8 must read articles for healthcare leaders this week

Start your week off right by taking a look at some of Becker's Hospital Review's top stories from last week.

 

  1. Building a 'nimble' multi-state health system: 5 questions with Ascension CEO Dr. Anthony Tersigni

 With 2,500 sites of care — including 141 hospitals and 30 senior living facilities that sprawl across 23 states and Washington, D.C. — St. Louis-based Ascension may not seem well-suited to make sudden business changes. But Ascension President and CEO Anthony Tersigni, EdD, aims to make the nation's largest nonprofit health system into one of America's most agile hospital networks.

  1. Leadership exodus at Lutheran: 2 board members leave over rift with CHS, making for 7 resignations in 6 days

Two physicians have resigned from the board of Dupont Hospital, which is part of Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lutheran Health Network. They join five other board members and executives who have left the Lutheran network in the past 11 days.

  1. Gov. Walker signs 11 special session bills to curb opioid epidemic in Wisconsin

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed 11 special session bills designed to combat the state's opioid epidemic at three separate ceremonial events last Monday.

  1. Takeda relocates employees, cuts jobs as part of reorganization: 6 things to know

Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceuticals, which has U.S. headquarters in Deerfield, Ill., cut field sales jobs and relocated a portion of its Deerfield workforce to the Boston area as part of a companywide reorganization, reports Crain's Chicago Business.

  1. Cook County Health and Hospitals CEO: Cutting 700 unfilled hospital positions is not 'realistic solution' to budget crisis

Cook County is laying off 1,100 people to make up for the loss of $68 million in potential revenue from a sweetened beverage tax that is held up in Illinois court, and officials can't agree on which departments to slash jobs from, according to WTTW.

  1. The 22 hospitals physicians prefer most, ranked by specialty

Physicians ranked New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston among the top hospitals across various specialties, according to a recent Medscape report.

  1. 5 ways to improve your presence as a thought leader on LinkedIn

LinkedIn has become one of the most essential networking tools of our time, and strategic use of this widespread social media platform can help establish you as a thought leader within your industry.

  1. Child's $21M medical bill underscores Medi-Cal challenges

California Department of Health Care Services Director Jennifer Kent mentioned in recent social media posts that there is a child in the state whose medical expenses totaled $21 million in 2014, according to the Los Angeles Times.

                                                                                             

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