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  1. Meeting the challenge of the academic mission: 3 strategies to improve efficiency in academic hospitals' ORs

    NorthStar Anesthesia and Duke Department of Anesthesiology have collaborated to leverage their best in class solutions to actively manage other academic departments of anesthesiology. By Brooke Murphy -
  2. Embracing the move from inpatient to outpatient: Key thoughts from St. Joseph Hoag Health's Lee Penrose

    Lee Penrose, COO for acute care delivery with St. Joseph Hoag Health in Irvine, Calif., discusses why the health system has made moving procedures traditionally done in inpatient settings into the outpatient setting a core part of its strategy going forward. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Baylor Scott & White Health's Gary Brock: Outpatient strategy as part of a coordinated consumer strategy

    Baylor Scott & White Health Executive Vice President and Chief Integrated Delivery Network Officer Gary Brock describes the health system's efforts to expand its outpatient reach with satellite locations and digital health. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Startups spurred by ACA contemplate future: 4 things to know

    The ACA propelled a number of startups and — with the uncertainty surrounding the law — these companies are bracing for the future, reports The Washington Post.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Swedish Health Services CEO Tony Armada resigns following investigation into medical practices

    Anthony Armada, the CEO of Seattle-based Swedish Health Services, resigned Monday, just days after a Seattle Times report prompted state regulators to investigate the Swedish Neuroscience Institute on the Cherry Hill campus in Seattle. By Heather Punke -
  3. What providers believe will replace the ACA: 4 survey findings

    Nearly half of providers believe an open market system will replace the ACA, according to data from research platform Reaction.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Kaweah Delta Health Care District appoints Tom Rayner interim CEO: 4 takeaways

    Visalia, Calif.-based Kaweah Delta Health Care District named Tom Rayner interim CEO, effective March 31, 2017.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Epic, Nuance Communications join forces to assist disabled veterans

    Verona, Wis.-based Epic Systems and Burlington, Mass.-based Nuance Communications have teamed up to help disabled veterans schedule medical appointments. By Erin Dietsche -
  2. How CEOs should address contentious politics: 4 points to consider

    In an era when the political environment is more divisive and contentious than ever before, how should executives speak out about politics — if they should at all? According to the Harvard Business Review, there are risks and rewards associated with CEO activism. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. 12 must-reads for healthcare leaders

    Culture. Productivity. Strategy. Execution. These ideas will never go out of style for hospital and health system leaders.  By Tamara Rosin -
  4. SC Rep. Mark Sanford says GOP can't guarantee everyone will keep coverage under ACA replacement

    In an interview with MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Monday, South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford, R, said he can't guarantee that those who gained coverage under the ACA will be able to retain it under Republicans' ACA replacement plan, according to The Hill. By Tamara Rosin -

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  1. UC Irvine Medical Center selects Richard Gannotta as COO: 4 notes

    UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif., named Richard J. Gannotta COO, according to The Orange County Register.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Saint Alphonsus Health System taps Lannie Checketts to serve as CFO: 3 things to know

    Boise, Idaho-based Saint Alphonsus Health System appointed Lannie Checketts CFO, according to an Idaho Press report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Man found living in closet at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, arrested

    A 41-year-old man was arrested for trespassing after police found him living in a closet at Marshfield, Wis.-based Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, according to WSAU Radio.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Dr. Toby Cosgrove: Drug costs contributed to Cleveland Clinic's low operating income for FY 2016

    Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Toby Cosgrove, MD, cited high drug costs as part of the reason the health system's operating income fell in fiscal year 2016, reports Cleveland.com.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  5. Jefferson Health's data-driven expansion strategy: Key thoughts from COO Laurence Merlis

    Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health COO Laurence Merlis says the health system turned to retail giant Target as a model for data-driven expansion, focusing on high growth potential areas and responding to consumer demand for healthcare close to home. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Study: Burned out physicians less likely to view medicine as their 'calling'

    Physicians who experience more burnout are less likely to find their work meaningful or view medicine as a calling, according to a new study in Mayo Clinic Preceedings.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  7. UCLA Health President Johnese Spisso: ASCs to become a bigger part of outpatient strategy

    Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of UCLA Hospital System, discusses the system's outpatient services expansion and strategic vision in 2017. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. 7 lessons on supply chain management from Intermountain's Richard Beach

    Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City is widely known as a leader in supply chain — it was among the first round of health systems to implement its own self-distribution network a decade ago, and Gartner named it the No. 1 healthcare supply chain in 2016.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  9. KentuckyOne ACO sees $18M in Medicare Shared Savings in 2016: 4 things to know

    KentuckyOne Health Partners — the ACO of Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health, a division of Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives — recorded Medicare Shared Savings of more than $18 million last year, reflecting a gain share of $8 million.  By Morgan Haefner -

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