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The board of regents at the University of Texas (UT) finalized the selection of Peter Pisters, MD, MHCM, as the next president of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, a role which has sat vacant since the departure of Ronald DePinho, MD.

More than half (51 percent) of hospital and health system executives responding to a Kaufman Hall survey said they have either no cost reduction goals or a goal of only a 1 percent to 5 percent reduction in the next five years.

Michael Munger, MD, assumed the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) during its 2017 Family Medicine Experience (FMX) in San Antonio, Texas. In his opening speech, he both praised the progress in moving toward value-based care and echoed members’ angst about the increasing administrative burden in their practices.

Judith Ploszek, MBA, has been named the permanent CFO of Tampa General Hospital, a role she’s held on an acting basis since last year.

Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, has been named the founding dean of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, set to open in Pasadena, Calif. in 2019.

 

Recent Headlines

First CEO selected for NIH Clinical Center

Major General James K. Gilman, MD, U.S. Army (retired), has been named as the first CEO of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, the largest clinical research hospital in the country.

Adventist promotes CFO/COO Terry Shaw to president/CEO

Terry Shaw will be Adventist Health System’s president and CEO effective immediately, the company announced Dec. 8.

NIH Director Collins may stay in Trump administration

Republicans on congressional committees which oversee the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are encouraging President-elect Donald Trump to retain the agency’s current director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD.

Cleveland Clinic CEO named to panel of Trump advisers

Toby Cosgrove, MD, the longtime CEO and president of Cleveland Clinic, will sit on a 16-member panel of business leaders offering expertise on job and economic growth to President-elect Donald Trump.

#NotMyAMA: Physicians lash out at association support for Trump’s HHS pick

Major medical associations largely praised the choice of U.S. Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Georgia, for HHS Secretary, but those endorsements didn't sit well with some doctors.

ACA, MACRA critic Tom Price is Trump’s pick for HHS Secretary

Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Georgia, will be appointed to run HHS by President-elect Donald Trump, giving the administration’s top healthcare post to a staunch proponent of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Seema Verma to head CMS under Trump

President-elect Donald Trump has selected a health policy consulting firm CEO with close ties to his vice president and experience in Medicaid expansion to head CMS.

CFO change at Allina after nursing strikes cost system $105 million

Allina Health will be getting a new CFO after the system posted a $67.7 million operating loss for the third quarter following two separate nursing strikes in 2016.

Implement these 3 HR practices to save money, improve care

The talent of individual physicians can help save lives, but a truly successful hospital system has an HR department that understands how to empower and motivate physicians to provide quality care for patients. 

CEO of NY’s public hospital system stepping down

NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Ram Raju, MD, will be giving up the post at the end of November, after nearly three years in charge.

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