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.
Eric Feldstein was named CFO, replacing longtime finance chief Ken Avner, who retired but is staying on temporarily as a special adviser. Feldstein most recently was an executive VP at American Express Co.
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.
The investigation was groundbreaking in many respects, and providers will likely feel its effects for years to come—in ways that are both potentially positive and negative for the hospital community.
Ascension Wisconsin, the state's second-largest health system, will undergo a restructuring following its acquisition of three major healthcare systems in the past few years.
Accretive Health CEO Dr. Emad Rizk is leaving the struggling revenue-cycle company and has been replaced by Joseph Flanagan. Accretive's board of directors promoted Flanagan from his position as president and chief operating officer.
Sean Conlon has been named managing director and head of a new healthcare initiative at Bank of the West's commercial banking group based in Los Angeles.
Ascension Wisconsin, a subsidiary of the nation's largest not-for-profit hospital system, will reorganize after taking over three major healthcare systems in the state.