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As part of an overhaul of its organizational structure, St. Louis-based health insurer Centene has named Cynthia Brinkley its new president and chief operating officer and filled several leadership roles below chairman and CEO Michael Neidorff.

On Monday morning, President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Alex Azar to lead HHS. A former executive for pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, he has long been a frontrunner to replace Tom Price, who stepped down in September after criticism for using expensive chartered flights.

After four years at the helm of health insurance giant Anthem, CEO and president Joseph Swedish will hand over the reins to Gail Boudreaux, the former CEO of UnitedHealthcare, on Nov. 20.

A new chair and three new members have been named to the board of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

Former Banner Health CFO Dennis Dahlen has been named as the new financial chief for the Mayo Clinic, replacing the retiring Kedrick Adkins Jr.


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Florida Hospital DeLand names new CEO

Lorenzo Brown has been named the new CEO of Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Fla. The move is effective May 1. 

Report: CEOs detail 3 determining factors for healthcare success

A new report comprised of insights from healthcare CEOs highlights three specific factors necessary to compete in the ever-evolving medical industry.

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.