Top 20 Hospital CEOs

business teamSome hospitals remain at the top of every best list, even among stiff competition. That is because many hospitals appoint CEO’s that know the ins and outs of the business side of health care, the people side of the industry and the medical side. Now, these CEOs must remain at the helm of their health institutions and help them navigate the uncertain future of U.S. health care.

What follows is a list of the top 20 people in the top positions at some of the nation’s (and the world’s) most well-respected medical institutions. You will notice hospitals with household recognition (for example, the Mayo Clinic and New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia & Cornell) in addition to hospitals with a record of excellence with smaller household name recognition (such as Unity Point Allen and Lakeview Medical Center).

The above executives have helped their hospitals and systems become some of the top-ranked institutions in the world. Even though health care is changing, if anyone is going to be able to handle the constant flux that is becoming the norm in health care, we know they are the ones to tackle it head on. Yet, we can’t help but wonder who will lead these storied health institutions to the top during the next generation. One thing is sure, they will have the opportunity to learn, to follow and to succeed from some of the world’s most extraordinary health care leaders. Pay attention because the way they manage their institutions will impact health care for decades to come.

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Successful Networking for MHA Students

Businessman Giving out CardBeing accepted into a school’s MHA program is only the beginning to a long and successful career in the health care industry. One of the best ways to succeed, other than studying hard, is to network as much as possible. Networking opens up a vast array of possibilities which would otherwise go unnoticed. Graduates that networked during their MHA program will discover that they have an entire array of resources at their fingertips. Read on to learn the best ways someone can network during their time in school.

Join Clubs and Organizations at School

It seems like even the smallest and most obscure school has a club that fits every major and interest. Joining one of those clubs is the easiest way for students to begin networking. Remember, you want to make as many contacts in the industry AND with other students to help your career. Clubs are headed by esteemed professors with experience in the industry, thus it works to a student’s advantage to become a member of the clubs. Not to mention that members with network with other like-minded individuals which can assist them in their career journey in the future.

Volunteer Time

Volunteering is a great way for students to become accustomed to an organization from the inside. The MHA field is very diverse and wide open, so there are many of opportunities for students to volunteer with a variety of businesses and organizations before committing to work for one. Some of the organizations and businesses MHA students have volunteered with are non-profits, nursing homes, hospitals and big health care firms.

Enter Competitions

MHA students can enter competitions to further their networking opportunities. Competitions are unique because they allow many students to interact with MHA leaders that they may never have come into contact with previously. If the student(s) win one of these competitions, not only will it jumpstart their future MHA careers, but it would give them the backing they would need to really launch their future careers in the right direction. One student that we heard of placing in one such competition, received$2,000, an invitation to the Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Washington D.C. and travel expenses paid to attend the Congress in Chicago.

Work or Intern

The best health care experiences come courtesy of working or interning with an organization, company, non-profit or business with a focus on healthcare. We recommend this path once you have narrowed your interests down to one (working) or two (interning) kinds of markets within the industry. Interning and working can help you learn about your employer’s work ethic from the inside out and will give you valuable contacts once you decide on your career path. Interning will allow you to explore you interest in working for a large, health care business one semester and interning with a private hospital the next. It is all about exploring options and if you have a fantastic work ethic, your employers will remember that which is only going to help you in the long run. Another great reason to intern or work is the accessibility to mentors. Mentors are a crucial tool to use in the real-world and their vast knowledge of what it needed to succeed will be passed along to their mentees.

Networking is a valuable currency that MHA students should invest in and build on to further their careers. It gives students access to otherwise invisible opportunities which they can use as the building blocks to a successful career in the health care industry.

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Top Leadership Skills for Health Care Managers

business teamSuccessful health care managers are not simply educated but possess specific traits to assist them with their jobs. Some of the traits are inherent whereas others can be learned. If you want to be a successful health care manager you should attempt to cultivate the following skills to advance in your career.

Ability to Project Future Scenarios

Health care is changing and it needs leaders that can understand the changes, how they will affect the market and project possibilities for the next chapter in health care. This can only be achieved by constantly assessing data, performance and the industry and then decisively making a change once all solutions and scenarios have been exhausted.

Passionate about the Position

Employees, board members and patients can all tell when someone is enthusiastic about their job or just there for they paycheck. The only way managers can become successful is by embracing the job. That does not mean that they are happy with their job 100% of the time, but passion is the one thing that will sustain them when the going gets tough. Sometimes it is the only thing that separates a quitter from someone who decided to soldier and wait for a brighter future.

Pays Attention to the Bottom Line

Health care managers must be financially aware of their organization. Organizations want results and if a health care manager cannot stop a hospital from hemorrhaging money, or has no clue that the company is even hemorrhaging money, then that manger is one step closer to being ushered out the door. The bottom line is almost as important as passion and it can save a job or lose a job in a very short amount of time.

Patient Friendly and Understands Customer Service

Health is a service industry and its heart lies solely with the patients. A good understanding of great customer service and how to enact it is a must. Learn what works from organizations with impeccable customer service as well as bad customer service. Many teaching hospitals stress the importance of bedside manners. However, health care managers should be just as proficient or more in projecting positive bedside manners than the medical doctors.

Enact Change through Leadership

Good leadership involves being a good leader. The best leaders are able to enact change even when their teams may not be completely on board. Leaders must be able to come into new environments and convince people that the changes they want to make are for the good of the organization. Effective leaders sit back, collect data, make a plan and then watch the plan unfold. Yes, there will be some that are resistant to change but the right leader will be able to find a solution for the organization’s needs.

Tomorrow’s successful health care leaders are taught today. They understand a myriad of potential issues within the industry and are keen to learn everything there is to know and develop talent to help them succeed at the next level. Successful managers know that they must balance quantitative skills with qualitative skills to be a well-rounded and effective health care manager.

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Top 100 Hospital Twitter Profiles You Should Follow

Med SymbolMany hospitals incorporate Twitter into a their operating procedures. The following hospitals are no different and as a result, some have amassed quite a following. Read on to discover the top 100 hospitals on Twitter.

Adventist Health (4,529 Followers)@AdventistHealth

Alegent Creighton Health (3,678 Followers)@AlegentHealth – (1,752)

Apollo Hospitals (4,978 Followers)@HospitalsApollo

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Illuminate Blog (3,494 Followers)@IlluminateBlog

Banner Children’s Hospital (2,800 Followers)@BannerChildrens

Barnes-Jewish Hospital (4,695 Followers)@BarnesJewish

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (4,480 Followers)@BIDMChealth

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (10,374 Followers) @BrighamWomens

Carle Hospital (1,619 Followers)@Carle_org

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (3,995 Followers)@CedarsSinai

Charleston Area Medical Center (762 Followers)@CAMC_HS

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (19,018 Followers)@ChildrensPhila

Children’s Medical Center Dallas (12,821 Followers)@ChildrensTheOne

Children’s National Medical Center (24,463 Followers) – @childrenshealth

Christiana Care (3,470 Followers)@christianacare

City of Hope (15,378 Followers)@cityofhope

Dana-Farber Cancer Center (14,245 Followers)@DanaFarber

Detroit Medical Center (8,937 Followers)@DMC_heals

East Jefferson General Hospital (1,456 Followers)@EJHospital

Einstein Healthcare Network (1,417 Followers)@EinsteinHealth

Florida Hospital (10,781 Followers)@FloridaHospital

Forrest General Hospital (1,248 Followers)@ForrestGeneral

Fort Health Care (465 Followers)@FortHealthCare

Fox Chase Cancer Center (5,383 Followers)@FoxChaseCancer

Frederick Memorial Hospital (1,959 Followers)@FredrkMemorial

Golisano Children’s Hospital (1,222 Followers)@Sandy_Strong

Greenville Health System (4,834 Followers)@ghs_org

Griffin Hospital (499 Followers)@GriffinHospital

Gwinnett Medical Center (5,869 Followers) @GwinnettMedical

Hartford Hospital (3,581 Followers)@hartfordhosp

Henry Ford Health (6,441 Followers)@HenryFordNews

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (1,190 Followers)@hoaghealth

Holy Cross Hospital (526 Followers)@HolyCrossFL

Houston Methodist Hospital (8,036 Followers)@MethodistHosp

Indiana University Health (9,772 Followers)@IU_Health

Lahey Hospital (2,669 Followers)@LaheyClinic

Loyola Health (1,895 Followers)@LoyolaHealth

Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation (1,305 Followers)@LudloweRehab

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (21,434 Followers)@MDAndersonNews

Maimonides Medical Center (1,022 Followers)@MaimonidesMC

Massachusetts General Hospital (12,931 Followers)@MassGeneralNews

Mayo Clinic (614,567 Followers) @MayoClinic

McLean Hospital (2,482 Followers)@McLeanHospital

Medical Center of McKinney (1,493 Followers)@MedCtrMcKinney

Medical University of South Carolina (7,870 Followers) – @MUSChealth

Memorial Healthcare (2,525 Followers)@Memorial_Owosso

Memorial Hermann Hospital (15,356 Followers)@houstonhospital

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (9,687 Followers)@sloan_kettering

Mercy Health (1,269 Followers)@mercy_health

Metro Health (3,270 Followers)@metrohealthCLE

Moffitt Cancer Center (4,457 Followers)@MoffittNews

Mount Sinai Hospital (7,667 Followers)@MountSinaiNYC

National Jewish Health (1,005 Followers)@NJHealth

Nebraska Medical Center (2,975 Followers)@NebraskaMed

New York-Presbyterian Hospital (7,987 Followers)@nyphospital

North Shore University Health System (2,416 Followers)@NorthShoreWeb

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (5,420 Followers)@NMHnews

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (11,604 Followers) – @OSUWexMed

Orlando Health (2,244 Followers)@orlandohealth

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (3,258 Followers) @PennStHershey

Plantation Hospital (1,532 Followers)@plantationhosp

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (219 Followers)@AboutPVHMC

Renown Health (2,156 Followers)@renownhealth

Roswell Park Cancer Center (7,616 Followers) – @Swedish

Rush University Medical Center (8,158 Followers)@RushMedical

Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center (6,053 Followers)@SMHCS

Scripps Health (16,239 Followers)@ScrippsHealth

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (6,772 Followers)@Seattle CCA

Shepherd Center (3,431 Followers)@ShepherdCenter

Southwest Surgical Hospital (526 Followers) – @SWSHospital

Spectrum Health (4,170 Followers) – @SpectrumHealth

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (262,189 Followers) @StJude

St. Luke’s Hospital (742 Followers)@STLukesSTL

St. Theresa Specialty Hospital (1,228 Followers)@stshno

Stanford Hospital & Clinics (7,089 Followers) – @StanfordHosp

Sutter Health  (2,409 Followers) @SutterHealth

Swedish Medical Center (8,482 Followers)@Swedish

Texas Heart Institute (1,403 Followers)@Texas_Heart

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas (1,673 Followers)@wecareforwomen

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (3,985 Followers)@TJUHospital

Torrance Memorial Medical Center (487 Followers)@TMMCnews

Tulane Medical Center  (819 Followers)@tulanemedical

U. of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (13,124 Followers)@uwhealth

UNC Ob/Gyn Department (2,190 Followers)@UNCOBGYN

University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital (3,777 Followers)@uabmedicine

University of California Health System (5,103 Followers)@UCSDHealth

University of California San Francisco Imaging (2,021 Followers)@UCSFimaging

University of Chicago Medicine (3,307 Followers)@UChicagoMed

University of Maryland Medical Center (11,339 Followers)@UMMC

University of Michigan Health System (14,308 Followers)@UMHealthSystem

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (15,624 Followers) @UNC_Health_Care

University of Pennsylvania Health System (3,801 Followers)@PennMedicine

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh (3,674 Followers)@UPMCnews

University of Tennessee Health Science Center (1,927 Followers) @uthsc

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (3,613 Followers)@UTSWNews

University of Virginia Health System (2,878 Followers)@uvahealthnews

University of Washington Health (13,124 Followers)@uwhealth

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (7,140 Followers)@VUMChealth

Virginia Hospital Center (241 Followers)@VHC_Hospital

Wake Forest Baptist Health (3,359 Followers)@wakehealth

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Top 10 Health Administration YouTube Videos

Med SymbolYouTube has become one of the greatest resources in today’s world which is why we have compiled a list of the top 10 health administration YouTube videos. The following videos inform viewers of what to expect within the healthcare industry and emphasizes educational opportunities, job growth and expectations within the field. Read on to discover our top 10 health administration videos.

How to Become a Healthcare Administrator: Details the steps and qualities involved in becoming a health care administrator. Also gives facts and figures of the job and education requirements.

Veterans Health Administration: The Veterans Health Administration channel is full of videos to assist veterans with many war-related physical and mental traumas. Although it targets veterans, we think all health care administrators should become aware of the challenges facing today’s returning soldiers. Many health care administrators will encounter veterans and awareness is only the beginning of helping them receive the proper treatment.

Health Services Administrator: Video highlights a health care administrator (Debbi Lehner) and radiographer (Kristen Hickey) at South Seminole Hospital. The interviews focus on today’s radiographic advancements in addition to changing jobs within the radiographic field. The interviewees speak about how they moved from one part of the medical field to health administration.

Master’s in Health Administration Fields of Study: What do students need to learn before receiving a Master’s in health administration? The short video gives a brief overview of everything students will have to master before they can receive that all-important MHA degree. Some of the fields of study are interesting because they do not seem related, but once students dig a little deeper they will be surprised to find out just how much those fields correlate to exemplary administrative skills.

Operation Theatre (OT) Services: The video a mini-course for hospital administration specifying how the operation theatre works. It informs visitors why there is such a high pressure placed on the operating theatre and what hospital administrators can so to make everything work seamlessly for operating theatre services.

Health Service Manager: A Q&A with a Medical & Health Services Manager at West Central Human Services Center. She answers questions pertaining to her education, how many hours a week she works and the many hats she must wear within her job.

Baylor’s MBA with Healthcare Administration: Baylor University Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the United States. So, it should come as a surprise to no one that the university’s MBA with Healthcare Administration is nationally ranked as well. The video highlights a graduate’s experiences within the program and informs prospective students on what they can expect to learn within the program.

Health Information Management: The CUNY School of Professional Studies uploaded a video to educate students and people interested in healthcare administration about the industry’s trends and careers. The video is a full lecture (and clocks in a little over an hour), but gives viewers a thorough view of healthcare administration as well as a variety of careers within the industry.

Healthcare Administration Course: This video is perfect for people working in the healthcare profession that want to make a transition to healthcare administration, but don’t know where to begin. It gives a brief overview of the business side as well as the education requirements for attaining a new position as a healthcare administrator.

Top 5 Health Care Management Jobs: An interesting take on what the top health care management fields. It prioritizes stability and growth which is what everyone wants in their respective careers.

Health administration is a growing job market and these videos will help you reach your health administration goals. Our top 10 videos are only the beginning.

YouTube has become one of the greatest resources in today’s world which is why we have compiled a list of the top 10 health administration YouTube videos. The following videos inform viewers of what to expect within the healthcare industry and emphasizes educational opportunities, job growth and expectations within the field. Read on to discover our top 10 health administration videos.

How to Become a Healthcare Administrator: Details the steps and qualities involved in becoming a health care administrator. Also gives facts and figures of the job and education requirements.

Veterans Health Administration: The Veterans Health Administration channel is full of videos to assist veterans with many war-related physical and mental traumas. Although it targets veterans, we think all health care administrators should become aware of the challenges facing today’s returning soldiers. Many health care administrators will encounter veterans and awareness is only the beginning of helping them receive the proper treatment.

Health Services Administrator: Video highlights a health care administrator (Debbi Lehner) and radiographer (Kristen Hickey) at South Seminole Hospital. The interviews focus on today’s radiographic advancements in addition to changing jobs within the radiographic field. The interviewees speak about how they moved from one part of the medical field to health administration.

Master’s in Health Administration Fields of Study: What do students need to learn before receiving a Master’s in health administration? The short video gives a brief overview of everything students will have to master before they can receive that all-important MHA degree. Some of the fields of study are interesting because they do not seem related, but once students dig a little deeper they will be surprised to find out just how much those fields correlate to exemplary administrative skills.

Operation Theatre (OT) Services: The video a mini-course for hospital administration specifying how the operation theatre works. It informs visitors why there is such a high pressure placed on the operating theatre and what hospital administrators can so to make everything work seamlessly for operating theatre services.

Health Service Manager: A Q&A with a Medical & Health Services Manager at West Central Human Services Center. She answers questions pertaining to her education, how many hours a week she works and the many hats she must wear within her job.

Baylor’s MBA with Healthcare Administration: Baylor University Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the United States. So, it should come as a surprise to no one that the university’s MBA with Healthcare Administration is nationally ranked as well. The video highlights a graduate’s experiences within the program and informs prospective students on what they can expect to learn within the program.

Health Information Management: The CUNY School of Professional Studies uploaded a video to educate students and people interested in healthcare administration about the industry’s trends and careers. The video is a full lecture (and clocks in a little over an hour), but gives viewers a thorough view of healthcare administration as well as a variety of careers within the industry.

Healthcare Administration Course: This video is perfect for people working in the healthcare profession that want to make a transition to healthcare administration, but don’t know where to begin. It gives a brief overview of the business side as well as the education requirements for attaining a new position as a healthcare administrator.

Top 5 Health Care Management Jobs: An interesting take on what the top health care management fields. It prioritizes stability and growth which is what everyone wants in their respective careers.

Health administration is a growing job market and these videos will help you reach your health administration goals. Our top 10 videos are only the beginning.

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