May/June 2010 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review

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May/June 2010 Issue

America’s 30 Best Hospitals
CHICAGO — Becker's Hospital Review has announced the "30 Best Hospitals in America." Their success has been verified by U.S. News & World Report, Thomson Reuters, HealthGrades, other ratings agencies, ... Click to continue »


What Health Reform Will Mean for Hospitals and Physicians
For physicians: 1. Increased demand for physicians. With 32 million more Americans expected to enter the health insurance market, demand should rise, especially for primary care physicians, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported ... Click to continue »


100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare
CHICAGO — Becker's ASC Review and Becker's Hospital Review have announced the "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare." The 2010 list was developed through nominations, recommendations and research, and ... Click to continue »


Publisher's Letter: May/June 2010
America’s 30 Best Hospitals; Healthcare Reform; 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare; Is the AMA the Worst Trade Association Ever?; Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven Ambulatory Surgery Center ... Click to continue »


Brief Analysis on How Healthcare Reform Impacts ASCs and Physician-Owned Hospitals – 10 Observations
For physician-owned hospitals, the healthcare reform bill and its impact is very clear and very negative. For ASCs, there is much less direct impact and the long-term impact is much less clear ... Click to continue »


David Fox: 5 Approaches to Improve Advocate Good Samaritan’s Outpatient Satisfaction
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downer's Grove, Ill., can be characterized as an organization that is constantly improving. Each year it works to make its already high patient and physician satisfaction ... Click to continue »


Challenges Facing 10 Hospital Service Lines
There are no bad service lines, says David Anderson, a managing director at BDC Advisors in San Francisco, but each specialty poses particular challenges. Here he describes some of the challenges associated ... Click to continue »


Hospital and Health System Executive Moves
Todd Steward has been named CEO of St. David’s HealthCare’s South Austin Medical Center in Texas. Mr. Steward had previously been CEO of North Suburban Medical Center in Denver, Colo., for six years ... Click to continue »


Hospital and Health System Transactions
Boston-based non-profit Caritas Christi Health Care agreed to be acquired by New York private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management. The deal is awaiting approval from the Massachusetts Supreme Court and Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of the Archdiocese of Boston ... Click to continue »


15 Key Factors Affecting Hospitals’ Longer-Term Outlook
1. Promise fades for more paying patients. The health reform bill was going to vastly expand the number of paying patients, but hospitals still would have had to wait three or four years to see a big spurt ... Click to continue »


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