• Surgeon general warns of looming youth mental health crisis

    U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, issued a public health advisory Dec. 7 on the challenges confronting American youth, warning about the effect these challenges have had on their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Gen Z feeling pandemic stress more than other age groups, poll finds

    Members of Generation Z feel the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for them to pursue their educational or career goals, more so than millennials or Gen Xers, according to a poll released Dec. 6.
  • Medtronic CEO on inflation, the 'Great Resignation' and working with Elon Musk

    Medtronic Chair and CEO Geoff Martha stepped in at the beginning of the pandemic in April 2020 to head up one of the biggest manufacturers of medical technology. He spoke about a newfound trend of increased patient agency, talent turnover and partnering with SpaceX with the Yahoo Finance team Dec. 4. 
  • Illinois hospital CEO uncovers potential misappropriation of funds by former executive

    New leadership at Rush Oak Park (Ill.) Hospital identified a potential misappropriation of funds by a former executive, according to financial documents released Nov. 29. 
  • New CNO's biggest challenge: Balancing excellence with staff vacancies

    Yolanda Coleman, PhD, RN, became Chicago-based Weiss Memorial Hospital's chief nursing officer on Oct. 25. She spoke to Becker's in December about staffing challenges and shared her advice for other women in healthcare leadership.
  • 7 hospitals hiring CEOs

    Below are seven hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CEOs in the last week.
  • Viewpoint: Colorado's 1st mental health commissioner will have an essential role to play 

    In October, the role of mental health commissioner opened up within Colorado's new Behavioral Health Administration. Whoever lands this position must make sure they are more than a symbolic figurehead and instead deliver real change to the state, Dr. Benjamin Miller, president of mental health foundation Well Being Trust, argued in The Colorado Sun Dec. 3. 
  • CEOs across the board predict volatility in 2022

    As leaders look to prepare for 2022, they discussed some of the challenges the year may hold at the CNBC Leadership Exchange, and volatility came up as a common theme, CNBC reported Dec. 2. 
  • 3 ways employers can improve health equity

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals, health systems and other employers across the U.S. have increased their focus on addressing disparities among Americans, including healthcare access and health outcomes. A new report, published by McKinsey & Co. on Dec. 3, details how employers can boost health equity in the workplace and help employees access needed healthcare and other benefits.
  • Healthfirst's 30 years of health equity experience a call to action, says SVP

    Errol Pierre is the senior vice president of Healthfirst, a New York City-based nonprofit health insurer serving 1.7 million people across the state of New York. Mr. Pierre spoke with Becker's Dec. 1 about the organization's latest efforts to expand health equity through the launch of Healthfirst ADVANCE. 
  • Walgreens' care goal is to keep people away from the healthcare system, CEO says

    Walgreens' push into primary care and post-acute services aims to keep people healthy enough to prevent them from reentering the healthcare system, CEO Roz Brewer told attendees at the Forbes Healthcare summit, Forbes reported Dec. 3. 
  • Former Kansas health chief says politicization of COVID-19 forced him out of his role

    Lee Norman, MD, the former Kansas health secretary, said that he was removed from his role because of the politics of COVID-19, local NPR affiliate KCUR reported Dec. 1.
  • 8 healthcare companies that made Fortune's 'Future 50' list 

    Fortune on Dec. 2 published its "Future 50" list of companies that demonstrate the potential for resilience and reinvention, and eight healthcare companies made the cut.
  • Why now is the right time for population health — 5 insights to make a difference

    True population health requires improving the care for individual patients. 
  • 4 Black-led tech businesses tackling health equity 

    A new wave of Black-owned technology businesses are aiming to improve the way patients, especially people of color, communicate with physicians and empower them to take their health into their own hands, NPR reported Nov. 29
  • How data can unlock capacity in the operating room and drive better decision-making

    Optimizing operating room performance is a tough nut to crack for hospitals because true OR capacity is often uncaptured and underutilized due to rigid scheduling protocols.
  • Outgoing NIH director Dr. Francis Collins makes case for advanced research component

    The National Institutes of Health could potentially fast-track certain research projects if it created a new component of the NIH called the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health, the outgoing director of the nation's medical research agency told the Journal of the American Medical Association in a recent interview.
  • 3 healthcare leaders mentioned in the Bloomberg 50 

    The Bloomberg 50 is a list curated by Bloomberg of the top 50 people who have shaped business, politics and culture throughout 2021. The list, published Dec. 1, contained two healthcare leaders and gave a shout out to another rising healthcare leader. Here are the three people who made the list:
  • Forbes honors co-founders, researchers in healthcare '30 Under 30' list

    Forbes on Dec. 1 released its annual "30 Under 30" list honoring young professionals in healthcare, including entrepreneurs, researchers and future physicians. The 2022 class features individuals focused on tackling challenges such as health equity and access.
  • One simple principle can help organizations achieve all-around gender balance

    Gender equality often gets worse as you move up the hierarchy of a company, suggesting that many issues may lie in promotion and retention as opposed to hiring. The gender proportionality principle can be used to help remedy this, Harvard Business Review reported Nov. 30.

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