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  1. Former CEO sues New Jersey hospital over 'unlawful' firing

    Richard Freeman, former CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (N.J.), filed a lawsuit accusing the hospital of refusing to abide by its contractual obligations in response to his "malicious and unlawful" termination, according to court documents reviewed by Becker's.
  2. Physician workforce in 2023: 5 stats to know

    Here are five stats on the physician workforce in 2023 that physicians should know:
  3. Alignment Health appoints chief medical officer

    Hyong Kim, MD, will return as chief medical officer of Orange, Calif.-based Alignment Health beginning Sept. 25.

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. Chicago physician convicted in $9.5M kickback scheme

    Chicago physician Benjamin Toh, MD, has been convicted for his participation in a $9.5 million healthcare fraud conspiracy.
  2. Sound Physicians reveals leadership changes

    Sound Physicians founder Robert Bessler, MD, has stepped down from his role as CEO to serve as a member of the organization's board of directors.
  3. 5 CMS moves in 1 week

    Here are five moves from CMS that Becker's has reported on since September 1: 
  4. What is hospitalists' net worth? 

    At least 52 percent of hospitalists reported a family net worth exceeding the national average of $748,800, according to Medscape's "Hospitalist Wealth and Debt Report" released Sept. 5. 

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. Physician compensation in 2023: 5 stats to know

    Here are five stats on physician compensation in 2023 that physicians should know:
  2. Why these hospitals, health systems are bringing back mask policies

    COVID-19 hospitalizations have risen 15.7 percent and deaths have increased by 17.6 percent, according to the CDC's most recent data spanning Aug. 20-26.
  3. How CMS' new model aims to transform primary care

    CMS has unveiled a new model that aims to address chronic disease, behavioral health and other medical conditions to promote health equity, increase access to primary care services, set health expenditures on a more sustainable trajectory and lower costs for patients. 
  4. 5 book recommendations for physicians, by physicians

    Reading books can help physicians better understand how to care for patients from different backgrounds. It can also help them learn how to navigate increasingly complicated healthcare landscapes. 

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. Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation names Dr. Franck Rahaghi CEO

    Franck Rahaghi, MD, will take over as president, CEO and chief medical officer of The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, effective Sept. 15. 
  2. 10 workforce trends healthcare leaders should monitor

    The workforce has cycled through various trends in recent months, and healthcare is no exception. 
  3. 6 most important physician burnout metrics to track

    As physician burnout remains at an all-time high, healthcare organizations need to be constantly aware of where they stand with their specialists. 
  4. Connecticut Institute for Communities names next chief medical officer

    Jennifer Cohen, MD, has been named chief medical officer for the Connecticut Institute for Communities, The Middletown Press reported Sept. 3. 
  5. Does physician pay affect burnout?

    Emergency medicine has the most burnt-out providers, according to a survey conducted by the American Medical Association.
  6. What leads to physician misbehavior?

    Here are the driving causes behind physician misbehavior, according to Medscape's "2023 Physician Behavior Report," based on a survey of 1,671 physicians across 29 specialties:
  7. What is the most popular compensation structure for employed physicians?

    Here is how employed physicians are compensated, according to Medscape's "Employed Physicians Report 2023."
  8. Work-life balance among physicians: 5 numbers to know

    Fifty-four percent of employed physicians are content with their work-life balance, according to a report from Medscape.
  9. 6 physician, nursing groups pushing to unionize

    Here are six groups of medical professionals that have announced or finalized plans to unionize, as reported by Becker's since July 15: 

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