• What 5 hospital leaders have learned from failure

    "When there's failure, it's tempting to take that as a sign that you should just give up," Terry Shaw, president and CEO of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth, wrote in a July 20 LinkedIn post. "But learning from failure can lead to growth, insights and resolve that can make you better and improve your performance." 
  • CEO role losing some luster

    At one point, rising to the CEO position was considered the pinnacle of success in business. Now, a combination of factors has people setting out for other seats in C-suites.
  • More physicians adding MBA to leadership formula

    Keith Gray, MD, has practiced surgical oncology at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville for 15 years, during which time he has held roles including executive vice president and chief medical officer, chief of the division of surgical oncology, chief of staff and medical director of multiple service lines. Most recently, on July 1 he became president of UTMC, and will become president and CEO, effective April 1. 
  • 3 female leaders in healthcare named to Forbes' 50 over 50

    Three  female hospital leaders were named in Forbes' "50 over 50" list for innovation.
  • NIH names Fauci's permanent replacement

    The National Institutes of Health has selected Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This appointment comes approximately eight months after Anthony Fauci, MD, resigned from the position in December 2022.
  • Job cuts reach the C-suite

    Hospital C-suites face tough decisions as the cost of doing business exceeds revenue and reimbursement, more care transitions outside of the hospital setting, and high labor and supply costs continue. These decisions range from service cuts to streamlining leadership structures.
  • Brigham and Women's nurses sign petition of no confidence in VP

    Members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association have signed a petition of no confidence in the vice president of perioperative services at Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital.
  • AdventHealth renames hospitals as partnership with CommonSpirit ends

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth is renaming several hospitals in Colorado as it assumes direct management of these owned facilities.
  • How Health Care Organizations Can Make Their Boards More Effective

    Board directors, at health care agencies and throughout other industries, believe boards can operate at a higher level. Here’s what they suggested.
  • Steering AI’s Future in Medicine 

    The invention of the automobile transformed modern history and life as we know it. But imagine, for a moment, a world where these powerful vehicles took to the streets without the guidance of laws, speed limits, or traffic lights. Would you venture onto those chaotic roads? 
  • Let's hear it for the middle managers

    While much attention is typically paid to the top of organizations, namely CEOs, having top-performing middle managers is not just "nice to have." They are a "business imperative" and lead to strong financial outcomes. 
  • The health system CEO who wants all of your questions (even about his pay)

    At San Diego-based Scripps Health, CEO Chris Van Gorder has stuck with a few leadership philosophies over the course of his 23-year tenure, including radical transparency with more than 2,500 physicians.
  • All-hands-on-deck for Black maternal health

    The recent, tragic death of Torie Bowie – a celebrated Olympic athlete – once again got me thinking about the crisis of Black maternal mortality and morbidity in our country. Why is it that Black women – from everyday folks to famous athletes – are disproportionately experiencing fatal and near-fatal complications from pregnancy and childbirth? What can we do to turn the tide, especially given the alarming trend of increasing maternal mortality?
  • Fastest growing C-suite role screeches to a halt

    Chief diversity officers rapidly gained prevalence in 2020. Now, the role is being vacated in droves — a decision driven not only by employers, but by diversity leaders themselves, The Wall Street Journal reported July 21. 
  • Philadelphia hospital CEO adjusts on-site schedule after serious safety lapses

    The CEO of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia must now be on-site five days a week after inspectors identified safety lapses, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • 'We are your colleagues': VA's Dr. Shereef Elnahal looks to expand partnerships

    When Shereef Elnahal, MD, U.S. undersecretary of health for veterans affairs, speaks about efforts to improve the Veterans Health Administration, his words likely sound familiar. That is because Dr. Elnahal's priorities, as head of the nation's largest integrated healthcare system, are practically the same goals as those of private hospital leaders.
  • Healthcare's tedious work is also dangerous

    The U.S. healthcare system is one of extremes, in which the same patient on the same day can experience herculean efforts to return to health while being denied a $12 medication, according to one physician's op-ed in The New York Times. 
  • 4 ways boards can influence quality and safety, per MGH's former chief quality officer

    Hospital boards are responsible for plenty of high-level duties, and while their overall role may vary depending on an organization's size and type, quality and safety should be infused into all of the areas they oversee, according to the former chief quality officer at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
  • UPMC names president of physicians

    UPMC has named Oscar Marroquin, MD, president of physicians and of the university medical center, according to a July 19 news release.
  • Distilling '100 things' key to simplifying, Providence executive says

    In today's challenging healthcare environment, executives are striving for simplicity in operations, technology and investments. This includes Jennifer Burrows, RN, chief executive of Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore., and Oregon Western Division.

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