Alan Miller, chairman and CEO of Universal Health Services, discusses the reasons for his company's improving financial performance at a time when some other for-profit hospital chains are struggling. He spoke with Modern Healthcare senior reporter Harris Meyer.
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James Skogsbergh, CEO of Advocate Health Care, began his one-year term this month as chairman of the AHA's board of trustees. In an interview with Modern Healthcare, Skogsbergh, a former college baseball player, didn't duck the high hard ones on the challenges facing the AHA and Advocate's proposed merger with NorthShore University HealthSystem.
A nimble inside-the-Beltway operative, Stephen Ubl took the reins of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America just as public outrage over high drug prices was hitting its peak. In an interview with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner, Ubl shares his views on the drug-price debate.
Cara James, director of the Office of Minority Health at the CMS, runs the agency's program for addressing racial health disparities. Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson recently explored the agency's efforts to address healthcare disparities.
National Patient Safety Foundation President and CEO Dr. Tejal Gandhi discusses diagnostic errors and unintended harm from EHRs as well as other patient safety issues. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice.
Last fall, Karen Ignagni took over as CEO of EmblemHealth—a financially troubled New York insurer with 3.2 million covered lives—after 22 years at the helm of America's Health Insurance Plans. She recently discussed the challenges she faces in her new position.
Dr. Robert Califf became commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in February. The 64-year-old cardiologist brings to the job more than three decades of experience in clinical trial research at Duke University Medical Center. Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson began by asking Califf about some of the controversies that swirled around his nomination.
Q&A: 'Anybody who studies quality will tell you that variation is the absolute enemy of quality,' says new Sentara CEO
This month, longtime Sentara Healthcare Chief Operating Officer Howard Kern took the reins from CEO David Bernd, who served 43 years at Sentara, including 21 as CEO. Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner spoke with Kern about the transition and the constant challenge of improving clinical quality.
Podcast: We know more about what's in a cereal box than the healthcare system, says Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO
Dr. James Weinstein, CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system, was deeply involved in the deliberations leading up to the Affordable Care Act, and he continues to press for delivery-system change. In an interview with Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner, he discusses a book he recently co-authored: Unraveled: Prescriptions to Repair a Broken Healthcare System.
Carlos Migoya, president and CEO of Jackson Health System and one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare for 2016, has led a stunning financial turnaround of the public system, including a tough downsizing. Now it's in the black. Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson recently asked Migoya about the turnaround and other issues.
Like most academic medical centers, Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Health System is under financial pressure. In an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Dave Barkholz, CEO Marna Borgstrom discusses Yale's approach to value-based care, expansion and how medical training is changing.
Derek Feeley, the former head of the National Health Service in Scotland, replaced Maureen Bisognano this year as CEO of Institute for Healthcare Improvement, whose reach now extends to dozens of countries across the globe. He recently spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice about the changes in healthcare and their impact on the organization.
Mary Brainerd, CEO of HealthPartners, discusses her system's foray into insurance, the challenges faced by providers that want to make similar moves and her own experience in the healthcare system as a patient with breast cancer. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.
Podcast Q&A: Exchange strategy seeks 'getting the right steps in place to ensure long-term stability,' Tavenner says
In a podcast interview, former CMS chief Marilyn Tavenner discusses her move to head up America's Health Insurance Plans, the industry's leading advocacy group. She also addresses the challenges faced by the group's members, which have struggled in the fledgling insurance marketplaces created under the ACA. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.
Thomas Priselac, CEO of Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, discusses his hospital's experience with the Vivity alliance as well as other major issues confronting the prestigious medical center. He spoke with California Bureau Chief Beth Kutscher.
The Joint Commission, which currently has accredited about 22,000 organizations in the U.S. and abroad, recently stirred controversy when it suspended its Top Performer award program for 2016, citing a need to review its quality measures. CEO Dr. Mark Chassin discusses the move with Modern Healthcare.
Albert Bourla, group president of vaccines, oncology and consumer healthcare businesses at Pfizer, discusses his company's research and development strategies, how Pfizer is responding to consumer-directed healthcare and the controversy over high drug prices. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.
Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore's health commissioner, discusses the role of health disparities in the recent violence, her advocacy for wider access to the opioid overdose treatment drug naloxone and the state's unique system of global healthcare budgeting.
George Masi, president and CEO of Houston's Harris Health System, and other leaders at his system and its health plan recently drew the ire of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for pushing for Medicaid expansion while the state was negotiating with the Obama administration for renewal of its big Medicaid waiver. In a podcast interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Virgil Dickson, Masi discusses the...
Catherine Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health, Milwaukee, outlines the goals of her system's health plan joint venture with Ascension Health, Froedtert's Medicaid experience in a state that has not expanded eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, and risk-based contracting. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Melanie Evans.
In a podcast interview, Dan Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, shares his views on managing the health of Medicaid patients, building provider networks and moving forward with value-based payment. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.
Dr. Georges Benjamin. executive director of the American Public Health Association, discusses the social determinants of health, and his organization's approach to reducing gun violence and addressing climate change. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks.
Dr. Michael Cropp, president and CEO of Independent Health, a not-for-profit health insurer based in Buffalo, N.Y., discusses surprise medical bills, how his plan reduced premiums this year and his views of prescription drug prices. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.
Lisa McGiffert, director of the Consumers Union's Safe Patient Project, which engages in advocacy and education on patient-safety issues, discusses hospital efforts to reduce infections, the prevalence of other types of medical errors, and legislation to speed drug and device approvals.
Despite a trend toward outpatient care, Tenet Healthcare Corp. CEO Trevor Fetter says disease trends and demographics are pushing the demand for acute-care hospitals and that he sees hospitals as the cornerstone of the healthcare delivery system. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner.
Dave Blom, CEO of Columbus-based OhioHealth, discusses the impact of Medicaid expansion, electronic health-record interoperability, his approach to motivating employees and healthcare's path forward. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Harris Meyer.
Since being named CEO of the National Quality Forum in December 2012, Dr. Christine Cassel's organization has come under increasing pressure to improve the measures used to judge the quality of the nation's hospitals, physician practices and other healthcare organizations. She recently spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice.
In a podcast interview, Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff Tom Dart describes how he is providing behavioral healthcare services for the jail inmates who need them and how he is working to keep people with mental health issues from returning to the facility .
The UT Southwestern Medical Center is on a roll. Last year, it expanded its presence in the fast-growing Dallas market by opening an $800 million hospital complex. In a podcast interview, President Dr. Daniel Podolsky discusses the system's expansion plans and technology's role in process improvement.
Christopher Dawes, president and CEO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, a 300-bed hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., discusses the issues raised by Medicaid expansion, narrow-network health plans and high prescription drug costs. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.
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