A review of life science current events reported by MedCity News this week:
Nonprofit hospital CEO salaries in the Midwest: Who’s on top? Nine percent of nonprofit hospital chief executives in the Midwest are paid more than $1 million a year, according to a new report. That was just one interesting tidbit from a 732-hospital survey and related white paper released by Payers & Providers, a California-based health business publisher. Average nonprofit hospital CEO compensation in the region was about $481,000.
Healthcare reform’s impact: Farewell to public hospitals like MetroHealth. The future of public hospitals throughout the United States is imperiled, and for a preview on the impact of U.S. healthcare reform on hospitals, look no further than Cleveland’s public safety-net hospital, MetroHealth System. While local health systems say otherwise, recent meetings involving Metro’s executives, administrators and top doctors have led staff to conclude the earliest parts of this endgame are already underway.
Healthcare social media: Five tips for growing hospital blog traffic. Not all hospital blogs are created equally. The less-useful hospital blogs appear little more than an afterthought, marketing ploys with less-than-compelling content that are updated infrequently, attracting few readers and doing little to advance hospitals’ objectives. But what’s the best way to go about finding out what actually piques the interest of your community, and where do you begin?
Benlysta benchmarks: Progress of the GSK-HGSI lupus treatment so far. It’s been five months since new lupus drug Benlysta became the first new U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved lupus treatment in 56 years. Here’s a look at some key dates this year for Benlysta.
Tech tools abound at new Mayo Clinic Mall of America location (VIDEO). Last week a Mayo Clinic physician described the strategy behind the hospital’s new Mall of America retail location calling it a laboratory to provide crowdsourced ideas that can help inform the creation of a permanent facility focused on health and wellness. Here are a few videos of the place that provide a glimpse into the interior and what Mayo is trying to achieve.