Modern Healthcare Staff
Managing Editor / Chicago
Matthew Weinstock assigns, edits and directs coverage for Modern Healthcare. He joined Modern Healthcare in 2017 as the managing editor. Previously, he was director of communications and publication relations for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. Prior to that, he spent 12 years as an editor at Hospitals & Health Networks. He’s won numerous national and regional journalism awards, including the prestigious McAllister Editorial Fellowship in 2013. He began his reporting career in the late 1990s in Washington, D.C., covering Congress and federal regulatory agencies. He has a bachelor's degree in English and political science from the University of Wisconsin.
Martin Bonick took over as CEO of the Nashville health system in mid-August. He says the organization has benefited from sharing ideas across markets and it has become more nimble while confronting the pandemic.
HCA Healthcare has weathered the coronavirus pandemic a little bit better than most health systems, in part due to a long-standing approach the organization has had, become what it calls a learning organization.
At Hackensack Meridian Health, system leaders have working to act on lessons learned as they gird for a second wave. CEO Robert Garrett says that they've also started to rethink how the system should be structured once the pandemic ends.
Challenges for health systems include accelerating the purchase and rollout of telehealth technology, but also addressing the digital divide, says Dr. Nick Patel, chief digital officer at the large not-for-profit system in South Carolina.
Serving some of the most vulnerable populations in Los Angeles County, L.A. Care Health Plan has had to confront many of the downstream effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Chief among those has been an increase in food insecurity, according to CEO John Baackes.