Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, discusses his system's experience with accountable care, tensions with insurers over starting a health insurance arm, and Memorial Hermann's shift to outpatient care. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Melanie Evans.
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Kevin Lewis, CEO of Maine Community Health Options, a not-for-profit, consumer-governed health insurer, outlines why his plan has been in the black while other co-op plans have lost money and what will happen if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the ACA premium subsidies. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman.
Banner Health CEO Peter Fine discusses the merger of University of Arizona Health Network and Banner Health in an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Beth Kutscher.
Sandra Bruce has served as president and CEO of Presence Health since the 11-hospital system was formed in November 2011 by the merger of Resurrection Healthcare and Provena Health, with facilities in the Chicago area and central Illinois. In an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks, she discusses the challenge of merging cultures, increasing diversity in her system's...
Castellani discusses how high-deductible health plans are affecting patients' access to prescription drugs, PhRMA's concerns about the 340B drug discount program and its efforts to persuade Congress to kill the Affordable Care Act's medical device tax.
Dianna Morgan describes leading the Orlando Health board through a rigorous process of interviewing and vetting potential partners--and how that process revealed the value of the system as an independent organization.
Melissa Fraser explains how West Park Hospital's board assembles partnerships and community resources to deliver high-quality healthcare in Cody, Wyo., a community named for "Buffalo" Bill Cody that's near Yelllowstone and Grand Teton national parks and many miles from the nearest large hospital.
Dr. Evelyn Hayes recounts starting a Louisiana birthing center to allow fathers to be with mothers in the delivery room and laying the groundwork for an approach to leadership geared toward patient-centered care.
Erica Ward Gerson recounts starting her tenure as board chair of the Detroit Medical Center's Children's Hospital of Michigan the same week as investor-owned Vanguard Health Systems took over the previously not-for-profit organization.
Thomas Jackiewicz, senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, an academic health system in Los Angeles, discusses how his system is competing with UCLA, its expansion strategy, and his thoughts on USC's exclusion from Anthem's Vivity health plan.
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS, makes the case for the ONC's national interoperability roadmap, released Jan. 30. She explains the plan's call for a nationally standardized "common clinical data set" and the federal role in a proposed new "non-government governance" entity for the nationwide health information exchange.
Michael Mussallem, chairman and CEO of Irvine, Calif.-based devicemaker Edwards Lifesciences, discusses the company's plans, how his firm demonstrates the value of its products to health systems and the prospects for repeal of the medical-device tax. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Jaimy Lee.
Dr. David Bailey, president and CEO of the not-for-profit Nemours Foundation and the Nemours Children's Health System, an integrated pediatric health system with facilities in Delaware and Florida, discusses his system's innovations in treating children with asthma, preparedness for the shift to value-based payment, and conflict and collaboration with insurers.
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.
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.
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