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UnitedHealth Group, the largest health insurer in the U.S., has announced a shuffle in the upper echelons of its leadership with CEO Stephen Hemsley stepping down and President David Wichmann assuming the role next month.

When ranking integrated health systems by the total number of facilities they own or manage, there’s a new No. 1: St. Louis, Mo.-based Ascension Health.

Venkat Bhamidipati came into his new role as CFO at Renton, Wash.-based Providence St. Joseph Health having no prior experience at a hospital or health system. His background was in technology, having spent 13 years at Microsoft, which he feels will serve him well with “dramatic improvements” that tech can bring to the industry.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has selected Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, the current chief medical officer at CMS, as its next president and CEO.

More than two-thirds (68 percent) of healthcare executives responding to a Health Catalyst survey said population health management (PHM) is “very important” to their healthcare delivery strategy over the next two years. When it comes to having more patients covered through risk-based PHM contracts, however, organizations want more time.

 

Recent Headlines

First CEO selected for NIH Clinical Center

Major General James K. Gilman, MD, U.S. Army (retired), has been named as the first CEO of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, the largest clinical research hospital in the country.

Adventist promotes CFO/COO Terry Shaw to president/CEO

Terry Shaw will be Adventist Health System’s president and CEO effective immediately, the company announced Dec. 8.

NIH Director Collins may stay in Trump administration

Republicans on congressional committees which oversee the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are encouraging President-elect Donald Trump to retain the agency’s current director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD.

Cleveland Clinic CEO named to panel of Trump advisers

Toby Cosgrove, MD, the longtime CEO and president of Cleveland Clinic, will sit on a 16-member panel of business leaders offering expertise on job and economic growth to President-elect Donald Trump.

#NotMyAMA: Physicians lash out at association support for Trump’s HHS pick

Major medical associations largely praised the choice of U.S. Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Georgia, for HHS Secretary, but those endorsements didn't sit well with some doctors.

ACA, MACRA critic Tom Price is Trump’s pick for HHS Secretary

Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Georgia, will be appointed to run HHS by President-elect Donald Trump, giving the administration’s top healthcare post to a staunch proponent of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Seema Verma to head CMS under Trump

President-elect Donald Trump has selected a health policy consulting firm CEO with close ties to his vice president and experience in Medicaid expansion to head CMS.

CFO change at Allina after nursing strikes cost system $105 million

Allina Health will be getting a new CFO after the system posted a $67.7 million operating loss for the third quarter following two separate nursing strikes in 2016.

Implement these 3 HR practices to save money, improve care

The talent of individual physicians can help save lives, but a truly successful hospital system has an HR department that understands how to empower and motivate physicians to provide quality care for patients. 

CEO of NY’s public hospital system stepping down

NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Ram Raju, MD, will be giving up the post at the end of November, after nearly three years in charge.

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