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  1. Why CEO dismissals are at an all-time low

    The number of CEOs who were forced out of their jobs at large global companies fell to a new low in 2014, according to data for the world's largest 2,500 companies. While this might seem to be the result of complacency by boards of directors, this drop in terminations is actually a byproduct of improved corporate governance and better succession planning, according to the Harvard Business Review. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Summa Health Systems takes on Matthew Wayne as CMO

    Summa Health System has hired Matthew Wayne, MD, in the new role of CMO for its accountable care organization, NewHealth Collaborative, and its growing employed physician group, Summa Physicians.  By Max Green -
  3. FDA pushes to ban trans fats

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday food manufacturers will have three years to remove artificial trans fats from processed foods, according to The Wall Street Journal. By Tamara Rosin -

5 tips to make your anesthesia program as efficient as possible

Your surgical service is the engine that drives your hospital’s bottom line, and any inefficiency can disrupt everything—from the number of surgical cases your hospital handles to its ability to attract new patients and physicians—thus hindering profitability. This white paper outlines five tips to help make your anesthesia program reach or exceed “best practice” levels.
  1. Hospital group says Illinois could lease

    The Illinois Hospital Association anticipates the possibility of being able to set up a health insurance exchange at a lower cost if the federal government allows the leasing of its technology for use as a backbone.  By Max Green -
  2. Dignity Health CFO Michael Blaszyk to retire

    Michael Blaszyk, senior executive vice president and CFO of San Francisco-based Dignity Health, will retire in December.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 3 things to know about Luis Chanaga, new CFO of Grandview Medical Center

    Luis Chanaga has been named CFO and vice president of finance of Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital prepares to care for escaped fugitives

    In response to two convicted killers breaking out of a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, N.Y., created a plan to care for the fugitives or anyone involved in the manhunt, according to the Press-Republican.  By Shannon Barnet -

Transforming patient expectations into great experiences

Patients are empowered to demand more from their providers. Online medical information and access to social media makes for a curious and more knowledgeable patient who has high expectations of service and a lower tolerance for indifference.
  1. 5 things to know about St. Elizabeth Healthcare's newly named CEO Garren Colvin

    Edgewood, Ky.-based St. Elizabeth Healthcare has named Garren Colvin president and CEO.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 2 Staten Island hospitals authorize strike: 5 things to know about contract negotiations

    Nurses from Richmond University Medical Center and Staten Island University Hospital, both in Staten Island, N.Y., have voted to go on a one-day strike if the hospitals and New York State Nurses Association do not reach an agreement on staffing issues, according to a Staten Island Advance report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Hutchinson Regional CEO Kevin Miller resigns: 5 things to know

    Hutchinson (Kan.) Regional Medical Center President and CEO Kevin Miller resigned Monday, according to The Hutchinson News.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Ochsner announces 3 new leaders: 7 things to know

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System has announced three leadership changes.  By Kelly Gooch -

Why your EMR won't drive value-based care

You don't know what you don't know. You may think you are providing value-based services to your clients through your EMR, but without the ability to take action and ensure accountable follow-up, are you truly making a positive impact?
  1. MedPAC issues June report to Congress: 5 key Medicare issues

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has released its June 2015 report on Medicare payment policy to Congress, in which it recommends the two-midnight rule be withdrawn and makes other recommendations regarding short inpatient stays.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. UnitedHealth makes takeover approach to Aetna

    UnitedHealth Group has approached Aetna about a takeover deal within the past few days, according toThe Wall Street Journal.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 6 former HHS officials weigh in on King v. Burwell contingency plans

    With the decision in King v. Burwell looming, six former senior officials from HHS have written a letter offering advice to the governors and legislators in the 34 states that have not created their own state-based health insurance exchanges.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Hospital prices up 0.7% year-over-year in May

    Overall hospital prices were 0.7 percent higher in May of this year than they were in the same month a year ago, and hospital prices increased 0.1 percent between April and May, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. Kaleida Health sees operating gains in Q1

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based Kaleida Health posted a $3.5 million operating gain in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, compared to a $421,000 operating loss in the same period a year ago, according to a Buffalo Business First report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. D.C. hospital to pay $12.9M to settle false claims allegations

    Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Medical Center and its affiliated entities have agreed to pay $12.9 million to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. The community hospital survival guide: Strategies to keep the doors open

    The healthcare industry has not been kind to community hospitals over the past several years, and there is no indication that the industry will be any less cruel on these organizations during the next several years. Survival in this world will take decisive and creative action.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Controlling the uncontrollable: 3 lessons for healthcare leaders from O'Hare Airport's gate agents

    Next time you're at the airport, take a closer look at the gate agents.  By Emily Rappleye -
  9. 10 things to know about Jeb Bush's views on healthcare

    John Ellis "Jeb" Bush officially announced Monday he is running for president in the upcoming 2016 election, 27 years after his father was elected president and 15 years after his older brother, George W. Bush, was elected. Here are 10 things to know about the former governor of Florida's views on healthcare.  By Emily Rappleye -


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