Is your hospital an innovator that’s willing to showcase your leading-edge work? Are you breaking new ground to improve the quality, efficiency and affordability of health care in your community? We invite you to bring your hospital’s improvement team to the Hospital Council 2018 Summit and participate in our Innovation Challenge. Your creative, innovative solutions are important to all of our members.
Bernard Tyson, the chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, the integrated health care provider and not-for-profit health plan that serves more than 12 million Americans, agreed that a large part of America’s mental health problem is that we don’t talk about the issue. “Most of us have [a mental health issue], or we’re one degree from it. It’s all around us, but nobody wants to talk about it.” (Fortune)
Sutter Health and Aetna Inc. have named a CEO to lead the companies’ joint health plan, Sutter | Aetna, which will serve Northern California employers starting next month.
Steve Wigginton, who was previously CEO of Chicago-based health care IT and consulting company Valence Health, will join Sutter | Aetna immediately, Sacramento-based Sutter Health said in a news release. (Sacramento Business Journal)
The California attorney general’s office has approved an affiliation agreement between Marysville-based Rideout Health and Roseville-based Adventist Health, providing one of the final regulatory approvals needed for the deal to move forward. (Sacramento Business Journal)
In the past, if a person had a stroke while asleep, or far from a top medical facility like Stanford, they were at a disadvantage. Doctors often wouldn’t initiate any treatment, believing damage to the patient’s brain had already been done. (Scope)
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