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  1. Dr. Marcus Conant, UCSF establish medical research endowment

    The University of California San Francisco has established an endowment named in honor of Marcus Conant, MD, for HIV dermatology and LGBTQ health research. 
  2. Dr. Stephen Fisher joins Harvard MedTech board

    Harvard MedTech, a neurological-focused digital health company, has appointed Stephen Fisher, MD, to its medical advisory board. 
  3. Medtech imaging company appoints Dr. Michael Lesh to its board

    Elucid, a medtech imaging company using artificial intelligence to diagnose cardiovascular disease, has appointed Michael Lesh, MD, to its board.

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. Medical residents' biggest challenges 

    Thirty-one percent of medical residents are struggling to maintain a work-life balance, according to Medscape's "Residents Lifestyle & Happiness Report 2022."
  2. Government Employees Health Association adds chief medical officer

    The Government Employees Health Association, a nonprofit that provides medical benefits to current and former federal employees, has appointed John Johnson, MD, as its chief medical officer. 
  3. 17 Kaiser Permanente leaders to know

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has been serving patients in eight different regions since 1945. Here are 17 regional and medical group leaders to know: 
  4. Dr. Anthony Coletta takes on partner role at healthcare advisory firm

    Anthony Coletta, MD, joined healthcare advisory firm Dune View Strategies as a partner. 

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. Phoenix Children's names chief of infectious diseases

    Phoenix Children's has named Wassim Ballan, MD, as its chief of the newly created division of infectious diseases. 
  2. Florida physician indicted on 10 counts for controlled substance distribution 

    St. Augustine, Fla.-based physician Scott Andrew Hollington, MD, has been charged with 10 counts of distribution of controlled substances, the U.S. Justice Department said Oct. 31. 
  3. 10 most-read physician leadership stories in October

    From physician shortages to prior authorization, here are the 10 most-read physician leadership stories from Becker's in October. 
  4. Dr. Anthony Coletta joins Dune View

    Healthcare consulting firm Dune View Strategies named Anthony Coletta, MD, as a partner.

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. Independent physicians more likely to receive pay from salary than hospital-owned practices

    Independent physicians are more likely to receive their pay from salary than a physician working in a hospital-owned practice, according to the American Medical Association's latest "Physician Practice Benchmark Survey."  
  2. Texas physician guilty in $54M Medicare, cancer testing fraud

    Daniel Canchola, MD, pleaded guilty for his role in a $54 million Medicare fraud scheme, the Justice Department said Oct. 25.
  3. Dr. Edward McGookin named president of Lifespan affiliate

    Edward McGookin, MD, has been promoted to president of Providence, R.I.-based Coastal Medical, according to an Oct. 30 report from Providence Business News. 
  4. Mass General Brigham academic officer joins Emory U health leadership team

    Atlanta-based Emory University is naming Ravi Thadhani, MD, as its executive vice president for health affairs.
  5. Maine physician arrested, charged with opioid distribution

    Merideth Norris, DO, of Kennebunk, Maine, was arrested for allegedly illegal distribution of opioids and other substances, the U.S. Justice Department reported Oct. 26. 
  6. Dr. Tushar Ramani named CEO of Women's Care

    Tampa, Fla.-based Women's Care, a national women's healthcare organization, has named Tushar Ramani, MD, its CEO.
  7. California county hires Dr. Lindsey Yourman as 1st chief geriatric officer

    San Diego County has appointed Lindsey Yourman, MD, a member of the county's Health and Human Services Agency, as its first chief geriatric officer, according to an Oct. 28 report from the Times of San Diego.
  8. 10 chief medical officer appointments in the last 30 days

    From a therapeutic company to a health system, here are 10 chief medical officer appointments Becker's has reported on in the last 30 days. 
  9. Maryland county names Dr. Kisha Davis as chief health officer nominee

    After a yearlong search, Montgomery County, Md., has nominated Kisha Davis, MD, to be its chief health officer, Fox affiliate WTTG reported Oct. 26.

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