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April 2016 Issue of Becker's Hospital Review


On the Cover


150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare

Becker’s Healthcare is proud to share its annual list of outstanding workplaces. Click here to continue >>


50 States of Population Health

From obesity to mental health, access to care to opioid addiction, here is a sweeping look at population health — in leaders' own words. Click here to continue >>


The Rise of ‘Super Regional Systems’ and What it Means for Healthcare

Regional consolidation is narrowing the field of dominant hospitals and medical groups in almost every major market. Click here to continue >>

Executive Briefing

Practitioner Credentialing in an Era of Heightened Employment, Consolidation
As more practitioners and newly-minted medical school graduates seek hospital-based employment, the need for quality credentialing grows. Click here to continue >>

Spotting an Unengaged Employee: We Asked 3 Experts to Describe Red Flags
Employee engagement is critical to an organization’s growth and survival. Click here to continue >>

15 Hospital, Health System Chief Diversity Officers to Know
As hospitals and health systems work to strengthen their approach to diversity and inclusion, they are creating more chief diversity officer positions. Click here to continue >>

‘No Problem’ or ‘My Pleasure’? Why the Way You Say ‘You’re Welcome’ Matters
The importance of gratitude cannot be overstated in healthcare. Click here to continue >>

The New Look of Diversity in Healthcare: Where We Are and Where We’re Headed
It’s not easy to define diversity. It’s a fluid concept, one that evolves alongside society and changing ideologies. Click here to continue >>

12 Healthcare Companies Named ‘World’s Most Ethical’
A dozen healthcare organizations were listed among “The World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Institute. Click here to continue >>

10 Free (Or Very Inexpensive) Ways To Engage Staff A Quint Studer Classic
What does it mean to be a great hospital or healthcare system? There are as many ways to answer this question as there are patients, industry professionals and organizations with great stories to tell. Click here to continue >>

Building a Great Place to Work — Literally
Google, Adobe and Cisco set a high bar when it comes to office design. Click here to continue >>

Leadership Versus Management: The Differences CEOs-in-Waiting Need to Know
Leadership and management are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Click here to continue >>

A Day in the Life of Scripps Health's Employee Crisis Concierge
Helen Neppes' job at San Diego-based Scripps Health is far from ordinary. Click here to continue >>


 Executive Briefing

Best Practices in Regulatory-Compliant Physician Compensation Plan Design 
The negotiations have concluded, the contract has been submitted for legal review and the physician candidate has scheduled the moving truck. Click here to continue >>



Tenet Posts $140M Net Loss in 2015: 6 Things to Know
Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare saw its net revenue increase in the fourth quarter of 2015, but including the results of both continuing and discontinued operations, the for-profit hospital operator ended the 
period with a net loss. Click here to continue >>

Bad Debt on the Rise for Hospitals Nationally: 4 Takeaways
The Affordable Care Act has lowered the uninsured rate in the U.S., but it has not relieved the financial pressure hospitals experience from caring for uninsured patients. Click here to continue >>

UPMC Gets Boost From 20% Spike in Health Plan Membership
Pittsburgh-based UPMC reported strong financial results for the first six months of its fiscal year 2016, including a 17.5 percent year-over-year increase in health plan revenue. Click here to continue >>

CHS Reports Surprising $83M Loss as Admissions Fall
Community Health Systems reported a loss for the fourth quarter of 2015, as the Franklin, Tenn.-based for-profit hospital operator’s profits were dragged down by lower admissions and costs associated with its
38-hospital spinoff. Click here to continue >>

Cleveland Clinic Reports Record $481M Operating Income
In his annual state of the clinic speech, Cleveland Clinic CEO Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, MD, said the hospital network reported a record operating income of $481 million in 2015, reports The Plain Dealer. Click here to continue >>

The Rise of ‘Super Regional Systems’ and What it Means for Healthcare
Consolidation has touched all facets of healthcare, including hospitals of all sizes, medical groups and insurers, and this trend will significantly affect the industry as a whole. Click here to continue >>

9 Questions on Strategy for Academic Medical Centers
The world of academic medical centers is quickly changing. This article briefly discusses core visions and goals for academic medical centers, as well as strategies and potential positions to aspire toward. Click here to continue >>

Moody’s: Health Insurer Mega-Mergers to Disrupt Entire Sector
U.S. health insurers will have strong financial results in 2016, but challenges like the disruption from high-profile mega-mergers, will offset positive trends in the credit risk profiles of health insurers,
according to Moody’s Investors Service. Click here to continue >>

Louisiana Hospital Gives Up Charitable Status to Avoid Tax Penalties
Winnsboro, La.-based Franklin Medical Center’s board of commissioners agreed in early March to terminate the hospital’s 501(c)(3) charitable status, according to The Franklin Sun. Click here to continue >>

Retail Clinics May Cause Healthcare Spending to Rise
Retail clinics, often viewed as a mechanism to decrease healthcare spending, may actually cause spending to rise by driving new healthcare utilization, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs. Click here to continue >>

Executive Briefing

Revolutionizing Transitional Care
All too often, hospitals and health systems neglect to recognize the importance of transitional care. Click here to continue >>

Health Information Technology

Epic, Cerner Lead EHR Mindshare: This and 9 More Health IT Purchasing Trends
As hospitals and healthcare systems consider purchasing options, Epic and Cerner continue to lead the pack in EHR mindshare in 2016, according to a new report from research firm peer60. Click here to continue >>

Anonymous Hacker Suspected of Boston Children’s Hospital 2014 Cyberattack Arrested
In a strange series of events involving a Disney cruise ship, hacktivist group Anonymous and a maritime distress call, a 31-year-old Somerville, Mass., man was arrested in connection with a Boston Children’s
Hospital cyberattack that occurred nearly two years ago, according to NBC. Click here to continue >>

What Hospitals Can Learn from Hollywood Presbyterian’s Ransomware Run-in
Gone are the days of ransomers taking on major risk to score an enormous payoff. Click here to continue >>

IBM to Acquire Truven Health Analytics for $2.6B
IBM Watson Health plans to acquire Truven Health Analytics for $2.6 billion, a deal which upon completion will aggregate health-related data of approximately 300 million patient lives. Click here to continue >>

Internal Medicine Residents Spend 5 Hours Per Day on EHR Data Entry
Score one for the EHR detractors: A new study of 41 first-year internal medicine residents found that each spent an average of 112 hours per month on 206 electronic record encounters — about five hours per
day for 10 patient records. Click here to continue >>

Thought Leadership

7 Questions with AtlantiCare’s Outgoing, Incoming CEOs
David Tilton, president and CEO of Atlantic City, N.J.-based AtlantiCare, will soon end an era of his healthcare career. Click here to continue >>

5 Questions with Carolinas HealthCare’s New CEO
Eugene A. Woods will succeed Michael C. Tarwater as president and CEO of Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolinas HealthCare at the end of April. Click here to continue >>

8 Questions With Epic CEO Judy Faulkner
Judy Faulkner, founder and CEO of Verona, Wis.-based Epic Systems, made some time during HIMSS 2016 to talk about her leadership style, “Midwest nice” and her new breakfast routine with Becker’s Hospital
Review. Click here to continue >>

Chuck Lauer: 32 Beliefs for a Good Life
I have spent almost 55 years in healthcare. In that time, these are some of the things I have learned and now believe are essential to living a decent and fulfilling life. Click here to continue >>

Dr. Nick van Terheyden: Fighting a Shortage of Skilled Staff? Increasing Teamwork and Respect Is As Important as Increasing Salaries
The most difficult task — and by far the most important one — faced by a hospital executive team is building a satisfying work environment that keeps clinical staff engaged and loyal. Click here to continue >>

Jonathan Bush: Retreating Toward a Purpose
Every year my leadership team and I go off the beaten path, usually somewhere in New England (though we’ve trekked as far as Gettysburg, Pa.). Deep under cover of nature, we tuck in to review the year and
refresh our understanding of who we are and who we want to be as leaders and a company. Click here to continue >>

Kenneth Kaufman: FTC Policies Are Big Trouble For Hospitals
Healthcare’s future is being shaped by some of the biggest companies in the world. Click here to continue >>

Hospital and Health System Transactions

Hospital and Health Systems Executive Moves

The Corner Office: Northwell Health’s Michael Dowling on Constantly Raising the Bar
Michael J. Dowling has served as president and CEO of Great Neck, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System, since 2002. Click here to continue >>

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