Memorial Hermann, a 16-hospital health system based in Houston, began asking patients in October 2015 if they had enough food at home. About 18% of the adult population in Harris County, Texas, suffers from food insecurity.
Charles Stokes is no longer the "interim" president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System, after the board on Thursday officially named him to the top job. He replaces Dr. Benjamin Chu, who abruptly retired two weeks ago to pursue a role crafting health and public policy.
Houston-based health system Memorial Hermann will cut 350 jobs, the organization announced Wednesday, citing escalating costs, declining reimbursements and a softened local economy.
Chu is leaving his role at Memorial Hermann Health System effective immediately.
Memorial Hermann Health System and micro-hospital operator Emerus are coming together in a joint venture that will put two Houston-area Emerus facilities under the Memorial Hermann name and link them to the health system's network.
Anne Neeson has been named executive VP and CEO of Memorial Hermann Foundation, the fundraising division of Memorial Hermann Health System based in Houston. She succeeds Ileana Trevino, who retired in July.
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center-Mountain Valley are among the four winners of the annual Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for excellence among businesses.
Medicare's new payment system for physicians is causing anxiety because of the short stretch of road before their performance is judged for a raise or pay cut. In the long-term, though, Medicare and most everyone else want providers to leave that new system behind. It's value-based training wheels.
As conversations in healthcare continue to focus on quality, patient safety and a system shifting to value over volume, Modern Healthcare's 12th annual ranking of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders increasingly reflects the industry players charged with making it happen.
Charles Stokes begins as chairman-elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and other news makers
Charles Stokes, 62, executive VP and COO at Memorial Hermann Health System, based in Houston, has begun his term as chairman-elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dr. Benjamin Chu, 64, was appointed president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System, effective in June.
Some hospitals and health systems are starting to review and revise their prices to make themselves more attractive to individual consumers who increasingly experience sticker shock when they pay for services out of pocket under high-deductible health plans.