• A different perspective on US News rankings — what do students think?

    I am sure many of you are watching with curiosity the furor in the press over academic institutions, specifically law schools and medical schools, exiting the rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Recent news articles and commentaries have provided various perspectives. The issues to the public must seem arcane at best, but a little deeper view highlights some of the culture wars taking place in our country today.
  • COOs can feel like 'chief optional officers' in hard times

    Corporate and managerial employees may feel anxious as health systems reduce administrative headcount amid negative operating margins. In such times, one role has historically faced more uncertainty than others: the COO. 
  • New York hospital CEO undergoes colonoscopy on video

    Georges Leconte, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, underwent a routine colonoscopy as cameras followed him — from prep to procedure.  
  • How come no one wants to lead the National Institutes of Health?

    The National Institutes of Health is still without a director more than one year after Francis Collins, MD, PhD, retired from the role, The Wall Street Journal reported March 13. 
  • Brown University physician to lead USPSTF as vice chair

    Michael Silverstein, MD, a leader at Providence, R.I.-based Brown University has been appointed vice chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force — a panel of experts that makes evidence-based recommendations on clinical screenings, preventive medications and counseling services. 
  • 6 executive titles you don't hear every day

    As hospitals and health systems adapt to their ever-changing environment, their C-suites must also evolve to meet new demands. 
  • 5 health systems zeroing in on exec teams, administration

    At least five health systems announced changes to executive ranks and administration teams in February and March. 
  • Viewpoint: Medical schools should be rated, not ranked

    Medical schools should not be pitted against one another in rankings. Instead, they should be rated based on how successfully they achieve their own missions, according to a recent Medpage Today opinion piece. 
  • The 15-point gap between healthcare's workforce and senior leaders

    There's a noticeable demographic distinction between healthcare's workforce and its senior leadership, according to recent data from the LinkedIn Economic Graph.
  • Virginia health system eliminates COO positions

    Sovah Health, part of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Lifepoint Health, has gotten rid of the COOs at its Danville and Martinsville, Va., campuses and eliminated both positions, the Danville Register & Bee reported March 13.
  • Talk less, listen more, Garnet Health CEO advises

    Jerry Dunlavey, interim president and CEO of Garnet Health in Middletown, N.Y., spoke with Becker's about his favorite piece of advice — the one thing all hospital leaders should do every day to build the kind of strong relationships that are the foundation of personal and professional success.
  • 'If it were easy…' and other golden nuggets of advice for hospital leaders

    Becker's spoke with eight hospital executives to learn about the best piece of advice they've ever received.
  • 75% of female executives get imposter syndrome

    Three-quarters of female executives have experienced imposter syndrome in their careers, according to a new study from tax advisory firm KPMG. 
  • What will health systems prioritize once Gen Z is running them?

    Generation Z is inheriting a troubled healthcare system: staffing shortages, caregiver burnout, pandemic aftershocks, financial woes. But these industry challenges are not scaring young people away from healthcare — they're motivating them to run toward it. 
  • CDC's chief medical officer aims for 'action-oriented culture'

    Since taking on her new role, Debra Houry, MD, the CDC's recently appointed chief medical officer, has been focused on building a "public health action-oriented culture at the CDC," according to The Hill.
  • Health system CEOs' leadership styles are evolving

    After the last few years of guiding organizations through the pandemic and facing extreme financial and operational challenges this year, health system CEOs are turning to a tried-and-true leadership tactic to balance growth and innovation with the realities of shrinking margins, workforce shortages and increased competition: authentic leadership.
  • 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.

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