Healthcare will not return to a pre-COVID way of doing business even after the pandemic is over. The question in front of all executives is: How does the industry reshape itself going forward? Jim Skogsbergh, president and CEO of Advocate Aurora Health, says health systems can use scale to improve cost, safety and outcomes. With hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin, Advocate Aurora—which came together in 2018—is now eyeing a merger with Michigan-based Beaumont Health, but that has run into some snags.
Look for next week's installment of The Check Up with Robert Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health.