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  1. 6 ways connections at work can curb loneliness

    Despite the increase in technological connectivity, today's society is overrun with loneliness. A 2010 AARP survey cited in The Atlantic found 35 percent of adults over 45 years old were chronically lonely. By Erin Marshall -
  2. Does your health system have a chief reputation officer?

    There's more at risk than we realize for healthcare organizations.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. 13 latest hospital, health system CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -

What are you doing to impact staff satisfaction?

Complete a 4-item, anonymous survey to inform an industry report on your staffing strategy's impact on clinical staff satisfaction and organizational outcomes, compared to other hospital and health systems.
  1. SEIU local accuses Tufts Medical Center of discouraging unionization

    A labor union is accusing Boston-based Tufts Medical Center of using aggressive means to discourage hospital employees from unionizing, according to a report from The Boston Globe.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. IOM report outlines 8 goals to improve diagnosis, reduce errors

    The committee that authored the Institute of Medicine's "Improving Diagnosis in Health Care" report made numerous recommendations to address eight main goals to improve diagnosis and reduce diagnostic error.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. Nobilis widens hospital network in Arizona: 6 things to know

    Houston-based Nobilis Health has executed an agreement to jointly own and operate the former Freedom Pain Hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. WEDI's Devin Jopp: Health automation is forward thinking but backwards moving

    For all the technological advancements healthcare has made in the past years, it still appears to be remarkably stuck in an antiquated narrative. We have an abundance of technology, but still are unable to connect devices or software and figure out how to best use and optimize these offerings. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

4 keys to improving clinical efficiency

A successful communication strategy at a hospital or health system helps drive clinical efficiency and improve overall patient satisfaction.
  1. IT salaries around the world: Where does the US rank?

    Technology jobs are booming globally as the world becomes a more digitized, connected ecosystem. However, salaries of IT professionals widely vary from country to country, sometimes as much as a difference of five-fold. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Texas hospital files for bankruptcy due to out-of-network payment challenges

    Forest Park Medical Center at Frisco (Texas) has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a Dallas Business Journal report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Insider data breach: Former CVS employee compromises data on nearly 55k individuals

    In July, CVS Health Corp. informed Molina Healthcare, based in Long Beach, Calif., a former CVS employee inappropriately accessed protected health information of Molina Medicare Options Plus HMO patients in March. By Carrie Pallardy -
  4. Judge orders HHS to provide further justification for two-midnight rule's inpatient pay cut

    A federal judge has sided with the American Hospital Association and numerous other associations and organizations across the country in a lawsuit challenging a cut to hospital inpatient payments in conjunction with the controversial "two-midnight" rule.  By Ayla Ellison -

Great hospitals in America

Each organization on this list has a strong foundation of high-quality care, stellar credentials and a focus on doing what is right for the patients in its community.
  1. 100 accountable care organizations to know | 2015

    Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to highlight a variety of Medicare and commercial payer ACOs, the majority of which are led by hospitals or health systems.  By Staff -
  2. UPMC stops organ transplants to investigate, contain mold problem

    UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh has announced it is voluntarily stopping all transplants while hospital officials and state and federal infectious control experts investigate a mold outbreak, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. Hospital bond issuance picks up pace after 2 years of pullback

    As of Sept. 16, nonprofit hospitals in the U.S. had issued $18 billion of municipal bonds this year. That number already surpasses the annual totals for the past two years, according to Bloomberg data.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Positive earnings prompt Erlanger to dole out $400 bonuses to employees: 8 things to know

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System will give its employees bonuses in October after the hospital boosted its earnings last year to the highest level in the hospital's 126-year history, according to a Chattanooga Times Free Press report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. Ex-hospital CEO pleads guilty to perjury charge in Chicago

    The former owner and CEO of Edgewater Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, Peter Rogan, has pleaded guilty to a criminal perjury charge stemming from the hospital's financial collapse in 2002, according to the Chicago Tribune.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. 6 questions with Dr. Imran Andrabi, CEO of Mercy Health-Toledo

    Imran Andrabi, MD, wears many hats. As of March 5, he is president, CEO and chief network integration officer of Mercy Health-Toledo (Ohio), which serves 20 counties in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. By Tamara Rosin -
  7. Employee attacked in Duke hospital bathroom

    A female employee was attacked in Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Hospital early Sunday morning, but hospital staff say administrators didn't inform them of the assault until Monday, according to a report. By Tamara Rosin -
  8. Adventist Health System to pay record-breaking $118.7M to settle improper physician compensation claims

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System has agreed to pay $118.7 million to the federal government and to the states of Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas to settle allegations it violated the False Claims Act by maintaining improper compensation arrangements with referring physicians.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Karen Wyble named CEO of St. Martin Hospital: 5 things to know

    Lafayette (La.) General Health has announced the appointment of Karen O. Wyble as CEO of Breaux Bridge, La.-based St. Martin Hospital.  By Kelly Gooch -


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