• Hiring female leaders changes organizational language for the better

    Women are still largely underrepresented in leadership positions. Stereotypes of women often hinder perceptions of their competency, holding them back from leadership roles. However, appointing women to top jobs helps reduce negative stereotypes of women across the entire organization, according to a Feb. 22 study.
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    The often simple form that healthcare workers submit to receive a religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccination is casting doubt on the integrity of the claims of those who submit the form, leaving hospital executives unsure of next steps, Politico reported Feb. 28. 
  • New Hampshire hospital receives hundreds of angry calls, bomb threat

    Claremont, N.H.-based Valley Regional Hospital has been the target of a barrage of harassment stemming from a group known for subscribing to conspiracy theories, forcing the hospital to close phone lines and enlist the security of local police, The Washington Post reported Feb. 25. 
  • Washington hospital selects interim replacement after CEO fired

    The board of Coupeville, Wash.-based WhidbeyHealth has selected Michael Layfield as interim CEO, according to a Feb. 25 news release shared with Becker's. 
  • Meet Biden's Supreme Court pick, Ketanji Brown Jackson: 3 notes on her healthcare proximity

    President Joe Biden plans to nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, the White House said Feb. 25.  
  • 3 healthcare CEOs on the consequences of Russia-Ukraine war

    From worries of continual crises to issues of global safety, three top healthcare CEOs shared their opinions on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Fortune reported Feb. 25.
  • Payers must support virtual health for long-term success, UC Davis Health CEO says

    The pandemic helped cause a boom in virtual healthcare that was enjoyed by patients and physicians alike. However, without support from payers, this care is difficult for hospitals to provide, according to David Lubarsky, MD, CEO of Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health However, he also discussed the benefits virtual care brought to the team and said he has hope for its future during a Jan. 28 episode of the "Becker's Healthcare Podcast." 
  • Viewpoint: 'Vaccine hesitancy' is a government scapegoat

    The term "vaccine hesitancy" has been used to describe the lack of vaccine uptake, but this term shifts too much responsibility onto individuals rather than government vaccination programs, argued a Feb. 22 op-ed in Nature. 
  • The trends Methodist Healthcare CEO Allen Harrison is watching in 2022

    Allen Harrison, president and CEO of San Antonio-based Methodist Healthcare System, shared the major issues and trends he's watching closely on a recent episode of "Becker's Healthcare Podcast."
  • Many medical professionals neutral in face of racism

    While most medical professionals understand the broad effects of racism on both health outcomes and society, many do not speak out when an incident occurs, according to a Feb. 12 study.
  • 5 health leaders reflect on Dr. Paul Farmer's contributions

    Numerous leaders have reflected on the life of Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, a global public health leader and founder of the nonprofit Partners in Medicine, who died Feb. 21.  
  • The legacy of Dr. Paul Farmer: A timeline

    Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, a global public health leader and founder of the nonprofit Partners in Medicine, died Feb. 21 at age 62.  
  • Hackensack Meridian CEO: Even in a pandemic, let's keep focused on innovating healthcare

    COVID-19 cases are waning throughout the nation. Hospitalizations are down. Mask mandates are being lifted. While we prepare for the pandemic’s next phase, let's also use this time to recommit to transforming healthcare and even accelerating the pace of innovation.
  • Altru Health president abruptly exits as new leaders join

    Altru Health System is changing its leadership team, with moves that include the abrupt departure of the Grand Forks, N.D.-based system's president. 
  • Former Ohio hospital CEO dies

    Eloise Yochum Moran, former CEO of Highland District Hospital in Hillsboro, Ohio, died Feb. 19 at age 91, according to The Highland County Press.
  • 'We had to beg her to not show up': Hospitals' on-the-ground leaders in your words

    Earlier this month, I wrote about hospitals' ivory tower problem, in which leaders who spent time in the trenches at some point in their career gradually move into ivory towers shielded from the pain points, dynamics and ideas pulsing throughout their organization — and rarely realize it. 
  • Biden extends COVID-19 national emergency

    President Joe Biden has decided to extend the designation of COVID-19 as a national emergency.
  • 6 hospitals seeking CEOs

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    Steven Weiser, MD, president of Grand Forks, N.D.-based Altru Health, has been named chair of the North Dakota Hospital Association.

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