• Ending the silence on healthcare violence

    I began my career at the University of Vermont Medical Center as an emergency department physician over 30 years ago, and I now serve as the President and Chief Operating Officer. Over my three decades here, I have seen the hospital, the practice of medicine, and the world in which we provide care continually evolve. I can say it has never been more challenging or more dangerous for caregivers to do their jobs than it is right now — and this is especially true for my emergency department colleagues. 
  • 2 Hennepin Healthcare board members resign after oversight tightened

    Hennepin (Minn.) Healthcare lost two board members last month after county commissioners placed more oversight on the health system's budget and management decisions, according to a Jan. 9 report from the StarTribune.
  • Walgreens CEO touts a 'leverageable asset': Trust

    Tim Wentworth, CEO of Walgreens, acknowledged the company's recent store closures in a Jan. 8 interview with CNBC. But he said the company has a "leverageable asset" that will set the foundation for its health services business, well beyond its brick-and-mortar storefronts: consumer trust. 
  • 'Cream rises to the top': How 5 hospital executives identify budding talent

    With CEO exits at an all-time high, succession planning is top-of-mind for many hospital C-suites. 
  • The perks of rural nursing, per 1 chief nursing officer

    Robin Tice, BSN, RN, started her nursing career as a licensed vocational nurse at Eastland (Texas) Memorial Hospital about 14 years ago. Today, she serves as chief nursing officer of the facility. 
  • HHS names 1st chief competition officer

    On Jan. 8, HHS appointed Stacy Sanders to serve as its inaugural chief competition officer. The newly created role is part of the Biden administration's larger efforts to lower healthcare and drug costs.
  • The patient feedback that's stuck with UNC Health's Jeff Lindsay

    Days after starting his new role as president and COO of Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health, Jeff Lindsay is already seeing the good around him. 
  • How Nicklaus Children's CEO collaborates with adult health systems

    Strategic discussions that hospitals and health systems have been having over the past few years — coupled with the easing of economic headwinds faced in 2022 — led to a 27% increase to 75 announced merger and acquisitions in 2023, according to a report published Jan. 2 by Cain Brothers, a division of KeyBanc Capital Markets.
  • What 2 health system CEOs are optimistic about in 2024

    Two health system CEOs recently shared with Becker's what they are most optimistic about in the new year, from adjusting to long-term changes to addressing maternal mortality: 
  • Healthcare awareness calendar: Key months, weeks and days in 2024

    Here are the days, weeks and months set aside to raise awareness or recognize healthcare conditions and workers.
  • The 'small things' will transform healthcare, says Swedish Health Services CEO

    Elizabeth Wako, MD, began her career in healthcare as a bedside nurse for behavioral health patients. What she learned during those days has shaped her leadership style as she became a physician, administrator and, in November, president and CEO of Swedish Health Services in Seattle, an affiliate of Providence.
  • Physician alignment + service expansion: How health systems are uncovering hidden opportunities through data and predictive analytics

    Many healthcare systems seek to offer new services and increase patient volume to support their contribution margins. Financial pressures are coming from multiple directions, including mergers and acquisitions, the continued closure of critical access hospitals, the shift to outpatient care, and more.
  • 5 ways MSU Health Care aims to bolster primary care in 2024

    As the nation faces a growing deficit of primary care physicians, Michael Weiner, DO, isn't deterred. 
  • Idaho hospital board member resigns

    Joel Cleary, MD, has resigned from the board of trustees for Grangeville, Idaho-based Syringa Hospital & Clinics.
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  • San Diego hospitals disavow residents' Gaza cease-fire letter

    Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and UC San Diego are distancing themselves from a letter from pediatric residents calling for a cease-fire in Gaza amid the Israel-Hamas war, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Dec. 29.
  • Michael Dowling: The most pressing question to start the year

    The new year is always an ideal time for healthcare leaders to reflect on the state of our industry and their own organizations, as well as the challenges and opportunities ahead. As the CEO of a large health system, I always like to reflect on one basic question at the end of each year: Are we staying true to our mission? 
  • State healthcare laws debuting in 2024

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  • 5 hospitals seeking CEOs

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  • Harnessing the Power of Technology to Drive Workforce Optimization

    As healthcare organizations adapt to the changing landscape, it's becoming increasingly clear that technology is a key driver of success. In recent years, we have witnessed the transformative impact of the digital age on healthcare, particularly in labor management. With the help of advanced technology, healthcare organizations can leverage workforce management systems and tools to streamline their operations.

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