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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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Tenet Healthcare names new president of hospital operations

Tenet Healthcare announced this week that Eric Evans has been appointed president of hospital operations. The news is effective immediately. 

Sentara names new president, CEO and COO

Howard P. Kern is the new president and CEO of Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare as of March 4.

Memorial Hermann Health System names new president, CEO

Benjamin K. Chu, MD, an experienced primary care internist and administrator, has been named president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System, the system’s board announced this week.

Q&A: How radiology leaders can ‘wow’ employees and patients

AHRA’s 2016 Spring Conference kicks off on March 15 in Chicago, with several guest speakers scheduled to appear. One of those guests is author Sandy Geroux, the founder and chief entertainment officer of WOWplace International. Geroux spoke with and discussed her presentation, “Leadership is Not Easy, But it is Actually Simple: 5 Rules for Being a WOW Leader.”

Baylor Scott & White Health president, CEO to resign in 2017

Joel Allison, president and CEO of the Dallas, Texas-based Baylor Scott & White Health healthcare system, has announced his plan to resign next year and transition to a new, less time-consuming role. The official date of his resignation is scheduled to be Feb 1., 2017. 

Pelosi, Boehner among recipients of AMA government service awards

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and former House Speaker John Boehner were among those honored last night as recipients of the 2016 Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service by the American Medical Association (AMA). The awards were presented as part of the AMA National Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. 

Fujifilm’s new COO speaks on the importance of coordination—for both providers and vendors

It’s no secret that healthcare professionals are being asked to do more with less, to coordinate across an enterprise and deliver results greater than the sum of a provider’s parts.

Patient Safety Awareness Week to take place in March

The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has announced its United for Patient Safety campaign, designed to “spark dialogue and promote action” to improve the safety of both patients and healthcare providers. The campaign will be centered around Patient Safety Awareness Week, which is scheduled to take place on March 13-19, 2016.

GE set to move HQ to Boston

General Electric has chosen Boston as its new global headquarters, according to the Boston Globe.

AMA: Chronic disease impacting healthcare infrastructure

Despite the exciting changes in the evolving healthcare market, there is an overarching drive that will dictate the direction of innovation: the shifting nature of disease burden itself, said James L. Madara, MD, CEO and executive vice president of the American Medical Association.