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  • Lawmakers question Aspirus CEO over hospital service changes

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  • Ascension names new board members

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  • Michael Dowling: Bending the curve of gun deaths in America

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    I've worked in healthcare a long time and have met hundreds if not thousands of senior leaders. Every day I see that this group is passionate about serving staff, patients, and the community to the best of their ability. 
  • Ochsner's 'lofty goal' to redesign care

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  • Hospitals make incremental progress on leadership diversity

    Hospitals are making progress to diversify their C-suites, management and boards, though there is still significant room for improvement, according to a Feb. 28 report from the American Hospital Association. 
  • Mitch McConnell to exit Senate leadership post: 5 things to know

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will step down from his leadership post in November, multiple news outlets reported Feb. 28. 
  • Where some COOs, CFOs are passing the baton

    Nearly a quarter of health systems are appointing new executives to lead provider compensation — a function previously headed by COOs and CFOs, according to a recent report shared with Becker's. 
  • Mississippi College of Nursing names interim dean

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