16 must-reads for healthcare leaders this week

Culture. Productivity. Strategy. Execution. These ideas will never go out of style for hospital and health system leaders.

The following leadership articles were published by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week.

1. Michael Dowling: 10 questions CEOs should ask themselves each year
Hospital and health system CEOs deal with a myriad of responsibilities every day of their long work weeks. It's critically important not to get bogged down in the daily distractions. Instead, we must keep our eye on high-level objectives, such as ensuring the organization is on track financially and supporting our clinicians as they provide high-quality care. At the same time, we strive to promote a positive and engaging culture for the workforce.

2. Study: Millennials poised for work stress, burnout ahead of other generations
Older generations often dismiss the "quarter-life crisis" lamented by their millennial counterparts, but studies have found people in their twenties and early thirties do indeed experience a sharp increase in job-related stress, negative emotions and overall angst. Taken together, these effects heighten millennials' risk for burning out at work and poor emotional well-being, according to the Harvard Business Review.

3. 12 healthcare companies on Diversity MBA Magazine's most diverse workplaces list
Diversity MBA Magazine published its tenth annual list of "50 Out Front: Best Places to Work for Women and Diverse Managers," and 12 healthcare companies made the cut.

4. Voters more trusting of Democratic Party than Republican party on healthcare issues, poll finds
American voters give presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton a clear advantage on healthcare issues over presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds.

5. 7 hospitals with 100k+ 'likes' on Facebook
Here are seven hospitals on the top of their social media game; each hospital has more than 100,000 "likes" on their Facebook page as of July 15, 2016, and one has more than 1 million.

6. The corner office: Sharp HealthCare's Mike Murphy on modeling a classic — yet timeless — piece of advice
Mike Murphy didn't intend on becoming a health system executive. As a certified public accountant, he didn't plan on working in healthcare at all. However, once introduced to the business, his drive to support and empower the people who deliver care has never wavered.

7. How do CEOs spend their time?
A CEO's job isn't easy to categorize. It cannot be defined in terms of the average job description; rather, it encompasses a vast array or responsibilities and priorities, many of which can change from day to day. Across organizations and industries, CEOs oversee different types of businesses, but according to various studies, top dogs allocate their time in similar ways.

8. Save money with employed physicians: Capturing site scale economies
As health systems move through the aggregate – assimilate – integrate stages of their physician strategies, large cost savings can be generated with assimilation strategies harnessing site scale economies.

9. 28 hospital leaders and physicians to follow on Twitter
Social media revolutionized the way news and opinions are shared. Sites like Twitter give healthcare leaders an unprecedented opportunity the shape the national healthcare conversation by connecting with industry professionals, patients and the wider public.

10. Quint Studer: Are you wearing out your boss or coworkers?
About 30 years ago I started a new job on the same day as my boss. He was the executive director and I was in marketing. We went through orientation process together and developed a strong bond.

11. How to admit defeat: 4 lessons from Bernie Sanders
It wasn't long ago that the media and general public disregarded Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) as a serious contender to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. But as the primaries rolled on, Sen. Sanders captured the hearts, minds and votes of many, tightening the race. However, we will not be feeling "the Bern" in November; the Senator endorsed Ms. Clinton Tuesday, effectively ending his campaign for the presidency.

12. Which states are the best for business?
CNBC published its tenth annual ranking of the best states for business. The list is based on a variety of metrics, including each state's workforce, cost of doing business, infrastructure, economy, quality of life, technology and innovation, education, business friendliness, cost of living and access to capital.

13. 5 questions with HSHS CEO Mary Starmann-Harrison
Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System is expanding its reach. On June 11, the health system revealed it signed a letter of intent to enter a minority interest affiliation with Ministry Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., a partnership HSHS CEO Mary Starmann-Harrison says will allow the systems to better coordinate high-quality care.

14. 'Ever-ready': 3 nurses discuss Orlando Regional Medical Center's mass shooting response
On June 12, 49 people were killed and 53 were injured when a shooter opened fire inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., less than half a mile from OrlandoRegionalMedicalCenter. Suddenly, nurses at ORMC found themselves on the front lines of responding to the largest mass shooting in American history as they cared for dozens of victims and comforted patients' families.

15. 7 CEOs name the one healthcare issue they wish they could eliminate overnight
The healthcare industry faces a fair share of challenges. Between the ever-changing policies and regulations, evolving laws and new reimbursement models, healthcare providers and administrators are constantly seeking ways to stay ahead. If we could give healthcare CEOs a magic wand, which issue would they choose to do away with?

16. Fine-tuning the hospital board: 5 steps to better governance
Many board directors believe their peers could do a better job. In fact, almost 40 percent of board directors say someone on their board should be replaced, according to PwC's "2015 Annual Corporate Directors Survey."

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