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  • Viewpoint: Protect the safety net by designating essential hospitals

    More than two decades ago, the Institute of Medicine called the nation's healthcare safety net "intact but endangered" and cited multiple factors contributing to its uncertain future, from a rising number of uninsured to a precarious fiscal environment.
  • Deploying Technology to Support the New Normal

    In the post pandemic world, both employees and employers are redefining the new normal.  The pandemic forced employers to swiftly embrace digital tools that support remote work.  After two years of working from home, employees are demanding greater flexibility in how, when, and where they work.  
  • Top 8 New Year's resolutions in US focus on health, finance

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  • Michael Dowling: Healthcare leaders' great return to normalcy

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  • New study gives truth to trope: Women are more empathetic

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  • US News changes law school ranking after backlash from top contenders

    U.S. News & World Report — the organization famous for rankings, from universities to hospitals to diets —  is changing its rating system in its next law school edition. 
  • Guiding principles for today's healthcare leaders

    Being a healthcare leader has always been challenging. But the COVID-19 pandemic brought an entirely new set of challenges, as leaders struggled with supply chain issues, margin pressures and a burned-out, slimmed-down staff, due to labor shortages.
  • Medical misinformation arises regarding NFL player's collapse

    Shortly after Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field during a Jan. 2 NFL game, COVID-19 misinformation began circulating on Twitter. 
  • Feds seek to rescind 'conscience' rule for healthcare workers

    The Biden administration has proposed to partially rescind a blocked Trump-era rule that would have withheld federal funding from hospitals that require workers to perform any service they object to, such as abortions, sterilization, contraception and gender-affirming care, The Hill reported Dec. 29. 
  • 8 hospitals seeking CEOs

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  • 10 things to know about Universal Health Services

    Universal Health Services is an expansive healthcare organization headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa. It includes over 400 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers located throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.K.
  • 19 physicians elected to Congress

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    Armed with a strategic plan and a team to get the job done, chief wellness officers have plenty to do in terms of winning the confidence of their co-senior leaders and setting a robust communications strategy if they want a healthcare systems' workforce to truly embrace a new self-care strategy. 
  • Becker’s Q&A with The University of Kansas Health System Senior Director of Business Operations of Perioperative and Procedural Services Megan Eubanks

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  • Outgoing RWJBarnabas CEO reflects on 32-year career, from merger to COVID-19

    In 1991, Barry Ostrowsky joined Barnabas Health as executive vice president and general counsel. In 2016, Barnabas Health merged with Robert Wood Johnson Health System, and he became the first president and CEO of the resulting West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas Health. 

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