October 2009 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

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October 2009 Issue
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Current Trends in Hospital and Health System CEO Compensation
The compensation of hospital and health system top executives varies greatly and is dependent, largely, on the size and type of the institution... Click to continue »

58 Hospital and Health Industry Leaders
Joel Allison — Mr. Allison is president and CEO of Baylor Health Care System in Dallas. Mr. Allison's career includes almost 30 years in healthcare management. He joined Baylor in 1993 and served as Baylor's... Click to continue »

12 Best Practices for a Successful Hospital Neurosurgery Program
At the neurosurgery department at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, surgeons don't try to compete with the physicians in their surrounding communities. Instead, they offer services that complement... Click to continue »

Publisher's Letter
We hope that you enjoy and find this issue of Becker’s Hospital Review useful. If you are interested in signing up for the free E-Weekly, filled with informative hospital and health system business and... Click to continue »

18 Hospitals With Great Neurosurgery Programs
Here are 18 hospitals and clinics with great neurosurgery programs. Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University (St. Louis). Barnes-Jewish is the largest hospital in Missouri, with more than 1,250 beds... Click to continue »

Total U.S. Costs for the Top 10 Most Frequent Principal Diagnoses
$329.2 billion was spent on community hospital stays in 2006, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). Overall, the inflation-adjusted... Click to continue »

Hospital CEO Spotlight: Q&A With Jane Keller of Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital
Jane Keller, RN, CEO of the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital in Indianapolis, has been in the healthcare field for more than 20 years, working first as a trained RN in the operating room and later specializing... Click to continue »

Finding Dollars in Unexpected Places: 4 Best Practices for Hospitals From Studer Group’s Stephanie Baker
Hospital leaders seeking to improve the financial success of their facilities have two options: to increase revenue through higher volumes and more services or to decrease expenses by increasing efficiency... Click to continue »

Hospitals Make CEO, CFO Changes Across the Country
Here is a round-up of 22 of the most recent changes and appointments of CEOs and CFOs made across the country. Note: items are listed alphabetically by state... Click to continue »

Physician-Owned Hospital Update:
New Heartland Health CEO Brings Physician’s Perspective
When Mark Laney, MD, became president and CEO of Heartland Health in St. Joseph, Mo., on Aug. 3, it was the first time in a quarter century that someone new had come into the position. However, he brings... Click to continue »

4 Trends in Hospital Financing: Discussion With Claudia Gourdon of Healthcare Finance Group
Financing and access to capital are critical to hospitals' operations, as financing helps hospitals fund projects and provide liquidity to maintain and improve patient care. However, the economic downtown... Click to continue »

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