• Franciscan Health CEO: New $200M hospital part of regional strategy

    Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Health broke ground on a $200 million hospital that a system CEO said puts a greater focus on regional medical centers, according to Inside Indiana Business. 
  • Trump hospitalized, taking remdesivir for COVID-19

    President Donald Trump was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Friday, where he began remdesivir therapy after testing positive for COVID-19. The president's physician said he required no supplemental oxygen at the time and was resting comfortably. 
  • Joe and Jill Biden test negative for COVID-19

    Former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, along with his wife, Jill Biden, have tested negative for COVID-19, according to an Oct. 2 tweet.
  • President Trump, first lady test positive for COVID-19

    President Donald Trump revealed in a tweet on Oct. 2 that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 and will begin the self-quarantine process. The president is showing mild symptoms, Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff, told The New York Times. 
  • Academic medical centers today and tomorrow: 5 key trends

    Academic medical centers have faced several challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic and are now looking ahead to consider which pivots should become permanent changes and how to stabilize operations in the future.
  • Baptist Health hospital cuts 36 jobs

    Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Ind., part of Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health, eliminated 36 positions Sept. 21, the hospital confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review.
  • The new rules of margin improvement

    Challenges often accelerate innovation—and in the era of COVID-19, the need for system-wide agility, integration and transformation are vital.
  • Missouri hospital CEO tests positive for COVID-19

    Dane Henry, the CEO of Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Mo., has tested positive for COVID-19 amid a surge of regional cases, according to a letter cited by LakeExpo.  
  • Biden's health plan could significantly lower premiums, cost $750B

    A health plan pitched by former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would lower health insurance premiums drastically for some Americans, but could add $750 billion to the nation's healthcare costs, according to Mr. Biden and a brief published by KFF.
  • Boston Children's Hospital CEO weighs in on leading amid the pandemic: 6 notes

    Sandra Fenwick, CEO of Boston Children's Hospital, has faced many difficulties throughout her career — the Boston marathon bombings, the H1N1 outbreak, hurricanes — but said the COVID-19 pandemic has been the most severe challenge to date. 
  • What are the challenges facing academic medicine today? 3 executives weigh in

    Academic medical centers' three-pronged mission — patient care, research and education — is both what sets them apart as premier healthcare institutions and situates them to incur unique pressures, compared with hospitals that are not affiliated with teaching institutions.
  • The first presidential debate: 7 healthcare takeaways

    President Donald Trump and former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden sparred over the future of the ACA, the COVID-19 pandemic and health insurance during a 90-minute debate in Cleveland Sept. 29.
  • All-male panels still dominate medical conferences, study finds

    Including more women on planning committees for medical conferences could help boost gender equity at these events and limit the number of all-male panels, known as "manels," a study published in JAMA Network Open found.
  • Hawaii ICU nurse fired after criticizing hospital's COVID-19 response

    Maui Memorial Medical Center in Wailuku, Hawaii, fired an ICU nurse who has criticized the facility administrators' response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Maui News reported. 
  • Perspective: 6 trends likely to shape healthcare after COVID-19

    Reform and health for all are among six trends most likely to shape healthcare after the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new analysis from McKinsey & Co., a global management consulting firm.
  • Supporting medical training amid a pandemic: 3 leaders weigh in

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted traditional learning processes and environments for medical schools, nursing programs and academic medical centers nationwide. 
  • 39 health systems declare racism a public health crisis, vow to fight it

    Thirty-nine health systems across the U.S. declared racism a public health crisis and committed to address healthcare disparities across the nation. 
  • Trump, Biden debate at Cleveland Clinic today: 5 things to know

    President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will debate for the first time at the health education campus of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Sept. 29. 
  • 10 hospitals hiring COOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking COOs during the past few weeks.
  • Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals' private police mostly cite Black people, report finds

    Three private police departments affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and a local nonprofit group in Cleveland have disproportionately cited and charged Black people, most commonly for traffic violations or such misdemeanors as trespassing and jaywalking, according to an investigative report from ProPublica. 

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