Weekly review: One health system CEO's recipe for change

Key news from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2

Temple's health system was on the brink. Here's how a new CEO turned it around. (Nov. 28)
When surgeon Larry Kaiser became CEO of Temple University Health System in 2011, board members thought the system wouldn't be financially solvent for much longer than 18 months. Five years later, Temple now has positive margins while still serving Philadelphia's most disadvantaged patients, Susan Snyder writes for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Trump's picks to lead HHS, CMS: What you need to know (Nov. 29)
President-elect Donald Trump will nominate House lawmaker and former orthopedic surgeon Tom Price (R-Ga.) to lead HHS and Seema Verma, a health care consultant, to serve as CMS administrator.

One CEO's recipe for change: Teamwork, transparency, and vulnerability (Nov. 29)
Fostering change in health care organizations requires a bottom-up approach that actively engages employees at all levels, Central Maine Healthcare President and CEO Jeffrey Brickman writes in Harvard Business Review.

What the industry is saying about Trump's HHS, CMS picks (Nov. 30)
Some health care industry leaders are encouraged by President-elect Donald Trump's picks for HHS secretary and CMS administrator, but other stakeholders remain concerned about the consequences of repealing the Affordable Care Act.

2,100 doctors fire back at AMA for endorsing Trump's HHS pick (Dec. 1)
There's been an "outpouring of anger" among some doctors in response to the decision by the American Medical Association to endorse President-elect Trump's HHS secretary nominee, House lawmaker and former orthopedic surgeon Tom Price, Rebecca Robbins reports for STAT News.

Diet soda may not be so diet-friendly. Here's why. (Dec. 2)
A new study published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism may help explain how aspartame, a low-calorie sweetener that's frequently used diet soda, can contribute to weight gain.

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