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.
After surge in MRSA infections, hospitals get new guidance
Several medical organizations offer updated recommendations to prevent infections. A key: health systems must utilize better stewardship of antibiotics.
FTC looks to revamp review process of mergers
The Federal Trade Commission has proposed getting more information earlier to determine if there are competition issues. Regulators have applied more scrutiny to healthcare deals.
Hospitals beginning to show signs of improved performance
Many health systems have faced serious financial challenges, but a new Kaufman Hall report finds a bit of a rebound.
Penn Medicine says it’s done with U.S. News ‘Best Hospital’ rankings
The health system says the highly-publicized reports don’t reflect the rapidly changing industry. Some top medical schools have also pulled out of U.S. News rankings.
Hospitals say site-neutral policies could cost health systems billions
The American Hospital Association says proposals to reduce reimbursement for some outpatient services would result in painful cuts.
Nearly 300 members of Congress urge CMS to reform prior authorization in Medicare Advantage
The bipartisan group of lawmakers asked federal officials to finalize proposed measures to streamline the authorization process in the increasingly popular plans.
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.
Men are more likely to die of overdoses, but it's not clear why that's the case
A study financed by the NIH shows men are dying at much higher rates than women, and the gap holds across different age groups and regions.
Hospital for Special Surgery chooses COO, and more | MED MOVES
Ochsner Health appoints a chief nursing officer, Baptist Health Louisville hires a new president, and more.
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Ochsner Health collaborate on cancer care
The two organizations are establishing Ochsner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Louisiana. Ochsner MD Anderson facilities are based in the New Orleans area, Baton Rouge and Covington.
New CDC director Mandy Cohen hailed for problem solving and diplomacy
The incoming leader will need those skills as she faces intense partisan scrutiny from Congress.
In Los Angeles, hospital CEO pay could be capped
The city council approved a measure that would give voters the chance to impose a ceiling on the compensation of executives. Hospital groups have opposed the effort.
Nurses’ strike at Providence hospitals in Oregon marks latest labor battle
About 1,800 nurses went on strike at two hospitals. Nurses called for better pay and working conditions, while management says it offered substantial pay increases.
UPMC plans to acquire Washington Health System
The systems have partnered in some areas for years. Washington’s CEO calls it an ‘obvious choice.’
Novant Health acquires rural hospital, plans to invest $50M in improvements
The system hopes to transform Pender Medical Center into a true community general hospital within five years.
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.
The shifting landscape of antitrust lawsuits in the medical field | Viewpoint
As many hospitals expand their footprint using co-management agreements, they will also be subject to greater scrutiny for anticompetitive behavior.
Sutter Health names first chief physician executive, and more | MED MOVES
UCLA Medical School elevates interim dean of the medical school, Nationwide Children's hires a CFO, and LSU Health Shreveport appoints a new CIO.
McLaren Health Care names first chief nursing officer, and more | MED MOVES
Centura Health names president for hospitals in Colorado and Utah, Queen's Health System in Hawaii hires a COO, and Acadia Healthcare appoints a CFO.
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.
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.
FTC opposes North Carolina bill on hospital mergers
The Federal Trade Commission says the measure would improperly shield consolidations from federal antitrust regulations and could hurt consumers.
Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling leads effort to reduce gun violence: ‘We can make a difference’
He’s formed a task force on gun violence. He talks with Chief Healthcare Executive about the effort and getting more leaders to join him.
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.
Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling: ‘Leadership is about building hope’ | Lessons for Leaders
He talks about the importance of generating optimism and inspiring teams to be a part of something bigger.
Hospitals oppose proposed changes to 340B drug discount program | Bills and Laws
Health systems say the legislation would impose burdensome reporting requirements. Critics say the program needs more transparency and reform.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center gets new COO, and more | MED MOVES
AdventHealth has named two new leaders in its Central Florida Division; Kaleida Health hires a chief nurse executive; and Lifepoint Health appoints a president of two hospitals.
Hospitals joining TEFCA: Epic touts pledges from Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, Intermountain and more
More than 30 health systems have all agreed to join a nationwide framework for sharing health information. Epic’s Matt Doyle talks about why it’s a big step toward making interoperability a reality.
‘Hospitals Against Violence’ campaign calls for awareness and action
The American Hospital Association is drawing attention to the violence healthcare workers face and is urging support for federal legislation.
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