• Investing in Impact: Orphan Drug Strategies to Maximize Business Performance and Improve Patient Outcomes

    Despite obstacles, health systems are exploring the powerful potential of orphan drugs for their critical benefits.
  • Cleveland Clinic's chief of staff on the dynamic role

    Beri Ridgeway, MD, is familiar with the variability and intensity of the chief of staff role. 
  • Michigan's newest health system sends a message: 'We matter'

    Angie McConnachie, the CEO of Marlette, Mich.-based UnitedHealthcare Partners, is the daughter of a farmer. She married a farmer. Her husband comes from a family of farmers. And one thing about farmers, Ms. McConnachie told Becker's: They're not going to take a day off work. 
  • What Texas Children's CEO has learned in 35 years at the helm

    Mark A. Wallace has served in a leadership role in Houston-area hospitals for more than four decades, giving him a front seat to healthcare's evolution as well as changes in the state and at his organization.
  • Health system CEOs deploy disruptive care models to thrive

    Health systems learned how to adapt quickly and embrace change over the last few years to care for patients during the pandemic, and overcome financial challenges that followed. Now, CEOs want to upend the status quo to stay relevant.
  • This 19-year CEO's succession plan: No 'Lone Rangers'

    George Hernandez Jr. has been the CEO of University Health since 2005, but the job has never grown dull. In fact, he told Becker's it still gives him a "high" and that he would probably do it even if he were not paid. 
  • What dual C-suite roles are most common in healthcare?

    Roles in which executives who already lead a region or facility take a second, dual position within the enterprise continue to make their way into hospital and health system C-suites, and these roles vary depending on factors such as the organization's size and the individual's skill set. 
  • Cleveland Clinic confiscated 30K weapons last year

    In 2023, Cleveland Clinic saw a record 14 million patients — and took 30,000 weapons from those patients and their visitors. 
  • Providence CEO's top 10 predictions for 2024

    On Jan. 23, Rod Hochman, MD, president and CEO of Renton, Wash.-based Providence, released his sixth annual list of healthcare predictions for the year ahead.
  • Dana-Farber probes 50+ papers, including CEO's

    The Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has notified research journals that it desires to retract six studies and correct 31 papers — including those co-authored by top executives — as part of an ongoing probe, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 22. 
  • 'It's going to break Denver Health': CEO speaks out on uncompensated migrant care

    Denver Health "is at a critical, critical point," according to its CEO, Donna Lynne, DrPH. 
  • 'The opportunity is priceless': What gets Dr. Baruch Fertel out of bed in the morning

    Baruch Fertel, MD, vice president of quality and patient safety at NewYork-Presbyterian in New York City, is eager for the new year. He spoke with Becker's about what's ahead for the hospital system this year.
  • Hackensack Meridian Health: Urgent care model reduces psychiatric ED visits

    Thanks to a scarcity of alternative options, patients with psychiatric conditions often seek help from emergency departments in non-crisis situations when their usual psychiatrist, psychologist or therapist is unavailable. To combat this issue, Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health crafted a new service model, HMH Urgent Care, which blends behavioral health services with walk-in care and telemedicine visits. 
  • Johns Hopkins hospital CEO addresses 'Netflix' case

    The CEO of Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital — the facility at the center of Netflix's documentary "Take Care of Maya," which drew public attention to a malpractice lawsuit — has spoken out in defense of the providers involved. 
  • Safety, recruiting, care access: Hospital COOs bring 2024 into focus

    COOs are often tasked with overseeing the daily overall operations at hospitals and health systems. However, their role tends to vary depending on the organization, and they are focused on an array of issues. But one issue appears to be top of mind for a number of leaders in their position: workforce environment. That includes how it relates to safety, recruiting talent and mitigating burnout.
  • Minute-by-Minute Coordination Comes to a New York City Medical Center

    Currently, only 1% of U.S. hospitals utilize minute-by-minute coordination technology.  These highly specialized real-time systems consistently increase the efficiency of operating rooms and other procedural departments. SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University will be the first academic medical center in the State of New York to deploy such a system.
  • More health system C-suite reorganizations ahead

    Multiple large health systems in the U.S. underwent a market reorganization in the last year by expanding their reach and formalizing leadership structures for resource optimization.
  • 11 thoughts on hiring and promoting talent

    1. You don't really know what you have until someone has worked with you for some period of time. I can't tell you the amount of times someone has pointed to a hire and thought that person would be just fantastic and was not. In contrast, the same thing happens on the other side. A person is hired, the expectations are fine and they end up being a total leader.
  • Year in review: Thinking differently, acting boldly

    There’s no such thing as an uneventful year for the health care industry, but 2023 nonetheless stood out as particularly eventful. From staffing shortages and Medicaid changes to progress in artificial intelligence and the imperative to advance health equity, hospitals and health systems confronted ongoing upheaval—while continuing to demonstrate a powerful spirit of resilience.
  • CommonSpirit exec aims to make work 'fun again'

    The last few years have been challenging for clinicians and the healthcare workforce.

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