• Healthcare re-imagined by CEOs

    Healthcare experienced a seismic shift in the last few years, enduring the COVID-19 pandemic, workforce shortages, inflation and rapid technological advancement. Hospitals and health systems can't operate the way they did for decades and stay financially viable.
  • One-third of HHS appointees hop to industry jobs, raising conflict-of-interest concerns

    One-third of HHS appointees between 2004 and 2020 left for jobs in the industry, according to the first comprehensive study of the "revolving door" in healthcare regulation in Health Affairs. 
  • Penn Medicine's plan to create the most 'provider-friendly work environment'

    Penn Medicine is on a mission to create the most provider-friendly work environment possible, and one of the key ways it aims to do so is by getting serious about EMR innovation. 
  • 4 of America's largest nonprofits are also health systems

    Four of the eight largest charities/nonprofit organizations in the United States are health systems, according to a Sept. 5 report from Statista. 
  • CEOs, employees see leadership differently: 5 notes  

    Senior executives and entry-level employees are disconnected about what makes up a "leadership mindset" within their organizations, according to a new nationwide study by GE and Ipsos. 
  • The age of Gen X CEOs

    In U.S. boardrooms, the torch is passing from baby boomers to Gen Xers. The result: more leniency toward flexible work, according to The New York Times. 
  • Viewpoint: Kim Kardashian and the dangers of healthcare influencing

    Instagram influencers may be able to advise their followers on vegan shoes and facial serums, but should refrain from giving medical advice, one emergency physician wrote in an Aug. 30 MedPage Today article. 
  • PeaceHealth hospital closure violates city agreement, mayor alleges

    PeaceHealth is taking steps to shutter its Eugene (Ore.) University District Hospital amid financial challenges. The city's mayor alleges the impending closure would violate a prior agreement, CBS affiliate KPIC reported Aug. 30. 
  • When C-level roles are too big for one person

    Top executives at health systems have a lot on their plates, often making multipronged decisions that involve financial, operational and clinical considerations. The right person can handle all that pressure — but maybe it's best if they don't have to. 
  • Big companies crave healthcare-savvy CEOs

    The past few years have shown major corporations both need and increasingly crave leaders with two things: visionary healthcare leadership and track records for getting things done. The pool of talent that fits the twofold bill is not especially large.
  • Managers eye the exit

    Managers play a crucial role in their organizations — strong middle leadership is linked to positive outcomes, from improved financial performance to talent development. But the pressure to provide stability is taking a toll, according to recent research from Gallup.
  • 'It's like conducting an orchestra': Catholic Health's new CEO on leadership post-pandemic

    Joyce Markiewicz, RN, became the fifth president and CEO in Buffalo, N.Y.-based Catholic Health's 25-year history Sept. 1, and she brings a wealth of experience to her new role.
  • Is rudeness here to stay?

    A spike in rude behavior emerged as one of the pandemic's many societal consequences and has not receded alongside the public health crisis. 
  • Highmark CEO mandates hybrid schedule for some employees

    Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health will soon require about 9,000 more workers to spend a portion of the week in-office, CEO David Holmberg told Patriot-News. 
  • Nebraska hospital board, CEO clash on 'micromanaging' improvement plan

    Lexington (Neb.) Regional Health Center's CEO and board of directors are still working to solve disagreements that almost led them to part ways, local radio station KRVN reported Aug. 30. 
  • Santa Clara Valley Healthcare opens refugee tuberculosis clinic

    Santa Clara Valley Healthcare in San Jose, Calif., opened the new Valley Health Center Lundy primary care clinic, which will host the Tuberculosis Clinic & Refugee Health Assessment Program, according to an Aug. 30 new release.
  • Warren Buffett on management, boards + CEOs

    Warren Buffett celebrated his 93rd birthday Aug. 30. For 45 of those years, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway has penned letters to shareholders, many of which contain his thoughts on boards, CEOs and management.
  • What defines a CEO's legacy?

    CEO exits at hospitals are up year over year, and CEOs' tenures are shrinking at S&P 500 companies. However, some of healthcare's longest-tenured CEOs told Becker's they remain at their organizations and focused on how their teams are helping to ensure long-term success.
  • Fighting back is the 'hospital job of the moment,' Kaufman Hall says

    Culture may eat strategy for breakfast, as per management consultant Peter Drucker, but that may not be the case for now in healthcare, where leaders should be looking for planning aligned with vision issues, according to an Aug. 30 Kaufman Hall blog post.
  • The Broken Cash Register

    I went to the hospital cafeteria yesterday to grab a quick bite to eat for the first time since I arrived eight hours ago. As I'm standing in line, I notice that the very pleasant cashier – let's call him Joe - is nimbly navigating between three different registers to ring out the customers waiting in line.

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