• 'It's about how we rebuild our workforce': Lou Baverso on guiding UPMC's growth

    Lou Baverso has had a front-row seat to growth that has occurred since Pittsburgh-based UPMC acquired Harrisburg, Pa.-based PinnacleHealth System in 2017. Five years later, as he takes the helm of UPMC's Central Pennsylvania region, he said he is focused on harnessing that growth and rebuilding the workforce pipeline. 
  • Sutter Health executive named to Biden's infrastructure advisory council

    President Biden has appointed 26 industry and government leaders to his national infrastructure advisory council. Conrad Vial, MD, chief clinical officer of Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health, is among them. 
  • Missouri hospital board faces pushback over transparency amid leadership shakeup

    On Aug. 30, the Memphis, Mo.-based Scotland County Hospital board held its first monthly meeting since abruptly replacing its CEO, CFO and COO on Aug. 17. So many people attended that it was standing-room only, ABC and CBS affiliate KTVO reported. 
  • Oswego Health CEO names new leadership

    Michael Backus, incoming CEO of Oswego (N.Y.) Health, has named two new executive vice presidents, two senior vice presidents, four vice presidents, a chief people officer and a vice president and administrator for Oswego Health Home Care. Also joining the team is an externally hired vice president of public affairs and system development.
  • Tampa General Hospital chief nursing officer appointed to Florida Center for Nursing Board of Directors

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has named Annmarie Chavarria, DNP, RN, chief nursing officer of Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital, a new member of the Florida Center for Nursing's board of directors. 
  • New Mexico governor expands access to reproductive healthcare

    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an executive order further expanding access to reproductive healthcare in the state, according to an Aug. 31 news release from the governor's office.
  • Former Blanchard Valley Hospital CEO Bill Ruse dies

    Bill Ruse, former president and CEO of Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, Ohio, died Aug. 30 at age 88, according to radio station WFIN.  
  • Health systems shrink executive teams as costs rise

    Hospitals and health systems are facing financial challenges with many reporting rising expenses and significant investment losses this year. 
  • Embracing AI, the new frontier in healthcare: a conversation with Novant Health’s EVP & CMSO, Eric Eskioğlu, MD, MBA and LeanTaaS’ CEO Mohan Giridharadas

    Recently, LeanTaaS’ founder and Chief Executive Officer Mohan Giridharadas and Eric Eskioğlu, MD, MBA, Neurosurgeon, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer and Co-Director, Institute of Innovation and Artificial Intelligence, Novant Health came together at the Transform Hospital Operations Summit in partnership with Becker’s.
  • California attorney general probes hospital CEOs about racial bias in algorithms

    California is investigating whether software that helps health systems carry out tasks such as patient diagnostics discriminates against racial and ethnic minorities.
  • Sharing Responsibility for Workplace Culture

    An organization creates brilliance by nurturing an environment where passion thrives and success comes through unified purpose. Brilliant organizations design sustainable cultures by aligning their people around a shared mission and vision—and by helping their teams trust one another’s skills and expertise to make it all come to life.
  • Rehabilitation Staffing: 5 Advantages of Strategic Partnership

    While already at a crisis level, the demand for healthcare workers is projected to continue to grow by nine percent annually through 2030.1 To overcome this, hospitals are looking for innovative solutions and an integrated care approach beyond focusing solely on recruiting and HR functions.
  • The SilverCloud Health journey to 1 million users

    Depression among adults in the United States has tripled from 8.5 percent just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic to 32.8% or nearly 1 in every 3 American adults today.
  • Kansas hospital CEO 2 months into administrative leave

    Ben Quinton, CEO of William Newton Hospital, a critical access hospital in Winfield, Kan., remains on paid administrative leave two months after the leave initially began, the hospital confirmed in a statement shared with Becker's Aug. 30.
  • TidalHealth Nanticoke CMO dies at 53

    Seaford, Del.-based TidalHealth Nanticoke chief medical officer Harry Anthony, MD, died on Aug. 27 while on vacation with his family. He was 53. 
  • Former Kaiser exec throws name in for California hospital board seat

    A former executive at Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente and the leader of a digital therapeutics company filed to run in November for seats on the board that governs Sonoma (Calif.) Valley Hospital, the Sonoma Index-Tribune reported Aug. 29.
  • Companies look for tech background in CEO search

    Traditionally, companies choosing a CEO pull from COO, CFO, divisional CEO or another management position leading a large business unit. However, Aug. 25 CNBC reporting suggests that companies are beginning to turn to candidates with a tech background.
  • Stanford Medicine forms new committee amid shifting abortion legal landscape

    Stanford (Calif.) Medicine said it has a new committee to address medical, equity, safety, legal and other concerns arising from the Supreme Court's June 24 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
  • Georgia abortion law could criminalize miscarriage, experts say

    Georgia's fetal heartbeat law is raising concerns among women who have had miscarriages, the Savannah Morning News reported Aug. 29. 
  • 7 hospitals, health systems seeking CEOs

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