Ascension recently split the title of president and CEO and unified its two-pronged structure. That will result in the upcoming departure of three top executives including Patricia Maryland, who has been at Ascension for 15 years.
Dr. Rod Hochman in 2012 oversaw the union of Providence and a secular organization, Swedish Health Services. While acknowledging that every deal is different, Hochman says research is key to the sometimes scary move to combine organizations.
Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson has been at the forefront of addressing some of the industry's biggest challenges. With the increased push to have providers take care of social ills, Tyson's latest move might come as a small surprise. But that doesn't make it any less risky.
Ascension's Anthony Tersigni has faced plenty of operational and financial challenges during his near 15-year tenure as CEO. But in 2014, the St. Louis-based system embarked upon an ambitious endeavor—complete rebranding of its 151 hospitals in six markets.
This new monthly column highlights Bold Moves made by the industry's top executives. Dr. Marc Harrison, CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, suggested to us that the industry's push to innovate might be easier if executives know they aren't leaping into the unknown alone.