Hall, 56, has led the Lewisville, Texas-based company for four years, making it the largest operator of free-standing emergency rooms in the U.S. The company grew from 12 facilities to 97.
Hospitals prepare for disasters all the time. But it's not until disaster strikes that you're able to gauge response and observe the heroics that follow. Through hardship, people rise up to support one another.
Data Points for the week of Aug. 29, 2016, covered the following topics: Funding for disaster preparedness, hospital response plans in emergencies, delivering drugs in emergencies, and civilian medical volunteers.
Stephen Williams, the longtime CEO of Norton Healthcare, will retire at year-end. He will be succeeded by Russell Cox effective Jan. 1.
The nation's major blood donation organizations are calling for increased donations in light of "critically low" inventory levels. Hospitals worry about the additional costs to them.
National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that the Zika virus could "hang around" the U.S. for a year or two.
Cassie Sauer has been named CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association, effective in January.
Bill Borne, the founder of one of the country's largest home health and hospice care providers, drowned near his home in Louisiana, where flooding has been responsible for as many as 10 deaths.
Flooding in Louisiana has left six people dead, 20,000 in need of rescue and over 10,000 in shelters. Local hospitals remain open but their operations are struggling, especially in light of reduced federal funding.
Mark Slyter has abruptly stepped down as CEO of Baton Rouge (La.) General after a three-year tenure that saw the health system negotiate an impending affiliation with Ochsner Health System and repurpose a downtown hospital for a post-acute campus.
Heather Rohan has been promoted to president of HCA’s TriStar Division, which includes 16 hospitals in Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee.
The key was automatically signing up the tens of thousands people already participating in other state health programs for the poor and contacting everyone receiving federal food stamp benefits.