• Hospital CEO confirmed to top VA health position

    The Senate has confirmed Shereef Elnahal, MD, CEO of University Hospital in Newark, N.J., as the Department of Veterans Affairs' undersecretary for health  on July 21, Yahoo News reported.
  • Viewpoint: Healthcare workers need to get political 

    In order to remove politics from healthcare, healthcare workers themselves have to be ready to get political, Kathryn Brandt, DO, chair of primary care at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, writes in a July 20 Fortune article.
  • Biden to tap Dana-Farber cancer surgeon to direct the National Cancer Institute

    The Biden administration is expected to appoint Monica Bertagnolli, MD, as the new director of the National Cancer Institute, the American Society of Clinical Oncology said in a July 21 news release. 
  • 10 women making moves in healthcare

    The following executive moves made by women have been reported by or shared with Becker's since July 15.
  • How Caryl Ryan worked her way up from nurse to COO

    Caryl Ryan, RN, currently serves as the COO of UConn John Dempsey Hospital and chief nursing officer and vice president for quality and patient care services for the system, but it has been a long journey to get there. Using her experience as a nurse as well as technical skills taught along the way, Ms. Ryan worked her way up to a top job, UConn today reported July 21. 
  • 'Nobody wants to work anymore': a throwaway complaint

    Leaders responsible for hiring and retention may attribute tumult in the labor market to a simple claim: Nobody wants to work anymore. What can seem like a timely observation is a gripe that dates back to at least 1894. 
  • How to stop being an over-responsible leader

    Jotting down the roles of everyone on the team, accepting help and being self-compassionate are all ways that leaders with a tendency to take on too much can dial down their habits of over-responsibility, The Harvard Business Review reported July 20. 
  • 'Be patient' + other advice hospital CEOs would give their younger selves

    On the path to becoming the CEO of a hospital or health system, there are many unique career trajectories and lessons learned along the way. Here, leaders share what they would tell their younger selves, knowing what they know now.
  • 5 health leaders share moments of allyship that changed them

    Whether it's mentoring younger colleagues or dishing out life and career advice, having strong allies in the workplace has helped these healthcare leaders feel safe and supported at work, pushed them to improve their skills and reach the next level in their careers. 
  • Former Advent Health CEO Daryl Tol joins VC as its first head of health assurances 

    Daryl Tol, the former president and CEO of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Advent Health, has joined venture capital firm General Catalyst as its inaugural head of health assurance, Forbes reported July 20.
  • HHS creates new division for pandemic response

    President Joe Biden's administration is creating a new HHS division to bolster responses to pandemics and other health emergencies, The New York Times and The Washington Post reported July 20.  
  • Biden tests positive for COVID-19

    President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 July 21. He is experiencing "very mild symptoms" and is being treated with Pfizer's antiviral Paxlovid, according to the White House. 
  • 62 hospital CEOs stepped down this year

    Sixty-two hospital CEOs have exited their roles this year, up from 42 during the same period of 2021, according to a Challenger, Gray & Christmas report released July 20. 
  • Local groups push back on Premier Health CEO's plans for new ward

    Premier Health's CEO Michael Riordan is facing pressure from local groups in Dayton, Ohio, over plans to open an urgent care facility, WYSO reported July 19.
  • Fauci says he'll leave federal director's post, but isn't retiring

    Anthony Fauci, MD, longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, clarified July 18 that he does not plan to be in his director position at the end of President Joe Biden's current term, but is not retiring when he steps down from that role, according to NPR.
  • White House mulls possible narrow abortion public health directive

    President Joe Biden's administration is weighing whether to consider a narrow public health directive designed to protect access to abortion pills, Politico reported July 19, citing three people familiar with the discussions.
  • Bassett Healthcare extends CEO's contract

    Bassett Healthcare Network and CEO Tommy Ibrahim, MD, have agreed to an early contract extension, according to a July 19 press release. Originally scheduled to expire in December 2024, Dr. Ibrahim’s contract has been extended through the end of 2029.
  • Providence streamlines exec team as part of new operating model

    Providence, a 52-hospital organization with system offices in Renton, Wash., and Irvine, Calif., is changing to a new operating model that includes a leaner executive team and a new divisional structure.
  • Using analytics and partnerships to break through healthcare’s operational barriers: Q&A with Patrick McGill, MD, EVP, Chief Transformation Officer, Community Health Network

    At LeanTaaS’ Transform Virtual Hospital Operations Summit on June 7-8, 2022, Community Health Network’s Chief Transform Officer Patrick McGill, MD, gave a fireside chat exploring in depth how his health system’s collaborative and learning-driven culture led to data transformation both in operations and in care delivery.
  • SSM Health strengthens security after stabbing

    St. Louis-based SSM Health is ramping up security efforts across its network of 23 hospitals, including at SSM Health DePaul Hospital, where two employees were stabbed earlier this month, according to NBC affiliate KSDK.

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