• COVID-19's lasting legacy? 'Immunity inequality,' Bill and Melinda Gates write in annual letter

    "Immunity inequality," or a future where wealthy nations have access to COVID-19 vaccines while others don't, could be a hallmark of the pandemic, Bill and Melinda Gates wrote in their annual letter, published Jan. 27.
  • California hospital COO disciplined over vaccine scandal

    The COO of Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, Calif., has been disciplined and a further review is underway after the hospital allowed local school district staff to receive COVID-19 vaccines ahead of groups with priority, according to The Mercury News. 
  • 10 hospitals hiring VPs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking vice presidents during the last few weeks.
  • Biden to pick nurse as acting surgeon general

    Rear Adm. Susan Orsega, MSN, has been tapped by President Joe Biden's administration as acting U.S. surgeon general, two people with knowledge of her selection told The Washington Post.
  • CEOs reveal how pandemic changed their leadership

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital and health system CEOs have faced unprecedented challenges related to the deadly and unpredictable coronavirus. They are tasked with ensuring their organizations have basic supplies and equipment to keep workers and patients safe. They also must navigate how to address the physical, mental and emotional toll the virus is taking on front-line employees. And there is more of a need than ever to communicate information to team members amid ever-changing state and federal guidelines. 
  • Combating vaccine hesitancy among staff: 4 healthcare leaders weigh in

    Four leaders told Becker's Hospital Review what their hospitals or health systems are doing to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among their staff — an issue that's affected 29 percent of healthcare workers, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey.  
  • Tenet board member resigns after confirmation as US defense secretary

    Retired four-star Army Gen. Lloyd Austin resigned as a member of Tenet Healthcare's board of directors Jan. 22 after his confirmation by the U.S. Senate as defense secretary, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  
  • California hospital sanctioned after school district skips vaccine line

    Santa Clara County has barred a California hospital from receiving more COVID-19 vaccine doses, after the facility offered school district staff the ability to obtain appointments and shots ahead of higher priority groups, according to a letter shared with Becker's Hospital Review. 
  • North Carolina health system CEO apologizes for COVID-19 vaccine sign-up problems

    The CEO of a North Carolina health system apologized publicly to people trying to make COVID-19 vaccination appointments and said the system is working to resolve problems with its phone system as soon as possible, according to WBTV.
  • 3 healthcare executive actions expected from Biden this week

    President Joe Biden is expected to sign executive actions this week related to immigration, healthcare and climate, according to a memo obtained by The Hill.
  • Michael Dowling: No one said it would be easy

    Hardly one month into 2021, the pressing priorities facing healthcare leaders are abundantly clear. 
  • What Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on her first day as CDC director

    Rochelle Walensky, MD, said on her first day as the new CDC director that she is proud to join the agency, and also recognizes the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Biden picks acting HHS, CMS heads

    President Joe Biden has picked Norris Cochran as acting secretary of HHS and Elizabeth Richter as acting administrator of CMS, according to agency websites.
  • Biden chief of staff halts last-minute Trump administration rules

    President Joe Biden's Chief of Staff Ronald Klain has ordered a freeze on new or pending rules issued by the Trump administration. 
  • Smart staffing: How hospitals can cut costs without compromising quality care amid the pandemic

    The pandemic has made one thing clear: Healthcare systems and hospitals need a partner to develop more cost effective staffing solutions through trust, transparency and accountability. 
  • Supporting workers with chronic health conditions

    Working to support employees with chronic health conditions helps companies fulfill a moral obligation and retain workers. Here's how these workers can be supported, according to a Harvard Business Review article:
  • How leadership criteria leaves out women of color

    Current conceptions of leadership often exclude women of color from positions of power in organizations, but this issue can be remedied given the right steps, according to a Harvard Business Review article.
  • Vermont hospital wins AHA's rural hospital leadership award

    The American Hospital Association selected Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington as its 2020 recipient of the Rural Hospital Leadership Award Jan. 19. 
  • Biden asks surgeon general to resign

    Vice Adm. Jerome Adams, MD, resigned Jan. 20 as the nation's surgeon general, The Washington Post reported. 
  • How supporting gender equity benefits organizations

    Not only is fighting for gender equity a moral imperative, it's also a competitive boon for organizations, according to a Harvard Business Review article.

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