Leadership

The latest sentinel event alert from the Joint Commission said healthcare workers and organizations need to do better on reporting—and preventing—workplace violence, including verbal abuse that physicians and nurses too often too often dismiss as “part of the job.”
Apr 18, 2018 | Policy
Former Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin, MD, said he was pushed out of his position because he opposed privatizing veterans’ healthcare. The nominee to replace him, White House physician Ronny Jackson, MD, has been promising Democratic senators that he’s also against privatization of the VA.
Apr 17, 2018 | Policy
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has published a list of recommendations aimed at ending gender disparities in medicine for compensation and career advancement, as well as calling on healthcare organizations to provide a minimum of six weeks paid leave for physicians, residents and medical students.
Apr 16, 2018 | Leadership
HHS Secretary Alex Azar was admitted to a hospital due to a ‘minor infection,’ the agency told reporters in a Sunday night press release. The statement only said Azar received intravenous antibiotics and “has been admitted to a hospital for observation.” It didn’t address where he was hospitalized or how long he had shown symptoms.
Apr 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
At first, the 2013 Boston Marathon was going more smoothly for hospitals in and around downtown Boston compared to the prior year’s event, when a heat wave meant more runners needed medical attention. David Reisman, MHA, senior administrative director of emergency medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, admitted he had begun to think it would be an easy day.
Apr 12, 2018 | Quality
Johnny Delashaw, MD, the former chief of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI), is suing the Seattle Times over what he alleges was a “false and defamatory” investigative article that damaged his reputation and led to his resignation and the suspension of his medical license.
Apr 11, 2018 | Care Delivery
What will keep early career physicians from leaving a hospital or health system may differ between men and women, according to a survey from CompHealth. Regardless of gender, most physicians said they’re finding jobs the old-fashioned way: referrals and networking.
Apr 10, 2018 | Leadership
Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia, Georgia, serves a “very rural” area, according to president and CEO Alan Kent, DHA, just the kind of facility that has often been scooped up by larger systems in recent years. Staying independent meant the hospital needed to drive through a series of management-led initiatives on quality, patient growth and staffing levels.
Apr 10, 2018 | Care Delivery
In a survey of 232 chief nursing officers (CNOs) by AMN Healthcare, the vast majority said they’re experiencing at least a moderate shortage of nurses at their organizations—and 61 percent expected it would only get worse in the next five years.
Apr 06, 2018 | Leadership
In an email to CMS staff, agency administrator Seema Verma announced Adam Boehler, CEO of home-based care startup Landmark Health, has been named the new head of the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation (CMMI).
Apr 05, 2018 | Leadership
In a freewheeling question-and-answer session at the ACHE Congress in Chicago, Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush made some bold statements about where electronic health records are heading and why virtualization should trump other healthcare priorities.
Mar 30, 2018 | Quality
In a presentation at the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress, Joint Commission president and CEO Mark Chassin, MD, MPP, MPH, made the case that creating a high-reliability organization with zero incidents of patient harm shouldn’t be seen as an abstract, aspirational goal.
Mar 29, 2018 | Leadership
President Donald Trump announced long-embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin will be replaced by White House physician Ronny L. Jackson, MD.
Mar 28, 2018 | Leadership
The debate over the future of healthcare in the U.S. is really a discussion about inequity, according to America’s Essential Hospitals president and CEO Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH, saying disparities will still need to be addressed even if the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion remain in place.
Mar 27, 2018 | Leadership
Two top executives from the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. emphasized that developing new leaders isn’t the responsibility of the human resources department, but a system-wide necessity in their presentation at the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress in Chicago.
Apr 20, 2018 | Quality
The latest sentinel event alert from the Joint Commission said healthcare workers and organizations need to do better on reporting—and preventing—workplace violence, including verbal abuse that physicians and nurses too often too often dismiss as “part of the job.”
Apr 18, 2018 | Policy
Former Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin, MD, said he was pushed out of his position because he opposed privatizing veterans’ healthcare. The nominee to replace him, White House physician Ronny Jackson, MD, has been promising Democratic senators that he’s also against privatization of the VA.
Apr 17, 2018 | Policy
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has published a list of recommendations aimed at ending gender disparities in medicine for compensation and career advancement, as well as calling on healthcare organizations to provide a minimum of six weeks paid leave for physicians, residents and medical students.
Apr 16, 2018 | Leadership
HHS Secretary Alex Azar was admitted to a hospital due to a ‘minor infection,’ the agency told reporters in a Sunday night press release. The statement only said Azar received intravenous antibiotics and “has been admitted to a hospital for observation.” It didn’t address where he was hospitalized or how long he had shown symptoms.
Apr 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
At first, the 2013 Boston Marathon was going more smoothly for hospitals in and around downtown Boston compared to the prior year’s event, when a heat wave meant more runners needed medical attention. David Reisman, MHA, senior administrative director of emergency medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, admitted he had begun to think it would be an easy day.
Apr 12, 2018 | Quality
Johnny Delashaw, MD, the former chief of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI), is suing the Seattle Times over what he alleges was a “false and defamatory” investigative article that damaged his reputation and led to his resignation and the suspension of his medical license.