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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.

 

Recent Headlines

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.

Aetna announces departure from health insurance trade group AHIP

Aetna has announced that it is ending its membership in America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) this year. AHIP is the health insurance industry’s largest trade group, made up of over 1,200 different companies. 

Resident, fellow enrollment increases 14% in a decade

Enrollment in resident and fellow programs increased by 14 percent between 2004 and 2014, according to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which released a report of biennial data on the physician workforce from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Take these steps in 2016 to attain leadership greatness for a lifetime

If you want to lead people, make sure you’re thinking big on their behalf—and taking them toward an objective that’s both reachable and worth their while.

Harvard researchers identify 5 ways hospital execs can measure outcomes

Through their research and work with healthcare executives, three members of Harvard University’s International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) have identified five ways hospital leaders can track their performance and measure outcomes.

Intermountain CEO Sorenson announces retirement, future plans

Charles Sorenson, MD, the urologic cancer surgeon who has been an executive at Intermountain Healthcare for 18 years and the institution’s CEO since early 2009, will retire the helm in Salt Lake City next October.

Kaiser Permanente to acquire Group Health Cooperative

Healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Seattle-based Group Health Cooperative, the companies announced today. Once the deal is final, Kaiser Permanente will gain approximately 590,000 new members.

Pfizer announces historic plan to purchase Allergan

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced Monday it is buying Ireland-based Allergan for approximately $160 billion in what would be the largest deal in the history of the healthcare sector. 

Officer manager sentenced for taking part in $50 million fraud scheme

The office manager of Memorial Home Health in New Orleans has been sentenced this week for taking part in the company’s $50 million fraud scheme. 

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