A part-time job has evolved into a year-round mission as trustees take more ownership in helping organizations confront increased competition, thinning margins and evolving consumer expectations.
New York City's comptroller is renewing his call to allow more control as a shareholder of Universal Health Services, acting on behalf of the 136,000 UHS shares held by five NYC public employee pension funds.
St. Joseph Health is pulling key decisionmaking authority from four Northern California hospital boards and giving it to a regional board. Experts praise the move toward a centralized governance structure.
The healthcare policy agenda has fallen victim to Congress' inability to act on spending bills. Sentiment is growing to make it easier for the majority party to act with more haste.
The Summa Health System board of directors is taking a series of steps that give it more direct oversight of administrative moves following strong opposition to Summa's decision to replace its emergency department staff.
Healthcare governance experts fear that President-elect Donald Trump's potential conflicts between official duties and private business interests could send a signal to leaders in healthcare and other industries that it's OK to relax their ethical standards.
Lloyd Dean, CEO of Dignity Health, is resigning from the board of directors at Navigant Consulting. Dean is looking to spend more time on Dignity's pending merger with Catholic Health Initiatives.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. announced the addition of two board seats and independent directors Friday, fulfilling the second part of a January stand-still agreement with investor Glenview Capital Management that prevents the hedge fund from seeking outright control of the company.
Modern Healthcare is now accepting nominations for induction into the Health Care Hall of Fame for 2017.
Eleven prominent healthcare executives call on all industry stakeholders to join the work of the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative to accelerate the shift from volume to value.
Building patient self-efficacy among patients to change unhealthy behaviors into new good habits—like reducing salt intake or tracking your weight daily—is one low-cost, high-return way to continue to make progress. And it benefits both the patient and the hospital.
Activist investors in for-profit healthcare firms want seasoned leaders—often drawn from the ranks of former leaders of not-for-profit healthcare systems—to sit on their boards and help those firms navigate today's fast-changing reimbursement environment.