Leadership

Adam Myers, MD, MHCM, FACHE, has joined the Cleveland Clinic as the director of community care and the chief of population health. He will lead Cleveland Clinic's new approach to managing care that will “proactively address the health needs of populations.”
Jun 21, 2018 | Leadership
Wisconsin-based Gundersen Health System announced Fran Perez-Guerra, MD, a veteran of the institution, as chief executive officer of the Gundersen Moundview Hospital and Clinics.
Jun 21, 2018 | Leadership
The Trump administration plan includes moving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) from the Department of Agriculture to HHS, which would be rebranded as the Department of Health and Public Welfare.
Jun 20, 2018 | Leadership
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, as the new CEO for its partnership on U.S. employee healthcare. A surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and professor at Harvard Medical School, he will begin his new role July 9.
Jun 13, 2018 | Leadership
Barbara L. McAneny, MD, wasted no time in discussing critical healthcare issues once she was sworn in as American Medical Association president on June 12 at the AMA’s annual meeting in Chicago.
Jun 08, 2018 | Leadership
In a survey of 90 healthcare executives conducted by Lumeris, 27 percent of respondents said they’ll launch a Medicare Advantage plan in the next four years.
Jun 08, 2018 | Leadership
CNBC reported on May 7 that Geisinger Health System CEO David Feinberg, MD, was the top pick to lead the healthcare venture run by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase. Within hours, Feinberg said he wouldn’t be leaving Geisinger but “appreciated being part of the conversation.”
Jun 07, 2018 | Leadership
When President Donald Trump stopped payment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s cost-sharing reduction subsidies, or CSRs, insurers found a way to limit the impact of the resulting premium hikes by putting the entire increase on the ACA exchanges’ silver-level plans. This “silver loading” technique will be allowed to continue in 2019, HHS Secretary Alex Azar told a House committee.
Jun 07, 2018 | Leadership
As CVS Health move towards completing its $69 billion acquisition of Aetna, its announced the senior leadership team of the combined company, including Aetna chief financial officer Shawn Guertin becoming CFO for the expanded CVS.
Jun 06, 2018 | Leadership
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush has announced he is leaving the company following an admission of domestic violence against his former wife, according to Reuters.
Jun 01, 2018 | Leadership
Roper first joined the university as dean of its School for Public Health in 1997. He was then promoted to CEO of the healthcare system, dean of the medical school and vice chancellor for medical affairs in 2004.
May 31, 2018 | Leadership
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has added five new members, including a former head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and chief medical officers at HCA Healthcare and Geisinger Health System.
May 30, 2018 | Health IT
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush issued an apology for “regrettable incidents” after it was reported he had admitted to assaulting his now former wife, but he’ll remain CEO of the health IT company as its under pressure to accept a takeover bid from activist hedge fund manager Paul Singer.
May 29, 2018 | Leadership
“It’s carrot and stick,” one person familiar with the strategy told Politico. “You’re with us or against us. It’s your call, but being against us is not going to stop us.”
May 25, 2018 | Leadership
In a systemwide change, Brian Dean, MPH, MBA, will become the new CFO for Memorial Hermann.
May 22, 2018 | Care Delivery
Of the 247 emergency room (ER) physicians who responded to the ACEP poll, only 6 percent said their department is “completely” prepared for surge capacity in the wake of a disaster or mass casualty incident.
Care Delivery, Leadership
May 22, 2018 | Leadership
“Where we are headed right now is probably not sustainable. We will not get to a single-payer system in the current administration, maybe [not] even in the next. Things will have to get worse before they get better," said Doug Koekkoek, MD.
Leadership
May 21, 2018 | Leadership
Thomas Miller has led Quorum Health since it was spun off from Community Health Systems in 2016. Like other for-profit hospital operators, it has run into financial issues in recent years—it closed or divested of 10 hospitals since the spinoff and has targeted up to $215 million in additional sales of assets after reporting a net loss of $98.5 million in the first quarter of 2018.
Leadership
May 21, 2018 | Leadership
Kent’s move to the 504-bed Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, comes after more than 25 years of experience within the health system.
Leadership
May 21, 2018 | Leadership
After President Donald Trump’s last nominee for VA Secretary withdrew from consideration over numerous allegations about his personal conduct and prescribing habits, Trump has picked Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to take over the role in a full-time capacity.
Leadership
May 18, 2018 | Leadership
Matt Eyles will take over on June 1 as the new CEO of the health insurance industry’s largest lobbying group, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Ahead of assuming the top post, he spoke with Vox about several major legislative trends which could impact insurers.
Leadership, Policy