• 17 health system leaders named to Essential Women's Leadership Academy class

    America's Essential Hospitals has named 17 rising female hospital leaders from 13 health systems to its 2023 Essential Women's Leadership Academy class. 
  • House bill seeks to end CMS' COVID-19 vaccine rule for healthcare facilities

    The House passed a bill Jan. 31 that would invalidate the Biden administration's rule that requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 if they work in healthcare facilities that receive Medicare or Medicaid funding.
  • 'Hospital purgatory': Confidence in healthcare plunges as criticism grows louder and larger

    Payers, pharmacy benefit managers and drug manufacturers are no strangers to heavy criticism from the public and providers alike. Now another sector of the healthcare system has found itself increasingly caught in the crosshairs of constituents looking to point a finger for the rising cost of care: hospitals.
  • Providence's 10 healthcare trends to watch this year

    Providence, which has system offices in Renton, Wash., and Irvine, Calif., released its annual list of predictions Jan. 26 curated by the health system's senior executives. 
  • Dr. Megan Ranney to become next dean of Yale School of Public Health

    Megan Ranney, MD, has been selected to serve as the next dean of the Yale School of Public Health, effective July 1. She will join the New Haven, Conn.-based institution from Brown University in Providence, R.I., where she has spent nearly 20 years from medical resident to various leadership positions. 
  • Biden administration to end COVID-19 public health emergency in May

    The Biden administration has informed Congress it will end the COVID-19 national and public health emergencies May 11 — signaling an end to the pandemic's crisis era and an unwinding of federal flexibilities that reshaped the nation's healthcare system. 
  • 13 medical schools boycott US News rankings: Who, why and what's next

    Thirteen medical schools have withdrawn from U.S. News and World Report's rankings, beginning with Harvard Medical School on Jan. 17. 
  • 8 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Here are eight hospitals and health systems that recently posted job listings seeking CEOs.
  • Utah 1st state to ban gender-affirming care for trans youth

    Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed legislation Jan. 28 that prohibits transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming healthcare.
  • Duke becomes 9th medical school to exit US News rankings

    Durham, N.C.-based Duke University School of Medicine withdrew from U.S. News & World Report's medical school rankings on Jan. 27, becoming the ninth school to make the move. 
  • ChatGPT can't be an author, scientific journal editors and publishers say

    In the last week, thousands of scientific journals have updated their policies to clarify that ChatGPT — an artificial intelligence chatbot that generates humanlike responses — cannot be listed as an author on research papers. Some have also moved to outlaw its use in the preparation of articles, according to a Jan. 26 report from The Guardian. 
  • The ins and outs of Optum partnerships

    In a matter of days, Optum inked two major deals with health systems. Mike Valli, president of Optum's Northeast Region, says the organization is poised for more — that such quick succession is not mere coincidence. 
  • 8th medical school backs out of US News rankings, requests stakeholder meeting

    Three more institutions have withdrawn from U.S. News' medical school rankings in the past three days, bringing the grand total up to eight. 
  • Reorganization at Jefferson Health the key to efficiency, CEO says

    Joseph Cacchione, MD, became CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health in September, and he brought with him experience as an executive with St. Louis-based Ascension.
  • Low turnover, more diversity among hospital boards, AHA report finds

    In recent years, some progress has been made in terms of racial/ethnic diversity and gender diversity on hospital and health system boards, according to a report released Jan. 19 from the American Hospital Association. However, the report also found a growing number of older board members and low board turnover. 
  • CDC director gains more oversight amid structural shifts

    CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, will hire new leadership and reshape parts of the agency in an effort to gain more visibility and direct oversight into key areas, according to a Jan. 24 Bloomberg report.
  • The CEOs who 'unretired'

    A number of retired CEOs have sprung back on the scene in recent months, typically taking the reins at small community hospitals. 
  • 5 medical schools withdraw from US News' rankings

    As of Jan. 24, five medical schools have withdrawn from U.S. News & World Report's ranking system. 
  • American Hospital Association revises human trafficking resources for healthcare professionals

    As many as 88 percent of human trafficking victims access healthcare services at some point during their situation, the Polaris Project, a nonprofit organization that aims to prevent sex trafficking, found. That number is the impetus driving the American Hospital Association's effort to revise human trafficking resources for healthcare professionals.
  • Health executives are patients, too: What 11 leaders experienced

    Leaders of hospitals and health systems are focused on ensuring patients have a positive healthcare experience and receive the care they need. But they are also patients themselves at times, which can provide greater understanding of what patients go through during treatment.

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