Health system CEO listens to doctors. He has to—they’re his family.
Health care has been the family business for Virginia Mason Franciscan Health CEO Ketul J. Patel. Learn about his health system’s plans for 2022.
Patient Support & Advocacy
Q&A: What’s next for Dr. Gary Kaplan after stepping down as CEO
Gary S. Kaplan, MD, stepped down as CEO at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health at the end of the year. His work to boost health care quality and safety won’t stop.
How health systems rise to meet challenges in pandemic’s 2nd year
Efforts to ensure vaccine uptake, battle burnout and drive the future of medicine have characterized the work of these outstanding health systems.
COVID-19 vaccine requirements: Why U.S. doctors support them
Find out why courts must uphold efforts to increase vaccination rates and employers should require vaccination to keep their workers safe.
Q&A: Straight talk vital for this health system’s vaccine mandate
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health beat the president, Washington governor in mandating staff COVID-19 vaccinations. The persuasion effort continues.
How AMA is helping health systems face 2021’s biggest challenges
Stressed physicians. Strained bottom lines. Systemic racism. No topic’s too big for some of health care’s brightest minds. Learn more with the AMA.
6 areas health systems must focus on long after pandemic ends
CEOs from many of America’s best health care organizations explain how COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping their efforts to improve physician well-being.
Help Move Medicine
Medicine doesn’t stand still, and neither do we. AMA members don’t just keep up with medicine—they shape its future.