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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

Mount Sinai Beth Israel president resigns as new hospital project begins

Amid a $500 million overhaul of Mount Sinai Health System in New York, the president of Beth Israel Hospital, Susan Somerville, has decided to step down.

eQHealth Solutions names new senior medical director

A new medical director has joined eQHealth Solutions, a population health management company that serves government and commercial organizations.

CureVac names Pierre Kemula CFO

Technology company CureVac has appointed Pierre Kemula as new chief financial officer, a position responsible for overseeing the company’s financial and capital market initiatives.

Spectrum Health names new chief medical officer

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Spectrum Health Hospital Group has named Darryl Elmouchi, MD, MBA, chief medical officer, effective Oct. 10.

Patient ID errors happen—and they can be deadly

To err is human, as they say. But in a hospital setting, an error can turn deadly fast. And they do, according to a report from the Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI), especially when hospital records confuse two patients for one another.  

 
AAFP names new board of directors

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) elected its board of directors for the next year at its annual meeting in Orlando.

Cleveland Clinic submits plan for London location

The Cleveland Clinic is seeking approval to build a new hospital in London, which would be its third international facility and first in Europe.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President and CEO stepping down

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, will be leaving her position as president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation after serving since January 2003. 

ACEP president says insurers share blame for rising drug prices

The increasing cost of both brand-name and generic drugs isn’t just the fault of pharmaceutical companies, according to Jay Kaplan, MD, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Brigham and Women’s CNO stepping down after averted nursing strike

Jackie Somerville, PhD, RN, chief nursing officer at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is leaving the position Oct. 1, according to the Boston Business Journal.

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