Our 8 Most-Read Leadership Stories Of 2017

HealthLeaders Media Staff, December 29, 2017

5. Micro-Hospitals Fuel Growth Strategy at a Texas Health System

CHI St. Luke's Health, a six-hospital health system in Houston, like other health systems, is looking outside the traditional hospital environment by adding physician practices and other outpatient sites of care. Part of its growth strategy involves combining inpatient and outpatient services into a smaller, more scalable and less capital-intensive facility model, as Philip Betbeze wrote in March.

4. Beating Clinician Burnout

Burnout is not, as many believe, a failing of an individual. Rather, it's a sign that something is amiss within an organization, and that systemic dysfunction can prevent an organization from achieving the desired outcomes of today's value-based care efforts, Jennifer Thew wrote in April.

3. How One Woman Saved IU Health $54 Million

Philip Betbeze's story last January about one woman's crusade to root out inefficiencies was our third most-read leadership story of 2017.

2. Catholic Health Initiatives And Dignity Health to Merge

Our second-most popular leadership story of the year broke just a few weeks ago, when two huge Catholic health systems announced plans to merger. Their plan includes an unusual power-sharing agreement.

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