The operating margin at Mercy Health, the largest health system in Ohio, fell to a slim 0.9% in the first half of this year. Higher labor expenses and the residual effects from a divested insurer hurt the not-for-profit Mercy.
Enduring influence is the central theme for many of the names atop this year's list, Modern Healthcare's 15th annual ranking. Coming in at No. 2 and No. 3 this year are CEOs of two of the nation's largest healthcare systems. The nation's payers are also well represented at the top.
The harsh reality of modern-day America is that the less-educated, hourly workforce is falling further and further behind those still clinging to middle class status and above. This is a fairness issue that today characterizes almost every sector of the U.S. economy—including healthcare.
Beth Killoran has been named CIO of HHS, a cybersecurity and privacy protection position she's held in interim capacity for eight months.
The CMS has identified 10 rural hospitals in Montana, Nevada and North Dakota for a demonstration aimed at serving Medicare beneficiaries in remote locations.
Ascension Holdings International will focus on diversifying the Catholic system's financial platform to other countries.
In a conversation with Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner, Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni explains how the Catholic system's business strategy aligns with its mission to care for all people, particularly the poor and vulnerable.
'We need a healthcare policy in this country. We don't have one. We have a healthcare financing policy'
Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner recently asked Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni about the steps they've taken to reduce the financial burden for low-income people when they access the healthcare system and other major issues affecting the sprawling system's operations.
In the wake of the Orlando shooting, Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni asks: How many more tragedies must this nation endure before we fully recognize that mental health and behavior disorders are forms of disease that deserve the same attention and resources as any other pervasive disease?
Darcy Burthay has been promoted to president and CEO of Providence Health System in Washington, D.C., an Ascension Health subsidiary.
The CMS says it's well on its way to dragging hospital systems into the brave new world of risk-based contracting. The systems say, not really.
Plano, Texas-based Vivify Health's software platform allows clinicians to monitor and check in with patients at home. The highest-risk patients are provided with a tablet, while others access the tools through their own devices.