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By Modern Healthcare  |  May 05, 2017

A healthcare organization's need to reach certain benchmarks for quality, safety and efficiency have brought the role of the chief operating office to center stage. Those massive responsibilities led Modern Healthcare this year to launch its first annual list of the Top 25 COOs in healthcare.

Hospital mega-mergers hit fast and furious in​ Q1

Hospital mega-mergers hit fast and furious in​ Q1

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 29, 2017

Hospitals saw a year's worth of mega-mergers in the first quarter as big systems looked to partners to conserve capital, manage populations, tie up referrals and find efficiences. And the trend that gave rise to four large health system deals through March is more likely to accelerate than not.

Kaiser seeks San Diego edge with super-green hospital

Kaiser seeks San Diego edge with super-green hospital

By Meeri Kim  |  April 22, 2017

Kaiser recently opened its new 321-bed San Diego Medical Center, which has already achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification and raises the bar for green hospitals in California.

Access Denied: Insurers slowly removing barriers to addiction treatment

Access Denied: Insurers slowly removing barriers to addiction treatment

By Shelby Livingston  |  April 15, 2017

Even as the death toll rises, opioid addiction isn't treated with urgency like other chronic and deadly diseases. Health insurers make patients and families jump through too many hoops to get coverage for needed inpatient and outpatient care for addiction, including medication-assisted treatment.

Hot healthcare tech scene bubbling up north in the Twin Cities

Hot healthcare tech scene bubbling up north in the Twin Cities

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  April 01, 2017

If funding were all that mattered, Kyle Rolfing would have based Bright Health somewhere other than Minneapolis. But for Rolfing, president of the consumer-oriented health insurance company, success starts with talent.

Teaching physicians how to lead

Teaching physicians how to lead

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 25, 2017

Dr. Jennifer Hauler, an osteopathic physician, was juggling several leadership roles in 2014 when she decided to get an MBA.

Health Care Hall of Fame: Colleen Conway-Welch

Health Care Hall of Fame: Colleen Conway-Welch

By David Royse  |  March 25, 2017

In her long career in nursing, Colleen Conway-Welch figured out sometimes it's good to bend the rules a bit. She first realized that early in her career, as she cared for a patient nearing death.

Health Care Hall of Fame: Hall honorees through the years

Health Care Hall of Fame: Hall honorees through the years

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 25, 2017

From 1988 through 2016, 103 healthcare luminaries were inducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame, housed at the historic Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. They represent trailblazers from all sectors of the industry, including familiar names dating to the American Revolution and the Civil War...

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