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  1. The Brooklyn Hospital Center names Jonathan Weld interim CEO

    Jonathan M. Weld, a trustee of The Brooklyn (N.Y.) Hospital Center, became interim president and CEO of the hospital March 1, according to the Brooklyn Eagle. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. El Paso Children's Hospital names Mark Herbers CEO

    El Paso (Texas) Children's Hospital has named Mark Herbers CEO. Mr. Herbers began this role Feb. 27. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Brandywine Hospital names interim chief after sudden CEO departure

    Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville, Pa., has named Jeffrey Holland interim CEO following the abrupt departure of CEO Bryan Burklow Feb. 27, according to Daily Local News. Mr. Holland's appointment starts today. By Tamara Rosin -

Make each round count

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  1. 2 reasons C-suites should consider to avoid the "cult of mindfulness"

    Mindfulness is on trend in C-suites across the country as a way for leadership to reduce employee stress and anxiety. It channels Taoism and Buddhism into the workplace, promoting leadership and employees alike to focus on the present and take part in mindful exercises, such as yoga, meditation and controlled breathing.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. How Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini's science project reduces employee stress

    Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna, is transforming the culture of the Hartford, Conn.-based health insurance giant by offering yoga and meditation, according to an article in The New York Times, adapted from David Gelles' book "Mindful Work: How Mindful Meditation is Changing Business From the Inside Out."  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Physicians with bad news perceived as less compassionate, study finds

    Patients perceive physicians with optimistic news as more trustworthy and those with less optimistic prognoses as less compassionate, according to a study published last Thursday in JAMA Oncology.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. 10 characteristics of a successful concierge medicine practice

    Many physicians are beginning to dip their toes into the concierge medicine pool to provide telehealth services to the rich and super-rich, according to Russ Alan Prince, president of R.A. Prince and Associates, a consulting firm.  By Emily Rappleye -

Disinfectants don't guarantee disinfection

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  1. 15 recent hospital, health system capital projects

    Here are 15 capital projects at hospitals and health systems that were recently announced, started, changed or completed, beginning with the most recent.  By Shannon Barnet -
  2. American perceptions on what shapes health: 20 takeaways

    Nearly one-third (31 percent) of Americans report being very concerned about their health and the broad range of issues that impact health, according to a report from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. CMS launches network to facilitate Medicare payment overhaul

    CMS has established the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network to help the healthcare industry shift from fee-for-service toward a more value-based system.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. University General Health System files for bankruptcy

    For-profit University General Health System, based in Houston, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  By Ayla Ellison -
  1. BJC HealthCare operating surplus jumps 59.2%

    BJC HealthCare, a nonprofit system based in St. Louis, posted an operating surplus of $232.5 million for fiscal year 2014, up from $146 million in fiscal 2013.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Cerner offers incentives for employees to leave to eliminate overlaps

    Cerner announced a "voluntary departure" option for select U.S. employees last week to eliminate redundant positions after its purchase of Siemens' Health Services.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  3. Nurse who contracted Ebola to sue Texas Health Resources

    Nina Pham, the 26-year-old nurse who contracted Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas in October 2014, plans to file a lawsuit alleging the hospital violated her privacy and failed to properly train staff to care for patients with Ebola, according to a Dallas Morning News report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Flu takes 6 more lives, still at elevated levels

    Even though flu activity in the U.S. continued to decline last week, activity is still at elevated levels, and six flu-related pediatric deaths were reported during the week ending Feb. 21. By Heather Punke -
  5. Week in review: 13 biggest healthcare stories this week

    Stay in the know with Becker's Hospital Review's weekly roundup of the nation's biggest healthcare news. Here's what you need to know this week.  By Tamara Rosin -
  6. 14 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were announced or took place in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -
  7. A cheatsheet for 25 health IT terms

    A straightforward guide to some of the hottest terms in health IT.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  8. Despite more health data breaches, fines remain rare

    Although health data breaches are becoming more common, only 22 healthcare organizations or systems have been fined since 2009 by the Office of Civil Rights.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  9. Lurie Children's CEO Patrick Magoon: We need to protect managed care for kids

    Patrick Magoon, president and CEO of Chicago-based Lurie Children's Hospital, is urging Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner not to cut funding for coordinated care programs in his 2016 budget, which was announced last week, according to the Chicago Tribune.  By Emily Rappleye -

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