7 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. 16 healthcare organizations named among 'World's Most Ethical Companies'
More than a dozen healthcare organizations were named to Ethisphere's 2017 list of the "World's Most Ethical Companies."

2. Cleveland Clinic CEO on ACA replacement: 'We're really concerned'
During an interview with Bloomberg's David Gura, Toby Cosgrove, MD, president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, said the likely decline in coverage rates across the U.S. under the proposed American Health Care Act is a primary concern. 

3. Here's how to reform healthcare: We must address the social conditions and behaviors that cause illness
Our nation's healthcare system is a mess. The industry spends $3 trillion annually and constitutes more than 17 percent of the nation's gross domestic product. For patients and their families, shouldering the burden of rising healthcare costs often leads to financial hardship and is the No. 1 cause of personal bankruptcy. Escalating healthcare costs lead many to forgo care, or patch together payments while neglecting other basic needs. 

4. 4 things leaders can learn about resigning from MD Anderson President Dr. Ron DePinho
Ron A. DePinho, MD, president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, resigned from his post on March 8. In addition to submitting a formal letter of resignation, Dr. DePinho, who became the institution's fourth president on Sept. 1, 2011, also prepared an unusually forthright video explaining his choice to step down.

5. 50 facts and statistics on CMOs and medical directors
Physicians are increasingly taking on leadership positions at hospitals and health systems across the country. Here are 50 things to know about chief medical officers and medical directors.

6. 4 keys to better employee retention
Companies today cannot afford to think of high employee turnover as a natural consequence of a fast-paced job market — replacing an employee who quits costs an average of 21 percent of his or her annual pay, according to research cited by the Harvard Business Review.

7. 7 thoughts on leadership from women in the healthcare industry
In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, Becker's Hospital Review asked women in the healthcare industry to share their insights on leadership.

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