As many organizations start working on budgets and travel schedules for the coming year, I hope our member executives will plan now to join us for the 2024 Executive Advisory Summit.
Ashley Cundiff, MSN, RN, keeps a close eye on patients in her 32-bed intensive care unit (ICU) at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. She’s watching for more than changes to their vital signs. She’s looking for what they may not be able to communicate. She’s trying to keep them from slipping into delirium. “We call […]
The onslaught of challenges endured by health systems throughout the U.S. over the last two years is well documented. Organizations are still dealing with the aftermath of the pandemic and its never-before-seen impact on staffing and the disruption to supply chains, businesses and life in general. Through it all, providers rose to the occasion and met the challenges head on. I am proud to share that a number of our distinguished HealthTrust members have made the list of the Fortune/Merative 15 Top Health Systems and the 100 Top Hospitals list.
It is impossible to predict how much further the SARS-CoV-2 virus may evolve from here. However, at the time of this writing, a number of experts predict—with a “cautiously optimistic” disclaimer—that the worst of it is likely behind those of us in the United States. Boldly Forward—The Future of a World Disrupted is the theme […]
We are excited to be hosting live events again, including the annual HealthTrust University Conference (HTU). The HealthTrust Member Education team is working with more than 80 presenters to deliver a quality slate of education programs for member attendees who will join us July 25–27 in Nashville, Tennessee. Priority was given to this year’s theme, […]
Pandemic-related supply chain disruption, inflation, Russia’s war in Ukraine, ongoing global manufacturing interruptions, increased costs for raw materials, labor and transportation challenges—all have contributed to today’s difficult landscape. The healthcare supply chain, in particular, has been disrupted in new ways, reinforcing the importance of HealthTrust’s efforts to mitigate drug and supply shortages for our members. […]
Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are one of the fastest-growing segments of the healthcare industry. Research from McKinsey suggests that by 2023, the ASC market is expected to grow by 6%—making it potentially a $36 billion industry. While the shift in care from hospitals to ASCs is happening at a rapid rate, it comes with a […]
The end of a calendar year is filled with projections and forecasts across industries for the coming year. At the time of this writing, supply disruptions and cost pressures are predicted well into 2022. Just as the global pandemic disrupted the lives of people across the world, so too has a never-before-seen impact been levied […]
More Americans are predicted to obtain elective surgeries and routine healthcare in 2022—potentially driving medical costs up 6.5% above 2021, according to a report from the Health Research Institute of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Now more than ever, it is critical to align healthcare leaders and physicians in optimizing spend on the high-value implants used in many of […]
Amid the challenges COVID-19 continues to befall, we find providers throughout the country rallying once again in response to the needs of their communities and health systems. The vast majority of reported COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. are among those who are unvaccinated. COVID-19 rates have increased throughout the country due to […]
HealthTrust University Conference—an annual highlight of the third quarter—was held for the first time in a hybrid format. With approximately 3,000 members, exhibitors and staff joining us in person, another 1,000 members joined our education and general sessions online. I heard countless attendees express how good it felt to be back together in person again. HTU […]
In decades past, at the end of a news soundbite that interrupted a regularly scheduled television show, an announcer would say: “And now, back to our regular programming.” That announcement feels somewhat reminiscent of our current transition to life after the pandemic. After more than a year of the world functioning on amended personal and […]