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John Noseworthy, MD, will step down as president and CEO of Mayo Clinic at the end of 2018 after nine years at the helm of the health system.

IQVIA's annual report of the largest parent companies of medical groups has Kaiser Permanente remaining on top, beating the second-ranked system by nearly 10,000 unique physicians.

Financial challenges remained the biggest concern for hospital CEOs, according to a survey conducted by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). But, in a shift from prior years, personnel shortages were a bigger worry for healthcare leaders than issues of patient safety and quality.

Less than a year after ending his 16-year tenure at the helm of General Electric (GE), Jeff Immelt has been named chairman of Watertown, Massachusetts-based technology company Athenahealth, which cited his experience in expanding GE Healthcare and a “deep understanding of system economics and patient outcomes” after leading such a large payer of health benefits.

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Carolinas HealthCare System is renaming itself Atrium Health, a rebranding the 40-hospital system said reflects it growth from a Charlotte-centric provider to a regional powerhouse.

 

Recent Headlines

Colorado health system to open teen psychology center

To help teens suffering with mental illness, a Colorado medical center will open a new unit dedicated to specialized youth psychology care in July.

Bradley named CEO of Promise Healthcare

Promise Healthcare of Wichita Falls has announced Louis Bradley Jr. as the CEO to the company's Dallas market, reports Time Record News.

athenahealth appoints Tom Szkutak to board of directors

athenahealth Inc. has announced the appointment of Tom Szkutak, former Amazon.com CFO, to its board of directors. 

Cancer Treatment Centers of America names Rajesh K. Garg president and CEO

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global Inc. (CTCA) announced Raj Garg has been appointed as the organization's new president and CEO, while also serving as a member of the company’s national board of directors.

Sunspire Health appoints Keith Arnold as Chief Marketing and Outreach Officer

Sunspire Health, a provider of treatment of addictive disorders, has announced that Keith Arnold has been appointed as chief marketing and outreach officer.

Andrew W. Gurman inaugurated as 171th President of AMA

Andrew W. Gurman, MD, an orthopedic hand surgeon from Hollidaysburg, Penn., has been sworn in as the 171th president of the American Medical Association (AMA). 

AHIP announces changes to dues, governance without providing details

The health insurance industry’s largest trade group said it will overhaul its membership fees and governance structure, but didn’t explain how in a press release issued June 7.

AmSurg, Envision Healthcare hold merger talks

Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc. and Amsurg Corp., both providers of physician and other healthcare services, are in talks to merge to form a company with a combined value of more than $9 billion, reports the Wall Street Journal.

NIH doctors question changes in leadership amid patient safety crisis

The Wall Street Journal is reporting eight high-ranking physicians and researchers wrote a heavily critical letter to the National Institute of Health after it announced sweeping changes for its Clinical Center.

Saratoga doctors face healthcare fraud, money laundering charges

A pair of doctors in California have been charged with committing healthcare fraud and money laundering, reports the Mercury News.

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