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.
Patricia Schou, executive director of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network and immediate past president of the National Rural Health Association, says rural hospitals will need to get “creative” in a post-pandemic environment.
Vaccine hesitancy continues to be one of the top challenges facing public health officials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite some national education campaigns, the task of convincing skeptical patients and staff to get vaccinated has largely fallen on local providers.
Millions of Texans were left without electricity and water after an ice storm swept through the state in mid-February. The Houston Methodist system was in the thick of it all, contending with everything from crowded emergency departments to quickly standing up a vaccination event.
Throughout 2020, healthcare organizations were forced to turn inward to help staff not only confront the stress related to a global pandemic, but also issues around social injustice. At Novant Health, leaders were able to quickly build on existing work to get new resources to staff.
Dr. Joseph Kerschner, immediate past chair of Association of American Medical Colleges’ board of directors, talks about ways medical schools are tackling structural racism and unconscious bias, as well as burnout due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As a Biden administration takes shape, Federation of American Hospitals President and CEO Chip Kahn hopes Democrats and Republicans can “return to normalcy and civility” and address the health and economic toll of the pandemic.
Arkansas is experiencing some of the highest rates of COVID-19 cases in the country. At the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the situation has forced leaders to look at different ways of deploying nurses, including a greater reliance on team-based care.
Mount Sinai Health System last May became one of the first providers in the nation to open a COVID recovery clinic. Dr. Kenneth Davis, president and CEO of the New York-based health system, shares key lessons learned from caring for these patients.
Beyond the staggering number of cases and deaths, the coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating a crisis in mental health, with millions of Americans reporting that they are anxious, depressed and feeling isolated. But increased awareness of mental health issues may result in better care in the long run, according to Mark Ganz, CEO of Cambia Health Solutions.
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.