Category Archive: Leadership & Management

UPMC surgeon to resign from top post after federal whistleblower suit

James Luketich, MD, the longtime cardiothoracic chair at Pittsburgh-based UPMC, will step down from his role following a federal false claims settlement, the health system confirmed to Becker’s on June 9. 

Why Kaweah Health's C-suite never went remote

Many C-suite leaders are now returning to the office after taking operations remote during COVID-19. But some never left their on-site posts — including the team at Visalia, Calif.-based Kaweah Health. 

Atrium Health honored for helping women, people of color to advance

Charlotte, N.C.-based Atrium Health has been recognized for its leadership in helping underrepresented voices rise to the top.

Dr. Ashish Jha is returning to Brown

Former White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha, MD, will resume his role as dean of the Brown University School of Public Health July 1. 

What COOs actually do: A day in the life of a NewYork-Presbyterian operations leader

A chief financial officer deals with the hospital’s finances; a chief nursing officer manages its nurses. But from one enterprise to another, one role tends to vary more than most: the chief operating officer.

Unfiltered: The medical jargon healthcare leaders hate most

Sachin Jain, MD, CEO of SCAN Health Plan and adjunct professor at Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine, posed a question to LinkedIn on June 6: What healthcare jargon do you find most confusing or unhelpful?

11 strategies to 'root out racism,' per Mount Sinai diversity leaders 

New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System is on a mission to systematically address racism with real-time action instead of lip service. The health system’s Road Map for Action to Address Racism committee provided an update on its efforts to “root …

Florida State U adds scholarship in honor of deceased chief medical officer

A motorcycle crash in April led to the death of the chief medical officer of Florida State University. Now the Tallahassee-based school is honoring Daniel Van Durme, MD, with a scholarship in his name, CBS affiliate WCTV reported.

Do CEOs have an empathy problem?

CEOs have a lot on their plates — but their anxieties might make them appear cold to employees, management consulting firm Korn Ferry reported this week.

How female CEOs fared on the Fortune 500

The Fortune 500, which ranks the U.S.’ largest companies by revenue, has long been dominated by male CEOs —- which speaks to the gender diversity of the greater American business industry, Fortune reported June 5. 

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