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.
The nation’s largest nursing organization says it is formally recognizing cannabis nursing as a specialty practice.
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.
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.
Medication adherence is ‘the elephant in the room’
Some patients end up back in the hospital because they didn’t follow their treatment plan, for a variety of reasons. Colin Banas of DrFirst talks about the need to improve.
UPMC plans to acquire Washington Health System
The systems have partnered in some areas for years. Washington’s CEO calls it an ‘obvious choice.’
After cyberattack and other financial woes, an Illinois hospital closes its doors
St. Margaret’s Health in Spring Valley shut down Friday night. Local officials say the closure will have a profound impact.
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.
More than 1 million have lost Medicaid coverage, and hospitals are seeing the effects
States are determining some recipients are no longer eligible. Hospitals are providing more charity care, an indication that some have lost coverage.
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.
Protecting patients from injury due to drug diversion | Viewpoint
Hiring managers and health system leaders can take important steps to keep patients safe.
How CEOs can ensure their health systems survive and thrive in the current climate | Viewpoint
Health systems must focus on improving daily business operations while finding new opportunities for growth.
Here are 5 key strategies for defending your network from ransom attacks | Viewpoint
Organizations focus on training employees against social engineering attacks. But they risk leaving themselves open to attacks that exploit network software vulnerabilities.
Mount Sinai shares lessons from hospital-at-home program
The system launched one of the first programs to offer acute care at home. Ania Wajnberg of Mount Sinai talks about the ingredients of a successful program.
Creative collaborations are key for mid-sized payers | Viewpoint
To remain independent and relevant, mid-sized insurers must seek meaningful alliances with like-minded organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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