• 'We needed to think differently': Northwell Health's Dr. Annabella Salvador-Kelly on sharpening leadership skills during the pandemic

    When the pandemic surged in New York this spring, Northwell Health was hit especially hard, treating more than 41,000 COVID-19 patients between March and May. Annabella Salvador-Kelly, MD, who serves as senior vice president of medical affairs and associate CMO at the New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based health system, had a front row view of this initial surge and has since played a critical role in Northwell Health's pandemic response. 
  • Former Alaska hospital CEO dies of COVID-19

    Bob Letson, former CEO of South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska, died Nov. 8 of COVID-19 in Columbia, S.C., according to Homer News.
  • Strategies for COVID-19 staffing shortages from 8 hospital execs

    A COVID-19 resurgence is putting strain on hospitals to maintain appropriate staff levels when team members get sick. In fact, 22 percent of U.S. hospitals (1,109) reported the week of Nov. 16 that they anticipate a staffing shortage due to the pandemic. 
  • Hospitals, clinicians urge Trump administration to share COVID-19 data with Biden team

    The transition team of President-elect Joe Biden needs access to the Trump administration's COVID-19 information, national hospital, physician, and nurse groups wrote in a Nov. 17 letter to President Donald Trump.
  • Time to rethink US capitalism?: 5 takeaways for healthcare leaders

    As economic, health and education inequalities grow, more people are beginning to question whether it's necessary to reimagine how American capitalism functions, according to a report from consulting firm McKinsey & Co.
  • 'Corporate leadership must go. All of them': Physician urges Beaumont to oust top execs

    Robert Safian, MD, a cardiologist at Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health and a professor at Oakland University Beaumont School of Medicine, has sent a letter to the health system's board of trustees urging them to oust Beaumont's top executives. 
  • 10 hospitals hiring CEOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs during the last few weeks.
  • 10 leadership strategies to maintain after COVID-19

    The first COVID-19 surge this spring forced healthcare leaders to abandon their traditional management and governance models for more innovative leadership styles that entailed quick decision-making and more access to senior leaders. Rather than returning to old leadership styles when the pandemic is over, healthcare organizations should consider making some of these strategies permanent, seven healthcare leaders wrote in an article for Harvard Business Review.
  • WellSpan Health partners with VisitPay to improve the patient financial experience

    VisitPay, the leader in patient financial engagement, today announced it is partnering with WellSpan Health, an integrated health system that serves central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.
  • Viewpoint: Biden's COVID-19 task force needs a nurse

    President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a task force of 13 physicians, public health experts, academics and commissioners Nov. 9 to help guide COVID-19 response. In an opinion piece published by CNN Nov. 15, two nurse practitioners in the New York City area argue nurses can provide valuable expertise and should also be included in the group.
  • White House COVID-19 task force has not communicated with governors in weeks

    The White House Coronavirus Task Force has gone quiet amid consecutive days of record-breaking COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The body has not held one if its weekly conference calls with state governors in two weeks, according to The Hill.
  • 10 areas of focus for health system CEOs, CFOs heading into 2021

    Top hospital and health system executives shape organizational culture and are responsible for big decisions that affect patients and employees.
  • Montefiore CEO Dr. Philip Ozuah on why he refused to ration a 1-day supply of N95 masks

    Philip Ozuah, MD, PhD, began as president and CEO of Montefiore Medicine in November 2019, just months before the COVID-19 pandemic slammed New York City.
  • What the 'health system of the future' means to Sutter, Temple execs

    The rise of retailers and a transition to outpatient services are just two realities that will shape the health system of the future.
  • Biden forms special 52-person COVID transition team

    President-elect Joe Biden has formed a team of 52 transition officials to coordinate the COVID-19 response across a slew of federal agencies, according to Politico. 
  • 3 system execs on addressing kids' mental health during pandemic

    The pandemic accelerated trends toward virtual care, digital transformation and innovation in 2020. Pediatric health care is no exception.
  • The art of briefing a senior executive: How to do it right

    Whether briefings occur in person or virtually, interpersonal dynamics determine how well one communicates the right message under pressure — whether to the president of the United States, a C-level executive or any leader.
  • The biggest challenges facing pediatric leaders: 4 insights

    The COVID-19 pandemic has added a layer of complexity to the challenges faced by pediatric leaders. How they are addressing those complexities was the main topic discussed during a Nov. 11 panel at Becker's CEO + CFO Virtual Event.
  • The most pressing issues facing health systems in 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for hospitals and health systems across the country this year, and many hospital executives are planning for new challenges next year. 
  • Access, cost and quality in pediatrics

    This contributed Q&A is the fourth in a content series as a lead-in to Becker’s 9th Annual CEO+CFO Roundtable: Nov. 9-12, 2020.

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