To improve the hospital’s CMS stars ranking, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens set a clear vision and the goal of wanting to be a regional center of excellence, says Chief Medical Officer Amir Jaffer, MD, MBA. Jaffer has been CMO of NewYork-Presbyterian Queens since January 2017. He previously served as associate CMO of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
Physician operating executives and medical directors are crucial players in healthcare administration at Scripps Health, says Ghazala Sharieff, MD, MBA, corporate senior vice president of hospital operations and chief medical officer at the San Diego-based health system.
As National Nurses Week wraps up, we want to salute the valuable and courageous work done by nurses at all levels of care. We highlighted the efforts of nurses this week and will continue to do so. Thanks to our partner, Drexel University, this week for their support.
When medical errors occur, health systems must learn from the experience and conduct root cause analyses, says Aimee Becker, MD, MBA, chief medical officer of UW Health. HealthLeaders recently talked with Becker about a range of topics, including the challenges of serving as CMO at UW Health, clinical care quality and patient safety, and the role of physicians in healthcare administration at UW Health.
Besides obvious staffing issues, healthcare’s workforce shortage is preventing patients from receiving the care they need due to the lack of providers, Leonardo Seoane, MD, executive vice president and chief academic officer at Ochnser Health, testified during a recent U.S. Senate hearing on the workforce shortage in the healthcare sector.
A report published by the Association of American Medical Colleges in 2022 found that nearly half of physicians were more than 55 in 2021. As a result, more than two of five of physicians will be at least 65 within the next 10 years.
HealthLeaders recently talked with Thomas Ivester, chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs at UNC Hospitals, about a range of topics, including his top challenges at UNC Hospitals, quality improvement, and patient safety.
On episode 75 of PSQH: The Podcast, Dr. Jimmy Chung, chief medical officer at Advantus Health Partners, talks about how to reduce healthcare supply chain costs and maintain quality.
Addressing mental health needs is a primary aspect of healthcare in the post-COVID world, the new chief medical officer of MSU Health Care says.
Russell Howerton, MD, is president of the medical group and senior vice president of clinical operations at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. A practicing surgeon, he previously served as chief medical officer of Wake Forest Baptist Health. Wake Forest Health Network employs about 500 physicians and advanced practice practitioners.