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  1. Financial updates from 11 health systems

    The following 11 health systems and for-profit hospital operators recently released their financial statements for the three-month period that ended June 30.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Does publicizing physicians' bad behavior help patients?

    An anonymous essay published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week has received mixed reviews, with some industry experts calling it inflammatory, while others believe it sheds light on an important issue that needs to be addressed.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 6 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

    The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced in the past week.  By Ayla Ellison -

Survey results: data and outcome improvement

Survey results: Outcome improvement and shared risk attitudes. See what healthcare leaders say about outcome improvement programs, who is involved and what would make a shared risk agreement meaninful.
  1. American Diabetes Association CEO Kevin Hagan on 'a big, real American problem'

    The American Diabetes Association's new CEO Kevin L. Hagan has a message for America's healthcare providers: Diabetes is an escalating crisis in our country and it is putting a serious burden on our healthcare system.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. John Muir delivers ultimatum to strikers

    Workers on strike at John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek (Calif.), were warned that they would be replaced unless they return to work today, according to a Contra Costa Times report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Another Oconee Regional executive resigns: 5 things to know

    Brenda Qualls, CFO of Oconee Regional Medical Center in Milledgeville, Ga., is resigning, according to a WMAZ report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Aug. 17-21

    All five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices fall last week.  By Kelly Gooch -

10 ways lean strategies improve healthcare workforce

With the move from volume to value-based healthcare delivery it is now more important than ever for Healthcare organizations to understand how lean strategies can help them achieve their desired outcomes for patient and staff satisfaction, quality, and financial health.
  1. All part of his strategic plan: Q&A with Michael Boblitz, Gwinnett Health's VP of Planning and Business Development

    Michael Boblitz always knew he wanted to work in healthcare. By Erin Marshall -
  2. Top 20 healthcare lobbyists by spending

    Healthcare companies spend billions annually on lobbying to influence government officials and legislators. Here are the top 20 healthcare organizations that lobby Congress and federal agencies, ranked in order of greatest to least all-time spending.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. 10 recent hospital outlook and rating actions

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place in the last week, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Bankrupt Maine hospital merges with Mid Coast Health

    A bankruptcy judge has signed off on the merger of Parkview Adventist Medical Center and Mid Coast Health Services, both based in Brunswick, Maine, according to a Portland Press Herald report.  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. 5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a former hospital director being sentenced to nine years in prison to the owner of three California medical clinics admitting he paid kickbacks to patient recruiters, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Lafayette General Health to acquire hospital from HCA

    Lafayette (La.) General Health has announced it will acquire Regional Medical Center of Acadiana in Lafayette from HCA MidAmerica, a division of Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 24 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Geisinger changes uniform policy for RNs: 4 things to know

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System is changing its uniform policy to ensure patients can identify registered nurses and other healthcare workers, according to The Daily Item.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. New York health system offers early retirement packages

    Warsaw, N.Y.-based Wyoming County Community Health System is offering an early retirement program as county officials work to strengthen the facility's finances, according to The Daily News.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Rome Memorial Hospital CEO resigns: 4 things to know

    Rome (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital President and CEO Basil J. Ariglio, who is known as "Buzz," has resigned after 23 years of service.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. Wrangell Medical Center names new CEO: 4 things to know

    The Wrangell (Alaska) Medical Center Board of Directors has hired Robert Rang as the new hospital CEO, according to KSTK News.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. UConn Health to cut 11 FTEs: 5 things to know

    The University of Connecticut plans to layoff some full-time and part-time workers at Farmington-based UConn Health as part of systemwide layoffs, according to a Hartford Courant report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. Why happy people make better leaders

    Although certain research shows extroversion is a strong predictor of successful leadership, new analysis by researchers at Orlando-based University of Central Florida claims positivity is the more valuable key to successful leadership, according to Business Insider.  By Erin Marshall -


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