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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

ACA, healthcare legislation hot topics at AHA meeting

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).  

Molina Healthcare fires CEO and CFO, sons of company’s founder

J. Mario Molina, MD, and John Molina have been ousted as CEO and CFO, respectively, of the company started by their father over “disappointing financial performance.”

Geisinger CEO David Feinberg: Healthcare ‘is ripe to be disrupted’

Providers and payors are broadening their definition of care delivery to address issues like housing and nutrition programs, though they may not agree on how well-equipped the healthcare industry is to solve these problems.

Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove stepping down by end of 2017

After 13 years in charge of the Cleveland Clinic, Toby Cosgrove, MD, has announced he’ll be transitioning out of his CEO role by the end of the year.

5 things to know about execs’ pessimistic takes on healthcare under Trump

Healthcare executives and clinical leaders predict “no clear winners, only losers” when asked to assess President Donald Trump’s impact on their industry in a survey conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine

Brigham and Women’s names new chief nursing officer

Eight months after its previous chief nursing officer stepped down, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston has named a replacement: Madelyn Pearson, MSN, MA, RN, who will take on the titles of CNO and senior vice president of patient care services on June 12.

Hospital execs want better outpatient access, lower costs

What’s most concerning to C-suite level hospital and health system executives has changed over the past year, according to a survey conducted by the Advisory Board Company.

ACHE 2017: The ideal profile for an effective healthcare leader

Healthcare organizations traditionally pick managers and leaders by judging their tenure, experience and technical skill. The message from Healthcare Performance Solutions’ founding partner Tom Olivo: You’re doing it wrong.

ACHE 2017: Organizational culture matters for reducing nurse turnover

If you're a healthcare leader looking for ways to keep experienced nurses from leaving your organization, you should examine your company's culture, according to a presentation at the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress in Chicago. Your own personality, however, won’t make much of a difference in retaining nurses.

ACHE 2017: Making a ‘game plan’ for MIPS, MACRA

Physician infighting and poor scores are just some of the negative outcomes awaiting healthcare leaders who don’t adequately prepare for the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Speaking at the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress in Chicago, healthcare consultants made the case for those in the C-suite to quickly get their MIPS “game plan” in order.

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