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    Chief diversity, equity and inclusion positions, which were the fastest-growing C-suite roles in 2022, are now dwindling in many industries. In healthcare, the role and its evolution are more complex. 
  • CEO of shuttered California hospital claims bidder gave unsolicited offer

    Madera (Calif.) Community Hospital, which has been closed since December 2022, is accusing a company vying to take over the hospital of attempting to improperly influence the hospital's decision-making, The Fresno Bee reported Sept. 11. 
  • The 85% rule

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  • From CEO to CNO: 5 Qs with Ochsner's new chief nursing officer

    Tiffany Murdock, DNP, MSN, has a well-rounded background in healthcare, starting her career as a nurse tech. In the nearly 20 years since, she's served in numerous leadership roles, including as the first female CEO of Singing River Health System in Ocean Springs, Miss. 
  • Rural healthcare is hard and you have to commit, WVU Medicine CEO says

    West Virginia may have one of the least healthy populations in the U.S., and there has to be much more focus on preventive health initiatives as a result, Albert Wright, CEO of Morgantown, W.Va.-based WVU Medicine, told Becker's in a recent interview.
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    Bill Gassen, president and CEO of Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health, sees a bright future for the health system despite a recently halted merger with Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services.
  • Health systems center clinicians in the C-suite

    When looking to fill top leadership posts, more health systems are turning to nurses and physicians. 
  • How Mayo Clinic trains administrators, 40 years and counting

    Mayo Clinic has been training future healthcare leaders through its administrative fellowship program since 1983. Over the past four decades, less has changed than one might think. 
  • 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.

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