• The phone call MSU Health's CMO made after the East Lansing shooting

    Michael Weiner, DO, arrived in East Lansing to assume the role of chief medical officer for Michigan State University Health unaware that one week after his arrival, a mass shooting on the campus would take the lives of three and injure five.
  • MetroHealth CEO bonus controversy prompts increased scrutiny from county executive

    Cuyahoga County Executive Chris Ronayne said he is increasingly monitoring Cleveland-based MetroHealth after the organization's board of trustees fired former President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD, for allegedly authorizing more than $1.9 million in supplemental bonuses for himself without disclosure to the board, according to cleveland.com. Dr. Boutros alleges board retaliation and denies wrongdoing. 
  • Dallas hospital shooting prompts proposed ankle monitor legislation

    The fatal shooting of two workers inside Methodist Dallas Medical Center in October has spurred proposed legislation targeting ankle monitors, The Dallas Morning News reported March 6. 
  • 23 thoughts on leadership from women in healthcare

    In honor of Women's History Month in March and International Women's Day on March 8, Becker's Hospital Review asked women in the healthcare industry to share their insights on leadership.
  • Judy Heumann, disability rights activist, dies at 75

    The American activist behind the Americans with Disabilities Act, Judy Heumann, has died at 75. 
  • President of CareAllies discusses leadership styles

    Strong leadership is essential for the success of any organization, but there isn't a one-size-fits-all leadership style perfect for health systems. Many top executives are most effective as leadership chameleons, shifting between styles based on the situation.
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    A decade ago, at a backyard cookout, we kicked around the bold idea of starting a medical school, one that would change the way future physicians practice medicine. We realized that you can’t make all improvements necessary to remodel a flawed American healthcare system at the point of care. You have to instill a new way of learning with a far more expansive view of health and healthcare and teach future physicians to become lifelong learners.
  • CEO for a day: What clinician executives would do and why

    Hospital and health system CEOs have a lot on their plates as they tackle an array of financial and workforce challenges. 
  • Former MetroHealth CEO hid unauthorized bonuses, audit says

    A third-party audit commissioned by Cleveland-based MetroHealth found its former CEO concealed bonuses from the board. Dr. Boutros immediately disputed the findings through his attorney.
  • Tampa General CEO: Calling all innovators

    Often, healthcare leaders write columns to share best practices, innovative ideas or organizational success. And while I have been fortunate to present that type of work here, today I am writing to solicit feedback, find collaboration opportunities and receive ideas on how to meet a critical challenge.
  • 42% of healthcare CEOs say their businesses won't be viable in a decade

    CEOs' confidence in their own teams and industries is waning, according to a recent survey from management consulting firm Korn Ferry. 
  • The gender 'confidence gap' is wide in the workplace

    Women are more confident than men in their management abilities in the workplace — however, they are less likely to agree they'll have opportunities to prove themselves, CNBC reported Feb. 27. 
  • Hospital healthcare is a 'team sport.' As a leader, are you on track for MVP?

    Depending on who you ask, there are plenty of skills a great hospital leader needs in their toolbox to be successful. To be a leader others respect and look to in good times and bad, it helps to focus on the finish line, but also know your raison d'etre: "Patients always come first." 
  • Inflation, access, hybrid work: 4 health leaders on tackling challenges

    Identifying the obstacles to achieving healthcare system goals — including positive outcomes and patient satisfaction, sourcing and retaining quality talent, and getting payers to stay current on reimbursements — is the first step to organizations moving the needle toward success.
  • The hospital CEOs throwing their weight behind gun safety efforts

    In the wake of shootings across the U.S., about 50 leaders of some of the nation's largest health systems and hospitals are pledging efforts to address gun violence.
  • UMass Memorial taps 1st female board chair and 1st female, Latina vice chair

    Lynda Young, MD, and  Elvira Guardiola were named chair and vice chair of Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Health's board of trustees, respectively. 
  • Former Washington University School of Medicine dean dies, leaving prestigious legacy

    William Peck, MD, the former dean and executive vice chancellor of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, passed away on Feb. 22 at age 89. 
  • Hospital leaders are always in the spotlight, so act the part, says Mercyhealth finance exec

    Hospital C-suite leaders have a lot of balls to juggle daily, but they should know that while they are keeping their eyes on their priority responsibilities, everyone else in the organization is looking to them for leadership. This is especially true in difficult times when employee frustration is high and access to high-quality healthcare workers is low.
  • Biden to GOP: Don't touch healthcare dollars 

    Ten days before releasing his budget proposal, President Joe Biden contrasted his administration's efforts to lower healthcare costs with what he anticipates will be Republicans' preliminary plans to cut federal healthcare programs. 
  • Ascension makes headlines: 5 reasons why

    St. Louis-based Ascension is the fourth-largest health system in the United States, operating 139 hospitals across 17 states — from New York to Texas. 

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