Leadership

The former director of the CDC Thomas Friedan, MD, has been arrested for forcibly touching a woman and sexual abuse and harassment, multiple news outlets reported.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is more popular than the recently enacted tax law, according to a poll from Fox News.

Online retail giant Amazon has made another splash into the healthcare pond by hiring cardiologist Maulik Majmudar, MD.

A report by ProPublica into who is really running the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has led lawmakers to demand an investigation.

The Mayo Clinic has named Gianrico Farrugia, MD, as its new president and CEO, the organization announced Friday.

Rep. Chris Collins, R-New York, has been indicted on charges of insider trading related to his holdings in biotechnology stocks.

Three members of President Donald Trump’s private beach club, Mar-a-Lago, are running the show at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) despite not being government officials or veterans, according to a bombshell report by ProPublica.

Following a complaint about workplace conduct, Elliott Fisher, director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, has been placed on administrative leave and barred from college property.

It’s natural to expect great things from an initiative attached to three corporate giants, but Jamie Dimon is calling for folks to temper their expectations for the initiative that includes his JPMorgan Chase, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Jeff Bezos’ Amazon. The trio’s goal is to improve healthcare for their 1.1 million employees, but details surrounding the project have been scant.

Jeff Immelt, former CEO of General Electric, announced on LinkedIn that he will be advising Collective Health, a start-up that offers software-driven workforce health management systems. The move comes less than a year since he announced his retirement as president and director of GE’s board and less than six months after becoming chairman of Athenahealth.

Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica announced its acquisition of Quality Care Properties and its principal tenants, HCR ManorCare and Arden Courts. The $4.4 billion transaction was possible thanks to a joint venture with Welltower, an in vestment first focused on healthcare-related real estate.

Robert Wilkie—scheduled to be sworn in as the new Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday, July 30—has big plans for reorganizing the upper levels of the agency. His efforts are aimed at boosting flagging morale while ensuring leadership remains nonpartisan.