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John Noseworthy, MD, will step down as president and CEO of Mayo Clinic at the end of 2018 after nine years at the helm of the health system.

IQVIA's annual report of the largest parent companies of medical groups has Kaiser Permanente remaining on top, beating the second-ranked system by nearly 10,000 unique physicians.

Financial challenges remained the biggest concern for hospital CEOs, according to a survey conducted by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). But, in a shift from prior years, personnel shortages were a bigger worry for healthcare leaders than issues of patient safety and quality.

Less than a year after ending his 16-year tenure at the helm of General Electric (GE), Jeff Immelt has been named chairman of Watertown, Massachusetts-based technology company Athenahealth, which cited his experience in expanding GE Healthcare and a “deep understanding of system economics and patient outcomes” after leading such a large payer of health benefits.

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Carolinas HealthCare System is renaming itself Atrium Health, a rebranding the 40-hospital system said reflects it growth from a Charlotte-centric provider to a regional powerhouse.

 

Recent Headlines

New members join AMGA board

Four new members have begun their tenure of the board of directors for the American Medical Group Association (AMGA), while the group’s consulting arm named a new president and chief operating officer.

New AHIMA president, board members begin terms

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) began 2018 with several new leaders, including president and board chair Diann Smith, MS, taking office along with a new speaker and three new board members.

University of Miami names med school dean as health system CEO

Edward Abraham, MD, who has been serving as dean and chief academic officer at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine since July, has now been named executive vice president for health affairs and CEO of the school’s health system, UHealth.

Centene names new president, COO

As part of an overhaul of its organizational structure, St. Louis-based health insurer Centene has named Cynthia Brinkley its new president and chief operating officer and filled several leadership roles below chairman and CEO Michael Neidorff.

Gates to invest $100M in dementia, Alzheimer's initiatives

IBM founder Bill Gates has a new target for his renowned philanthropic endeavors. The billionaire announced Nov. 13 that he will donate nearly $100 million to projects focused on researching dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Trump nominates Azar, former pharma exec, to lead HHS

On Monday morning, President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Alex Azar to lead HHS. A former executive for pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, he has long been a frontrunner to replace Tom Price, who stepped down in September after criticism for using expensive chartered flights.

AHIP elects new board members

Nine new members have been added to the board of directors of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), including executives from three Blue Cross Blue Shield plans and Tampa-based WellCare Health Plans.

Former UnitedHealthcare CEO replacing Joseph Swedish at Anthem

After four years at the helm of health insurance giant Anthem, CEO and president Joseph Swedish will hand over the reins to Gail Boudreaux, the former CEO of UnitedHealthcare, on Nov. 20.

Mayo Clinic names new CFO

Former Banner Health CFO Dennis Dahlen has been named as the new financial chief for the Mayo Clinic, replacing the retiring Kedrick Adkins Jr.

MGMA announces board changes

A new chair and three new members have been named to the board of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

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