Week in review: 10 biggest healthcare stories this week

Stay in the know with Becker's Hospital Review's weekly roundup of the nation's biggest healthcare news. Here's what you need to know this week.  By Tamara Rosin -

Why is digital marketing critical in healthcare?

It’s not difficult to find statistics on the importance of digital marketing in today’s Internet era. Digital marketing is, in fact, forecasted to increase by 35% throughout 2016, with roughly one-third of marketers planning to shift advertising budget to digital to increase ROI.  By Kristin Hambelton, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President -

How employee trust affects the bottom line

Building a culture of trust — among employees, as well as between employees and the leadership — has a direct impact on a company's productivity and financial performance. Contrary to popular belief, establishing a high-trust culture is not a "soft" leadership skill; rather, it’s a foundational element of successful organizations, according to the Harvard Business Review.  By Tamara Rosin -

New Swedish Covenant Hospital CEO Anthony Guaccio visits 30 floors in first 30 days

Hours after officially starting his role as Chicago-based Swedish Covenant Hospital's president and CEO, Anthony Guaccio embarked on his goal to visit 30 floors of the hospital in 30 days. By Tamara Rosin -

RWJBarnabas hospital welcomes new board member: 3 things to know

Belleville, N.J.-based Clara Maas Medical Center, part of RWJBarnabas Health, has named Anthony R. Slimowiczto the board of trustees.  By Kelly Gooch -

Lurie Children's: Lollapalooza causes 3-fold spike in ER visits

Chicago-based Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital is prepping itself for the worst emergency room weekend of the year — Lollapalooza.  By Emily Rappleye -

Arianna Huffington: Why leaders must dispel their 'sleep delusion'

In addition to her role at the helm of The Huffington Post, media magnate Arianna Huffington is also a sleep champion, as evidenced by her recently released book, The Sleep Revolution. By Tamara Rosin -

Theranos hires execs to oversee quality and compliance

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Theranos has hired two new executives to oversee all regulatory, quality and compliance standards, according to Reuters.  By Mackenzie Bean -

Community Hospital Corporation announces Karen Barber as winner of the 2016 President’s Leadership Excellence Award

Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) is proud to announce Karen Barber, Chief Executive Officer of Yoakum Community Hospital, as the winner of the 2016 President's Leadership Excellence Award. Yoakum Community Hospital is a 25-bed, critical access hospital based in Yoakum, Texas.  By Staff -

5 healthcare layoffs so far in July

The following healthcare layoffs were reported by Becker's Hospital Review so far in July. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -

Your top performer may have already quit: Quint Studer's 4 tips for better talent retention

"What can we do to keep you? Why didn't you tell us?" By Quint Studer, Founder of Studer Group, Speaker, Author and Professional Volunteer -

Chi Solutions, Baystate Health executives to speak at upcoming Becker's conference

Jeffrey Myers, Vice President, Consulting at Chi Solutions, an Accumen company, and Denise Irons, director of laboratory information systems at Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health, will speak at Becker's CIO/HIT + Revenue Cycle Conference next week.  By Kelly Gooch -

11 hospitals with great customer service

Becker's Hospital Review called for nominations and researched hospitals dedicated to providing excellent customer service and quality patient care.  By Morgan Haefner and Mackenzie Bean -

National panel of judges named for 2017 Hearst Health Prize

Hearst Health, a division of media company Hearst and the Jefferson College of Population Health at Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University, has named the national panel of judges for the 2017 Hearst Health Prize. By Tamara Rosin -

CS Mott Children's Hospital embraces Pokémon GO to raise kids' energy

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based CS Mott Children's Hospital is buying into the Pokémon GO craze with the intent of using the augmented reality smartphone app to help kids who normally spend their days in bed increase physical activity, according to USA Today. By Tamara Rosin -

15 healthcare companies on Fortune's Global 500 list

Fortune has released its annual Global 500 list, a compilation of the world's 500 largest companies. By Erin Dietsche -

Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove at RNC: ACA spurred efficiency

Cleveland Clinic would "probably not" have become more efficient and cut more than $300 million from its annual budget were it not for the Affordable Care Act, according to CEO Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, MD, who spoke on a panel at the Republican National Convention.  By Emily Rappleye -

Singing River Health System board member removed

Despite his resolve to retain membership, the newest member of Pascagoula, Miss.-based Singing River Health System's board was voted off Monday by county supervisors, according to a local news report from WLOX.  By Emily Rappleye -

5 questions with Memorial Healthcare System CEO Aurelio M. Fernandez III

Aurelio M. Fernandez III was named president and CEO of Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Fla., earlier this year.   By Kelly Gooch -

These employees bought their CEO a Tesla

Last April, Dan Price — the CEO of Seattle-based credit card processing company Gravity Payments — raised his company's minimum wage and lowered his own salary to $70,000 annually. Greatly impacted by the change, his employees decided to give back, according to The Seattle Times. By Erin Dietsche -

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