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  1. Transparent or just too open? Striking a balance in the workplace

    Leaders are attracted to transparency because of its seeming promise to increase accountability, collaboration, knowledge sharing, innovation and productivity among employees. However, organizational openness also has the potential to undermine these things, according to Ethan Bernstein, PhD, JD, MBA. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. 11 latest CEO moves

    The following hospital and health system CEO moves were announced or made within the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Is yours a nurse-led hospital?

    Two nurse leaders discuss the obstacles holding nurses back from leadership roles, the perception of nursing versus its reality, and how patients can tell the difference between hospitals where nurse leadership is strong versus those where nurses are less empowered.   By Molly Gamble -

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  1. CHRISTUS Health Northern Louisiana appoints Isaac Palmer CEO

    Irving, Texas-based CHRISTUS Health has appointed Isaac Palmer as CEO of CHRISTUS Health Northern Louisiana in Shreveport, according to The Shreveport Times. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Athens Regional Health System makes interim CEO permanent

    Athens (Ga.) Regional Health System has named its interim CEO, Charles Peck, MD, permanent CEO of the regional system and Athens (Ga.) Regional Medical Center, effective March 15. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Orleans Community Health CEO Delores Horvath resigns

    Delores Horvath, president and CEO of Medina, N.Y.-based Orleans Community Health, which runs Medina Memorial Hospital, resigned Feb. 13, according to the Rochester Business Journal. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Northfield Hospital and Clinics terminates CFO Timothy Gronseth

    Northfield (Minn.) Hospital and Clinics has reportedly terminated its vice president of finance and CFO, Timothy Gronseth, according to Northfield News.  By Tamara Rosin -

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  1. Aetna, Virtua Medical Group to launch ACO

    Aetna and Marlton, N.J.-based Virtua Medical Group announced Tuesday the launch of a new accountable care organization that will expand on an existing Medicare program.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Reduce write-offs by boosting self-pay patient communication

    As hospitals are providing care to an increasing number of self-pay patients, they're looking for ways to prevent absorbing the cost of caring for that portion of their patient population.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. IRS provides guidance on 'Cadillac' health plan tax

    The Internal Revenue Service has issued a notice addressing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's so-called "Cadillac Tax," and provided guidance on the types of coverage subject to the tax and what will trigger the tax.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Baptist Orange Hospital to discontinue most inpatient services

    The board of directors of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, based in Beaumont, has announced a decision to halt inpatient services at Baptist Orange (Texas) Hospital, according to a report from The Orange Leader.  By Shannon Barnet -
  1. How to safely reprocess scopes tied to 'superbug' infections: Experts weigh in

    Experts from Virginia Mason Medical Center and elsewhere share tips on how to safely reprocess duodenoscopes to avoid infections By Heather Punke -
  2. Chuck Lauer: Give nurses some help with their heavy lifts

    "I believe that the topic of nursing injuries should be one of the highest priorities any hospital executive should explore immediately and rectify with dispatch. It is simply the right thing to do." By Chuck Lauer, Former Publisher of Modern Healthcare and an Author, Public Speaker and Career Coach -
  3. 6 latest hospital CNO, CMO moves

    The following six hospital and health system CMO and CNO moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in the last three weeks, starting with the most recent.  By Heather Punke -
  4. Albany Medical College to launch biomed incubator

    Albany (N.Y.) Medical College will launch a biomedical technology incubator by June 2015.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  5. CIOs struggle with perception of IT as cost center

    Many CIOs face the diplomatic difficulty of arguing for IT departments as a place to invest rather than a place to supply while controlling costs.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  6. Epic, Allscripts, Cerner among finalists for DoD EHR contract

    The Department of Defense narrowed the finalists for its $11 billion EHR contract to three partnerships, which include Epic, Allscripts and Cerner.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  7. Want to know how much insurers pay providers? There's a website for that

    The Health Care Cost Institute, a nonprofit healthcare research organization, has launched a website that lets consumers get a better idea of the baseline price for more than 70 common health services based on the actual prices some of the nation's largest insurers pay to providers.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Wake Forest Baptist sees operating gains on higher admissions

    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center saw its net revenue grow to $1.05 billion in the first half of fiscal 2015, a 9.5 percent increase over the same period of the prior year, primarily due to growth in inpatient admissions, surgical cases and other outpatient volume.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. HHS has no backup plan if high court strikes down subsidies

    HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell has sent a letter to Congress stating the Obama administration does not have a contingency plan if the U.S. Supreme Court blocks subsidies in states that did not establish their own health insurance marketplaces, according to a report from The Hill.  By Ayla Ellison -

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