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A racial gap in kidney transplants closes, but work remains

By Associated Press  |  August 31, 2015

Rates of kidney transplants among white patients used to far surpass those in blacks, but U.S. data on nearly 200,000 end-stage kidney disease patients show that disparity disappeared by 2010. Rates remained stable in 2011 and that trend likely has continued, a 13-year study found.

Going up: Surge in exec comp driven by pay-for-performance bonuses

Going up: Surge in exec comp driven by pay-for-performance bonuses

By Michael Sandler  |  August 08, 2015

The one-year pause in big payouts to top officials at the nation's hospital systems is over. Executives in many of the top-paying positions saw large pay bumps in 2015, driven in part by bonus packages triggered by improved quality and financial performance.

Finley named CEO at Alameda Health

Finley named CEO at Alameda Health

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 30, 2015

Delvecchio Finley, 38, will become CEO at Alameda Health System, a safety net provider based in Oakland, Calif., effective in August.

Medicare/Medicaid architect sees vision realized in many ways, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 30, 2015

Regarding coverage of the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, in 1979 as an American Hospital Association/Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association fellow, I had the privilege of meeting Wilbur Cohen, the architect of Medicare and Medicaid, and the first secretary of the Department of Health,...

Henry Ford grows bottom line with higher patient volumes

By Bob Herman  |  May 18, 2015

Henry Ford Health System in Detroit recorded higher inpatient and outpatient volumes in the first three months this year. The company also got past the instability of its Epic electronic health-record rollout.

Henry Ford hits a century in Detroit

Henry Ford hits a century in Detroit

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 02, 2015

Henry Ford Health System hits triple digits this year, turning 100 years old. The Detroit Historical Museum is marking the anniversary with a special exhibit exploring the system's 10 decades of history, beginning with its origins in the Detroit General Hospital Association.

The Top 25 Women in Healthcare: Gender diversity a work in progress

The Top 25 Women in Healthcare: Gender diversity a work in progress

By Melanie Evans  |  April 25, 2015

For women who aspire to healthcare's executive-level roles, advanced education and the willingness to take risks may not be enough. Surveys of corporate leadership and healthcare management point to a continued, though narrowing, disparity of women to men in leadership roles.

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