March 2022 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

March 2022 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

ON THE COVER

Glassdoor: Best places to work in healthcare for 2022
Glassdoor released its list of "Best Places to Work" in 2022, and four hospitals and health systems made the list.

20 hospitals, health systems that provide the most 'unnecessary' care: Johns Hopkins
Health systems that employed fewer primary care physicians, have higher bed counts or are investor owned were more likely to provide more unnecessary or low-value care, a study published Jan. 14 in JAMA found.

Healthcare workers can't get off the COVID-19 rollercoaster
Healthcare workers left the proverbial loading platform in 2020 for a ride of COVID-19 surges that only get tougher, not easier, to stomach.

Walking in each other's shoes: 2 execs describe the ideal CEO-CFO partnership
A strong partnership between healthcare executives has always been crucial — and increasingly so amid a pandemic that has affected every area of hospital operations.

3 biggest digital health questions of 2022
René Quashie, vice president of policy and regulatory affairs for digital health at the Consumer Technology Association, discussed with Politico the three most pressing digital health questions in 2022.

10 hospitals with the highest contract labor expenses
Hospitals across the U.S. are seeing labor costs rise and are increasingly bringing in contracted workers to keep their facilities staffed.

CMS sends 335 hospitals price disclosure violation warnings
CMS has issued warnings to more than 300 hospitals for violations of rules requiring them to disclose prices, but the agency hasn't penalized hospitals for noncompliance, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Tenet CEO: Why USPI is its 'gem for the future'
Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare's United Surgical Partners International is the company's "gem for the future," CEO Saum Sutaria, MD, said during the JPMorgan Health Conference Jan. 11.

What female executives of color want you to know
Professional women of color face unique challenges in the workplace that can take a toll on their mental well-being, according to a report in Harvard Business Review published Jan. 14.

Top 10 health technology hazards for 2022, ranked by ECRI
The ECRI Institute released its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards 2022 report Jan. 18 for hospitals, medical practices and home care providers.

Hackensack Meridian CIO discusses system's switch from Microsoft to Google
Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health completed a remote work optimization process in 2021 that involved adopting Google's cloud platform and replacing Office 365 with Google Workspace, Computerworld reported Dec. 30.

Where people go wrong with 'incidental' COVID-19 hospitalizations
The current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. in many ways differs from earlier surges, with breakthrough infections now a norm and not the exception.

Nurses: The most trusted US professionals 20th year in a row
Americans said nurses are the most honest and ethical professionals for the 20th consecutive year, according to an annual Gallup poll.

Michael Dowling: A call for civility and decency
Surveys show that about 1 out of every 4 Americans make New Year's resolutions. Most focus on self-improvement goals such as living healthier, losing weight, pursuing career or job goals, saving money and improving personal relationships. All worthwhile commitments, no doubt, but considering the political, racial and ethnic divides we're experiencing as a nation, what's most needed now is a New Year's pledge by all of us to treat each other with civility and decency.

What Northwell's new chief quality officer refuses to look away from
Peter Silver, MD, hasn't allowed the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic distract him from the goal that has defined his career: providing his patients with the highest quality of care possible.

CEO John Couris shares his vision for a medical ecosystem in Tampa Bay
John Couris, CEO of Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital, spoke with Becker's Jan. 11 about the organization's completed acquisition of one of the region's largest physician-owned radiology practices, Tower Radiology. He also shared his thoughts on staffing challenges during a pandemic and why price gouging by staffing agencies should be treated like a hurricane.

Corner Office: New Allina Health CEO's leadership style emphasizes 'serving those who serve'
As Lisa Shannon begins her tenure as CEO of Minneapolis-based Allina Health, she said she is inspired by the organization's culture and is focused on the needs of patients and employees.

The $2.5B+ capital project UC San Diego Health CFO Lori Donaldson is most excited about
Lori Donaldson serves as CFO of University of California San Diego Health, overseeing a budget of more than $3 billion and paving the financial strategy for the academic health system.

The unapologetic leadership of Dr. Marc Boom
Marc Boom, MD, revisits the decisions he's made as CEO of Houston Methodist throughout the pandemic with a sense of conviction that can almost leave one under the impression it's been an easy 22 months.

The opportunities awaiting UPMC in China
When Randy Jernejcic, MD, heads to China later this year to head UPMC's new 500-bed hospital in Chengdu, it will be more like a second homecoming than an entirely new adventure.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Michael Dowling: A call for civility and decency
Surveys show that about 1 out of every 4 Americans make New Year's resolutions. Most focus on self-improvement goals such as living healthier, losing weight, pursuing career or job goals, saving money and improving personal relationships. All worthwhile commitments, no doubt, but considering the political, racial and ethnic divides we're experiencing as a nation, what's most needed now is a New Year's pledge by all of us to treat each other with civility and decency.

What Northwell's new chief quality officer refuses to look away from
Peter Silver, MD, hasn't allowed the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic distract him from the goal that has defined his career: providing his patients with the highest quality of care possible.

CEO John Couris shares his vision for a medical ecosystem in Tampa Bay
John Couris, CEO of Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital, spoke with Becker's Jan. 11 about the organization's completed acquisition of one of the region's largest physician-owned radiology practices, Tower Radiology. He also shared his thoughts on staffing challenges during a pandemic and why price gouging by staffing agencies should be treated like a hurricane.

Corner Office: New Allina Health CEO's leadership style emphasizes 'serving those who serve'
As Lisa Shannon begins her tenure as CEO of Minneapolis-based Allina Health, she said she is inspired by the organization's culture and is focused on the needs of patients and employees.

The $2.5B+ capital project UC San Diego Health CFO Lori Donaldson is most excited about
Lori Donaldson serves as CFO of University of California San Diego Health, overseeing a budget of more than $3 billion and paving the financial strategy for the academic health system.

CFO / FINANCE

20 hospitals, health systems that provide the most 'unnecessary' care: Johns Hopkins
Health systems that employed fewer primary care physicians, have higher bed counts or are investor owned were more likely to provide more unnecessary or low-value care, a study published Jan. 14 in JAMA found.

Nonprofit hospital rating upgrades outpaced downgrades in 2021: Fitch
Fitch Ratings upgraded the ratings of 17 nonprofit hospitals and downgraded 12 in 2021, and 87.3 percent of the sector had stable rating outlooks as of year-end 2021, according to a Jan. 18 report.

AHA, HCA back $55M venture fund for Black-founded companies
Jumpstart Health Investors has launched a $55 million venture fund that is backed by multiple healthcare organizations and will invest exclusively in Black-founded healthcare companies.

Hartford HealthCare hit with antitrust claims by rival
Two healthcare organizations in Hartford, Conn., are battling in federal court.

UnitedHealthcare assures no changes to ER coverage policy in 2022
UnitedHealthcare will not enact a controversial policy regarding emergency care coverage in 2022, according to a Dec. 30 letter CEO Brian Thompson wrote to the American Hospital Association.

CEO/STRATEGY

The unapologetic leadership of Dr. Marc Boom
Marc Boom, MD, revisits the decisions he's made as CEO of Houston Methodist throughout the pandemic with a sense of conviction that can almost leave one under the impression it's been an easy 22 months.

Morgan Health partners with Kaiser: 5 things to know
JPMorgan Chase's healthcare venture, Morgan Health, has formed a partnership with Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente. The effort will focus on health disparities.

Glassdoor: Best places to work in healthcare for 2022
Glassdoor released its list of "Best Places to Work" in 2022, and four hospitals and health systems made the list.

Tenet CEO: Why USPI is its 'gem for the future'
Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare's United Surgical Partners International is the company's "gem for the future," CEO Saum Sutaria, MD, said during the JPMorgan Health Conference Jan. 11.

4 mindsets that define the best CEOs
In the process of conducting research for their book, three partners at consultancy McKinsey reviewed more than 20 years worth of data from 7,800 CEOs and over 3,500 public companies across the globe to find what makes the best CEOs. Below are four characteristics the authors identified in the most successful CEOs during a Dec. 15 interview:

WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP

4 leading women on succeeding in healthcare
In October and December, the following healthcare leaders shared their advice for women seeking success in the industry. Here is what they had to say:

A look at 3 women honored on Forbes '30 Under 30' in healthcare list
Twelve women under 30 years old in healthcare made Forbes magazine's 2022 "30 Under 30" list for their contributions in saving lives and creating a more equitable future. Here's a look at three of them.

Older women driving 'Great Retirement' in the US
During the "Great Retirement" that has manifested since the COVID-19 pandemic began, women are more likely to be retired than their male peers, according to data from the Institute for Economic Equity published Jan. 4.

Viewpoint: Addressing male burnout requires societal shifts
Research suggests burnout seems to manifest itself differently in men and women. Societal messaging about the role of men at work needs to change, Jonathan Malesic, PhD, a former theology professor at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., wrote in The New York Times on Jan. 4.

What female executives of color want you to know
Professional women of color face unique challenges in the workplace that can take a toll on their mental well-being, according to a report in Harvard Business Review published Jan. 14.

INNOVATION

3 biggest digital health questions of 2022
René Quashie, vice president of policy and regulatory affairs for digital health at the Consumer Technology Association, discussed with Politico the three most pressing digital health questions in 2022.

Kaiser digital chief on the 3 waves of healthcare innovation, importance of digital-1st experiences
Even in 2016, 52 percent of visits to Kaiser Permanente were virtual. A leader in digital innovation, Chief Digital Officer Prat Vemana discussed how the system centers patient experience in its digital growth, VentureBeat reported Dec. 13.

Mayo, Kaiser among companies investing $110M into 'hospital-at-home' venture
Medically Home, a "hospital-at-home" company,  received $110 million in a new funding round from investors including Baxter International, Cardinal Health, Global Medical Response, Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente.

Health systems investing more in digital health to improve care, lower costs
Health systems are progressively creating venture funds for digital health innovation, as it allows them to find solutions for improving quality of care, lowering healthcare costs, managing healthcare burnout and optimizing revenue, eMarketer reported Jan. 13.

Why 1 CMIO thinks AI can't revolutionize healthcare just yet
While some tout the potential revolutionizing powers of artificial intelligence in healthcare, others are not so sure that those powers can be actualized just yet, the American Medical Association reported Jan. 5.

CIO/HEALTH IT

10 career goals for CIOs in 2022
CIOs looking to advance their careers in 2022 must choose goals that resonate with them, a CIO article reported Jan. 17.

Top 10 health technology hazards for 2022, ranked by ECRI
The ECRI Institute released its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards 2022 report Jan. 18 for hospitals, medical practices and home care providers.

Pullman Regional Hospital partners with Providence to implement Epic HER
Pullman (Wash.) Regional Hospital moved forward with the choice to partner with Providence to implement Epic's EHR system for the hospital and its network of clinics, Big Country News reported Jan. 6.

Russia arrests REvil ransomware gang
The Russian Federal Security Service said Jan. 14 it shut down operations of REvil, one of the top ransomware gangs worldwide.

Outcomes from telemedicine just as good as in-person care, study shows
Replacing and augmenting regular in-person visits with virtual care results in similar health outcomes and patient satisfaction, U.S. News & World Report reported Jan. 3

CMO/CARE DELIVERY

Healthcare workers can't get off the COVID-19 rollercoaster
Healthcare workers left the proverbial loading platform in 2020 for a ride of COVID-19 surges that only get tougher, not easier, to stomach.

Where people go wrong with 'incidental' COVID-19 hospitalizations
The current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. in many ways differs from earlier surges, with breakthrough infections now a norm and not the exception.

Billings Clinic recruiting nurses from overseas
Amid a shortage of nurses, Billings (Mont.) Clinic is hiring international workers from multiple countries.

The strike is over, but tensions could persist as Saint Vincent nurses return to work with nurses hired to replace them
Nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., voted to ratify a new contract Jan. 3, officially ending a 301-day strike. However, there could be some tension as nurses who went on strike return to work and work alongside nurses hired to replace them during the walkout, according to the Telegram & Gazette.

Nurses: The most trusted US professionals 20th year in a row
Americans said nurses are the most honest and ethical professionals for the 20th consecutive year, according to an annual Gallup poll.

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