• Year in review: Thinking differently, acting boldly

    There’s no such thing as an uneventful year for the health care industry, but 2023 nonetheless stood out as particularly eventful. From staffing shortages and Medicaid changes to progress in artificial intelligence and the imperative to advance health equity, hospitals and health systems confronted ongoing upheaval—while continuing to demonstrate a powerful spirit of resilience.
  • CommonSpirit exec aims to make work 'fun again'

    The last few years have been challenging for clinicians and the healthcare workforce.
  • Hospital CEO turnover up 42% in 2023

    Hospitals and health systems reported 146 CEO changes last year, marking a 42% increase from 2022. 
  • Mayo Clinic's 15-year focus

    Workforce strategies and healthcare disruptors are just a couple things Sarah Poncelet, chair of the strategy and enterprise portfolio management office and strategic consulting services at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, is paying attention to in 2024.
  • What excites 101 health system executives for the next year

    Becker's asked C-suite executives from hospitals and health systems across the U.S. to share their organization's areas of growth for the next few years. 
  • Viewpoint: The trouble with C-suite 'DINOS'

    At the top of a recent LinkedIn article is a cartoon: An ominous T-rex in a white coat looms over two physicians. "We're from the C-suite," the title reads, "and we're here to help." 
  • Hospital care at home: How Cleveland Clinic reimagined acute hospital care delivery

    Across the United States, healthcare systems and hospitals face extraordinary pressure to provide affordable care.  As 2022 and 2023 progressed after the pandemic, hospital leaders faced an opaque climate around the sustainability of care delivery because of healthcare inflation, staffing challenges and salary increases, all of which continued to pressure operating margins.  Despite these headwinds the demand for hospital services continues to increase, although the staffing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic linger—exacerbated by healthcare workers burnout and departures, hospital closures, hospital acquisitions by private equity firms, and consolidations.  
  • CEOs' corporate jet use climbs

    Executives' use of corporate jets for personal travel has skyrocketed since the pandemic's onset, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 16.
  • How 'quiet management' cuts through the noise of healthcare

    There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to managing teams, and managers may take different approaches based on team size, organization size, organizational needs and other factors. However, one approach has risen to the surface recently: "quiet management." 
  • Mayo Clinic Health System president sees 'major and bold transformation' ahead

    Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, is excited about the future of healthcare.
  • How University Hospitals' CEO is turning the page on work culture

    Cliff Megerian, MD, CEO of Cleveland-based University Hospitals, launched a book club for employees in 2022. Today, Cliff's Notes: A UH Book Club, which is named after Dr. Megerian, continues to evolve and grow.
  • It's time to 're-embrace strategic growth': 3 Qs for hospital CEOs

    With hospital margins on the rise and financial position slowly improving for many organizations, top executives are mulling near- and long-term growth strategies.
  • Be 'an idealist without illusions,' says 1 health system CEO

    President John F. Kennedy once said, "I'm an idealist without illusions." His philosophy — striving for greatness within the margins of reality — could benefit health system leaders today, one executive told Becker's. 
  • Can hospitals save middle management? How 1 president strives to

    Between the demands of the C-suite and the realities of the front lines, middle managers are relentlessly squeezed. 
  • 10 top issues for CEOs in 2024: Survey

    This year, CEOs in the U.S. and globally are most worried about a recession and inflation, according to a survey from The Conference Board.
  • The advice CEOs put to use in their 1st year on the job

    A number of hospitals and health systems appointed new CEOs early last year. Though these CEOs were new to the role and maybe even to the organization, they brought with them past experiences and lessons learned from others, which they were able to use to be a part of meaningful change during their first months on the job. 
  • HHS partially rescinds Trump-era 'conscience' rule for healthcare workers

    HHS issued a final rule Jan. 9 that partially rescinds a 2019 rule that bolstered rights of healthcare workers to refuse to provide services such as abortions, gender-affirming care and contraception based on moral or religious beliefs. 
  • Where automation can help improve patient care

    A featured panel discussion at the Becker's 11th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable revolved around the implementation of automation in healthcare to drive clinical efficiencies and help improve patient care.
  • Turnover makes its way to boards

    The end of the year brought an exodus of board members from several hospitals. While each situation involves varying factors, they all come at a time when governing bodies are increasingly feeling burnout and the strain involved in their responsibilities.
  • Ending the silence on healthcare violence

    I began my career at the University of Vermont Medical Center as an emergency department physician over 30 years ago, and I now serve as the President and Chief Operating Officer. Over my three decades here, I have seen the hospital, the practice of medicine, and the world in which we provide care continually evolve. I can say it has never been more challenging or more dangerous for caregivers to do their jobs than it is right now — and this is especially true for my emergency department colleagues. 

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