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  • 18 healthcare CEOs among world's most influential

    Eighteen U.S. CEOs helming healthcare, health insurance and pharmaceutical companies were named among the 200 most influential CEOs in the world, according to CEOWorld Magazine. 
  • Ascension Wisconsin restructures exec team

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  • AHA: 12 ways Congress can support the healthcare workforce

    As the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions begins to develop bipartisan legislation to curb the healthcare workforce crisis, the American Hospital Association is urging it to take precise measures to sustainably address the "national staffing emergency that could jeopardize access to high-quality, equitable care for patients," according to a March 20 letter.
  • Bill Gates: 'We need a fire department for pandemics'

    Governments around the world could stand to learn a thing or two from firefighters when it comes to preparing for infectious disease outbreaks, Bill Gates wrote in an op-ed published March 19 in The New York Times. 
  • Vituity’s Imamu Tomlinson on Healthcare’s Next Act

    Between workforce shortages, razor-thin margins, and seismic shifts in payer relations, hospitals face unique challenges in 2023. To better understand this landscape and where it might lead us, we turned to the indomitable Imamu “Mu” Tomlinson, MD, MBA, CEO of Vituity.
  • COVID-19 political troubles persist at Florida hospital

    Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital continues to face political pressure regarding its COVID-19 policies and treatment protocols, despite a recently published internal review that concluded the hospital saw stronger outcomes among COVID-19 patients than other hospitals. 
  • A different perspective on US News rankings — what do students think?

    I am sure many of you are watching with curiosity the furor in the press over academic institutions, specifically law schools and medical schools, exiting the rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Recent news articles and commentaries have provided various perspectives. The issues to the public must seem arcane at best, but a little deeper view highlights some of the culture wars taking place in our country today.
  • COOs can feel like 'chief optional officers' in hard times

    Corporate and managerial employees may feel anxious as health systems reduce administrative headcount amid negative operating margins. In such times, one role has historically faced more uncertainty than others: the COO. 
  • New York hospital CEO undergoes colonoscopy on video

    Georges Leconte, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, underwent a routine colonoscopy as cameras followed him — from prep to procedure.  
  • How come no one wants to lead the National Institutes of Health?

    The National Institutes of Health is still without a director more than one year after Francis Collins, MD, PhD, retired from the role, The Wall Street Journal reported March 13. 
  • Brown University physician to lead USPSTF as vice chair

    Michael Silverstein, MD, a leader at Providence, R.I.-based Brown University has been appointed vice chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force — a panel of experts that makes evidence-based recommendations on clinical screenings, preventive medications and counseling services. 
  • 6 executive titles you don't hear every day

    As hospitals and health systems adapt to their ever-changing environment, their C-suites must also evolve to meet new demands. 
  • 5 health systems zeroing in on exec teams, administration

    At least five health systems announced changes to executive ranks and administration teams in February and March. 
  • Viewpoint: Medical schools should be rated, not ranked

    Medical schools should not be pitted against one another in rankings. Instead, they should be rated based on how successfully they achieve their own missions, according to a recent Medpage Today opinion piece. 
  • The 15-point gap between healthcare's workforce and senior leaders

    There's a noticeable demographic distinction between healthcare's workforce and its senior leadership, according to recent data from the LinkedIn Economic Graph.
  • Virginia health system eliminates COO positions

    Sovah Health, part of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Lifepoint Health, has gotten rid of the COOs at its Danville and Martinsville, Va., campuses and eliminated both positions, the Danville Register & Bee reported March 13.
  • Talk less, listen more, Garnet Health CEO advises

    Jerry Dunlavey, interim president and CEO of Garnet Health in Middletown, N.Y., spoke with Becker's about his favorite piece of advice — the one thing all hospital leaders should do every day to build the kind of strong relationships that are the foundation of personal and professional success.
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