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Merger indigestion: Big hospital mergers failing to deliver promised results

Merger indigestion: Big hospital mergers failing to deliver promised results

By Melanie Evans  |  April 23, 2016

Hospital operator mergers have created big—sometimes behemoth—health systems that will provide the scale necessary to achieve operating efficiencies and compete for more cost-conscious consumers. So they say. But some of the biggest mergers in recent years have so far failed to deliver.

15 Top Health Systems cultivate a culture of transparency

15 Top Health Systems cultivate a culture of transparency

By Maria Castellucci  |  April 23, 2016

Fostering a culture of transparency on performance measures is one of the key strategies used by the health systems that made this year's list of Truven Health Analytics' 15 Top Health Systems.

Special deals, circumstances propel healthcare CEO pay

Special deals, circumstances propel healthcare CEO pay

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 16, 2016

Joe Kiani, founder of Masimo Corp., has vaulted to the top of the list of healthcare's highest paid executives through an unusual golden parachute built into his stock option plan. Special deals and special circumstances dominated this year's list of top-paid CEOs in Modern Healthcare's analysis.

Patient quality playing bigger role in for-profit exec bonuses

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 16, 2016

Executives recruited into the C-suites of for-profit healthcare companies can expect their bonuses and at-risk compensation to be increasingly pegged to performance on patient quality, safety and satisfaction, experts say.

Excellence in Governance honorees bring alternative views

Excellence in Governance honorees bring alternative views

By Merrill Goozner  |  April 16, 2016

A well-rounded board of trustees needs leaders who bring something beyond accounting, law and business skills to give top management the advice it needs in today's complex healthcare environment. This year's Modern Healthcare Excellence in Governance honorees, profiled in the next few pages,...

Ransomware scare: Will hospitals pay for protection?

Ransomware scare: Will hospitals pay for protection?

By Joseph Conn  |  April 09, 2016

The recent wave of so-called ransomware attacks has hospitals large and small weighing whether to bolster their IT systems' defenses or risk paying criminals to unfreeze their data.

Hospitals discover their inner venture capitalist

Hospitals discover their inner venture capitalist

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 09, 2016

The number of healthcare systems setting up venture capital arms has exploded as they seek commercial success and technologies to help solve their business problems.

Hospital in drug-ravaged Appalachia provides hope and jobs

Hospital in drug-ravaged Appalachia provides hope and jobs

By Harris Meyer  |  April 02, 2016

A depressed rural community with overwhelming public health problems hopes the new managers of its struggling hospital will find the money to maintain vital healthcare services while preserving 232 badly needed jobs.

Change agents charge to the top

Change agents charge to the top

By David May  |  April 02, 2016

As conversations in healthcare continue to focus on quality, patient safety and a system shifting to value over volume, Modern Healthcare's 12th annual ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders increasingly reflects the industry players charged with making it happen.

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