a patient is belligerent and de-escalation strategies have failed.
September 30th 2023
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center names its first hospital president, and Brigham and Women's appoints a chief medical officer.
September 29th 2023
A federal court rejected the Federal Trade Commission’s efforts to block the Louisiana system’s acquisition of three hospitals from HCA Healthcare.
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.
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.
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.
Futurist Amy Webb warns of seismic changes ahead for hospitals | AHA Leadership Summit
Leaders have more ability to innovate than they realize, Webb says, but health system executives must think differently.
Rick Pollack: Hospitals need more support from Washington | AHA Leadership Summit
The president and CEO of the American Hospital Association says health systems must get more from Medicare and also discussed other difficulties for hospitals.
Summit in Seattle: American Hospital Association conference kicks off
With topics such as finances, the workforce, and cybersecurity, healthcare leaders will find scores of fascinating conversations. Chief Healthcare Executive is in Seattle for the conference.
Cincinnati Children’s names CIO, and more | MED MOVES
Temple Health announced a chief financial officer, a longtime Idaho hospital leader plans to retire, and others take new roles.
More hospital mergers are happening, and more may be on the way
The pace of transactions is picking up, with deals in the second quarter matching pre-pandemic levels. Anu Singh of Kaufman Hall says he expects more activity in the months ahead.
Where hospitals can improve in pediatric emergency care
Health systems are showing signs of progress, but a new study sheds light on areas where they can do better to ensure children get the best care.
CMS blasted for 2024 payment proposals for doctors and hospitals
Healthcare groups assailed the proposals, saying they’ll hurt health systems and physicians.
After fatal shooting, Tennessee surgeon remembered as ‘beloved’ and ‘brilliant’
Authorities say Dr. Ben Mauck was shot and killed at the Campbell Clinic just outside Memphis. Some are demanding more protections for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers.
Children’s hospitals continue to face financial pressures
While they are faring better than other providers, children’s hospitals are dealing with the lowest cash levels in a decade, Fitch Reports says.
Consumers fault insurers for delays in healthcare, polling finds
Doctors and nurses also fault payers for making their job harder, according to surveys by Morning Consult.
Connecting with a community after initial missteps | My Favorite Mistake
In this new feature, Katie Galbraith of Lankenau Medical Center talks about the value of listening to community feedback, even if it is disappointing, and how that’s helped her as a leader.
CMS offers $9B to hospitals in dispute over 340B drug discount program
Hospitals are urging the government to expedite the payments. But health systems are irked by CMS’ plans to cut spending in other areas, saying it ‘blunts’ the remedy.
HCA Healthcare discloses data breach affecting as many as 11 million patients
HCA says it appears to be a theft from a location used to send email messages to patients. The company says the breach did not include patient clinical or financial information.
After a lull, ransomware attacks on hospitals are rising again
More than 200 attacks have been reported in the first half of the year, says John Riggi of the American Hospital Association. He talks about the dangers and what hospitals should be doing.
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