9 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. What Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson learned as a patient in his own hospital
When Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, knew something didn't feel right, he called his cardiologist immediately and went straight to the emergency room. There, he experienced firsthand what happens in a Kaiser ER.

2. The best of Chris Van Gorder: 5 timeless leadership tips from Scripps Health's CEO
Chris Van Gorder is the CEO of San Diego-based Scripps Health, a role he has held since 2000. After leading a major financial and cultural turnaround at the beginning of his tenure, Mr. Van Gorder established himself as one of the hospital industry's most respected and revered thought leaders.

3. 3 ways MACRA will change health systems
Implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act not only marks a new era in provider reimbursement, but it also will likely lead to significant shifts within the overall healthcare system, according to a recent whitepaper from Leavitt Partners, a Salt Lake City-based healthcare intelligence firm.

4. 5 biggest concerns for health system executives in 2017
A new set of concerns has emerged among hospital and health system executives, according to The Advisory Board Company's latest Annual Health Care CEO Survey.

5. 4 symptoms of strategic inertia
"Innovation" is a favorite buzzword across all industries. Despite attempts to integrate innovation efforts into strategy, companies often find themselves in a state of strategic inertia, or an innovation plateau, according to an article in the Harvard Business Review.

6. 3 Ways to help nurse managers transition into leadership
Promotions are a positive workplace occurrence, so why is it they can be such a challenge? We tend to promote our best employees into a position of leadership, but without the training and support they need to succeed, the transition can be rocky.

7. Hackensack Meridian Health unveils new brand
Less than a year after it formed via a merger, Hackensack Meridian Health in Edison, N.J., launched a new brand, logo and tagline — "Life Years Ahead" — on April 5.

8. Andy Slavitt: Hospital CEOs must leave the sidelines, join conversation on health reform
After two years as CMS acting administrator, Andy Slavitt plans to spend his newfound time helping collaboration between lawmakers on the Hill and healthcare providers in the private sector.

9. Hackensack Meridian Health co-CEO Robert Garrett: Hospitals should 'take the lead' on healthcare reform
With recent events in Washington, D.C., it is unclear what the future holds for healthcare. However, that doesn't mean hospitals need to remain stagnant, according to Robert Garrett, co-CEO of Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health.

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