• Former U.S. surgeon general urges masking compassion

    Jerome Adams, MD, the former U.S. surgeon general who was under fire for an early tweet claiming masks weren't effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19, now advises the public to have "masking compassion," NPR reported April 28.
  • Male CEOs are learning to lead with 'female' traits 

    The pandemic encouraged leaders to be more vulnerable with their staff, showing more empathy and transparency, traits that female leaders have often already been employing, Fortune reported April 28. 
  • 8 ways female executives can help others reach the C-suite

    Although there have been gains in female representation in the C-suite, men still significantly outnumber women in that arena.
  • 9 women making moves in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by or involving women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since April 22.
  • Hospital CEO exits nearly double this year

    Twenty-nine hospital CEOs exited their roles in the first three months of this year, nearly double the 15 chiefs who stepped down from their positions in the same period of 2021, according to a report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an executive outplacement and coaching firm. 
  • 4 ways to help overwhelmed managers

    Managers are overworked and stretched in too many directions, prompting a much needed redefinition of the role, Lynda Gratton, PhD, a professor of management practice at London Business School, writes in an April 26 Harvard Business Review article.
  • What 6 CEOs told Becker's this year

    In 2022, hospital and health system CEOs have shared insights on everything from competing with retailers to recruiting employees.
  • Tampa General Hospital CEO: Creating an environment where everyone feels safe

    As the president and CEO of a leading academic medical center, my primary responsibility is to balance the care and safety of our patients with the needs of my team members. Truth be told, one feeds the other — by making sure my team is supported and feels empowered to raise issues and concerns, admit to mistakes without fear and make recommendations for improvement, which results in patients receiving world-class care.
  • Saint Louis University Hospital nurses target administration in no-confidence vote

    Nurses at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis have taken a no-confidence vote in administration, specifically calling out Chief Nursing Officer Rita Fowler, MSN, and Human Resources Director Chris Greenley.
  • The case for seriously optimistic healthcare leaders

    "Every meeting I have, I talk about optimism," says Michael Dowling, CEO of New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health. "I've probably given four talks in the last two days on that theme, including a meeting with my physician leadership team 15 minutes ago." 
  • CEOs are missing more days at work due to mental health issues

    CEOs are struggling with their mental health and taking off more time because of it compared to their employees. However, a gap in mental health understanding remains between leaders and their workforce, according to Headspace's 2022 Workforce Attitudes to Mental Health report. 
  • 36 hospitals on Forbes list of best employers for diversity

    Thirty-six hospitals and health systems are among the nation's best employers for diversity, according to Forbes. 
  • A new C-suite position is rising in popularity

    More organizations are looking to consolidate the responsibility for organizing and implementing strategic initiatives and transformation into one C-suite leader, the newly created chief project officer, The Harvard Business Review reported April 26.
  • President of 2 Adventist Health hospitals leaving as part of cutbacks

    David Butler is leaving his role as president of Adventist Health Tehachapi (Calif.) Valley and Adventist Health Delano (Calif.).
  • LeanTaaS to Host Transform Hospital Operations In-Person Event at Becker’s 12th Annual Meeting

    Inaugural Transform in-person event will address healthcare’s most pressing issues with insights from renowned healthcare professionals from top health systems.
  • Meet the women-only private members club for executives

    Chief, a membership-based club for female executives, launched in 2019 has been injected with a fresh round of investment from Google, helping it to expand, reported CNBC April 24.
  • Where healthcare bills stand as Congress returns to Washington

    With time ticking until the next midterm elections, congressional Democrats are trying to pass a series of healthcare bills, The Washington Post reported April 25.
  • Tampa General CEO finds focus on the water and his eyes on the future

    John Couris has been part of many achievements during his time as president and CEO of Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital, including the opening of the Global Emerging Diseases Institute and the launch of a venture capital fund to drive an innovation culture within the organization.
  • 8 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Below are eight hospitals that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  • Retirement regret (and how one hospital CEO beat it)

    New retirees who feel any loss of structure, identity or intellectual stimulation are hardly alone⁠ — about 15 percent of retirees have a difficult time adjusting to their new lifestyles, The Wall Street Journal reports. 

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