• From the bedside to the board room: 2 nurse leaders on getting 10k nurses on boards by 2020

    As American healthcare continues to intensify its focus on patient safety and the patient experience, nurses are in a unique position to help reform healthcare practices at the leadership level due to their close work with patients and their intricate understanding of the care process. Still, their numbers on leadership boards are disproportionately few. According to a report from the American Hospital Association, nurses filled just 5 percent of hospital board seats in 2014, while physicians accounted for 20 percent of board seats. By Brian Zimmerman -
  • Martin Shkreli auctions chance to punch him in the face to raise donations

    Former Turing Pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli has started a bidding war on Twitter to win the chance to sock one to the industry's notorious Pharma Boy, reports San Francisco Gate. By Brooke Murphy -
  • Stanford tops Wall Street Journal's inaugural college rankings

    The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings slotted Stanford (Calif.) University as the No. 1 university in 2016 in its inaugural rankings, followed by Cambridge-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University in New York City. By Tamara Rosin -
  • Why women should see performance reviews as opportunities

    Many employees dread performance reviews, but women should love them, according to Kiva Wilson, a diversity business partner at Facebook. By Tamara Rosin -
  • Board members' political views associated with size of CEO's paycheck

    Boards with a liberal bent may pay CEOs less than those with conservative political views, according to new research from the University of Washington in Seattle and the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., published in Administrative Science Quarterly.  By Emily Rappleye -
  • 5 ways smart leaders can ruin companies

    While it takes a certain type of individual to face the daily challenges of being an entrepreneur, intelligent leaders can sabotage themselves and their company because of personal hubris, according to Forbes.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital to lay off 108 amid budget cuts

    Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas will lay off 108 employees and eliminate 200 more unfilled jobs, according to The Dallas Morning News.  By Ayla Ellison -
  • How teaching employees financial skills boosts wellbeing

    Some employers are helping their workers improve their mental, physical and fiscal fitness, according to Baltimore Business Journal. By Brooke Murphy -
  • Sheryl Sandberg on women facing pushback despite 'leaning in'

    "More women are leaning in — and we'll all go farther when the workplace stops pushing back," Sheryl Sandberg wrote in an article for The Wall Street Journal. By Erin Dietsche -
  • BJC HealthCare CEO lays out recommendations for improving direction of US healthcare

    To address the evolving needs of the U.S. healthcare system, Steven Lipstein, president and CEO of St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare, and Arthur Kellermann, MD, dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., published a paper in JAMA outlining the recommendations for restructuring healthcare to support more efficient, targeted healthcare delivery. By Tamara Rosin -
  • 3 errors leaders should avoid when offering up an apology

    "I'm sorry." It's a phrase we all use. Learning to apologize well — and sincerely — is a skill that can be a huge asset, especially for leaders. By Erin Dietsche -
  • How successful people stay motivated on bad days

    Whether it's the end-of-summer blues, morning traffic or plain old work stress, even the most positive of workers occasionally has a bad day. But successful people don't let negative forces or emotions bring down their performance. Instead, they employ creative coping mechanisms. By Tamara Rosin -
  • Obama administration's social media campaign tries to get young people to buy insurance

    As the White House convenes the Millennial Outreach and Enrollment Summit, CMS announced additional efforts to reach young adults during the fourth open enrollment period and help them find coverage through HealthCare.gov. By Tamara Rosin -
  • Cerner president joins Truman Medical Centers board

    Kansas City, Mo.-based Truman Medical Centers is welcoming Cerner Corp., President Zane Burke to its board of directors, according to a report from the Kansas City Business Journal.  By Emily Rappleye -
  • This CEO reimburses employees up to $2,000 for taking a vacation

    Inspired by innovative vacation policies with former employers, the CEO of SteelHouse, a Culver City, Calif.-based advertising agency, launched his company with the idea his employees would use their paid time off — and enjoy it.  By Emily Rappleye -
  • Texas football star launches foundation inspired by medical visits to children, families

    Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus said he would start his own foundation only after he found a cause he was immensely passionate about. That cause, Mr. Mercilus discovered, is helping the families of children with disabilities, according to For the Win.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Chuck Lauer: Naming the No. 1 challenge for health system CEOs is now a challenge in itself

    As many readers know, I like to keep a close eye on what healthcare CEOs and other top leaders are thinking. Of course, they are always thinking about the financial bottom line and the competition. These days, though, their plates are overflowing with concerns. Health reform and its focus on value-based payment and population health, the changes in the insurance market, the enormous shift toward consolidation in markets and other factors are making it hard to get a clear read on the C-suite.  By Chuck Lauer, Former Publisher of Modern Healthcare and an Author, Public Speaker and Career Coach -
  • 6 big ideas on leadership from President Barack Obama

    Many executives don't consider their legacy until they plan to leave. However, the average hospital CEO spends less than 3.5 years in their post, according to a 2013 Black Book Rankings poll. With so few years to make a difference, hospital CEOs must make the most of their tenure — and set the tone for the future.  By Emily Rappleye -
  • Comcast founding family donates $25M to Philadelphia children's hospital

    The founding family of Philadelphia-based Comcast donated $25 million to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The donation will be used toward improving pediatric genetic research and development, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Ig Nobel Prize 2016: This year's 10 'improbable' project winners

    The Annals of Improbable Research awarded Ig Nobel Prizes for 10 "improbable" research projects that explored subjects ranging from lying to the perceived personality of rocks.  By Brooke Murphy -

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