Charlie Shields, who has served as CEO of the two-hospital Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo., since July, discusses his efforts to persuade his former GOP colleagues in the Missouri state Senate to expand Medicaid and what would happen at Truman if they don't. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson.
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In September, Barclay Berdan became CEO of Texas Health Resources, the largest healthcare system in North Texas with over $4.3 billion in revenue last year. Berdan, who previously served as THR's COO, took over just before a crisis erupted in October at the system's flagship hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, when a patient named Thomas Eric Duncan, who had recently arrived from...
In this podcast interview, Eric Schultz, CEO of Wellesley, Mass.-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, discusses Harvard Pilgrim's experience with the Obamacare insurance exchanges, narrow provider networks, re-entering the Medicare Advantage program, and his views on the expansion of Partners HealthCare in Massachusetts. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.
Since 2009, Dr. James Merlino has been the chief experience officer at the Cleveland Clinic, which was among the first healthcare organizations to create a CXO role. He will leave that position this year to join performance improvement firm Press Ganey. He is also the author of a new book called “Service Fanatics: How to Build Superior Patient Experience the Cleveland Clinic Way.”...
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear discusses how Medicaid expansion has affected local hospitals, what Democrats need to do to improve public perceptions about the healthcare law and the potential impact of Republicans winning control of the U.S. Senate.
Stephen Ubl, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, discusses the potential impact of new payment models, as well as regulatory and tax issues, on the $110 billion device industry. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice.
This month, Kindred formalized a $720 million deal to acquire Gentiva Health Services, a home health and hospice provider. Kindred President and COO Ben Breier discusses his company's plans to build its care-coordination business, prepare for value-based payments and and evaluate other partnerships in an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Beth Kutscher.
Dr. Howard Grant, president and CEO of the not-for-profit Lahey Health System in Burlington, Mass., discusses the rising healthcare costs in Massachusetts, his opposition to the continued expansion of Partners HealthCare and his system's accountable care efforts. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks.
A merger between post-acute-care companies Kindred Healthcare and Gentiva Health Services has been in the works for roughly a half year—with much fanfare and conflict. In an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman, Kindred President and COO Ben Breier explains how they finally struck a deal and what it means for the company's post-acute strategy.
Pam Cipriano, president of the American Nurses Association, shares her views on the role of nurses as primary-care providers, the amount of time spent in front of computers and whether there is a nurse shortage. She spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks.
Good CEOs know their boards should reflect the diversity of the communities they serve, but many boards don't. Retired CEO Alan Channing explains how Chicago's Sinai Health System recruited minority trustees.
Dr. Allen Nissenson, CMO for Denver-based DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners, says his organization believes in the ACO approach and plans to take part in coming Medicare accountable care pilot programs, though there are concerns about financing and regulation.
Omar Ishrak, chairman and CEO of Minneapolis-based devicemaker Medtronic, discusses his company's purchase Ireland-based surgical supplier Covidien. Under the deal, Medtronic will move its headquarters to Dublin, joining a wave of companies shifting their head offices to countries with lower corporate tax rates, which has sparked anger in Washington. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Jaimy...
Anthony Tersigni, CEO of St. Louis-based Ascension, talks with Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Harris Meyer about his system's recent integrated delivery partnership with CHE Trinity Health, its growth strategy, his management style, and issues related to Catholic healthcare doctrine.
TransforMED CEO Dr. Bruce Bagley discusses the growth of the medical-home model, emerging outcomes data and how primary-care physicians are doing when it comes to implementing health information technology. He spoke with Maureen McKinney, Modern Healthcare's editorial programs manager, at the annual meeting of the American College of Physician Executives in April.
Catholic Health Initiatives CEO Kevin Lofton, who has run the $11.3 billion, 74-hospital system since 2003, explains the strategic thinking behind CHI's recent acquisitions and its pursuit of horizontal and vertical integration.
Teri Fontenot is president and CEO of Women's Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., discusses ACOs, the controversy over abortion access in her state and how a women's hospital can improve care for low-income women.
Dr. Robert Wah, the new president of the American Medical Association, shares his vision for health IT and his hopes for legislation on Medicare's SGR formula for doc pay. He also shares what 'Star Trek' character Dr. Leonard McCoy means to him.
Patient-safety expert Dr. Bob Wachter shares his views about the good and the bad of healthcare going digital, the challenge of reducing diagnostic error rates, and the relationship between meaningful-use standards and clinical quality. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Maureen McKinney.
Douglas Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources tells about his system's decision to publicly report its quality measures, its ACO experiences, what his board will be looking for in choosing his successor, and his personal plans after he steps down.
HHS Inspector General Daniel Levinson, the agency's chief watchdog for fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid, outlines his priorities in investigating the use of EHRs, billing in Medicare's prescription drug program and his office's changing budget for staffing.
Dr. Peter Angood, CEO of the American College of Physician Executives, examines the benefits of having physicians in the C-suite, strategies for physician integration and how the ACPE and its target membership have evolved over the years.
Dr. Joe Selby, executive director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, discusses PCORI's clinical research network, concerns about data privacy and security, and how PCORI plans to disseminate findings from the research it funds.
Baylor Scott & White Health CEO Joel Allison discusses the challenges of merging Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, and Scott & White Healthcare in Temple. He also addresses Obamacare and population health in his interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Melanie Evans.
Donald Fisher, president and CEO of the American Medical Group Association, discusses his group's initiative promote high-performing health systems, its new consulting arm, its use of big data to help provider systems improve patient outcomes and its legislative agenda. Fisher spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks.
Michael Rowan, chief operating officer and one of two new presidents of Catholic Health Initiatives, discusses CHI's expansion plans, why it has two presidents, its experience with the Obamacare exchanges and its growing push into the insurance business. See an edited version of the discussion here.
Markus Meier, assistant director for healthcare enforcement in the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, outlines the agency's view on accountable care organizations, hospitals' M&A activity, and drugmakers' play-for-delay tactics.
WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish discusses how the ACA's open enrollment period turned out for the insurance giant and what the public might expect in the months ahead in an exclusive interview with Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner.
Dignity Health CEO Lloyd Dean, one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Minority Executives, discusses how his background shaped his views on healthcare in an interview with reporter Steven Ross Johnson.
Mark Smith, president of staffing firm Merritt Hawkins, discusses the continuing shift of U.S. physicians into hospital employment, which specialties are making the shift more rapidly and why that is happening.
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