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The board of regents at the University of Texas (UT) finalized the selection of Peter Pisters, MD, MHCM, as the next president of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, a role which has sat vacant since the departure of Ronald DePinho, MD.

More than half (51 percent) of hospital and health system executives responding to a Kaufman Hall survey said they have either no cost reduction goals or a goal of only a 1 percent to 5 percent reduction in the next five years.

Michael Munger, MD, assumed the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) during its 2017 Family Medicine Experience (FMX) in San Antonio, Texas. In his opening speech, he both praised the progress in moving toward value-based care and echoed members’ angst about the increasing administrative burden in their practices.

Judith Ploszek, MBA, has been named the permanent CFO of Tampa General Hospital, a role she’s held on an acting basis since last year.

Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, has been named the founding dean of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, set to open in Pasadena, Calif. in 2019.

 

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UT officially names MD Anderson’s new president

The board of regents at the University of Texas (UT) finalized the selection of Peter Pisters, MD, MHCM, as the next president of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, a role which has sat vacant since the departure of Ronald DePinho, MD.

Most hospital execs have limited cost reduction goals for next 5 years

More than half (51 percent) of hospital and health system executives responding to a Kaufman Hall survey said they have either no cost reduction goals or a goal of only a 1 percent to 5 percent reduction in the next five years.

New AAFP president pledges to ‘hound Congress’ on administrative relief for practices

Michael Munger, MD, assumed the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) during its 2017 Family Medicine Experience (FMX) in San Antonio, Texas. In his opening speech, he both praised the progress in moving toward value-based care and echoed members’ angst about the increasing administrative burden in their practices.

Tampa General continues C-suite overhaul with new CFO

Judith Ploszek, MBA, has been named the permanent CFO of Tampa General Hospital, a role she’s held on an acting basis since last year.

Kaiser Permanente medical school names its first dean

Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, has been named the founding dean of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, set to open in Pasadena, Calif. in 2019.

MemorialCare names new COOs at Long Beach campus

The five-hospital MemorialCare Health System has announced a shuffle among its chief operating officers at its flagship Long Beach Memorial campus, with Ikenna Mmeje, MHSA, taking over as COO of Long Beach Memorial while his predecessor Tamra Kaplan, PharmD, will take the same role at the hospital’s Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach.

Nearly 1/2 of hospitals have investor ties to post-acute, hospice sectors

The influx of corporate investment in healthcare organizations over the past decade has resulted in a significant increase in the percentage of acute care hospitals which share common investor ties to the post-acute and hospice sectors, which could negatively impact competition, according to a study published in the September issue of Health Affairs.

Cleveland Clinic names Tomislav Mihaljevic as new CEO

Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD, has been selected to succeed Toby Cosgrove, MD, as the next president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic beginning on Jan. 1, 2018.

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Tenet CEO stepping down next year

Trevor Fetter, CEO and chairman of the one of the nation’s largest hospital chains, Tenet Healthcare, will be leaving those roles by March 15, 2018.

Henry Ford Hospital CEO to retire in 2018

John Popovich, MD, president and CEO of Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital, has announced he’ll be retiring from the role at the end of the second quarter of 2018.

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