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Partnering for Optimal Supply Chain Performance

If the pandemic ushered in the worst of times for hospital supply chain managers, would a decline of COVID-19 cases bring about the best of times? The reality is that...


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From Stuck to Star-Struck — How a Struggling Hospital Gained Stable Ground and a 5-Star Overall Quality Rating

by Tom Sledge, North Texas Medical Center CEO

Five years ago, the discussion about North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville, Texas, was primarily focused on the hospital’s financial struggles....


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Building Better Hospital Boards

Great community hospital boards generally don’t just come together as if by magic. Rather, they are systematically and strategically built — and, on occasion, boards must be rebuilt.

In today’s...


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How One Hospital Built a Public Health Innovation, Literally from the Ground Up

by Stephanie Guidry, BSN,MBA
CEO Bayou Bend Health System

What do obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer all have in common? For starters, they’re the most prevalent...


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Changes in Rural Healthcare Delivery — Is Resistance Futile?

Change is too often regarded as something that is happening to hospitals, compelled by forces beyond their control. With more challenges on the horizon, the time has come for hospital...


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Out With the Old — The Business Case for IT Transformation

Forward-thinking community hospital CEOs are giving information technology leaders a voice in strategic planning sessions. 

The reason? Increasingly, technology solutions are able to help advance organizational goals. Unfortunately, the converse...


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Transitioning from CNO to CEO — What It Takes to Rise and Succeed

CNOs who have advanced to become hospital CEOs are still somewhat rare, but the move makes a lot of sense. In fact, hospitals that place a nurse at the top...


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Interim Executives: A Viable Solution to Keep Your Hospital on Track

Steady leadership is a critical stabilizer during challenging times. Conversely, high levels of executive turnover can destabilize an organization’s workforce, operations and strategic vision. Unfortunately, U.S. hospitals have been experiencing...


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Trends Impacting Rural Healthcare in 2023

What does 2023 have in store for rural hospitals? If you rely on recent trend reports, the outlook may appear discouraging. However, while challenges continue for rural hospitals, there is...


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State of the Healthcare Industry Snapshot

Guest blog by David Porter, Executive Partner, Advisory Board

As 2022 comes to a close, the healthcare industry continues to experience a sense of urgency.  Today’s market dynamics have eroded...


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