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  1. United Hospital Center names Michael Tillman CEO

    Bridgeport, W.V.-based United Hospital Center has named its current COO, Michael Tillman, as the hospital's new CEO, effective April 4, 2015. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Do good, and don't complain: Q&A with Dr. Steven Gabbe, CEO of OSU Wexner Medical Center

    "I've never heard someone tell me, 'You just don't understand,' because they know I do."  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. 82 food service workers to be laid off at St. Vincent Hospital

    Eighty-two food service workers will no longer have their jobs at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., as of Jan. 26, according to a Worcester Telegram & Gazette report.  By Kelly Gooch -

CEOs & CIOs speak on the state of healthcare 

CEOs and CIOs from hospital and healthcare systems across the country gathered in Chicago in early November to discuss issues and strategies that today's healthcare leaders face. This e-book features a recap of what leaders had to say about the industry's biggest challenges and developments. 
  1. Patient exposed to Ebola to be admitted to NIH Clinical Center today

    The National Institutes of Health expects to admit a patient today who has been exposed to the Ebola virus.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Missed this year's CEO/CIO Roundtables?

    If you were unable to attend Becker's CEO/CIO Roundtable this year, don't fret! Download our Conference E-book for full access to videos, thoughts and discussions from top executive hospital leadership!  By Natalie Leoni -
  3. 10 largest donations from individuals to healthcare organizations in 2014

    Here are the top 10 gifts, pledges and bequests from individuals to hospitals or health organizations within the past year.  By Molly Gamble -
  4. Residency programs shape physician spending habits

    Where a primary care physician completes his or her residency may be a good predictor of their Medicare expenditures in the early years of practice, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  By Emily Rappleye -

ASC Transactions & Physician Compensation

HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. weighs in on ASC Transactions & Physician Compensation Issues in this compilation of featured articles. The e-book includes three articles, covering M&A activity and physician employment compensation models. 
  1. U.S. achieves 7.4 out of 10 on the National Health Security Preparedness Index

    Although there is room for improvement, the U.S. overall is highly prepared in the event of a health emergency or disaster, according to this year's National Health Security Preparedness Index.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. How socioeconomic factors affect readmission

    The socioeconomic factor that affects 30-day unplanned hospital readmissions for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia most is employment status, according to a Truven Health Analytics study released yesterday.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. 16 CEO changes in hospitals, health systems

    The following CEO moves occurred within the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -
  4. 10 features of stellar primary care practices

    Patients and providers lament the expensive, often substandard quality of healthcare delivered in the U.S. While the healthcare system at large remains troubled, some physician practices stand out from the rest as stellar examples of care providers, demonstrating a model of high-quality care and low costs. By Tamara Rosin -

How to Align Information Security and Safety

What is your hospital's biggest security threat? Are you prepared to stop it? This paper examines the five layers of security you need to protect your patients and their information -- plus the best ways to ensure physical security for your facility staff, physicians and patients.
  1. Palos Community Hospital names Terrence Moisan CEO

    Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, Ill., has named Terrence Moisan, MD, as CEO. Dr. Moisan has been serving as interim CEO since February following the abrupt resignation of CEO Edgardo Tenreiro, according to Crain's Chicago Business. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. The corner office: Dr. Howard Grant of Lahey Health on the passion and intellect of Boston

    "I was specifically drawn to Boston because Massachusetts was leading the way in health care reform, ahead of the game in universal healthcare and committed to accelerating toward widespread accountable care and population health. It was enormously appealing that the Commonwealth decided to take on the challenge." By Heather Punke -
  3. HHS to receive $80M budget increase from Congressional spending bill

    Congress unveiled a huge, 1,603-page, $1.01 trillion spending bill Tuesday night, including $948 million for HHS, according to The Washington Post.  By Shannon Barnet -
  4. Ebola fighters are TIME's person of the year

    TIME magazine has named people fighting Ebola as its 2014 "Person of the Year." The Ebola fighters beat out finalists like The Ferguson protesters, Vladimir Putin, Massoud Barzani and Jack Ma. By Heather Punke -
  5. 10 top patient safety issues for 2015

    Hospitals are charged with the dual task of keeping patients well while also keeping patients safe. The two are inextricably linked, as patient safety concerns often tie directly into patient health concerns — hand hygiene, transitions of care and medication errors are a few such concerns that come to mind. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. Blue Shield of California to enter Medicaid market with purchase of Care1st Health Plan

    San Francisco-based Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Care1st Health Plan, a managed care company based in Los Angeles County.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. HCA in 'preliminary' talks with East Jefferson General Hospital

    Ten months after deciding to withdraw its lease proposals for West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, La., and East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, La., Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America has confirmed it is in "preliminary" discussions with East Jefferson General, according to a Times-Picayune report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Merger between Catholic Health, Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives go-ahead

    New York State Health Department officials have approved plans for 175-bed Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center in Lewiston, N.Y., to become a full member of Catholic Health, according to a Buffalo News report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Allegiance Health explores partnership options after exclusivity agreement with UMHS expires

    An exclusivity agreement requiring Allegiance Health in Jackson, Mich., to only be engaged in affiliation talks with the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor has expired, according to an report.  By Ayla Ellison -

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