Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Dr. Gladys Ayala named dean of NYU Long Island School of Medicine

    Gladys Ayala, MD, has been selected as the next dean and chief academic officer of NYU Long Island School of Medicine in Mineola, N.Y. Dr. Ayala assumes the role with more than 25 years of experience in medical education, according to a Jan. 3 release from the school.
  2. Rejuvenate Bio taps Dr. Deborah Ascheim as chief medical officer

    Rejuvenate Bio has appointed Deborah Ascheim, MD, as the company's first chief medical officer. 
  3. 15 physicians stepping into leadership roles in December

    Here are 15 physicians moving into leadership roles Becker's has reported on since Dec. 15:

The art of simplicity: How to streamline patient access and reduce staff burden?

Patients are demanding simpler care experiences. See how leading systems are meeting this expectation — while also reducing staff burden — here. 
  1. New York dermatologist recognized by Continental Who's Who

    James Krueger, MD, PhD, has been recognized as a Top Pinnacle Member by Continental Who's Who, according to a Dec. 29 release. Dr. Krueger was selected for his work as a dermatologist at Rockefeller University Hospital in New York City.
  2. 13 innovative health systems, leaders in 2022

    Health systems have had to grow and develop in new ways in 2022 while dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and supply and staffing shortages nationwide. The American Medical Association has named 13 health systems and leaders that have made lasting impacts on innovation in 2022. 
  3. ER physicians seek to ban private equity staffing practices

    Emergency physicians and consumer advocates across several states are seeking to ban private equity staffing practices, according to a Dec. 27 report from Tennessee Lookout.
  4. Dr. James Callaghan named COO of Franciscan Alliance

    James Callaghan, MD, has been promoted to senior vice president and chief operating officer of Mishawaka, Ind.--based Franciscan Alliance, which oversees 12 hospitals across Illinois and Indiana. Dr. Callaghan will assume the role Jan. 1.

Managing Patient Throughput with AI: Unlocking Capacity

Managing patient throughput shouldn't still be a struggle in 2022. See how modern hospitals are cutting time to admission here.
  1. Dr. Alexandra Clark named CMO of Riverside University Medical Center

    Alexandra Clark, MD, has been named chief medical officer of Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley, Cal., Riverside University Health System announced in a release Dec. 29.
  2. Physician wants hospital CEO pay capped at $800K 

    Kenneth Frisof, MD, a retired family medicine physician from Cleveland-based MetroHealth System, is calling for a CEO pay cap after the health system's CEO allegedly gave himself and others more than $2.2 million in unauthorized bonuses, Dr. Frisof wrote in a letter published Dec. 24 on 
  3. Washington health department suspends physician license after child molestation allegations

    A physician in Washington has had his license suspended by the Washington State Department of Health following allegations of child molestation, according to a Dec. 28 report from NBC King 5.
  4. AMA: 5 tips for managing medical student loan debt

    The American Medical Association recently released a guide for residents, fellows and young physicians on how to manage their student debt. Here are five tips from that guide:

2 tech leaders on Orlando VA Medical Center's path to innovation

Don't force patients to navigate "hospital labyrinths" alone. See how Orlando VA Medical Center aims to reduce late appointments via a major wayfinding project here.
  1. Georgia state senator joins Georgia Department of Community Health as chief medical officer

    Dean Burke, MD, has resigned from his position as a Georgia state senator to step in as the chief medical officer for the state's department of community health, the agency announced Dec. 22. Dr. Burke represented the state's 11th district.
  2. Wisconsin physicians urge against court-ordered use of ivermectin

    Physicians in Wisconsin are urging the state Supreme Court to rule against compelling hospitals to provide ivermectin to patients with COVID-19 despite studies showing it can be ineffective and potentially harmful, according to a Dec. 23 report from the American Medical Association.
  3. How the role of physician assistant changed in 2022

    Several things changed for practicing physician assistants in 2022, including new recertification options and forward movement on telehealth laws, according to a Dec. 29 report from Medscape. 
  4. Castle Connolly announces collaboration with Dr. Dominik Chrzan

    New York City-based Castle Connolly Private Health Partners announced its collaboration with Dominik Chrzan, MD, to bring comprehensive primary care services and preventive medicine to South Florida in a Dec. 28 release.
  5. Dr. Darrin Nichols named CMO of Coplin Health Systems

    Elizabeth, W. Va.-based Coplin Health Systems has selected Darrin Nichols, MD, as its next chief medical officer. Dr. Nichols is a family physician who will continue to care for patients at Wirt County Family Care while leading Coplin Health, according to a release from the health system.
  6. Dr. Jennifer Shuford named Texas DSHS commissioner

    The Texas Department of State Health Services selected Jennifer Shuford, MD, as its next commissioner Dec. 27. Dr. Shuford has worked with the department since 2017 and has served as interim commissioner since September, according to a report from the Texas Tribune.
  7. OSF Health names new VP, chief medical officer

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF Healthcare has appointed Glenn Milos, MD, as the new vice president and chief medical officer at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Ill., and OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, Ill., according to a Dec. 28 report from WGIL. 
  8. MyCare Medical acquires Texas multispecialty physician group

    MyCare Medical acquired Jacinto Medical Group, which has locations in Baytown and LaPorte, Texas.
  9. 3 ways to boost physician recruiting, per the AMA

    Physicians, administrators and CEOs alike are recognizing the importance of recruiting — and retaining — staff.

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