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Turnover among hospital CEOs was 18 percent in 2016, the same as in the prior two years, but remains among “the highest rates calculated in the last two decades,” according to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) has largely remained silent on ongoing Republican-led efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the recently passed American Health Care Act (AHCA). The group has now weighed in on the legislative battle, offering its “core principles” to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

Healthcare executives believe the shift to value-based care and risk-sharing models will be transforming the industry within the next few years, according to a survey published by Lazard.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Gottlieb, MD, as the new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), bringing the former deputy commissioner back to lead the agency. 

The 2017 meeting of the American Hospital Association (AHA) led off with an unsurprising topic: the legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  

 

Recent Headlines

Medicaid CMO, Cleveland Clinic CEO criticize ACA replacement as Republicans push back

As negative reactions from healthcare leaders to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) have continued to come out, one Republican lawmaker supporting the Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement hit back against what he called the “medical industrial complex.”

HIMSS 2017: Transition to value means informatics belong in C-suite

The evolution of medical informatics and the importance of collecting, understanding and acting upon data means a clinical informatics leader should be a part of any hospital or health system’s C-suite, according to a panel of experts at HIMSS 2017.

HIMSS 2017: Better cybersecurity may require creative messaging

Building a culture committed to protecting data in healthcare organizations requires better communication, understanding what roles different workers play in cybersecurity and, sometimes, some creative competition.

HIMSS 2017: Gender diversity in leadership is both practical, moral

Expanding the leadership pool to include more women isn’t just a moral initiative, according to a panel of health IT executives at HIMSS 2017 in Orlando. It can also be essential for success for any healthcare organization. 

Joint Commission promotes two to executive status

The Joint Commission, a nonprofit organization that accredits and certifies healthcare organizations, has promoted two employees to executive positions that will oversee the business development and marketing divisions.

Former CDC director named president, CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Richard Besser, MD, the former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been selected as the new president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

Tom Price confirmed as HHS Secretary in early morning vote

After two congressional hearings and with no Democrats supporting his nomination, Tom Price was confirmed as the new HHS Secretary by a party-line vote of 52-47 in the early morning hours on Feb. 10.

Humana plans to leave COO role vacant after James Murray retires

Humana executive vice president and COO James Murray will step down from his post on March 31.

Summa Health CEO resigns after physician vote of no confidence

Thomas Malone, MD, president and CEO of Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health, has resigned from his position weeks after 240 Summa physicians called for his departure with a vote of no confidence.

Ex-HHS Secretary Burwell to become president of American University

Less than a week after leaving her old post as HHS Secretary, Sylvia Burwell has found a new job: president of American University.

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