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August 20, 2018

Weekly review: The 158 best hospitals, according to US News

Daily Briefing

     Exclusive Q&A: Meet Mayo Clinic's next CEO, Gianrico Farrugia (Monday, Aug. 13)
    On Aug. 10, Mayo Clinic announced that Gianrico Farrugia will take over as the organization's president and CEO beginning in January 2019. Shortly after the announcement, Farrugia and Mayo's current president and CEO, John Noseworthy, spoke with the Daily Briefing about why Mayo remains committed to physician leadership, its strategy for growth, and the three biggest challenges Farrugia will take on as CEO.

    The 158 best hospitals, according to US News (Tuesday, Aug. 14)
    U.S. News & World Report last week released its 29th annual Best Hospitals rankings, with Mayo Clinic topping the publication's "Honor Roll" for the third year in a row.

    A diverse diet is healthy, right? Think again. (Wednesday, Aug. 15)
    Nutrition experts have long held that the key to a healthy diet is balance across diverse food groups—but the American Heart Association is now pushing back on that belief, saying it's unsupported by science and people instead should focus on consuming high-quality foods, Kristen Monaco writes for MedPage Today.

    The 25 highest-paid jobs: See where health care ranks on Glassdoor's 2018 list (Thursday, Aug. 16)
    The three highest-paying jobs in America—and five of the 10 top-paying jobs—are in health care, according to a list of the "25 Highest Paying Jobs in America" released this week by the employment website Glassdoor

    The 3 mistakes you're making in performance reviews—and how to fix them (Friday, Aug. 17)
    What's the secret to delivering an effective, constructive performance review? It starts with avoiding the mistakes that most managers make in their employee evaluations, according to Advisory Board's Kate Vonderhaar and Craig Pirner.

    Get the cheat sheets: How hospital quality ratings programs work

    Download our one page sheets for summaries on the methodology and metric categories used in five hospital quality rating programs:

  • US News and World Report Best Hospital Rankings
  • US News and World Report Best Children's Hospital Rankings
  • CMS Star Ratings
  • Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grade
  • Healthgrades Patient Safety Ratings and Excellence Awards
  • Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals
  • Get the Cheat Sheets

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