• US healthcare agencies request data on COVID-19 misinformation

    HHS and the surgeon general said they are launching a request for information from researchers, healthcare workers, community organizations and tech platforms to understand how misinformation has affected the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Viewpoint: The problem with interim CEOs

    Interim CEOs should be the last option for a company and usually indicate poor succession planning, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, PhD, professor at New Haven, Conn.-based Yale School of Management, wrote in a Yale Insights article. 
  • Racial health equity and social determinants of health—what's the difference?

    Reporting on the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 among Black and indigenous populations in the United States has widened the health equity conversation and elicited a strong response from the healthcare industry.
  • 4 health experts' reactions to Biden's new COVID-19 plan

    Health experts have largely expressed support for the Biden Administration's new COVID-19 preparedness plan, with some noting the plan's execution is a challenge that yet remains. 
  • How Nicklaus Children's CEO recruits talent, harnesses finance experience

    Matthew Love accepted the permanent role of president and CEO of Miami-based Nicklaus Children's Health System in January 2020, shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic began — but he said his focus never wavered.
  • It may be time to enlist a Gen Z mentor

    The growing and distinct generational differences between older and younger employees may signal that building bi-directional mentorships could help older employees get on board with new trends and ideas, and start closing the generational gap, James Heskett, PhD, posited in a March 1 Harvard Business Review working knowledge commentary. 
  • Public still wary of COVID-19 despite federal officials dropping restrictions

    As a growing number of federal officials and state leaders drop COVID-19 restrictions, much of the American public remains wary and wants some protections, The Washington Post reported March 1. 
  • Dignity Health St. Mary CEO honored with African American Heritage Award

    Carolyn Caldwell, president and CEO of Long Beach, Calif.-based Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center, has been awarded the 2022 African American Heritage Award.
  • Biden's State of the Union: 7 healthcare takeaways

    A theme of unity emerged from President Joe Biden's State of the Union address March 1 as he discussed the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the economy and strides made against the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • White House rolls out next COVID-19 plan: 8 details

    The White House released a COVID-19 preparedness plan March 2 centered on living alongside the virus while continuing to combat it.
  • Pennsylvania health system shakes up leadership as sale looms

    Springfield, Pa.-based Crozer Health has a new CEO and CFO and may have a new owner later this year. 
  • 5 lessons from Sentara Healthcare's value-based care journey

    Value-based care holds great promise for the future of healthcare. But getting there from today’s still-dominant fee-for-service model is a journey that demands bold decisions. 
  • Hiring female leaders changes organizational language for the better

    Women are still largely underrepresented in leadership positions. Stereotypes of women often hinder perceptions of their competency, holding them back from leadership roles. However, appointing women to top jobs helps reduce negative stereotypes of women across the entire organization, according to a Feb. 22 study.
  • 6 hospitals seeking CEOs

    Below are six hospitals that posted job listings seeking CEOs during the last week.
  • Hospital execs worry workers are abusing religious exemptions for vaccination

    The often simple form that healthcare workers submit to receive a religious exemption from COVID-19 vaccination is casting doubt on the integrity of the claims of those who submit the form, leaving hospital executives unsure of next steps, Politico reported Feb. 28. 
  • New Hampshire hospital receives hundreds of angry calls, bomb threat

    Claremont, N.H.-based Valley Regional Hospital has been the target of a barrage of harassment stemming from a group known for subscribing to conspiracy theories, forcing the hospital to close phone lines and enlist the security of local police, The Washington Post reported Feb. 25. 
  • Washington hospital selects interim replacement after CEO fired

    The board of Coupeville, Wash.-based WhidbeyHealth has selected Michael Layfield as interim CEO, according to a Feb. 25 news release shared with Becker's. 
  • Meet Biden's Supreme Court pick, Ketanji Brown Jackson: 3 notes on her healthcare proximity

    President Joe Biden plans to nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, the White House said Feb. 25.  
  • 3 healthcare CEOs on the consequences of Russia-Ukraine war

    From worries of continual crises to issues of global safety, three top healthcare CEOs shared their opinions on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Fortune reported Feb. 25.
  • Payers must support virtual health for long-term success, UC Davis Health CEO says

    The pandemic helped cause a boom in virtual healthcare that was enjoyed by patients and physicians alike. However, without support from payers, this care is difficult for hospitals to provide, according to David Lubarsky, MD, CEO of Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health However, he also discussed the benefits virtual care brought to the team and said he has hope for its future during a Jan. 28 episode of the "Becker's Healthcare Podcast." 

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