Becker's Hospital Review

October 2019 Becker's Hospital Review

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41 41 CEO/STRATEGY 12 healthcare companies that are the highest-paying employers in their state By Morgan Haefner H ealthcare companies are the highest-paying employers in more than a quarter of all states, according to Money. For its analysis, Money examined median pay that publicly traded companies reported in annual government filings. Here are the 12 healthcare companies that are the highest-paying employers in their state, listed in alphabetical order: 1. Accelerate Diagnostics, highest-paying employer in Arizona Median salary: $194,343 2. Assembly Biosciences, highest-paying employer in Indiana Median salary: $276,726 3. BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, highest-paying employer in North Carolina Median salary: $205,224 4. Celgene, highest-paying employer in New Jersey Median salary: $263,237 5. Corcept erapeutics, highest-paying employer in California Median salary: $681,316 6. Esperion erapeutics, highest-paying employer in Michigan Median salary: $601,841 7. Humana, highest-paying employer in Kentucky Median salary: $70,498 8. Incyte, highest-paying employer in Delaware Median salary: $228,006 9. Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, highest-paying employer in Pennsylvania Median salary: $804,000 10. National Health Investors, highest-paying employer in Tennessee Median salary: $209,777 11. SAGE erapeutics, highest-paying em- ployer in Massachusetts Median salary: $589,166 12. Seattle Genetics, highest-paying employ- er in Washington state Median salary: $198,658 n HHS helps providers respond to mass violence By Kelly Gooch H HS has resources to help healthcare providers prepare for, respond to and assist communities in recovering from mass violence events. The resources — developed by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Technical Resources, Assistance Center and Information Exchange — include tip sheets for hospitals and other healthcare facilities planning their response to shoot- ings and other mass violence events. Among the tip sheet topics are community re- sponse and media management, fatality manage- ment, hospital triage, intake and throughput, and trauma system considerations. HHS also offers healthcare providers information on pa- tient movement and tracking in the event of mass casu- alties, strategies for protecting the safety and health of disaster responders, and various other topics. Additionally, there are resources related to lessons from previous mass violence incidents, such as the shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. n MBA applications decline for 2nd consecutive year By Emily Rappleye E ven the nation's top business schools are losing MBA applicants, Forbes contributor John Byrne wrote in August. This marks the second year of decline, according to Mr. By- rne. The top 10 business schools reported a nearly 6 percent drop in candidates last year, with University of Michigan re- porting the largest decline, at 8.5 percent. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business was a close second, recording an 8.2 percent drop in MBA appli- cants. The dean of Rochester University's Simon School of Business, Andrew Ainslie, told Mr. Byrne he believes 10-20 percent of the top MBA programs will soon close. Reasons cited for the decline include a strong economy and the rising cost of the degree, among others. In June, The Wall Street Journal reported that many univer- sities are beginning to offer online MBA programs in lieu of in-person programs. The virtual offerings are more popular because they are shorter and often more affordable. n

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